Health

Achieving Balance in State Pain Policy: A Progress Report Card (CY 2012)
The PPSG is pleased to announce the release of Achieving Balance in State Pain Policy: A Progress Report Card (CY 2012). This report contains a grade for each state and the District of Columbia, which represents the extent that state policies can support pain management and patient care.

Action on Pain
Action on Pain takes an active role in providing advice and support to both people living with pain and those affected by it’s intrusive effects on daily life. Working closely with other organizations both in the UK and Internationally, the team strives to raise the profile of pain with politicians, NHS Managers and health professionals.

Addiction Group
Addiction is a complex and serious issue that affects all types of communities in the United States. While anyone can develop a substance use disorder (SUD), there are specific communities that are more susceptible than others. Certain cases require specialized care and treatment.

AgrAbility Project
Helps Farmers and Ranchers with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions Find Solutions that Change Their Lives. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people working in agriculture are injured or experience the on-set of chronic health conditions that limit their abilities to continue farming.

Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management
The Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management (AACIPM) is the first-of-its-kind multi-stakeholder collaborative, comprised of people living with pain, public and private insurers, government agencies, patient and caregiver advocates, researchers, purchasers of healthcare, policy experts, and the spectrum of healthcare providers involved in the delivery of comprehensive integrative pain management.

Alliance for Aging Research
Alliance for Aging Research is the nation’s leading citizen advocacy organization for improving the health and independence of Americans as they age. The Alliance was founded in 1986 to promote medical and behavioral research into the aging process. Since then, and as the explosion of the Senior Boom approaches, the Alliance has become the voice for Baby Boomer health by developing, implementing and advocating programs in research, professional and consumer health education and public policy.

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
When Seconds Count is the public-focused website of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). ASA designed the site to:

Educate patients about anesthesia, pain management and the medical experts committed to patient safety and high-quality care during surgery, procedures and other treatments.

Alert patients and policymakers to the importance of patient-centered, physician-led care and the critical role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety.

AntidoteMatch
Antidote is a digital health company leading a collaborative effort to advance medical research by transforming the way people connect with it – so that breakthroughs happen faster. Their clinical trials search tool, Antidote Match, uses natural language processing, machine learning, and a team of medical experts to help patients find their best clinical trial matches, creating a world of clarity and accessibility for all.

APhA Opioid Resource Center
APhA works closely to monitor, respond and inform our members about opioid use, abuse, and misuse. This site will be updated with new information and resources as they become available.

Asbestos.com
Our mission is to help even the odds for families fighting this disease. We achieve that by providing you and your loved ones the most complete information about mesothelioma, new treatments and support. You’ve come to the right place.

Australian Pain Management Association
APMA’s website aims to offer pain management options and information for people with pain, their families and friends. Health care professionals will also find the site interesting and informative.

A Guide to Mobile Device Security and Phone Plans for Seniors
Seniors, many of whom may be reluctant to adopt new technology, can benefit from getting a mobile device. It enables them to connect with others in a wide variety of new and exciting ways. This guide will discuss the benefits of mobile technology for seniors, then provide practical advice for selecting a phone plan and securing a device against potential security concerns.

BenefitsCheckup.Com
We’re a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. We partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.

BestMobilityAids.com Impartial advice on selecting the best mobility aids including mobility scooters, rollators, walking frames, wheelchairs and home aids to keep you active and help you lead a fulfilling and independent life no matter your age.

Brainandlife.org
The American Academy of Neurology’s patient education magazine, free to patient’s, caregivers, and all interested in Neurology for everyday living.

Cleveland Clinic
Ranked one of America’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World report.

CISCRP
The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is a first-of-its-kind nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and informing the public, patients, medical/research communities, the media, and policy makers about clinical research and the role each party plays in the process.

Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI)
The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) is a public-private partnership to identify practices that will increase the quality and efficiency of clinical trials. CTTI now comprises more than 60 organizations from across the clinical trial enterprise.

