Mammography Breast Cancer Organizations

					                                                Mammography & Breast Cancer Organizations

                 Organization                                                             Information
      African American Breast Cancer Alliance
                                                The African American Breast Cancer Alliance (AABCA) is dedicated to providing hope, awareness,
                   PO Box 8981
                                                education, emotional and social support to African American breast cancer survivors and their
            Minneapolis, MN 55408
            Phone: (612) 825-3675
             Fax: (612) 827-2977      

       Agency for Healthcare Research and
                                                The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with
                                                improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare for all Americans. As one
     Office of Communications and Knowledge     of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), AHRQ supports
                      Transfer                  health services research that will improve the quality of healthcare and promote evidence-based
            540 Gaither Road, Ste 2000          decision making.
                Rockville, MD 20850
               Phone: (301) 427-1364

                                                The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide community-based voluntary health
             American Cancer Society            organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research,
                                                education, advocacy, and service. With more than two million volunteers nationwide, the
                250 Williams Street
                                                American Cancer Society is one of the oldest and largest voluntary health agencies in the United
             Atlanta, GA 30303-1002
                                                States. The ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.
             Phone: (800) 227-2345

                                                The mission of the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade is to raise funds and awareness for
                                                advancing access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. Although the goal is to benefit all
      Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade
                                                women, special emphasis is placed on reaching medically underserved women, including low-
           1345 Avenue of the Americas          income, elderly and minority women, and women without adequate health insurance. Reversing
              New York, NY 10105                historical disparities in breast cancer care is a priority of the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer
             Phone: (866) 505-AVON              Crusade.

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                                     is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete,
                    and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Its mission is to help women and their loved ones
                                              make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can
        7 East Lancaster Avenue, 3rd Floor
                                              make the best decisions for their lives.
                Ardmore, PA 19003

                                              Breast Cancer Network of Strength (formerly Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization) is a
                                              national nonprofit organization with the mission to ensure, through information, empowerment
        Breast Cancer Network of Strength
                                              and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. The organization has affiliates
           135 S. LaSalle St., Ste 2000       throughout the nation that provide services such as support groups; early detection and teen
                Chicago, IL 60603             workshops; wigs and prostheses for women with limited resources; and advocacy about breast
         Phone: (800) 221-2141 (English)      cancer related policies in their communities. A multitude of materials are available on the web
            (800) 986-9505 (Spanish)          site related to breast cancer, as well as a 24/7 call center, available in 150 languages.
      The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
                                              The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
          60 East 56th Street, 8th floor      Its mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer by providing critical funding for
               New York, NY 10022             innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and
       Phone: (866) FIND-A-CURE (346-3228)    increasing public awareness about good breast health.
                Fax: (646) 497-0890

                   CancerCare                 CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services
                                              to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the
            275 Seventh Ave. Floor 22
                                              bereaved. CancerCare programs – including counseling, education, financial assistance and
              New York, NY 10001
                                              practical help – are provided by trained oncology social workers and are free of charge.
          Phone: (800) 813-HOPE (4673)
              Fax: (212) 712-8495   

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            Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.
             National Cancer Institute        The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. (Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-Based Tools) web portal is
            6130 Executive Plaza Blvd         a collaborative effort aimed at providing access to data and resources that can help cancer health
              Executive Plaza North           professionals design, implement and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs.
              Rockville, MD 20852   
             Phone: (301) 594-1237

                                              The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the nation's premiere health promotion,
         Centers for Disease Control and      prevention, and preparedness agency and a global leader in public health. It offers numerous
                   Prevention                 resources about breast cancer for consumers and health professionals, including statistics,
                                              mammography guidelines, etc. CDC is one of 13 major operating components of the Department
                1600 Clifton Rd
                                              of Health and Human Services (HHS) and applies research and findings to improve people’s daily
               Atlanta, GA 30333
                                              lives and maintain national health statistics.
             Phone: (800) 232-6348

                Community Guide               The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) serves as a filter for scientific
                                              literature about specific health problems that can be large, inconsistent, uneven in quality, and
            Community Guide Branch
                                              even inaccessible. The Community Guide summarizes what is known about the effectiveness,
       National Center for Health Marketing
                                              economic efficiency and feasibility of interventions to promote community health and prevent
              1600 Clifton Road NE
                   Mailstop E-69
                Atlanta, GA 30333   

                                     is a website containing medical and cultural information about immigrant and
                                              refugee groups. The project started in 1994 to bridge cultural and language barriers during
                                              medical visits. The objective is to make information about culture, language, health, illness, and
                                              community resources directly accessible to healthcare providers who see patients from different
             Phone: (406) 556-5877            ethnic groups. is a joint project of University of Washington Health Sciences Library
                                              and the Harborview Medical Center's Community House Calls Program.

