associations

Associations

We have collected together some of the best links for you if you need more information, help or advice on any of the following.

Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc.
Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc. is a non-profit organization for patients who need legal information, advice, or advocacy services.

American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of healthcare professionals dedicated to attaining optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

American Cancer Society
With chartered divisions throughout the country and over 3,400 local offices, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation.

Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis is a non-profit organization committed to finding a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury--and to seeing millions worldwide walk again.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
CCFA's mission is to cure and prevent Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis through research, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these digestive diseases through education and support.

Friends of Ostomates Worldwide - USA
Friends of Ostomates Worldwide-USA (FOW-USA) collects surplus, donated ostomy supplies for shipment to places of need throughout the world. The ostomy supplies are distributed free of charge.

International Continence Society
The International Continence Society (ICS) is a professional organization with more than 1000 members from 52 countries around the world. ICS members include physicians, surgeons, nurses, physicists, physiotherapists, bio-engineers, and scientists.

International Ostomy Association
The International Ostomy Association (IOA), an association of ostomy associations, is committed to improving the quality of life for ostomates and those with related surgeries, worldwide.

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is one of the world's foremost medical research centers, and the Federal focal point for medical research in the United States.

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
1-800-346-2742
The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) collects and disseminates the results of federally funded research projects. NARIC serves anyone, professional or lay person, who is interested in disability and rehabilitation.

National Women’s Health Information Center
The National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC) is a service of the Office on Women’s Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. The NWHIC provides a gateway to the array of federal and other women’s health information resources.

Pouch Cover Options: Bagit!
For more information, please contact Colleen McGinn, the owner of this enterprise. TEL +1-763-434-3175

Pouch Cover Options: My Heart Ties
For more information about these beautiful and romantic ostomy coverlets, please contact the company directly. TEL: +1-888-338-TIES.

Pouch Cover Options: OPTIONS™ Ostomy Support/Barrier
For more information, please contact OPTIONS™ and Dolores Beaupied, the owner of this enterprise. TEL: 1-800-736-6555

Pouch Cover Options: Yentl's Secrets Stomal Apparel
For more information, please contact Jean Polnerow, owner of this enterprise. TEL: 1-800-749-3685

Prostate Cancer Network (PCN)
Tel:1-800-915-1001 | P.O. Box 966 | New Port Richey, FL 34656
The Prostate Cancer Resource Network is a charitable foundation dedicated to providing information, hope and encouragement to prostate cancer patients and their families.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services is the government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.

United Ostomy Associations of America
The United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA), is a volunteer-based health organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and advocacy for people who have either intestinal or urinary diversions.

Us Too! International, Inc.
PCa Support Hotline: 630-795-1002
5003 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515 (USA)
Us Too! represents the needs of prostate cancer survivors, their families, men at risk, and health care providers.

Well Spouse Foundation
1-800-838-0879
Well Spouse is a national, not for profit membership organization that gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill or disabled.

World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET)
The WCET is an international association of Enterostomal Therapy Nurses dedicated to ongoing professional education as well as education for people who have ostomies and people who suffer from incontinence, wounds, or other problems in tissue integrity.

World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a United Nations agency that promotes technical cooperation for health among nations. The WHO administers programs to control and eradicate disease and strives to improve the quality of human life.

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)
Founded in 1968, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) is a professional, international nursing society of more than 4200 nurse professionals who are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy, and continence problems.