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American Diabetes Association
The nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC)
The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care was conceived in 1995. It is the preeminent, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the research and clinical application of evidence – based wound care. As a not for profit association, AAWC gives numerous benefits to build a collaborative wound care community for optimal care of those who suffer with chronic non-healing wounds. is an evidence-based online resource for nurses in clinical and educational settings.

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
A non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Their mission is to cure and prevent Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis through research, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these digestive diseases through education and support.

The Dermatology Nurses' Association
The Dermatology Nurses' Association is a professional nursing organization comprised of a diverse group of individuals committed to quality care through sharing knowledge and expertise. The core purpose of the DNA is to promote excellence in dermatologic care.

The Friends of Ostomates Worldwide-USA
The Friends of Ostomates Worldwide-USA is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that collects donated ostomy supplies at a central warehouse and ships them to needy ostomates in developing countries. FOW-USA also provides some assistance for education and training of ostomy nurses in developing countries.

Healthcare 411
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Healthcare 411 is an audio news source that provides practical health care information, research findings, and data to help consumers, health providers, health insurers, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about health care issues.

Healthline-Crohn's Disease
Healthline's mission is improve health through information. They focus their efforts on offering readers and visitors to their site objective, trustworthy, and accurate health information, guided by the principles of responsible journalism and publishing. Their editorial philosophy is to use relevant and accurate content to promote a healthy lifestyle and facilitate disease prevention, as well as to offer clinically significant, medically reviewed information for those who are seeking answers to their health questions.
The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation
The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation website offers a space where members of the anal cancer community can come to access support resources, educational resources, medical resources, and links to other applicable and helpful organizations. They are the only Foundation dedicated to anal cancer and anal cancer survivors.
National Association For Continence
The leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society and its network of chapters nationwide promote research, educate, advocate on critical issues, and organize a wide range of programs including support for the newly diagnosed and those living with MS over time.
Secure Start - Provided by Hollister
Patients can call Secure Start for information and samples at 1.888.808.7456 (and press #3).
Secure Start - Ostomy Care
Secure Start - Continence Care
The Quality Life Association (QLA)
The Quality Life Association (QLA) is a non-profit nationwide association meeting the special needs of a person with a continent ostomy procedure including: Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservior (BCIR), Koch Pouch, Ileoanal J-Pouch, and other continent ostomy procedures.

The Simon Foundation for Continence
The Simon Foundation for Continence is a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to: bringing the topic of incontinence out into the open, removing the stigma surrounding incontinence, and providing help and hope for people with incontinence, their families, and the health professionals who provide their care. Patients can visit their website at The HON code certification is available on their website.

United Ostomy Associations of America
Dedicated to providing education, information, support, and advocacy for people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary diversions.
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