The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Standards, practices and policies site. Issues special alerts to the medical community, has a great resources page and legislative efforts page.
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Deep site that offers a media center, links, publications, experts and more.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Media page, statistics, related web sites and experts.
American Legacy Foundation
Foundation that runs edgy anti-smoking campaign.
American Veterinary Medical Association
Links to journals, studies contacts and more.
American Dietetic Association
Several studies and background stories.
Convenient Care Association
Association of companies and healthcare systems that provide consumers with accessible, affordable, quality healthcare in retail-based locations.
American Council for Drug Education
Links to some great drug studies.
American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Covers all professions, including journalism.
American Psychological Association
Several interesting studies and news items.
American Hospital Association
Has advocacy, news, resources and calendar of events.
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Collecting multi-specialty procedural statistics since 1997.
American Sociological Review
Online component to the publication. Includes announcements, press contacts, etc.
American Sports Medicine Institute
Dr. James Andrews' practice in Birmingham, Ala.
From the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Center for the Advancement of Health
Works to ensure that knowledge about where we live, how we are educated and what we eat, drink, breathe and do is used to improve health.
Association of Health Care Journalists
An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. Its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing. There are more than 1,000 members of AHCJ.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Health Statistics -- infant mortality, AIDS, drug and other mortality stats.
Center for Science in the Public Interest
A nutrition action newsletter. Food safety tips, sourcing contacts, links, news releases and more.
Center for Studying Health System Change
A nonprofit research group based in Washington.
Child Study Center
AboutOurKids.com's pediatric studies and stats.
Non-profit healthcare group has many studies on efficacy of medications, etc.
City of Hope
Biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with a focus on cancer research.
Part of EHealthInsurance, this site focuses on COBRA insurance background for people who have been laid off.
Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Industry association provides links to publications, studies, laws, efficacy of medication, government affairs and other issues.
Blogs, statistics and many other helpful resources.
Tips and research on health insurance plans, COBRA, etc.
Environmental Working Group
Research on health and the environment.
A medical consumer advocacy site with various studies and statistics.
The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions, formed under the Milken Institute, has a mission "to identify and implement global solutions to accelerate the process of discovery and clinical development of new therapies for the treatment of deadly and debilitating diseases." The site features a media center and resources guide.
Food and Drug Administration
FDA's site features listing of regulated products, contact information, news alerts and safety information.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation
Site about a disease that attacks the immune system.
Health Insurance Association of America
An outspoken group on the Patient's Bill of Rights.
Johns Hopkins University Medical Center
Use doctor search tool to find experts.
Journal of Neurosurgery
Past issues, podcasts and information on journal authors, which can be helpful for sourcing.
Studies and research on safety and health issues for kids.
March of Dimes
Site includes a health library, online resources, studies and press releases.
Resources from the famous research hospital.
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
This link goes to the main page. Click on education and research tab.
Monell Chemical Senses Center
News, events and a faculty page that can be helpful for finding experts.
National Academy of Sciences
Links to publications, news and other resrouces.
National Association of State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans
A good contact site as unemployment rises and workers move off COBRA plans.
National Coalition on Health Care
A non-profit, non-partisan organization that has great world healthcare statistics, health insurance statistics and other research. Click on the "Facts About Healthcare" link.
National Institute of Medicine
News, reports and experts in a number of medical areas, including obesity, aging, environment, diseases, global health, etc.
National Institute of Mental Health
Media Government site is largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.
National Funeral Directors Association
Stats and other resources.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
News, studies, expert sources and more from the National Institutes of Health.
National Toxicology Program
Background, fact sheets, studies and other research from the National Institutes of Health.
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
A variety of resources on advocacy, coping, treatment, detection, support, etc.
National Breast Cancer Coalition
Research and contacts for stories on this topic.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Launched in October 2001, this Boston-based institute lists clinical trials and information on dozens of cancers.
National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury
Stats, studies and media contacts from the University of North Carolina. Includes annual reports, definitions and more.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
A government site that investigates alternative healthcare practitioners.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Research findings for the public, science and medical communities. Several services and publications offered at this site.
National Safety Council
Accident statistics, safety prevention material and a great research for health information.
National Sleep Foundation
Studies and stats on sleeping disorders, drowsy drivers, etc.
Search for a board-certified neurosurgeon. Also includes a library, research and media center.
Parkinson Disease Portal
This site is a great resource for articles, JAMAstudies, Q&A in English and Spanish -- great for someone writing an article who needs a quick explanation or more.
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Lobbyist group for pharmacy industry. Gives status on drugs before the FDA, also features a news room, issues, publications and other resources.
Population Reference Bureau
World health, environment, population and other issues.
Quizzes to measure mental health needs, Ask the Therapist section.
Collects information about self-injury and includes personal stories.
Founded by Ralph Nader, this group's site feature's a global trade and Congress watch, health research and other helpful studies.
Run by a psychiatrist, this site blasts chiropractors and acupuncturists. Helpful lists of questionable organizations and individuals. The tone is pretty harsh, though.
Radiological Society of North America
Publications, statistics and trends.
Roswell Park Cancer Research
Features groundbreaking research on cancer and major advances for diagnosis.
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
From the University of Massachusetts.
Stateserv: Health Policy
Source for state legislative information on policy and analysis on select issues, such as health and immigration.
Sun Safety Alliance
Newsletter, safety tips, media center and expert sources on sun and the risks of skin cancer. It includes a good kids section as well.
The Sister Study
A 10-year observational study of women ages 35 to 74 whose sisters have had or have breast cancer. It is the largest study of its kind and is conducted by the National Institutes on Environmental Health Sciences. The organization can provide journalists with interviews with researchers, study recruiters and study participants nationwide for human interest stories/features etc.
United Network for Organ Sharing
This site features a organ-recipient waiting list, data on transplants and a resources page.
Women in Neurosurgery
Organization that's recruiting more women into neurosurgery.