Chronic Pain Australia
Chronic Pain Australia is the national grass roots voice of Australians living with chronic pain. We do this by providing high-quality, user-friendly, research-based information and support that puts people living with chronic pain at the center of attention. Chronic Pain Australia also works towards de-stigmatizing chronic pain. De-stigmatizing chronic pain saves lives.

College Guide for Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities made up 19.4% of enrolled undergraduate students in the U.S. according to the most recent data release from the Department of Education (DoE). However, many of these students may be afraid to or not know how to advocate for themselves and obtain the assistance they need. Data on graduation rates for students with disabilities can be hard to come by, but based on a recent study by the DoE National Center of Education Statistics, only 54.2% had graduated with a bachelor’s degree after six years. One possible reason for this low graduation rate is that only 35% of students with disabilities chose to disclose those disabilities to the college or university they attended, and only 24% chose to utilize accommodations. This guide is intended to help students with disabilities learn about their rights, the laws that protect them, and the resources available to help them see through their goal of obtaining higher education.

College Guide for Veterans & Active Service Members | Study.com
Veterans and active service members applying for college qualify for resources that help ease the transition to campus life. Read on for a guide to picking a VA-approved school, scholarships, credit for service experience, and community support.

Couponchief – Savings Guide
A Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities.

ConsumerSafetyGuide.org
We want consumers to be informed. If you are injured or made ill by a product, it is possible legal action is an option. Our site provides information for users of dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. If you want to keep up with important information about recalled products and receive case reviews for individuals affected by defective drugs and devices, we can help.

Caring4OurKids
We are a group of parents who have children on the Autism Spectrum or who suffer from inflammatory diseases such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia. Recent studies suggest a link between these conditions. We each know how overwhelming it can be when your child is first diagnosed. As well, we understand the daily struggle as well as the joys of raising these very special children. We have come together to curate and create resources that have been helpful to us in the hopes that these will help other parents struggling to care for and to help their children thrive.

Creating a Sensory Friendly Home – There are three main sensory systems that may be affected when an individual has autism. Understanding these three sensory systems is key to understanding individuals with autism and how they interact with their home environments.

Coping with Covid Stress – Here are some tips on how to protect and advocate for yourself during this unprecedented crisis.

Danish Chronic Pain Association
Danish Chronic Pain association features resources and support.

Dialysis Patient Citizens Education Center
DPC Education Center is now offering an online, free-to-use resource center to learn more about chronic pain and effective ways to live with it. In the program, you will explore the concept of pain, learn ways to talk about it, and discover methods of managing pain from medication, alternative medicine, nutrition and exercise, self-management, to laughter and humor. You also have the opportunity to tell your story and hear from others about their experiences.

Disability.gov
Welcome to Disability.gov, the U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide. The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. You can also find organizations in your community to help you get the support you need. Let Disability.gov be your guide!

Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops
The Dietary Guidelines encourage Americans to eat a healthful diet — one that focuses on foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent disease. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have jointly published the Dietary Guidelines every 5 years since 1980.

Eligibility.com
Eligibility.com is not the government, or a government agency. We are a private company. But, that’s good! We provide a valuable service to millions of people researching their benefits and eligibility for programs in the U.S. Government programs and their websites can sometimes be confusing. We want to make the process easier for you to understand. Best of all, we never charge for our services. We are a 100% free advocate who has committed to answering every single question asked via our website, social media, and call center. From unemployment benefits to programs for seniors, Eligibility.com has all the answers. Our expert editorial team continually researches each program for updates and new information, and publishes it for you.

End-of-Life Nursing Consortium
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a national education initiative to improve end-of-life care in the United States. The project provides undergraduate and graduate nursing faculty, CE providers, staff development educators, specialty nurses in pediatrics, oncology, critical care and geriatrics, and other nurses with training in end-of-life care so they can teach this essential information to nursing students and practicing nurses.

