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HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

DIABETES

American Association of Diabetes Educators (http://www.aadenet.org/)
A multidisciplinary association of healthcare professionals dedicated to integrating self-management as a key outcome in the care of people with diabetes and related chronic conditions.

Diabetes In Control.com (http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/)
This site provides current diabetes information for medical professionals to ultimately help empower the patient to better self-care.

National Diabetes Education Program (http://ndep.nih.gov/)
NDEP translates the latest science and spreads the word that diabetes is serious, common, and costly, yet controllable and, for type 2, preventable.

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GENERAL

American Geriatrics Society (http://www.heathinaging.org)
A not-for-profit organization of over 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.

American Medical Association (http://www.ama-assn.org)
The AMA promotes the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health with a concerted effort to help doctors help patients.

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INCONTINENCE

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (http://www.suna.org)
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is a professional organization committed to excellence in evidence-based clinical practice, research, and education of its members, patients, families, and the community.

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (http://www.wocn.org)
a professional nursing society that supports its members by promoting educational, clinical, and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies, and incontinence.

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NURSE ORGANIZATIONS

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (http://www.aanp.org)
Founded in 1985, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is the largest, full-service national professional membership organization created for NPs of all specialties.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (http://www.aacn.org)
The AACN represents the interests of nurses who are charged with the responsibility of caring for acutely and critically ill patients.

American Association of Managed Care Nurses, Inc. (http://www.aamcn.org)
AAMCN is the leading provider of educational activities, services, resources and networking for nurses involved in every aspect of the managed care delivery team throughout the country.

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (http://www.gapna.org)
They represent the interests of certified advanced practice nurses who work with older adults in a wide variety of practice settings.

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (http://www.nacns.org)
The NACNS exists to enhance and promote the unique, high value contribution of the clinical nurse specialist to the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities, and to promote and advance the practice of nursing.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (http://www.caremanager.org)
Advancing professional geriatric care management through education, collaboration, and leadership.

National Black Nurses Association (http://www.nbna.org)
Programs help NBNA members grow stronger as they seek to provide culturally competent health care services in our communities.

National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (http://www.ncemna.org)
A unified force advocating for equity and justice in nursing and health care for ethnic minority populations

National Gerontological Nursing Association (http://www.ngna.org)
The NGNA is dedicated to the clinical care of older adults across diverse care settings.

National League for Nursing (http://www.nln.org)
Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the preferred membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education.

Nursing World: American Nurses Association (http://www.nursingworld.org)
ANA is dedicated to helping professional nurses become stronger nurse leaders. The site provides resources for nurses to navigate their job and career challenges.

Visiting Nurse Associations of America (http://www.vnaa.org)
A national association that supports, promotes and advocates for community-based, nonprofit home health and hospice providers that care for all individuals regardless of complexity of condition or ability to pay.

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NUTRITION

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (http://www.eatright.org)
AND is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, formerly the American Dietetic Association.

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OSTOMY

United Ostomy Associations of America (http://www.ostomy.org/)
The UOAA is a national organization that provides support, information and advocacy to ostomates and their caregivers.

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (http://www.wocn.org)
a professional nursing society that supports its members by promoting educational, clinical, and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies, and incontinence.

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UROLOGY

Foundation of the American Urological Association (http://www.urologyhealth.org/index.cfm)
AUAF partners with every level of caregiver and patient to support and improve the prevention, detection and treatment of urological diseases.

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (http://www.suna.org)
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is a professional organization committed to excellence in evidence-based clinical practice, research, and education of its members, patients, families, and the community.

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WOUND CARE

American Board of Wound Management (http://www.abwmcertified.org/)
A voluntary, not-for-profit organization established for the purpose of credentialing multi-disciplinary professionals in the field of wound management.

Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (http://aawconline.org/)
The AAWC promotes excellence in wound education, clinical practice, public policy, and wound research.

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (http://www.npuap.org/)
NPUAP serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research.

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CUSTOMERS/CAREGIVERS

FIND RESOURCES IN YOUR STATE/COMMUNITY

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (http://www.eatright.org/programs/rdfinder/)
Find a dietician in your area.

American Board of Wound Management (http://www.abwmcertified.org/find-a-specialist/)
Find a wound specialist in your area.

American Geriatrics Society ( http://www.healthinaging.org/find-a-geriatrics-healthcare-professional/ )
Search for a list of healthcare professionals in your area who are sensitive to the special health care needs of older adults.

American Medical Association (http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/patients/patients.page?)
This site helps you to find a doctor, explore health care careers, gives you health and medicine resources and lets you know how to help to advocate for patients' rights.

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American Urogynecologic Society (http://www.voicesforpfd.org/p/cm/ld/fid=81)
Find a local urogynecologist

Foundation of the American Urological Association (http://www.urologyhealth.org/index.cfm)
Find an urologist in your area.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (http://memberfinder.caremanager.org/)
Find a care manager in your state.

United Ostomy Associations of America (http://www.ostomy.org/supportgroups.shtml)
Find an ostomy support group in your area.

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (http://www.wocn.org/?page=Nurse_Referral)
Find a nurse in your area.

Visiting Nurse Associations of America (http://vnaa.org/vnaa/g/?H=HTML/Find_a_VNA_map.html )
Locate a visiting nurse, home healthcare or hospice provider in your local community! View a listing of all VNAA's members that service your particular state.

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DIABETES

American Diabetes Association (http://www.diabetes.org/)
Fights to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

National Diabetes Education Program (http://ndep.nih.gov/)
NDEP translates the latest science and spreads the word that diabetes is serious, common, and costly, yet controllable and, for type 2, preventable.

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INCONTINENCE

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (http://www.aboutincontinence.org)
Find support and information you can use about urgency, leakage and bowel incontinence or fecal incontinence (loss of bowel control).

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NUTRITION

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (http://www.eatright.org/Public/)
Help you to make informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Also able to find a dietician in your area: http://www.eatright.org/programs/rdfinder/

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OSTOMY

United Ostomy Associations of America (http://www.ostomy.org/)
A national organization that provides support, information and advocacy to ostomates and their caregivers.

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UROLOGY

Foundation of the American Urological Association (http://www.urologyhealth.org/index.cfm)
AUAF partners with every level of caregiver and patient to support and improve the prevention, detection and treatment of urological diseases.

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WOUND

Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (http://aawconline.org/patientcaregiver-resources/)
Wound patient and caregiver resources.

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MEDICARE/MEDICAID

Medicare (http://www.medicare.gov/)

Virginia Medicaid (http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/)

Texas Medicaid (http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us)

Ohio Medicaid (http://www.jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumer.stm)

Pennsylvania Medicaid (http://www.dpw.state.pa.us)

Washington D.C. Medicaid (http://www.dc-medicaid.com)

Maryland Medicaid (http://www.dhr.maryland.gov/fiaprograms/medical.php)

Kentucky Medicaid (http://www.chfs.ky.gov/dms)

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