Tools & Resources


  • Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimer's Association Helpline, information and referral, support groups, family education and care planning, community education, and resource center
  • Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - Lou Gehrig's Disease
  • ALS Association National Office (ALSA) - Western Ohio Chapter ALS Association A vital link for patients and their families to information, counseling, physician referrals, in-home visits, respite care, and guidance in disease management. Delivers ALSA's programs of support and services for ALS patients, their families, and caregivers at the local level.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke (NINDS) More general info about several different illnesses
  • Cancer - American Cancer Society (ACS) *can search by zip
  • Crohn's Disease & Colitis - Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
    *downloadable brochures Research, education materials, newsletter, and a listing of the chapters in other states. Southwestern Ohio Chapter has a listing of events and support groups. Free publications available by calling: 800-343-3637
  • Diabetes - American Diabetes Association Provides education materials and referrals to community agencies and services
  • Eye Disease - National Eye Care Project / EyeCare America Senior EyeCare Program ensures that every senior has access to medical eye care and promotes annual dilated eye exams. It raises awareness about age-related eye disease, (including cataracts), provides free eye care educational materials, and facilities access to eye care - at no out-of-pocket expense.
  • Diabetes EyeCare Program promotes annual dilated eye exams for people with diabetes. The program raises awareness of diabetic eye disease (including diabetic retinopathy), provides free diabetic eye disease educational materials, and facilities access to eye care - at no out-of-pocket expense
  • Hearing - Starkey Hearing Foundation/HEAR NOW Program Provide hearing aids to those with very limited financial resources
  • Heart Disease - American Heart Foundation Medical / lifestyle advice, good information, advocacy, education, assessment tools
  • Kidney Disease - National Kidney Foundation Educational materials are available online or by mail, connection to other resources
  • Liver Disease - American Liver Foundation Articles, glossary, research, education, printed materials, fundraising, and advocacy
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma http://www.leukemia& - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Good place to find info & help. Downloadable brochures / booklets
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Living with MS - downloadable brochures Respite, support groups, emergency adult day services, and educational programs
  • Stroke - American Stroke Association Information, educational materials and referrals (including medical referrals)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) http://www.cdc.gocv/nchstp/tb/faqs/qa.htm - Center for Disease Control Tuberculosis information, studies and publications available to order or print from site
  • Urological Conditions - American Urology Assoc. for Education & Research The association is supported through a grant and through the website provides educational materials about urologic disease. You are able to search for a urologist on the website
  • National Health Information Center (NHIC)
    NHIC Publications include annual editions of the following titles, which are available in print, on diskette, and on the web: • National Health Observances Planner • Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information • Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses

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