Evidence-based Health Care?
What is Evidence-based Health Care? Evidence-based Health Care (EBH) is a concept of determining a patient’s treatment by combining balanced amounts of scientific evidence, physician judgment and expertise, and patient experience. Scientific Proof + Doctor’s Expertise + Patient’s Experiences = Evidence-based Health Care

The Exchange
The Exchange is a partnership formed to exchange information and resources about health communication and to share multilingual health materials. The Exchange resources and information are open to everyone, but our online library of translated health materials and our forum are for members only. Below, find more information about how our members services work.

FDA Voice
FDA’s official blog brought to you from FDA’s senior leadership and staff stationed at home and abroad – sharing news, background, announcements and other information about the work done at the FDA on behalf of the American public.

Family Assets
FamilyAssets.com provides free information to families about organizations that provide senior care including independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. Additionally our guides provide information about a range of financial and care related topics.

Families USA
Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. Working at the national, state, and community levels, we have earned a national reputation as an effective voice for health care consumers for 25 years.

FDA
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.

Feeding America
The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. Donors, staff, and volunteers all play an important role in our efforts to end hunger in the United States.

FiscalTiger
Affording and Paying for Healthcare guide from Fiscal Tiger, a website focusing on providing resources for people to help with their finances. This free guide — with topics ranging from medical bill basics to medical debt resources for veterans.

FreeGrantsForWomen
Listed here are free grants and financial assistance programs that help women with medication, housing, medical bills, rent, utility bills, child care, education, and mortgage, among others.

German Pain League
Resources and Information about Pain in German.

Guide to Disability Claims
If you become disabled and can no longer work, disability insurance plans and government disability programs offer potential sources of replacement income in the form of disability benefit payments. These sources of income can become a lifeline for you and your family should the unthinkable happen. The Complete Guide to Disability Claims, Insurance and Benefits is your one-stop source for disability benefit information.

Health Finder
healthfinder.gov is an award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Since 1997, healthfinder.gov has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. healthfinder.gov links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.

Health Finder – Spanish
healthfinder.gov is an award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Since 1997, healthfinder.gov has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. healthfinder.gov links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations, in Spanish.

Healthy Aging Program
The Healthy Aging Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new report, The State of Aging and Health in American 2013.

Healthy Lifestyle Resources
When it comes to weight loss, there’s no lack of fad diets promising fast results. But such diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run. The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t about short-term dietary changes. It’s about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and balancing the number of calories you consume with the number of calories your body uses. Staying in control of your weight contributes to good health now and as you age.

Healthy People 2020
Healthy People 2010 challenges individuals, communities, and professionals—indeed, all of us— to take specific steps to ensure that good health, as well as long life, are enjoyed by all.

Hearing Loss Resource Guide for Medicare Beneficiaries
Tips and resources for Medicare beneficiaries suffering from hearing loss

How to Find an Accessible Apartment – Finding an affordable, livable apartment can take some effort. Before you start looking, make a checklist of accessibility features that are essential to you, plus others that would be simply “nice to have.”

Indoored
Millions of people with disabilities actively compete in sports and engage in fun and exciting hobbies everyday. According to scientific studies participating in sports and hobbies have a lot of positive effects on people like increasing health, happiness, and helps reduce stress. Whether you want to fly, race, or swim there is something that everyone can do and enjoy.

Intercultural Cancer Council
The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically under served populations in the United States and its associated territories.

International Alliance of Patient Organizations
International Alliance of Patient Organizations: IAPO is a unique global alliance representing patients of all nationalities across all disease areas and promoting patient-centered healthcare around the world. Our members are patients’ organizations working at the international, regional, national and local levels to represent and support patients, their families and caregivers. A patient is a person with any chronic disease, illness, syndrome, impairment or disability.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO)
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Know Your Dose
Know Your Dose – New Campaign on Appropriate Use of Acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is found in more than 600 different prescription and over-the-counter medicines, including pain relievers, fever reducers, and sleep aids as well as cough, cold, and allergy medicines. On prescription labels, acetaminophen is sometimes listed as “APAP,” “acetam,” or other shortened versions of the word. When used as directed, acetaminophen is safe and effective, but there is a limit to how much you can take in one day. Taking more acetaminophen than directed is an overdose and can lead to liver damage. The Know Your Dose campaign is raising awareness of this important topic by educating patients and consumers on how to appropriately use medicines that contain acetaminophen. [ORGANIZATION] is proud to partner with the Know Your Dose campaign to remind patients and consumers to always read and follow the labels of their medicines and to never take two medicines that contain acetaminophen at the same time. The campaign’s website, KnowYourDose.org, offers a list of common medicines that contain acetaminophen, tips on reading over-the-counter and prescription labels, and more. You Can Help! We invite you to join with us to spread the word! Order a FREE Know Your Dose kit to display and distribute information cards and posters in waiting rooms, pharmacies, health centers, and more. Air the Know Your Dose video in waiting rooms, pharmacies, clinics, and health fairs.

