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The organizations and resources on this list address a variety of health topics.

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality - www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/index.html
1-800-358-9295
Information on quality health care.

AIDS Drug Assistance Program - www.ramsellcorp.com/medical_professionals/ca.aspx
1-888-311-7632
Help paying for drugs to treat HIV/AIDS.

American Academy of Pediatrics - www.aap.org
Information on children's health topics.

American Board of Medical Specialties - www.abms.org
1-866-275-2267
Learn about different specialties and find out if a specialist is board certified.

American Cancer Society - www.cancer.org
1-800-227-2345
Learn about many kinds of cancer; find local support.

American Chronic Pain Association - www.theacpa.org
1-800-533-3231
Information and resources for people with chronic pain.

American College of Surgeons - www.facs.org
1-800-621-4111
Information on common operations and choosing a surgeon.

American Diabetes Association - www.diabetes.org
1-800-342-2383
Information about diabetes, diet, exercise, weight loss, and prevention.

American Heart Association - www.americanheart.org
1-800-242-8721
Information on heart disease and stroke.

American Lung Association - www.lungusa.org
1-800-548-8252
Information on lung diseases; help making treatment decisions.

American Pregnancy Association - www.americanpregnancy.org
1-800-672-2296
Information on many aspects of pregnancy.

Arthritis Foundation - www.arthritis.org
1-877-226-4267
Information on arthritis and related conditions; help finding local resources.

AT Network - www.atnet.org
1-800-390-2699
TTY - 1-800-900-0706
Information on equipment and assistive technology.

Best Buy Drugs - www.consumerreports.org/health/best-buy-drugs/index.htm
Information to help you choose drugs with lower costs and higher safety and effectiveness.

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform - www.canhr.org
1-800-474-1116
Information and help for people living in a nursing home.

California AIDS Hotline - www.aidshotline.org
1-800-367-2437
Information on HIV/AIDS services.

California Association for Adult Day Services - www.caads.org
916-552-7400
Information about adult day services and lists of centers serving adults with health care and/or supervision needs, including frail elders and persons with dementia, Alzheimer's, or multiple chronic health conditions.

California Dental Association - www.cda.org
1-800-232-7645
Information on dental health and help finding a dentist or clinic that provides free or low-cost dental services.

California Department of Developmental Services -www.dds.ca.gov
1-800-515-2229
Services for children who have disabilities or are at risk of developing slowly.

California Department of Social Services - http://www.cdss.ca.gov/In-Home-Supportive-Services
In-Home Support Services and Home Care information.

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers - www.cfilc.org
916-325-1690
TTY - 916-325-1695
Resources for people with disabilities.

California Healthcare Foundation - www.chcf.org
Information about national health care costs and other health care policy issues.

California Hospital Association - www.calhealth.org
1-800-494-2001
Find online or request a free Advance Health Care Directive form in English or Spanish.

California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative - www.caimmigrant.org
916-448-6762
Information on health care benefits and rights for immigrants.

California Long-Term Care Search - www.calqualitycare.org
A guide to nursing homes, home health care, and hospice care.

California Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD) - www.oshpd.ca.gov
Information about hospital costs. List of each hospital's charges for common outpatient procedures (chargemaster).

California Pan-Ethnic Health Network - www.cpehn.org
Information and advocacy on health care policy for people from all cultural and linguistic groups.

California Partnership for Long-Term Care- www.rureadyca.org
Information about long-term care insurance.

California Registry - www.calregistry.com
1-800-777-7575
Information on nursing home, long-term, and hospice care.

California Smoker's Helpline -www.californiasmokershelpline.org
1-800-662-8887
TTY 1-800-933-4833
Telephone and online help to stop smoking.

CalQualityCare.org- www.calqualitycare.org
Resources to help you compare hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Cancer information (National Cancer Institute)- www.cancer.gov
1-800-422-6237
Information and research on cancer treatments.

Cancer Legal Resource Center -www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org
1-866-843-2572
Provides free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to people with cancer, their families, friends, employers, health care professionals and others coping with cancer.

