Health Care

U.S. Agency for International Development

USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. USAID supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting economic growth, agriculture and trade; global health; and, democracy, conflict prevention, and humanitarian assistance.

Review Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010

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The Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy was established in June 2000 as the result of a merger between the Alpha Center and the Association for Health Services Research. The Academy is advancing and supporting the fields of health services research and policy through the transfer of relevant information between and across the research and policy arenas. The Academy is the information resource for a wide range of health care professionals. As the professional society for more than 3,000 individuals and over 100 affiliated organizations through the US and abroad, the Academy aids researchers, policy leaders and health care decision-makers in accessing information that will help them understand the latest developments in both field experience and research findings.

Review Date: Thursday, February 05, 2009

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American Board of Family Medicine

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), formerly the American Board of Family Practice, is the second largest medical specialty board in the United States. The board is dedicated to the improvement of the quality of medical care available to the public; establishment and maintenance of high standards of excellence in the specialty of Family Practice; and improvement of the standards of medical education and facilities for training in the specialty.

Review Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2004

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American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

The American Occupational Therapy Association is a national professional society established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners, and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. Occupational therapy is a vital health care service whose practitioners help to restore and sustain the highest quality of productive life to persons recovering from illnesses or injuries, or coping with developmental disabilities or changes resulting from the aging process. Current AOTA membership numbers approximately 42,000, including occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and occupational therapy students. Members reside in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 65 foreign countries. AOTA's major programs and activities are directed toward assuring the quality of occupational services; improving consumer access to healthcare services, and promoting the professional development of members.

Review Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Families USA

This is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans. Families USA works at the national, state and community levels to: manage a grassroots advocates' network of organizations and individuals working for the consumer perspective in the national and state health policy debates. Membership in the network, asap! and its subgroup, the Medicaid Advocacy Network, is free to advocates. It distributes timely information and mobilizes people for action when appropriate; act as a watchdog over government actions affecting health care, alerting consumers to changes and helping them have a say in the development of policy; provide training and technical assistance to -- and work collaboratively with -- state- and community-based organizations as they address critical health care problems in their communities and state capitals; produce highly-respected health policy reports describing the problems facing health care consumers and outlining steps to solve them; conduct public information campaigns about the concerns of health care consumers using sophisticated media techniques that reach many millions of Americans through television, radio, newspaper and other print outlets; serve as a consumer clearinghouse for information about the health care system; help organizations secure public benefits for lower-income people through use of our innovative computerized benefit information services; work in concert with a wide range of organizations -- from business to consumer to health provider organizations -- towards the achievement of health care that is high-quality and affordable for all Americans.

Review Date: Tuesday, October 06, 2015

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies, plays a powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S. The institute employs hundreds of leading biomedical scientists working at the forefront of their fields and supports some of the nation’s most promising scientists at a critical early stage of their careers. In addition, through its grants program and other activities, Howard Hughes Medical Institute is helping to enhance science education at all levels and maintain the vigor of biomedical science worldwide.

Review Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is a not-for-profit organization leading the improvement of health care throughout the world. Founded in 1991 and based in Boston, MA, IHI is a catalyst for change, cultivating innovative concepts for improving patient care and implementing programs for putting those ideas into action. Thousands of health care providers participate in IHI's groundbreaking work.

Review Date: Tuesday, October 06, 2015

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National Association of Health Data Organizations

The National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) is a national non-profit membership and educational association dedicated to improving health care data collection and use. NAHDO’s members include state and private health data organizations that maintain statewide health care databases and stakeholders of these databases. NAHDO is a cofounder and member of the All Payer Claims Database (APCD) Council, which provides leadership and technical assistance to states implementing APCDs.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc.

The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) is a private, not-for-profit corporation located in Buda, Texas dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families by providing information services, training and technical assistance, and a variety of products to community and migrant health centers nationwide, as well as organizations, universities, researchers, and individuals involved in farmworker health. Established in 1975, NCFH is guided by a nationally represented Board of Directors and available to assist organizations with a highly experienced multidisciplinary team of migrant health professionals.

Review Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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National Commission on Correctional Health Care

The mission of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care is to improve the quality of health care in our nation’s jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities. With support from the major national organizations representing the fields of health, law and corrections, NCCHC’s leadership in setting standards for health services is widely recognized. Building on that foundation, our not-for-profit organization offers a broad array of resources to help correctional health care systems provide efficient, high quality care.

Review Date: Friday, December 02, 2011

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