KnowYourOTC’s.org
OTC medicines can help you treat a variety of ailments. Be confident in the decisions you make to use, store, and dispose of your medicines safely.

Looks and Features of Accessible Apartments – Here’s what you can expect to see in a disability apartment, and how it will help you (or the person you’re helping) in daily life.

Making Special Education Work for Your Child During COVID – At a time when schools are scrambling to deliver regular education in a novel and frightening new context, parents and educators must also work together to select and design appropriate programs for students with special needs.

Massachusetts Pain Initiative
The Massachusetts Pain Initiative (MassPI) is a statewide, independent non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to alleviating needless suffering from persistent and acute pain and to improving the quality of life for all people affected by pain. Who are we?MassPI members include healthcare professionals from many disciplines and non-clinician community members who are interested in effective pain management.

Mayday Fund
Watch this short video featuring Dr. Diane E. Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, as an example of clear communication about health and medical issues.
The Mayday Fund supported the development of this video to help health care professionals understand the importance of good communication as well as excellent treatment when it comes to pain and palliative care.

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. Mayo Clinic staff members work together to meet your needs. You will see as many doctors, specialists and other health care professionals as needed to provide comprehensive diagnosis, understandable answers and effective treatment.

MedicarePlanFinder.com
Medicare Plan Finder is both an educational resource and a plan search tool. Check out our blog or type what you’re looking for into the search bar at the top to get answers to your burning questions about Medicare.

MedSun (Medical Product Safety Network)
Medical Product Safety Network (MedSun) improves FDA’s understanding of problems with the use of medical devices so that the FDA, healthcare facilities, clinicians, and manufacturers can better address safety concerns. The MedSun Web page is a newsletter-based website which provides monthly updates about timely medical device issues that may impact patient safety. This website also provides public access to re-identified reports sent into the MedSun program, in addition to important safety information to MedSun participants and to the national clinical community about reported problems. You will see the current newsletter content on this Web page, or you may visit the MedSun Newsletters page to search past MedSun Newsletters.

MedWatch – FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a valuable tool for military members and their families.

Mobility Medical Supply
Our main goal at Mobility Medical Supply is to provide in-depth, easy-to-read guides on medical supply products for gaining mobility. This would be about wheelchairs, canes, compression products, gloves, and more that help with gaining back mobility.

mycaringplan.com
Caregiving can be challenging. My Caring Plan has a list of resources to help guide you through the questions you may have. Resources include financial, legal and health information.

National Alliance for Spanish Health
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) is the premier science-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on improving the health and well-being of Hispanics. As the nation’s action, advocacy, and research forum for Hispanic health, we push for health care reform that creates the best outcomes for all, ensure accountability, and inform and mobilize consumers. We advocate on behalf of Hispanics, help health and human service providers deliver quality, culturally-proficient care, and promote philanthropy. Equally, we encourage culturally-inclusive research to produce better-informed conclusions and decision making, and advance uses of technology that benefit the environment.

National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving partners with other caregiving associations and groups to provide additional resources to help family caregivers address and cope with the challenges of caring for a loved one.

National Black Deaf Advocates
The mission on the National Black Deaf Advocates is to promote leadership development, economic and educational opportunities, social equality, and to safeguard the general health and welfare of Black deaf and the heard of hearing.

