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United Way

United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. We envision a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.

United Way Worldwide partners with organizations like FamilyWize that share the view that the way to improve lives is by mobilizing the caring power of communities. Our long-term commitments are essential to addressing key social issues, such as promoting financial stability and independence, and improving people’s health.

This ground-breaking initiative has more than 50,000 community organizations, government agencies, corporate partners, healthcare providers and others aligned together to increase access to affordable healthcare and help everyone get the medicine they need to stay healthy. At a time of uncertainty and change in our nation’s healthcare, this is a proven program with important and measurable impact.

National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. Our mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. Through innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy, NCOA is partnering with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020.

About NCOA

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. Our mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. Through innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy, NCOA is partnering with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. Learn more at ncoa.org and @NCOAging.

 

About BenefitsCheckUp®

NCOA’s BenefitsCheckUp® is the nation’s most comprehensive free, online service to screen seniors with limited income for benefits. It includes more than 2,000 public and private benefits programs from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 4 million people have used BenefitsCheckUp® to identify benefits valued at nearly $15 billion to help them pay for medicine, food, health care, rent, utilities, and other daily needs. Learn more at BenefitsCheckUp.org.

 

About EconomicCheckUp®

NCOA’s EconomicCheckUp® is the nation’s most comprehensive, free online service to help older adults improve their economic security. The site helps older adults find work, cut spending, reduce debt, and use their home equity. Learn more at EconomicCheckUp.org.

 

About My Medicare Matters®

NCOA’s My Medicare Matters® is an innovative educational tool that helps individuals understand, navigate, and make the most of their Medicare coverage. The site is built on a strategic partnership between NCOA Services and Aon Retiree Health Exchange. For more information, please visit My Medicare Matters or check out our Facebook community.   

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters working tirelessly to eliminate these diseases. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to save and improve lives.

Our nationwide organization includes 144 local offices and nearly 2,700 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.

Our Mission: Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our mission drives everything we do.

What We Do: To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways.

We’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help ensure the best treatment for every patient, every time. We educate lawmakers, policy makers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

Our volunteer experts select scientific research most worthy of funding – with great results. We have funded more than $3.5 billion in research since 1949, more than any organization outside the federal government.  We have funded 13 Nobel Prize winners and lifesaving advancements such as the first artificial heart valve, cholesterol-inhibiting drugs, heart transplant capabilities, and CPR techniques and guidelines.

Why We’re Needed

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans. Stroke ranks fourth and is a leading cause of severe adult disability.

Each year, these diseases kill more than 811,000 Americans, which is roughly the same as the entire population of El Paso, Texas; Baton Rouge, La.; or Tacoma, Wash.

Some form of cardiovascular disease affects more than one in every three adult Americans. Many suffer terribly from disabilities caused by these diseases.

Our 2020 Goal

We are working toward improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020.

Our programs, educational resources and advocacy initiatives are all targeted at helping people identify and adopt healthier lifestyles.

To assess your cardiovascular health, all you need to do is visit MyLifeCheck.org and answer a few questions. You will learn about modest changes that could make major differences.

For more information, visit heart.org or call 1-800-AHA-USA1.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) - founded in 1909 - is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to helping Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.

Mental Health America (MHA) - founded in 1909 - is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to helping Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated health, behavioral health and other services for those who need them, and recovery as a goal.

A key MHA program is our online mental health screening program at www.mhascreening.org. The free, anonymous, and confidential screenings help individuals determine where they may be in terms of their mental health.

Health Events Live

Health care is becoming increasingly complex, and more people are looking for ways of taking their health — and their family’s health — into their own hands. Eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly is essential to meeting that goal, but just as important are regular health screenings and consultations.

When you think of health care, and checkups in particular, you probably think of having to go to the doctor, to a clinic or to the hospital. Making time for those annual checkups with your doctor is important, but several factors, including personal obligations and budgets, can make it easier said than done.

Regular health care shouldn’t be a luxury

According to a recent study, 47 million Americans do not have health insurance, and there are millions more who are underinsured. Even those who have decent coverage may find it difficult to come up with co-pays for doctor visits and any prescriptions they may have to fill. For these people, health screenings are a luxury they cannot afford.

Sometimes, budget has nothing to do with it, and people end up putting off health screenings because of busy work and life schedules.

How many times have you made a doctor’s appointment for 9 a.m. and found yourself still sitting in the waiting room at 10:30, wondering if you’ll manage to make it back to the office by lunchtime?

