NATIONAL ADVOCACY & LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS
American College of Healthcare Executives – www.ache.org
An international society of 30,000 healthcare executives, ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Management.
Association of Cancer Executives – www.cancerexecutives.org
A national organization whose focus is to promote the advancement of its members’ professional standing and personal achievement through continuing education in oncology management, research, strategic planning, and program development.
Association of Community Cancer Centers – www.accc-cancer.org
The premier education and advocacy organization for the oncology team
American Society for Radiation Oncology – www.astro.org
ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, biology and physics, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through education, clinical practice, advancement of science and advocacy.
Medical Group Management Association – www.mgma.com
The nation’s principal voice for medical group practice. MGMA leads the profession and assists members through information, education, networking and advocacy.
Community Oncology Alliance – www.communityoncology.org
The most immediate and critical mission of COA is to fight for balanced Medicare reform and to work with the Congress and the Administration to establish a cancer care reimbursement system that is fiscally responsible.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network – www.nccn.org
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 23 of the world’s leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.
American Academy of Medical Administrators – www.aameda.org
The premiere association for healthcare leaders, to enhance their profession and community health. Our mission is to develop excellence in healthcare and leadership.
American College of Surgeons – www.facs.org
Dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment
The Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators – www.sroa.org
SROA is the authority for radiation oncology operations. It is committed to providing education, advocacy and information to radiation oncology administrators.
American Cancer Society – www.cancer.org
A nationwide, community- based voluntary health organization committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation.
American Society of Clinical Oncology – www.asco.org
The world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer. ASCO’s members set the standard for patient care worldwide and lead the fight for more effective cancer treatments, increased funding for clinical and translational research, and, ultimately, cures for the many different cancers that strike millions of people.
Oncology Nursing Society – www.ons.org
A professional organization of more than 30,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – CMS – www.cms.hhs.gov
FDA: Approved Oncology Drugs – www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/
Federal Register – www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC – www.cdc.gov
National Cancer Institute – NCI – www.cancer.gov
NCI State Cancer Profiles – www.statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov
National Institutes of Health – NIH – www.nih.gov
NIH National Library of Medicine – www.nlm.nih.gov
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation – www.multiplemyeloma.org
The MMRF was established in 1998 and founded by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti, after Kathy was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Today, the MMRF is the largest nonprofit foundation dedicated to the single mission of accelerating the search for a cure for multiple myeloma.
United Way of America – www.unitedway.org
The mission of United Way is to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. Common focus areas include: helping children and youth succeed, strengthening and supporting families, promoting self-sufficiency, building vital and safe neighborhoods and supporting vulnerable and aging populations.
Patient Advocate Foundation – www.patientadvocate.org
Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys. Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.
Public Broadcasting System – www.pbs.org
A private, non-profit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation’s 349 public television stations. A trusted community resource, PBS uses the power of noncommercial television, the Internet and other media to enrich the lives of all Americans through quality programs and education services that inform, inspire and delight.