Center Watch - www.centerwatch.com
Information on clinical trials.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - www.cdc.gov
Information on health and safety topics, including immunization guidelines, various diseases and conditions, and workplace safety.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - www.cms.hhs.gov
1-877-267-2323
TTY 1-866-266-1819
Information on Medicare, Medicaid, and HIPAA.

Clinical trials - www.clinicaltrials.gov
Information on clinical trials.

County Medical Services Program (CMSP) - www.cmspcounties.org
Health care for low-income adults in 34 California counties.

Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency - www.dcara.org
1-877-322-7299
TTY- 1877-332-7288
Resources for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Disability Rights California - www.disabilityrightsca.org
1-800-776-5746
TTY - 1-800-719-5798
Information and resources for people with disabilities.

Drug Digest - www.drugdigest.org
Check for drug interactions.

Families USA -www.familiesusa.org
National organization that advocates for health care consumers. Information about health policy issues.

Family Caregiver Alliance - www.caregiver.org
1-800-445-8106
Information and help for family caregivers.

Food and Drug Administration - www.fda.gov
1-888-463-6332
Information on prescription drugs, vitamins and herbs.

Go Ask Alice! - Columbia University- www.goaskalice.columbia.edu
Teens and adults ask questions about health. Answers are given by a team of Columbia University experts.

Health Center Finder (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services) -http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx
1-877-464-4772
Find a health center that provides no-cost/low-cost care to the uninsured. Payment is based on your income and what you can afford.

Health Consumer Alliance - www.healthconsumer.org
Information in many languages on low-cost health care (Click on publications).

Healthfinder- www.healthfinder.gov
A portal to online information on health care and drug safety.

Hospital Bill Help - www.hospitalbillhelp.org
Information to help you deal with hospital bills.

The Kaiser Family Foundation -www.kff.org
Information and reports on health care policy issues.

KidsHealth - www.kidshealth.org
Information on children's health.

Lab Tests Online - www.labtestsonline.org
Information about lab tests.

March of Dimes -www.marchofdimes.com
Information on birth defects, premature birth, and newborn screenings.

Mayo Clinic - www.mayoclinic.com
Consumer information on many health topics.

Medline Plus - www.medlineplus.gov
1-888-346-3656
Find health information online. Or call for telephone assistance.

Mental Health Association in California- www.mhac.org
1-800-969-6642
Information and advocacy for people with mental health problems.

My Family Health Portrait - www.dhhs.gov/familyhistory
Create a family health history report.

My Health Resource - www.myhealthresource.org
Online guide to find health care services and programs in your community.

NAMI (National Association of the Mentally Ill)- www.namicalifornia.org
1-800-950-6264
Information and support for people with mental health problems and families with seriously mentally ill relatives.

National Committee for Quality Assurance - www.ncqa.org
1-888-275-7585
Information on quality health care and health plan standards.

National Guideline Clearinghouse - www.guideline.gov
Care guidelines for many health conditions.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute -www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Information, research, and clinical trials related to heart, lung, and blood diseases.

National Immunization Hotline -www.cdc.gov/nip
1-800-232-4636
TTY 1-888-232-6348
Immunization guidelines.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases-www.niddk.nih.gov
Information, research and clinical trials related to diabetes, digestive and kidney disorders.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke -www.ninds.nih.gov
1-800-352-9424
Information and research related to stroke and neurological disorders.

National Institute on Aging - www.nia.nih.gov
1-800-222-2225
TTY 1-800-222-4225
Information for seniors.

National Institutes of Health - www.health.nih.gov
Information on many health issues.

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center - www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone
1-800-624-2663
Information and research on osteoporosis.

Poison Action Line - www.calpoison.org
1-800-222-1222
Help for victims of poisoning. Fast, free, and expert treatment advice and referral over the phone in case of exposure to poisonous or toxic substances.

Su Familia -www.hispanichealth.org
1-866-783-2645 (National Hispanic Family Health Helpline)
1-877-658-8896 (Cuidando con cariño/Compassionate Care Helpline)
1-800-504-7081 (National Hispanic Prenatal Helpline)
Information and referrals in Spanish to local health clinics.

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