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National Associations

Administration on Aging
The AoA site is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging.

AGS Foundation for Health in Aging
A national non-profit organization established in 1999 by The American Geriatrics Society. We aim to build a bridge between the research and practice of Geriatrics and the Public, and to advocate on behalf of older adults and their special health care needs.

Alzheimer’s Association
A national network of chapters, the Alzheimer’s Association is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.

National Association for Home Care
NAHC is the nation’s largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations, and medical equipment suppliers. From professional development to fighting for better regulation, from knowing all angles of federal and state regulations to providing the latest information affecting home care and hospice, NAHC stands ready to serve your needs, enabling you to better serve your patients.

American Association of Retired Persons
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning.

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Stroke Association
The division of the American Heart Association that’s solely focused on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fundraising and advocacy.

American Physical Therapy Association
The mission of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the principal membership organization representing and promoting the profession of physical therapy, is to further the profession’s role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of movement dysfunctions and the enhancement of the physical health and functional abilities of members of the public.

American Public Health Association
APHA has been influencing policies and setting priorities in public health for over 125 years. Throughout its history it has been in the forefront of numerous efforts to prevent disease and promote health.

American Society on Aging
Through renowned educational programming, outstanding publications and state-of-the-art information and training resources, ASA members tap into the knowledge and experience of the largest network of professionals in the field.

Hospice Association of America
A national organization representing more than 2,800 hospices and thousands of caregivers and volunteers who serve terminally ill patients and their families. Recently ranked the most effective health care trade organization on Capitol Hill by Congressional offices, HAA is the largest lobbying group for hospice, advocating the industry’s interests before Congress, the regulatory agencies, other national organizations, the courts, the media, and the public.

National Area Agencies on Aging
n4a’s primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

National Association for the Support of Long Term Care
NASL is the only organization at the national level that concentrates its involvement exclusively on legislative and regulatory matters affecting the provision of ancillary services, products supply components, diagnostic testing and information systems to the post-acute care industry.

National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care
NADONA/LTC is the largest educational organization committed exclusively to nursing and administration professionals in the Long Term Care and Assisted Living professions.

National Association of Health Data Organizations
The National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) is a national, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to improving health care through the collection, analysis, dissemination, public availability, and use of health data.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
A National network for Geriatric Care Managers, the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (GCM) was established in 1986 and continues to grow as the demand for services for the elderly increases.

National Council on Aging
A national network of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons; increasing their continuing contributions to communities, society and future generations; and building caring communities.

National Mental Health Association
The country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million people with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

National Network for Health’s Healthy People, Healthy Communities
National health initiative is to promote the capacity of individuals, families, and communities to increase healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices and make informed consumer decisions

National Organization on Disability
Organization that raises disability awareness through programs and information, working toward closing participation gaps.

National Parkinson Foundation
Educational site on Parkinson’s disease.

Home Care Association of America (formerly NPDA)
The Home Care Association of America (formerly NPDA) is a non-profit national voice for organizations that provide private duty home care services and an advocate for services which benefit the consumers for whom they care: seniors, children, persons with disabilities, those with chronic health conditions and anyone whose quality of life can be improved by having a care worker help in their home.

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