National Community Pharmacists Association
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents the interests of America’s community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies, pharmacy franchises, and chains.

National Consumer League
NCL provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer’s perspective on concerns including child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information.

National Institute of Health
NIH is the nation’s medical research agency – making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people’s health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases.

National Senior Citizen Law Center
The National Senior Citizens Law Center is a non-profit organization whose principal mission is to protect the rights of low-income older adults. Through advocacy, litigation, and the education and counseling of local advocates, we seek to ensure the health and economic security of those with limited income and resources, and access to the courts for all.

National Telecommuting Institute
Since 1995, nonprofit National Telecommuting Institute (NTI) has helped people with severe disabilities find work-at-home jobs. Through NTI @Home, between 500 to 600 Americans with physical disabilities each year are placed as home-based call center agents with business and government partners.

National Urban League
Established in 1910, The Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community- based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Today, the National Urban League, headquartered in New York City, spearheads the non-partisan efforts of its local affiliates. There are over 100 local affiliates of the National Urban League located in 35 states and the District of Columbia providing direct services to more than 2 million people nationwide through programs, advocacy and research.

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association unites patients, policy makers, and healthcare, medical and scientific communities to transform lives through visionary support, advocacy, research and education of fibromyalgia and chronic pain illnesses.

National Women’s Health Resource
The not-for-profit National Women’s Health Resource Center (NWHRC) is the leading independent health information source for women. NWHRC develops and distributes up-to-date and objective women’s health information based on the latest advances in medical research and practice.

The National Working Group on Evidence-Based Healthcare
The National Working Group on Evidence-Based Healthcare: Keeping Science Relevant to the Individual. Ensuring appropriate evidence-based healthcare policy through education and advocacy.

NeurologyChannel.com
Information and resources about neurological pain.

Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse and neglect can result in serious harm or death to older Americans. It’s critical to report nursing home abuse to protect your loved ones and hold facilities accountable. Learn how you can report nursing home abuse.

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PAIN Exhibit
The PAIN Exhibit is an educational, visual arts exhibit from artists with chronic pain with their art expressing some facet of the pain experience. The mission is to educate healthcare providers and the public about chronic pain through art, and to give voice to the many who suffer in abject silence.

Pain Association Scotland
Joining a support group offers the opportunity to be listened to, to talk about how you feel, hear how others cope with similar problems and learn actively to control pain. Pain Association offers groups across the country.

Pain Concern
We focus on the UK, providing a helpline, leaflets, and a magazine, Pain Matters. Our most recent project an internet radio program, Airing Pain, provides reliable information and support that is relevant to all people living with chronic pain. Because these program remain accessible as podcasts the information and support is available when it is needed. We have already received very positive feedback from listeners in Australia and Europe. Thus, we are sending out information about Airing Pain to a number of international bodies working in chronic pain and hope that you could add a link to your website or perhaps mention the program in your newsletter.

PainACTION
PainACTION is a self-management program designed to educate and empower people with chronic pain by offering access to personalized pain management strategies. Features include: an online pain journal to track pain and print reports; information about evidence-based pain treatments and research findings; interactive tools for self-assessment and self-help; peer stories; and the latest pain-related news.

Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI-ED)
The Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI-ED), free access pain management resources, dosing guide, and CME/CEU’s for EDs and EMS.

PainFreePatriots.org
Pain Free Patriots’ vision is to assist Veterans and current Service Members in chronic pain seeking relief.

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use
Pathways to Safer Opioid Use is an immersive, interactive training tool that was designed using the opioid-related recommendations outlined in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan). The training uses the principles of health literacy and a multimodal, team-based approach to promote the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain. This web-based training allows you to assume the role of 4 playable characters who make decisions – controlled by you – about preventing opioid-related adverse drug events (ADEs). The characters represent the following roles: primary care physician, nurse, pharmacist, and patient. In this behavior-based training using interactive video, you will learn how to:
Apply health literacy strategies to help patients understand and act on information to prevent opioid-related ADEs
Identify individual risk factors, opioid medications, and interactions that place individuals with chronic pain at increased risk for opioid-related ADEs. Recognize the importance of a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to treating patients with chronic pain
Demonstrate the ability to combine the principles of the Health Literate Care Model and the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain management through case study examples

Patient Mind, Inc.
When struggling with pain and/or mental health conditions, it’s challenging to find a place to start. Our goal is to provide you with real stories, education content with real solutions, and a place for hope. Here, you will find specialists in your area, and we will provide you with the latest science and therapies, so you are prepared and confident for your next clinical visit.

