Recursos Nacionales

Alzheimer

Alzheimer’s Association
Local services, support groups, 24-hour helpline, and informaiton for caregivers.
1-800-272-3900 (many languages) or 1-866-403-3073 (TTY)

Cancer

National Cancer Institute
Government agency with information on cancer treatments.
1-800-422-6237 (Spanish)
American Childhood Cancer Organization
Non-profit membership organization whose mission is to educate, support, serve and advocate for families of children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer and the professionals who care for them.
1-800-366-2223

Diabetes

Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders
Health Information, research, clinical trials and personal stories.
American Diabetes Association
Information, programs, and services for people with diabetes. 1-800-342-2383

Health

Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)
Non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions.
1-800-878-4403 ext. 117
American Heart Association
Information on heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and prevention
1-800-242-8721
Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)
Information on Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (COPD, Emphysema, Chroic bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, etc.), lung diseases, asthma, and prevention
1-800-586-4872 or 1-800-LUNGUSA

Mental Health Resources

Autism Society of America
National organization dedicated to improving the lives of all affected by autism.
1-800-328-8476
Mental Health America
Information, advocacy, and referrals for adults and children. 1-800-969-6642 (Spanish)
National Alliance for the Mentally III (NAMI)
An advocacy group for people with mental illness and their families.
1-800-950-6264 (Spanish)
National Institiute of Mental Health
Information and research on mental health treatments.
1-866-615-6464 (Spanish)
SAMHSA (Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Federal agency with informaiton on legislation, preention, workplace resources, and online search for mental health services.
1-877-726-4727

Pregnancy Care

National Hispanic Prenatal Helpline
Information about pregnancy, birth, and child care.
1-800-504-7081 (Spanish)
KidsHealth
Information on children’s health.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Information for health professionals, parents, teachers, students, and young adults.

Obesity and Overweight

Obesity and Overweight
Informaiton on obesity and chart to check Body Mass Index (BMI)