The following online resources can help your patients find information and support. Some of these organizations may have a chapter in your area.
Advanced Illness Patient Resources
American Cancer Society (ACS)
The ACS provides information about current cancer research, grants, and awards,
as well as information on national affairs, legislative updates, and community
involvement. The ACS offers a wide range of patient education tools, such as
treatment options and ways to stay healthy.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA provides information on foods and specific prescription drugs, safety
alerts, recent product approvals, and more.
This website is sponsored by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a
national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of palliative care
services in hospitals and other health care settings. GetPalliativeCare.org offers a
wide range of information, including articles, news stories, videos, and a provider directory.
Hospice Association of America (HAA)
HAA is a national organization representing thousands of hospices, caregivers, and
volunteers who serve terminally ill patients and their families.
Hospice Patients Alliance (HPA)
HPA provides information about hospice services, promotes better quality hospice
care throughout the United States, and directly assists patients, families, and
caregivers in resolving difficulties they may have with current hospice services.
Digestive Health Patient Resources
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
ACG provides consumer guides on various gastroenterological disorders and
common problems, offers digestive health tips, and has a physician locator to find
an ACG member in your area.
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
The public section of this website offers a digestive health resource, a
gastroenterologist locator service, and various helpful online links.
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)
NDDIC offers free publications about digestive diseases to patients and a phone
inquiry line to answer your questions about educational materials.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
NIDDK provides information on various digestive diseases, health education
programs, and clinical trials.
Chronic Pain Patient Resources
American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
The ACPA offers pain management tools as well as other helpful materials for
individuals seeking to improve the quality of their lives with chronic pain and for the
professionals who help them.
The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
AAPM offers helpful information to serve physicians who diagnose and treat pain
patients, as well as provides general information about pain.
National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA)
The NFMCPA is an association that provides several resources on chronic pain, as
well as a community to find support groups in your area.
American Pain Society (APS)
APS provides journals and other resources on pain management. Additionally, APS
holds an annual educational meeting and webinars for an expanded educational
US Pain Foundation
The US Pain Foundation helps individuals find resources and inspiration.