And how many times does a two- to three-hour wait result in a few seconds of actual face-to-face time with your doctor? It’s easy to feel rushed and forget half the questions you may have otherwise asked.

Health comes to your local store

What many people may not realize is that health care is experiencing a huge shift, bringing clinical services to your local retailer.

Drug stores, grocery stores, big box stores and even membership clubs now offer a wide range of health screenings, checkups and consultations, many of which are free, including:

  • Diabetes-related screenings
  • Heart health events
  • Cholesterol
  • Nutrition
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vaccinations and immunizations
  • Vision and hearing
  • Senior health
  • And more

Consider the convenience of being able to get a health screening on a weekend or during a lunch break, when you don’t necessarily have to worry about racing back to your job. Consider, too, that you can get your blood pressure tested at the same place you buy your groceries. Or, you can check up on your glucose levels while picking up a prescription. Two birds, one stone, no extra trips.

Common health services are now more accessible and affordable than ever, and that means you don’t have to feel pressured to put them off any longer. But how do you find out which retailer is holding what health event when, especially when so many different places are participating?

Meet your new health hub: HealthEventsLive.com

HealthEventsLive.com was developed to provide health-conscious consumers with comprehensive listings of every free and low-cost health service available at retail stores, hospitals, community centers and more — all in one place.

The site allows you to quickly search for health events near you. You can even create a profile, so you can sign up to receive emails of upcoming events matching your interests. And the best part? It’s absolutely free.

Who can benefit from these health events?

These events are for anyone and everyone who wants to take an active part in managing their health:

  • Seniors with chronic conditions
  • Busy families
  • Young adults
  • Students

Whether you’re interested in getting free vaccinations, or you want to better manage an existing condition in a more cost-effective and convenient setting, visit the site and sign up for your profile today. New health events are posted regularly.

Keep your health in check & prevent future illness

Attending these events is an excellent way to stay on top of your health needs without having to sacrifice time, and depending on your situation, money. It’s also a great way to discover any potentio that you can get the treatment you need as soon as possible.

Here’s to your health!

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.

NATIONAL MEDICATION ADHERENCE CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW
Poor Medication Adherence is a National Problem.

Nearly three out of four Americans report that they do not always take their medications as directed. Poor adherence leads to serious health consequences and avoidable costs. And, as more and more Americans are affected by at least one chronic condition, the costs for patients and the health care system continue to grow. Yet too many Americans don’t understand the consequences of poor adherence.

Improved medication adherence leads to cost savings. Patients with chronic conditions who are adherent to their medications have fewer emergency department visits and hospitalizations than patients who are not adherent, saving as much as $7,800 per patient annually in overall health care costs.

And, every additional dollar spent on improving adherence saves in medical costs – saving $7 in medical costs for people with diabetes; $5 in medical costs for people with high cholesterol, and $4 in medical costs for people with high blood pressure.

The nation needs a comprehensive, integrated campaign to raise awareness of this critical public health issue.

Script Your Future Campaign Raises Awareness
The National Consumers League (NCL) has developed and is leading Script Your Future, a campaign that is educating consumers, their family caregivers, and health care professionals about the importance of taking medications as directed. Such awareness is a vital first step toward better health outcomes.

The three-year Script Your Future campaign focuses on patients affected by three serious chronic conditions—diabetes, respiratory disease and cardiovascular disease. Script Your Future provides practical tools that help patients and health care professionals better communicate about ways to improve medication adherence, and works to:

• Raise awareness of the problem of poor medication adherence through a coordinated public education effort
• Engage diverse public and private partners to build on and complement existing medication adherence programs

For more information on the campaign, please visit ScriptYourFuture.org or contact Larry Bostian at larryb@nclnet.org

Script Your Future is a campaign of the National Consumers League 2013

• Promote a new interactive consumer website to help support medication adherence among patients with chronic disease (ScriptYourFuture.org) 
• Provide health care professionals with online resources and tools to share with their patients and help them get involved in the campaign
• Encourage health care professionals and patients to talk about adherence

The campaign launched in May 2011 and includes a national communications initiative and targeted outreach efforts in six cities:
• Baltimore, MD
• Birmingham, AL
• Cincinnati, OH
• Providence, RI
• Raleigh, NC
• Sacramento, CA

Campaign Leadership and Committed Partners
The campaign’s strength lies in the active commitment and engagement of the more than 130 Committed Partners, public and private. These stakeholder groups helped to shape the campaign through an extensive participatory planning process supported in part by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Committed Partners include associations of health care professionals, pharmacies, patient groups, insurers and other businesses, as well as government agencies and researchers. (For a full list, please visit ScriptYourFuture.org.) Partner organizations participate in campaign activities both nationally and in the six target markets; join working group on Chronic Condion Outreach, Health Care Professional Outreach, and Campaign Evaluation; and make financial and in-kind contributions. NCL coordinates all campaign activities, including overseeing the work of the six target market Script Your Future coalitions and their field organizers.

