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Help and Information Online: A list of local and national non-profit resources.

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A

AIDS/HIV

Air Quality

Alcohol Abuse and Dependence

Allergies

  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – Washington State Chapter: www.aafa.org

Alzheimer’s Disease

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS and Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Asian Health

Asthma

Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

  • Learning Disabilities Association of Washington: www.ldawa.org

Autism (including autism spectrum disorders and Asperger’s syndrome)


B

Bats and Rabies

Bipolar Disorder

Birth Defects

Blindness

Blood

Brain Injury

Breastfeeding

Breast Cancer

Burns


C

Cancer

Cardiology

Children

Community Clinics

Community Resources:

Cystic Fibrosis


D

Dental Health

Depression

Diabetes

Diet and Fitness

Disabilities

Disaster Preparation

Doctors

  • Board Certification: Is your doctor board certified in his or her specialty? Find out at the American Board of Medical Specialties website: www.abms.org
  • DocInfo – a website maintained by the Federation of State Medical Boards that provides information about physicians and physician assistance, including information about education, specialty and disciplinary sanctions: www.docinfo.org
  • See also Professional Accreditation below.

Drug and Substance Abuse


E

Emergency Medicine

End-of-Life Care

Epilepsy

Ethics


F

Family Medicine

Family Planning

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

  • National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: www.nofas.org

Fitness


G

Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Health

Genetic Screening

Global/International Health

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationwww.gatesfoundation.org
  • Global Washington provides a directory of non-profit organizations, companies and academic organizations in Washington involved in global health and development: www.globalwa.org
  • PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health): www.path.org
  • Seattle Biomedical Research Instituewww.sbri.org

H

Hazardous Waste

Health Policy

Health Services

Hearing, hearing loss and deafness

Heart

HIV/AIDS

  • See AIDS/HIV above under “A”.

Hepatitis

Hospice

  • Please see the listings under End of Life Care above.

Hospitals

  • Go to our Home page and click on the Hospitals tab at the top for information about Seattle area hospitals.
  • Puget Sound Health Alliance’s Community Checkup rates the quality of care at local hospitals and clinics.
  • HealthGrades, a health-care quality rating company.
  • Hospital Compare – a website maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that shows how well hospitals care for patients with certain medical conditions: www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
  • Leadfrog Group, a health-care quality initiative.

I

Immunizations

Influenza and the flu

  • For information about influenza, where to get a flu vaccine, and costs, please visit Public Health -Seattle & King County’s flu season web pages.
  • To find where you can get a flu shot visit: www.flucliniclocator.org
  • For more general information and educational materials about preventing the spread of infections, visit Public Health’s Stop Germs, Stay Healthy! webpage

Insurance


J


K

Kidney Disease


L

Laboratory Tests

Legal Assistance:

Leukemia

Liver

Lou Gehrig’s Disease: also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS

Lung

Lupus

Lymphoma


M

Medicare

Mental Health

Multiple Sclerosis


N

Native American Health

Naturopathic Medicine

  • Washington Association of Naturopathic Medicine: www.wanp.org

Nursing homes


O

Organ Donation


P

Pacific Islander Health

Parkinson’s Disease

Poisoning

  • Washington Poison Center Hotline: 1-800-222-1222 (Website: www.wapc.org)

Postpartum Depression

Professional Accreditation


Q


R

Rural health


S

Safety

Seniors

Sex Education

SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Student Health

Stuttering

Substance Abuse

Surgery


T

Teens and Tweens:

Tobacco

Tuberculosis (TB)

Transplantation


U


V

Vaccines

Vision

Veteran Services

W

West Nile Virus

Women’s Health

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