American Brain Tumor Association

This organization offers information, education, advocacy, research funding and more, for individuals with any kind of brain tumor, and their families/caregivers. The website has an extensive list of resources for education and support, such as local support groups, online support resources, and tumor and treatment information.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

A national nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals. The organization is committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of enhancing quality of life for people dying and their loved ones.

Pine Street Foundation

Website that provides information on evidence-based research on integrative care. Publishes a quarterly newsletter called Avenues.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

The leading government agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). One of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Provides the latest news, research, events, and clinical trials in complementary medicine.

American Lung Association

The organization offers “Help With Treatment Decisions” for patients and professionals through our NexProfiler(TM) Tools for Lung Cancer. The goal is to enhance the physician – patient dialogue, and to help patients make better-informed treatment decisions using information from evidence-based, peer-reviewed medical literature. Through this tool you will receive a personalized treatment options report tailored to your diagnosis. Your report will provide the pros and cons of each treatment, side effects, questions to ask your physician, plus access to relevant summaries of clinical studies.

National Council on the Aging — BenefitsCheckUp

The National Council on the Aging developed BenefitsCheckUp — a comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources. Benefits include health care, energy/utility assistance, tax relief, prescription drug benefits, food, housing, transportation, and more.

UCSFOsher Center for Integrative Medicine

A university-based clinic and research center, whose mission is to transform the way medicine is practiced by conducting research on integrative approaches to health, educating students, health professionals, and the community, and treating patients with compassionate care — addressing the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of the patient.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

A directory of patient-assistance programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.


An on-line organization that provides information on patient-assistance programs designed to help with the cost of medicine and health care.

Hospice Education Institute

An independent, not-for-profit organization, serving members of the public and health care professionals with information and education about the facets of caring for the dying and the bereaved.