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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research) publications cover such topics as medical treatment effectiveness, health care costs and utilization, health care expenditures, health information systems, health technology assessment, clinical practice guidelines, and funding opportunities for grants and contracts. AHRQ makes documents available free of charge through its Publications Clearinghouse. Other AHRQ documents are available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) or the Government Printing Office (GPO).

Review Date: June 22, 2011

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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) consists of nine divisions that support a variety of activities that improve the nation's health by preventing chronic diseases and their risk factors. Program activities include supporting states’ implementation of public health programs; public health surveillance; translation research; and developing tools and resources for stakeholders at the national, state, and community levels. The Center’s surveillance activities provide data and statistics relevant to each of its program areas.

Review Date: August 09, 2011

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NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

The primary responsibility of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is the scientific investigation of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases. NHLBI oversees resources and research, demonstration, prevention, education, control, and sleep disorders and training activities in these fields. The program emphasizes the prevention and control of heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders, and education concerning these diseases through more rapid transfer of knowledge into the mainstream of clinical medicine and personal health practices. Inquiries related to high blood pressure, cholesterol, asthma, and blood diseases, as well as any information requests associated with cardiovascular disease prevention and heart-health promotion are handled by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center.

Review Date: July 14, 2011

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NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - NINDS

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) was originally established in 1950. The NINDS conducts and supports research and research training on the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders and stroke. The Institute awards grants for research projects, program projects, and center grants; provides training support to institutions and fellowships to individuals in the fields of neurological disorders and stroke; conducts intramural and collaborative research; and collects and disseminates research information. Requests for information should be directed to the Office of Communications and Public Liaison.

Review Date: July 26, 2011

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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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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: February 14, 2013

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American Stroke Association

The American Stroke Association is committed to to reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fund raising and advocacy. A Division of American Heart Association, the agency offers a wide array of programs, products and services, from patient education materials to current scientific statements and reports for healthcare professionals. Life after stroke, resources and access to support groups throughout the nation for survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals are available through the American Stroke Association’s Stroke Family Support Network. You can access this information by calling 1-888-4-STROKE and ask for the Stroke Family Support Network..

Review Date: December 10, 2008

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Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/CDC

CDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention works to improve cardiovascular health through public health strategies and policies that promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors, healthy environments and communities, and access to early and affordable detection and treatment. CDC employs science, connections, and action to prevent, detect, and improve standards of care for heart disease and stroke and to reduce associated health disparities. CDC provides funding, technical support, and resources to state health departments, tribes, and other partners.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

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International Society on Hypertension in Blacks

The International Society on Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB) is a unique, not-for-profit, professional, medical, membership society, whose mission is to improve the health and life expectancy of ethnic minority populations around the world. ISHIB delivers to an international community of individuals, agencies, and organizations representing multiple health disciplines within the medical arena, targeting not only African Americans but other under-served populations as well. ISHIB is devoted to reaching the professional health care and lay communities through its mission, scientific excellence, programs, health information and publications.

Review Date: August 22, 2011

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National Stroke Association

The National Stroke Association (NSA), founded in 1984, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating stroke survivors, families, health care professionals, and the general public about stroke. It seeks to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke through activities related to prevention, medical care, research, rehabilitation, and resocialization. NSA develops and distributes educational materials and a new full color magazine "Stroke Smart"; publishes a stroke journal; operates a national clearinghouse for information and referral; promotes research and disseminates research findings; advocates; develops workshops; provides guidance in developing stroke clubs and stroke support groups; operates a Stroke Center Network program to help professionals provide the best services to stroke patients; and offers a Clinical Trials Acceleration Program.

Review Date: March 09, 2011

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