The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs – two national health care programs that benefit about 75 million Americans. And with the Health Resources and Services Administration, CMS runs the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), a program that is expected to cover many of the approximately 10 million uninsured children in the U.S.
This official U.S. Government site for Medicare provides up-to-date information about Medicare, Medicare health plans, consumer publication, nursing homes, fraud and abuse. View the Medicare handbook, Medicare and You and the Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare and Your Medicare Coverage.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provides education and practice management services for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. The Academy also serves as an advocate for improved patient care and informs the public about the science of orthopaedics. The orthopaedist’s scope of practice includes disorders of the body’s bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
The Arizona Better Business Bureau is a nonprofit organization committed to the belief that the majority of marketplace problems can be corrected through voluntary self-regulation. They champion the cause of consumers and hold businesses accountable to the highest standards of honesty in their advertising and selling.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest national voluntary health organization supporting Alzheimer’s research and care. On this site, you’ll find information about the disease, their programs and services, and their advocacy efforts.
Founded in 1950, The National Council On the Aging is the nation’s first association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons.
The American Diabetes Association is 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.
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service, which is under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS. 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.
AARP is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older. Through information and education, advocacy and service, they seek to enhance the quality of life for all by promoting independence, dignity and purpose. See the Health and Wellness page.