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B'nai B'rith International
Contact: Rhonda Love
Director of Programming
3000 Westchester Avenue
Harrison Executive Park
Purchase, NY 10577
(914) 253-8585

B'nai B'rith International is the world's largest Jewish human rights, community action and humanitarian organization with 250,000 members in 57 countries.

Business and Professional Women/USA
Contact: Jennifer Miller
Senior Program Associate
2012 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 293-1100 ext. 182
(202) 861-0298 fax

BPW is a national organization that promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. BPW has a network of 70,000 members and more than 2,000 local organizations nationwide. BPW is a resource for women in the workplace on economics, health, and civil rights issues that impact working women's professional and personal lives.

Catholic Health Association (CHA)
Contact: Anne Neale
Senior Associate, Ethics
4455 Woodson Road
St. Louis, MO 63134 -3797
(314) 427-2500
(314) 427-0029 (fax)

CHA is made up of more than 1,200 Catholic health care sponsors, systems, facilities, and related organizations. Founded in 1915, CHA participates in the life of the Roman Catholic Church by advancing the healthcare ministry through advocacy, education and facilitation, and research and development. CHA draws member and ministry leaders together to share their challenges, their solutions, and their support. They combine the wisdom and best practices from across the ministry in developing models and addressing issues, and they serve as a common voice in advocating for a just healthcare system.

The Chest Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians
Contact: Mary Katherine Krause
3300 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062-2348
(847) 498-8308

The Chest Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the ACCP, has made end-of-life issues one of its primary areas of focus. ACCP has nearly 15,000 members in over 100 countries worldwide who specialize in various multidisciplinary areas of chest medicine. ACCP meets its mission and vision by providing physicians, researchers, and healthcare practitioners with such resources as: continuing education courses and products; CHEST The Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care Journal and other publications; consensus statements and clinical practice guidelines; representation in government public affairs; The Chest Foundation; and a myriad of other resources.

Community Associations Institute (CAI)
Mark E Robbins, CAE
Vice President, Chapter Development and Services
1630 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-8600
(703) 684-1581 fax

Community Associations Institute (CAI) is a national, non-profit association created in 1973 to educate and represent America's 205,000 residential condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations and related professionals and service providers such as management firms, lawyers, accountants, developers and others. The Institute is dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations that promote harmony, community and responsible leadership. CAI has more than 17,000 members in 56 chapters throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries.

Community-State Partnerships to Improve End-of-Life Care
Contact: Carolen Collins
1021-1025 Jefferson Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 842-7110

A grant program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, C-SP will award $11.25 million to up to 25 broadbased, multidisciplinary coalitions working to promote policy change and support for high quality, comprehensive end-of-life care. The grants support statewide coalitions working with citizens, health care professionals, educators and policymakers to identify problems, make recommendations and build public support for practical policies, regulations and guidelines to improve care of the dying. The grant program is housed at the Midwest Bioethics Center.

Compassion in Dying Federation
Contact: Douglas Ide
PMB 415
6312 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 221-9556
(503) 228-9160 fax

Compassion in Dying Federation provides national leadership for client service, legal advocacy and public education to improve pain and symptom management, increase patient empowerment and self-determination and expand end-of-life choices to include aid-in-dying for mentally competent, terminally ill adults.

Council on Social Work Education
Contact: Anita Rosen, PhD.
1725 Duke St
Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-8080
(703) 683-8099

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) provides national leadership and a forum for collective action designed to ensure the preparation of competent social work professionals. CSWE's main responsibility is to promote and maintain the quality of social work education. It also works to stimulate knowledge development and practice effectiveness, advance social justice, strengthen community and individual well being.

Emergency Nurses Association
Contact: George Vellianoff
915 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 460-4105

The Emergency Nurses Association is an international, action-oriented organization ready to support the profession with access to important scientific information and the latest research. It seeks to provide visionary leadership for emergency nursing and emergency care.

Employee Assistance Professionals Association
Contact: Stuart Hales
Director of Communications
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 20001
(703) 522-6272
(703) 522-1260 fax

EAPA is the largest and oldest professional association for persons in the employee assistance program (EAP) field. Founded in 1971, EAPA has been working to develop and maintain the best possible workplace relationships for people around the world. EAPA represents more than 7,000 individuals and organizations with an interest in employee assistance.

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