PleuralMesothelioma.com
Part of our mission at PleuralMesothelioma.com is to provide current, reliable data on all topics relating to pleural mesothelioma cancer. We are dedicated to compiling the latest and most up-to-date information on pleural mesothelioma and offer a number of resources to those coping with the pulmonary cancer. From treatment options to top doctors and the best cancer centers in the United States, PleuralMesothelioma.com is a one-stop resource for pleural mesothelioma patients and their families.

Poison Prevention Week
In 2012, the Poison Prevention Week Council turned 50 Years Old! The Poison Prevention Week Council provides information about the events associated with National Poison Prevention Week, the steps that you can take to help prevent accidental poisonings and tips for promoting community involvement in poison prevention.

Recall Guide
Recall Guide is a free, non-commercial tool that provides access to information about FDA recalls, warnings, hazardous interactions, and other important information about your prescriptions and medications. Recall Guide constantly monitors over 68,000 over-the-counter prescriptions and medications to keep its users safe and conscious about their health.

RecallReport.org
Recall Report is the web’s leading resource for information about health and safety recalls, including dangerous drugs and associated mental conditions. With dedicated areas of our website for health conditions at recallreport.org/health-information/conditions/, we have more medical information than any other consumer recall website.

Research America
We increase public and policymaker awareness of the health and economic benefits of medical research and build a strong base of citizen support for more research and innovation.

Resources for Kids in Trauma – When a child endures a traumatic experience, the whole family feels the impact. But adults hold the power to help lessen its effects.

Reviews.com has created a guide to help your readers that are considering their options . . . Seniors and people with disabilities may face unique challenges regarding their safety and independence. Home modifications can make a big difference in adding comfort and improving quality of life. Unfortunately, the high costs of these modifications may put them out of reach for many.

Samaritan Hospice
Samaritan is a not-for-profit organization that contributes to the health and well-being of our community. We provide unparalleled services with respect, dignity, and compassion for all people affected by serious, progressive illness or grief. Samaritan is the leader in hospice, palliative care, grief support, education, advocacy and other life-enhancing services.

Scholarship Resource for Students With Disabilities

Students often pursue college degrees in search of rewarding, high-paying jobs. But higher education tends to require a large investment, leading many learners to seek financial aid opportunities.As of 2020, the outstanding national college debt was $1.57 trillion, with college students averaging $37,584 in student loan debt. The American Psychological Association (APA) reports the student loan debt for doctoral psychology graduates is even higher, at a median of $80,000.

While the overall cost of education may seem overwhelming, resources, such as federal aid and scholarship money, can significantly reduce your overall student debt.

College students at any level, including those completing their master’s and doctoral degrees, should also account for non-tuition costs, including books, housing, food, and transportation. Students living with disabilities may have additional expenses for medical devices, treatment, or medication.

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a disability as any physical or mental condition that restricts or limits at least one major life activity. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 19.4% of undergraduate students and 11.9% of graduate enrollees in 2015 have a disability.

While the overall cost of education may seem overwhelming, resources, such as federal aid and scholarship money, can significantly reduce your overall student debt. Read on to find out more about available disability scholarships and how to apply.

Script Your Future
Having a serious long-term health problem can take away your chances of a long and full life with your family – if you let it. The Script Your Future campaign is designed to help you take back your future by helping you take your medicine as directed. Script Your Future is here to help people like you manage health problems such as diabetes, COPD, asthma, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

Senior Guide to Treating and Living With Hearing Loss
Age-related hearing loss can seem like a struggle at first. Learn how to manage this condition with the right doctor, support from loved ones, and new technology.

