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Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity - DNPAO, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) is working to reduce obesity and obesity-related diseases. DNPAO's mission is to lead strategic public health efforts to prevent and control obesity, chronic disease, and other health conditions though regular physical activity and good nutrition.

Review Date: July 19, 2011

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National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture

The National Agricultural Library was created as the departmental library for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1862 and became a national library in 1962. One of four national libraries of the United States (with the Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Library of Education), it is also the coordinator for a national network of State land-grant and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) field libraries. In its international role, the National Agricultural Library serves as the U.S. center for the international agricultural information system, coordinating and sharing resources and enhancing global access to agricultural data. The National Agricultural Library's collection of over two million volumes and its leadership role in information services and technology applications combine to make it the foremost agricultural library in the world. The National Agricultural Library is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays). The Reference Desk is staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Review Date: August 27, 2008

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National Diabetes Education Program

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is a federally sponsored initiative, involving public and private partners. NDEP's goal is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes and its complications by improving the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promoting early diagnosis, and ultimately, preventing the onset of diabetes. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are jointly sponsoring the development of the program.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Health Information Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time (closed on Federal holidays.) Health Information Specialists are available to provide information on diseases of the heart, lung, and blood, and sleep disorders and accept orders for publications. The Health Information Center develops and maintains information on NHLBI topics to respond to inquiries, and supports and disseminates materials for NHLBI's national health education and awareness campaigns.

Review Date: July 14, 2011

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American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association (ADA), formed in 1940, was created to fight diabetes through education and research. Local chapters and affiliates use volunteers to organize educational and screening programs and to conduct fundraising activities to support research aimed at care, control, and cure of diabetes. The Association supports research into the nature and cause of diabetes, more effective means of treatment, factors leading to complications, and prevention and cure of diabetes. Salary support is provided to promising young researchers, and research grants provide scientists with equipment, supplies, and technical assistance for the study of diabetes. Research symposia and scientific sessions are conducted annually. Five professional journals keep the medical and scientific communities up to date in their respective fields. Patient educational programs are conducted by the State and metropolitan affiliates. The ADA also cooperates with governmental organizations at all levels and encourages governmental legislation and programs directed at people with diabetes. There are 40 affiliate organizations and over 800 local chapters.

Review Date: July 14, 2009

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American Heart Association

The American Heart Association (AHA), a nonprofit, voluntary health agency funded by private contributions, is dedicated to the reduction of death and disability from cardiovascular diseases, including heart diseases and stroke. The AHA is one of the world's largest voluntary health organizations with about 2,200 community organizations in all States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. More than 3.7 million persons volunteer with the AHA to fight cardiovascular diseases, the nation's No. 1 killer and a leading cause of disability. Preventing heart disease and stroke is the first priority of the American Heart Association. In support of this goal, the AHA has contributed more than $1 billion to cardiovascular research since 1949. Public education programs to inform people how to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke is another priority. The AHA also sponsors continuing medical education seminars and meetings throughout the year.

Review Date: December 20, 2011

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Celiac Sprue Association/United States of America, Inc.

The Celiac Sprue Association/United States of America, Inc. (CSA/USA) is a non-profit, national support organization which offers information and referral services concerning celiac sprue, a disease caused by intolerance to gluten, and dermatitis herpetiformis, another gluten-related disorder. Information is available about children and adults with the condition, and is provided to health educators, health professionals and the general public. Staff have access to a medical advisory board for questions which consumers may not be able to have answered through their local health system. CSA/USA does not charge for telephone information or referral services; materials are available at no charge or a nominal cost. CSA/USA provides its services nationwide through 113 chapters and 60 resource units.

Review Date: December 12, 2008

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National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. With more than 30 local offices nationwide, the NKF: Provides early detection screenings and other vital patient and community services, conducts extensive public and professional education, advocates for patients through legislative action, promotes organ donation, and supports kidney research to identify new treatments. The NKF relies on individual and corporate donations, foundation and government grants, membership and special events to support its range of programs, services and initiatives.

Review Date: June 21, 2011

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