Script Your Future is benefiting from the participation of U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin and from the strong partnerships NCL has forged with Million Hearts™, a joint CMS-CDC initiative, and with FDA’s Safe Use Initiative.

Measuring the Impact of the Campaign
This campaign will measure awareness of medication adherence – both nationally and in select target markets. Before the campaign launched in 2011 a baseline survey was conducted nationally and in the six target cities, to measure consumers’ awareness of medication adherence as a health issue. The survey will be replicated at the end of the campaign and the results compared. In addition, the campaign’s Evaluation working group is exploring other ways to assess the campaign’s impact.

Ways to Get Involved
Participate: Become a Committed Partner and take part in campaign working groups, local coalitions, and campaign events
Share: Co-brand materials and disseminate to consumers; share information through internal networks
Connect: Identify and introduce NCL to potential Committed Partners
Contribute: Financial and in-kind contributions for ongoing operations

For more information on the campaign, please visit ScriptYourFuture.org or contact Larry Bostian at larryb@nclnet.org

Script Your Future is a campaign of the National Consumers League

Americas Promise Alliance

America’s Promise Alliance is the nation’s largest partnership dedicated to improving the lives of young people. America’s Promise partners are national organizations and include nonprofits, education institutions, corporations, associations, faith-based groups, and more.

America’s Promise Alliance is devoted to helping to create the conditions for success for all young people, including the millions currently being left behind. Our work is powered by our belief that all children are capable of learning and thriving, and that every individual, institution and sector shares the responsibility to help young people succeed.

We are the nation’s largest partnership of our kind, bringing together hundreds of national nonprofits, businesses, communities, educators and ordinary citizens behind the idea of making the promise of America accessible to all young people.

Far too many young people are growing up without the support they need to succeed in school and life. More than 20 percent of high school students do not graduate on time. Moreover, the most recent estimate is that 5.8 million young people between age 16 and 24 are neither in school nor employed. This lack of opportunity for young people is morally untenable, economically unsustainable, and fundamentally inconsistent with our values and aspirations as a nation. 

We frame our work around Five Promises that we believe must be made and kept to every young American – caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, an effective education, and opportunities to serve. With the supportive environment of these promises at work for young Americans, we believe we can reach a more tangible goal: a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020. Our GradNation campaign is focused on putting this critical milestone – and therefore a shot at the American Dream – within reach for young Americans. 

At our founding in 1997, we set forth Five Promises that create the essential conditions for all young people to have a real chance of success. Research shows that young people who experience at least four of the promises are far more likely to succeed academically, socially, economically and civically. That’s why, our Alliance works to keep the Five Promises to as many young people as possible. 

NHSA

National non-profits in the health and human services field comprise the membership of the National Assembly. Those organizations and their constituent services networks collectively touch or are touched by nearly every household in America—as consumers of services, donors or volunteers. They comprise a $32 billion sector that employs some 800,000 workers, operating from over 150,000 locations.

National Human Services Assembly is an association of the nation’s leading national non-profits in the fields of health, human and community development, and human services. Many of the member organizations are national offices of large networks of local health & human service organizations. Others are national research or resource organizations or national programs.

The National Assembly is a learning community where leaders with parallel responsibilities at different national nonprofit human service organizations (e.g., CEOs, HR directors) share knowledge and expertise about their work in this sector.

The Assembly envisions “a just and caring nation which effectively addresses the development and care of its citizens.” And it envisions itself as a force attempting to make that vision a reality.

Mission
To strengthen health and human services in the United States through the active involvement and leadership of its members.

Vision
A just and caring nation that seriously and effectively addresses human development and the health & human service needs of its citizens.

Goals
Provide collective leadership to shape national human development/health & human service strategies.
Serve as a catalyst for sharing of resources for the purposes of individual/professional development and organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
Increase awareness of the importance of and trust in the nonprofit health & human service sector.
It’s theory of change is that a community of national organizations can achieve this mission by learning together, working in tandem to strengthen their own systems and collaboratively to strengthen national human services and community development systems.

NHMA

Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing the interests of 45,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. NHMA is dedicated to empowering Hispanic physicians to be leaders who will help eliminate health disparities and improve the health of Hispanics. NHMA's vision is to be the national leader to improve the health of Hispanic populations

Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing the interests of 45,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States.