Singlecare

The complete medication management guide for Seniors.

Special Needs Trusts: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know – If you have a loved one with special needs and the means to provide them with additional support, a special needs trust may be a good option.

Steps: Resources & Support for College Students with Disabilities

Students living with a physical or learning disability have a right to attend college and receive accommodations to enable them to have a successful college experience.

The National Academies of Science-Engineering-Medicines
Publishes What is known about the “Health Effects of Marijuana and Cannabis-Derived Products”.

Thesimpledollar.com/disability-benefits-guide
TheSimpleDollar.com was created to help people make truly better decisions by clearly laying out their options with content topics spearheaded by leading industry professionals. Because of their unbiased approach, they have been a trusted source for government entities and organization throughout the US.

The Ultimate Guide to Strength Sports for Veterans
Members of the military go through rigorous physical training and are required to make tremendous personal sacrifices. The difference in one’s day-to-day life between working in the military versus post service can be stark, particularly when it comes to physical fitness and finding a renewed sense of community. That is why we are going to delve into strength sports as the viable option for veterans. Not only can strength sports help veterans maintain or regain their physical fitness, but they can also help fill the need for a friendly support structure made from a community of likeminded individuals.

Up and Away
Up and Away campaign, aims to raise awareness of safe medicine storage among parents and thereby reduce the risk of accidental unsupervised ingestion among young children.

Verywell Health
Verywell Health is an award-winning online resource for reliable, understandable, and up-to-date health information on the medical topics that matter most to you. We take a human approach to health and wellness content—a welcome alternative to hyper-clinical health sites.

Veterans Care Guide
Individuals who serve within the United States Military may qualify for certain monetary and medical benefits through the US Office of Veterans Affairs. These may include a monthly financial pension, Aid & Attendance, Housebound benefits and/or Specially Adapted Housing grants. This guide is designed to help veterans and/or their surviving spouses determine their eligibility, explain how to apply for benefits and cover the various veteran care options.

VetsinPain
The mission of the ACPA Veterans Program (VIP) is to assist US Veterans who live with pain.. We recognize Veterans have specific needs and the American Chronic Pain Association has developed a program to provide peer support and education in pain management.

We Connect Now
The website was developed to connect and integrate college students with disabilities as a virtual community with a voice on important issues with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment. The WE Connect Now website has been up and serving college students with disabilities since April of 2008.

Weight-Control Information Network
The Weight-control Information Network provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.

Your Survival Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel
Every year more and more Americans are traveling internationally — for vacation, business, and volunteerism, and to visit friends and family. Whatever your reason for traveling, the information on this page will help you to be Proactive, Prepared, and Protected when it comes to your health—and the health of others—while you are traveling.

Legal

American Society of Law, Pain and Ethics
Offer access to their research projects on pain under treatment, which have been funded by the Mayday Fund, as well as The Connecticut Statewide Pain Management Study supported by the Donahue Medical Research Foundation.

MesotheliomaLawyerCenter.org 
Finding the best legal representation is a crucial part of any asbestos-related case. Mesothelioma and asbestos cases can be complicated. Finding a legal team that specializes in and has experience with these cases is crucial for the best outcomes. A general practice lawyer does not have the knowledge needed to take your case.You also need to choose a lawyer that who makes you feel comfortable and who you feel has your best interests in mind. Choose the professional who will fight for you, educate you about the laws and how they affect the choices you make, and who will keep you up to date as your case proceeds.Perhaps most importantly, a good asbestos or mesothelioma lawyer will have the experience you need to help you determine which path to take to seek justice and compensation. Whether you should file a claim with an asbestos trust fund, start a lawsuit, go to trial with your case, or seek compensation through the Veterans Administration is a tough decision to make without good legal advice. Learn more about finding an asbestos lawyer.

