National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
As a global leader in motor vehicle and highway safety, the NHTSA’s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes. The NHTSA is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety.
The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC)
The LTCCC is a non-profit organization that works to improve conditions for long-term care consumers, such as nursing home residents, assisted living recipients, and adult home residents. Their work focuses on policy research and analysis; advocacy with state and federal leaders and regulators; and education of the general public, the news media, and policy makers.
Department of Health
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) organizes a wide range of programs and services that are used to help protect the public in New York City. The Department of Health offers resources regarding Eldercare, Medicaid, Doctor Profiles, AIDS/HIV, Influenza, Immunization, and much more.
Friends and Relatives of Institutionalized Aged (FRIA)
FRIA’s Mission is to assure that nursing home residents receive prompt, high-quality, and compassionate care. FRIA seeks long-term health care for all New Yorkers in the least institutionalized setting possible. They accomplish this by helping relatives become effective advocates for the needs of their loved ones.
Department of Transportation (DOT)
The goal of the US Department of Transportation is to ensure a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system that meets the national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
Patient Advocate Foundation – The Patient Advocate Foundation “seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life threatening or debilitating diseases.”
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) – As the health services research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ 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.
American Medical Association (AMA) – The mission of the AMA is “to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.” The AMA provides physicians with standards and educational materials to support them in the treatment of patients.
American Board of Medical Specialties – The oversight group in the U.S. for certification of physicians specializing in medical treatment. They also focus on the development of educational and professional standards for the evaluation and certification of physicians. Consumers can access this site to find board-certified specialists.
PubMed.gov – Provides access to millions of records through the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Search tools are available when using the databases.
National Institutes of Health – The goal of NIH is to promote discovery, research, and use of medical innovations to protect and improve health. The NIH provides information regarding medical conditions, treatment, and studies for the general public.
The Centers for Disease Control – “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – The NHTSA’s mission is to “save lives, reduce injuries, [and] reduce vehicle-related crashes.” In support of this mission, the organization provides information regarding safety problems and issues, testing results, regulations and standards, and research and development.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) – CPSC, an independent Federal regulatory agency, helps keep American families safe by reducing the risk of injury or death from consumer products through research, establishment of standards, and obtaining the recall of hazardous products.
National Safety Council (NSC) – The NSC’s purpose is to “educate and influence people to prevent accidental injury and death.” Through education, research, and public advocacy, the NSC works to understand trends in unintentional injuries and deaths, and to develop programs to prevent the recurrence of similar injuries or fatalities.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – “OSHA’s role is to promote the safety and health of America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health.”
U.S. Food and Drug Administration – With a mission to protect and promote the health of the American public, the FDA focuses on ensuring that products are safe and effective, and providing the public with accurate information.
New York and National Injury Support and Medical Links
New York State Chiropractic Association – An association dedicated to leading the effort towards having chiropractic medicine integrated into the treatment of patients. The site contains publications, government information, and support in finding chiropractic doctors.
New York State Office of the Professions – Through the State Education Department, the Office of the Professions administers professional regulation and licensing requirements for medical service providers. This includes chiropractics, occupational therapists, and pharmacists.
Web M.D. – “WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.”
Prescription Drug Information – Managed by the Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, this website (and its authors) serve as advocates for consumers in the safety and efficacy of drugs and dietary supplements. They aim to help doctors and the public make safe decisions in their drug treatment.
American Academy of Family Physicians – An online health information site that provides quality health information to both the public and medical communities. The information presented includes videos, news stories, and interactive presentations.