National Health Organizations

Website Address
Address
55 East Monroe St. #3420, Chicago, IL
60603
Phone Number
312-346-1805 or 800-342-2383
Fax
312-346-5342
Description

We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes. We deliver services to hundreds of communities. We provide objective and credible information. We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

Address
1800 N. Main Street, Suite 215, Wheaton, IL
60187
Phone Number
Toll Free: 800-223-9776 or 630-933-4392
Description

The American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center is part of a national network of information and referral centers throughout the United States. The Center provides information, referrals, educational programs and support services to anyone with questions or concerns about Parkinson disease. Health care providers can also utilize the Center for the latest information on research and treatment of Parkinson Disease.

Address
35 E Wacker Drive, Suite 2260, Chicago, IL
60602
Phone Number
312-372-2080
Fax
312-372-2081
Parent Organization
Description

The Arthritis Foundation is here to help you learn to control and better manage your arthritis and provides programs such as : medical referral list; educational seminars; literature; arthritis coping education support groups; self-management programs; exercise programs; speakers bureau; professional education. If you live with pain, stiffness, and swelling or are already diagnosed with one of 120 types of common arthritis, the arthritis foundation may be a valuable resource for you.

Website Address
Address
977 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 140, Vernon Hills, IL
60061
Contact Person
Steve Sroka, Associate Events Manager
Phone Number
847-680-0100
Description

The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. (FFB) is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments, and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. The Foundation has over 50 volunteer-led groups across the US. These dedicated volunteers raise funds, increase public awareness, and provide support to their communities. The Chicago Chapter provides local newsletters, support groups, and meetings with informative speakers.
Eligibility Criteria: Anyone or family member who would like to become involved.
Fee Policy: None, but donations are accepted.

Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

Website Address
Phone Number
800-252-3337
Description

NAFC’s objectives are to destigmatize incontinence, to promote preventive measures, to motivate individuals to seek treatment, and to provide collaborative advocacy and service for those who are affected by this problem. NAFC offers publications and services, such as: brochures detailing what every woman and man should know about bladder and bowel control, disease-specific booklets on Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and Parkinson’s Disease, the Caregiver’s Desk Reference, and the Blueprint for Continence Care in an Assisted Living Setting, a guidepost of standards offering simple, cost-effective practices for the prevention, assessment, management, and treatment of bladder control problems in assisted living.

Address
525 W. Monroe Street
Suite 1510
Chicago, IL
60661
Contact Email
Phone Number
312-421-4500 or 800-344-4867
Fax
312-421-4544
Description

The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. We achieve our mission through the delivery of programs and services to people with MS and their families, and through support of research into the sponsorships, and fundraising campaigns.

Eligibility Criteria: Membership is open to all.
Fee Policy: Free for individuals with MS

Organization Name
Website Address
Contact Email
Phone Number
1-800-787-6537
Description

National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.

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