Pain and Policy Study Group
The Pain and Policy Studies Group has issued Achieving Balance in State Pain Policy: A Progress Report Card, which provides a letter grade for each State based on the quality of its policies (laws, regulations, guidelines) which influence pain management. Click here to see how your state ranks. https://www.iasp-pain.org/Advocacy/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=3854

Financial

California Help Center at the Department of Managed Health Care
Californians have the strongest patient’s rights laws in the nation. The Help Center at the Department of Managed Health Care is here to explain your health care rights and help you understand how to use your health care benefits. We make sure that health plans follow the law and address member complaints on time.

Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. is a national non‑profit, non-partisan organization that provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help older people and people with disabilities obtain Medicare and necessary health care. The Center is headquartered in Connecticut with offices in Washington, DC and throughout the country.

Coveragerights.org
This website was created by Aimed Alliance. Aimed Alliance is 501(c)(3) not-for-profit health policy organization that works to protect and enhance the rights of health care consumers and providers.

Expertise.com
For many people, owning and maintaining a home is one of the most significant investments they ever make. But for individuals and veterans living with disabilities, or seniors aging in place, the fact that much of the world outside is not built to accommodate their needs magnifies the value of a comfortable home. It’s vital they and their loved ones have access to the best resources about how to make their homes livable and enjoyable. Unfortunately, without access to the right resources, creating a comfortable home can be an expensive task.

Families USA
Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. Working at the national, state, and community levels, we have earned a national reputation as an effective voice for health care consumers for 25 years.

Free Grants for Veterans
Our website provides comprehensive details on grants for veterans. These grants are given away for free, and they could help low income veterans with bills, mortgage, rent, housing, college, and medications . Please note that grants are only given for veterans who can prove financial difficulties. Apply for multiple grants to ensure your needs are met.We offer information on the following :
(1) grants for rent (2) housing assistance (3) help with bills (4) education grants (5) medical bills grants (6) business grants

FreeGrantsForWomen
Listed here are free grants and financial assistance programs that help women with medication, housing, medical bills, rent, utility bills, child care, education, and mortgage, among others.

GrantsForNativeAmericans
Our website provides detailed information on native american grants that could help low income individuals and families [ two parent and single parent ] with grants and scholarships. Assistance is offered free of cost to eligible families who can offer sufficient documentation to prove financial hardship. These programs help with the following: rent, medical bills, college scholarships, medication, utility bills, mortgage and childcare.

Low Income Subsidy with Medicare  
This section contains information on eligibility for the Low-Income Subsidy (also called “Extra Help”) available under the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.  It includes information on those who are automatically deemed eligible, as well as those who must apply to be determined eligible.  There is also a section on how individuals are re-determined eligible for the low-income subsidy.  Lastly, this section contains a notice to State Medicaid Directors informing them of the reassignment process impacting the Part D enrollment of certain low income individuals in their state.

Medicare Extra Help & State Prescription Assistance Programs
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Medicaid Prescription Help
Medicaid is a joint Federal-State program that pays for medical assistance for individuals and families with low incomes and relatively few assets.  Although pharmacy coverage is an optional benefit under federal Medicaid law, all states currently provide coverage for outpatient prescription drugs to all categorically eligible individuals and most other enrollees within their state Medicaid programs.The Medicaid prescription drug programs include the management, development, and administration of systems and data collection necessary to operate the Medicaid Drug Rebate program, the Federal Upper Limit calculation for generic drugs, and the Drug Utilization Review program.

Miracle Flights
Miracle Flights provides children and their families free flights to distant, specialized care and valuable second opinions.

Needy Meds
NeedyMeds is a 501(3)(c) non-profit with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. The information at NeedyMeds is available anonymously and free of charge.

Patient Advocate Foundation
Seek to provide avenues of access to insurance funding for evolving cancer therapies, therapeutic agents and devices deemed medically efficacious by the medical and scientific communities through legislative reform.

RxAssist
RxAssist is a pharmaceutical access information center created by Volunteers in Health Care (VIH), a national resource center for safety net organizations. VIH operates out of the Brown University Center for Primary Care and Prevention, based at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a Brown Medical School teaching and research facility located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.