Medical Associations

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Diabetes Association
The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Lung Association
The mission of the American Lung Association® is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.The American Lung Association® is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association® today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.

Alzheimers Association
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. With national headquarters in Tucson, MDA has more than 200 offices across the country, sponsors 225 hospital-affiliated clinics and supports nearly 400 research projects around the world.

American Psychological Association
The objects of the American Psychological Association shall be to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. .

American Nurses Association
You know that ANA works with Congress to pass legislation protective to nurses and to patients. But did you know that much of the regulatory work is done behind the scenes in the federal agencies? ANA monitors these groups, reviews and analyzes the details, submits formal comments, and makes sure that your nursing voice is always "at the table" when rules and regulations are worked out.