Health Associations

Health AssociationsHealth agencies provide a wealth of educational opportunities, patient support, fundraising initiatives, and research. However, it is important to remember that they often receive money from pharmaceutical companies and the conventional medical industry so there is the potential for biased information.

The sites following are organized alphabetically by condition. Given the length of the list, not all sites include descriptions (click the purple links below to jump to those resources):Anxiety / Mental HealthAutoimmune DiseaseArthritisAsthma, Respiratory Diseases & AllergiesCancerDiabetes / EndocrinologyDigestive DisordersHeart DiseaseWomen’s HealthMiscellaneous

Anxiety & Mental Health

American Psychiatric Association of America

American Psychological Association

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

The International Society of Mental Health Online

Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) Information

Autoimmune Disease

General Information – Autoimmune Disease Fact Sheet

Medline Overview on Autoimmune Disease –

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association –

Specific Autoimmune Conditions

American Vitiligo Research Foundation

Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation

International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation

Lupus Alliance of America

Lupus Foundation of America (LFA)

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America

The Myositis Association

National Adrenal Diseases Foundation

National Alopecia Areata Foundation

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Psoriasis Foundation

Platelet Disorder Support Association

Scleroderma Foundation

Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation

Transverse Myelitis Association

Vasculitis Foundation

Vitiligo Support International


American College of Rheumatology

Arthritis Foundation

The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center

Asthma, Respiratory Diseases & Allergies

American Lung Association

Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Asthma Program


Annie Appleseed Project

Anticancer Lifestyle Program

Best Answer for Cancer Foundation

CAM Cancer – Complementary and alternative medicine assessment in the cancer field

Cancer Treatment Centers of America


Embodiworks Integrative Cancer Care

Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation

Insulin Potentiation Therapy for Cancer

The MD Anderson Cancer Center Complementary/Integrative Medicine Education Resources

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Integrative Medicine Service

University of Florida, Shands Cancer Center

The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Diabetes / Endocrinology

American Association of Diabetes Educators

American Diabetes Association

Center for Traditional Medicine

Diabetes Actions, Research and Education Foundation

EmPower – Site focuses on diseases of the endocrine system including thyroid conditions, diabetes, adrenal disorders, and osteoporosis.

Digestive Disorders

American College of Gastroenterology

American Gastroenterological Association

Celiac Disease Foundation*

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

Crohn’s and Me – * this is not an association site, and appears to have pharmaceutical ties. Still if offers a wealth of information on nutrition and living well with Crohn’s disease.

Gluten Intolerance Group* – offering support, advocacy and education on and for gluten intolerances, celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and other gluten sensitivities.

National Foundation for Celiac Awareness* – provides gluten free cooking videos, recipes, and education on the gluten free lifestyle.

*You can find additional Gluten Free Websites on my other blog (

Heart Disease

American Heart Association

Cardiology Today

Women’s Heart Foundation – The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

Women’s Health

Endometriosis Association

Healthy Women – a nonprofit organization that offers a wealth of information on women’s health topics.

Society for Women’s Health Research – The SWHR has an excellent e-newsletter that provides the latest health news on a variety of women’s health issues.


American Chronic Pain Association

The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research  – a site for sarcoidosis patients that includes a patient forum.

Health on the Net Foundation  – a nonprofit organization that sets standards for quality information online. The content of this site ( strives to meet the HON Code of standards.

National Health Council – an advocacy group for those with chronic illness. For information on specific illness check out their Resource Directory.

National Sleep Foundation

National Kidney Foundation

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) – a nonprofit group dedicated to helping those with rare conditions.

National Osteoporosis Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)  a nonprofit organization that provides “professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses.”

[Last Updated: 6/6/22]

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