This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores health and medical issues for people with disabilities. It is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which incorporates links from varied fields making up disability studies as volumes examine topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research, and application, specialists set out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The concise, engaging presentational style emphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole.
Chapter 6: Annotated List of Organizations and Associations
Annotated List of Organizations and Associations
This chapter identifies some of the major organizations and associations involved in the health and medical aspects of disability. The various organizations and associations are grouped into twelve categories: (1) Governmental and Nongovernmental Information Centers, Clearinghouses, and Libraries; (2) Academic Centers and University Programs; (3) Disease, Injury, and Condition Associations; (4) Group/Population Associations; (5) Professional and Trade Associations; (6) Contract-Research and Policy Organizations; (7) Accrediting Organizations; (8) Foundations and Philanthropies; (9) U.S. Government Agencies, Departments, and Institutes; (10) U.S. Government Advisory Commissions; (11) Healthcare Systems, Associations, and Programs of Other Nations; and (12) International Organizations.
Governmental and Nongovernmental Information Centers, Clearinghouses, and Libraries
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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