The vision of the organization is to be the national leader to improve the health of Hispanic populations.

The mission of the organization is to empower Hispanic physicians to lead efforts to improve the health of Hispanic and other underserved populations in collaboration with the state Hispanic medical societies, resident and medical student organizations, and other public and private sector partners.

As a rapidly growing national resource based in the nation's capital, NHMA

Serves as a Resource to the Nation
Develops Leadership for Public and Private Sectors
Provides Networking Opportunities
Resource

NHMA provides policymakers and health care providers with expert information and support in strengthening health service delivery to Hispanic communities across the nation. The NHMA works closely with the White House, Federal agencies and Congress, the private sector, foundations as well as national Hispanic organizations. As a member of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, we meet regularly with Federal officials to hold them accountable on Hispanic issues. NHMA also works closely with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) on health care policy development. In addition, NHMA participates in coalitions with other organizations who also advocate on health care delivery, medical education and health workforce leadership and diversity, prevention and public health, and community based research for our communities.

Leadership Development

NHMA coordinates the NHMA Leadership Fellowship for 10 mid-career Hispanic physicians, the NHMA Public Health Leadership Fellowship for Hispanic public health professionals, the NHMA Resident Mentoring Program (and a past NHMA Resident Leadership Program) to develop future leaders that we actively nominate to positions and boards and commissions with the Federal government and corporate sector. We have trained 220 Fellows and 200 Resident Leaders. HHS has been the principle sponsor of these programs.

Networking

In 1997, NHMA began convening its Annual Hispanic Health Conference in March each year in Washington, DC. Our agenda includes expanding access to quality health care, increasing opportunities in medical education, cultural competence, and research for Latinos. Another focus is policy development and education efforts focused on the ACA and on eliminating health disparities faced by Latinos. NHMA also sponsors a Hispanic Health Congressional Briefings and six Regional Meetings in the fall each year with health and Hispanic experts educate on ACA implementation and other key topics.

NHMA provides a monthly e-newsletter to our 20,000 records of members and participants at conferences. We also have 50,000 other physicians database that we send marketing e-mailings to make them aware of joining the NHMA.

The NHMA Board of Directors is very interested in developing new partnerships that can enhance healthcare efforts targeted to Hispanic populations, programs and policies that will improve the health of all Americans. Contact us today. Working with our National Hispanic Health Foundation, we are embarking on a campaign to develop a private donor base this year.

Please call Dr. Elena Rios today to discuss your interest in collaborating with NHMA today.

Patients Like Me

PatientsLikeMe is a website where patients living with any condition can connect with others, track their own health and share real-world data that can change medicine for the better.

PatientsLikeMe® is a patient network that improves lives and a real-time research platform that advances medicine. Through the network, patients connect with others who have the same disease or condition and track and share their own experiences. In the process, they generate data about the real-world nature of disease that help researchers, pharmaceutical companies, regulators, providers, and nonprofits develop more effective products, services and care. With more than 300,000 members, PatientsLikeMe is a trusted source for real-world disease information and a clinically robust resource that has published more than 50 peer-reviewed research studies.

NAMI Kansas

NAMI Kansas is the state-wide organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness – a self-help, membership association of individuals living with mental illness, their family members and friends, dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by mental illnesses. We provide leadership and work in partnership with local affiliates to ensure peer support, advocacy, and education.

Our goal is to advocate at the county, state and national levels for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing , education and employment for people with mental illness by:
• Educating the public about mental illness.
• Working to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.
• Advocating for increased funding for research into the causes of and treatment for mental illness.

NAMI Tennessee

NAMI Tennessee is a grassroots, self-help organization dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals with mental illness, their families and communities. Our mission is accomplished through mutual support, education and advocacy.

Our goal is to advocate at the county, state and national levels for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing , education and employment for people with mental illness by:
• Educating the public about mental illness.
• Working to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.
• Advocating for increased funding for research into the causes of and treatment for mental illness.

Alliance

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is a national organization dedicated to achieving a vision of a healthy society and strong communities for all children, adults, and families through the power of North America’s nonprofit human-serving organizations.

The Alliance works for transformational change by representing and supporting its network of hundreds of nonprofit human serving organizations located in North America to translate knowledge into best practices and influence that improve their communities.

Working with and through its member network, the Alliance strives to achieve high impact by ultimately reducing the number of people living in poverty; increasing the number of people with opportunities to live healthy and safe lives; and increasing the number of people with access to educational and employment success.