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         Health Information Translations
                                                 Health Information Translations is a collaborative initiative to improve health education for
     The Ohio State University Medical Center    patients who speak limited English. By leveraging the combined skills and experience of three of
            660 Ackerman Road, 667               Central Ohio's largest health care organizations, this project is able to produce some of the most
                 PO Box 183110                   valuable resources for healthcare education in diverse communities.
              Columbus, OH 43218
             Phone: (614) 293-3191

                                                 Healthy Roads Media, funded by the National Library of Medicine, offers free audio, written, and
              Healthy Roads Media                multimedia health education materials in several languages. The purpose of Healthy Roads Media
                                                 is to provide access to basic health information for everyone, regardless of language or disability.
             Phone: (406) 556-5877
                                                 Formats available include: written information, audio, and/or video.

        Huntsman Online Patient Education
                                                 The Huntsman Online Patient Education (HOPE) Guide is a one-stop resource for cancer
            Huntsman Cancer Institute            information, containing more than 3000 pieces of information, books, brochures, FAQs, and
               2000 Circle of Hope               medical journal articles about all types of cancer, treatment, research, and prevention. It is
             Salt Lake City, UT 84112            maintained by the Huntsman Cancer Institute, located at the University of Utah.
             Phone: (801) 585-0303
              Fax: (877) 585-0303

      International Cancer Screening Network
                                                 The International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN) is a voluntary consortium of 28 countries that
             Applied Research Program            have active population-based cancer screening programs. These programs are national or sub-
     Division of Cancer Control and Population   national in scope, and established or pilot-based. The focus of the network is collaborative efforts
                      Sciences                   aimed at understanding how to use and compare data from screening mammography programs
              National Cancer Institute          internationally and develop methods for evaluating the impact of population-based breast cancer
        Executive Plaza North, Room 4111         screening programs.
         6130 Executive Blvd., MSC 7344
            Bethesda, MD 20892-7344    
              Phone: (301) 594-6654

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            The Libby Ross Foundation
                                                The mission of the Libby Ross Foundation is to make a significant difference in the lives of
              1710 First Avenue, #226           women afflicted with breast cancer through unique support programs and help eradicate the
                New York , NY 10128             disease through research and early detection. It was founded in 1999 in memory of Elizabeth
               Phone: (212) 831-9592            "Libby" Ross, who lost her battle with breast cancer on July 24, 1998.
                Fax: (212) 658-9031

           Living Beyond Breast Cancer          Living Beyond Breast Cancer assists women at all stages of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment
                                                and recovery. Its mission includes offering specialized programs and services for the newly
        354 West Lancaster Ave., Ste 224
                                                diagnosed, young women, women with advanced breast cancer, women at high risk for
             Haverford, PA 19041
                                                developing the disease, and African-American and Latina women. It also offers programs for
           Phone: (484) 708-1550 or
                                                caregivers and healthcare professionals to help them meet the needs of women affected by
               (610) 645-4567
                                                breast cancer.
             Fax: (610) 645-4573
                                               The MedQIC website is a national knowledge forum for healthcare and quality improvement
                                               professionals. Sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), it provides easy
                     MedQIC                    access to quality improvement resources and a community of professionals sharing knowledge
                                               and experiences to accelerate healthcare quality improvement across the nation.

            Men Against Breast Cancer
                                                Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Men Against Breast Cancer
                   P.O. Box 150                 (MABC) is the first national non-profit organization designed to educate and empower men to be
              Adamstown, MD 21710               effective caregivers when breast cancer strikes a loved one. MABC targets and mobilizes men to
        Phone: (866) 547-MABC (6222)            be active participants in the fight to eradicate breast cancer.
               Fax: (301) 874-8657

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                                            The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government's principle agency for cancer
            National Cancer Institute
                                            research and training. NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and
            NCI Public Inquiries Office     supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to
        6116 Executive Blvd., Room 3036A    the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation, and the continuing care
              Bethesda, MD 20892            of cancer patients and their families.
             Phone: (800) 422-6237
           National Institutes of Health    NIHSeniorHealth is a website developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National
                NIHSeniorHealth             Library of Medicine, both departments of the National Institutes of Health. The site was designed
                                            based on research that indicated older adults could effectively use computers if information was
       Reference and Web Services Section
                                            provided in a senior-friendly manner. NIH extensively tested NIHSeniorHealth with adults aged 60
           National Library of Medicine
                                            to 88 to ensure that it was easy to see, understand and navigate. Each health topic includes
               8600 Rockville Pike
                                            general background information, open-captioned videos, quizzes and FAQs.
              Bethesda, MD 20894
             Phone: (888) 346-3656
                                            The National Library of Medicine (NLM) houses one of the world's largest collections of medical
           National Library of Medicine     histories. It collects, preserves and makes available to researchers and the public print and non-
                                            print materials that document the history of medicine, health and disease from all time periods
               8600 Rockville Pike
                                            and cultures. The collection is constantly growing, with new material added through an active
             Bethesda, MD 20894
                                            acquisitions program of purchase and donation.
       Phone: (888) FIND-NLM (346-3656)
                                            The not-for-profit National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) is the leading independent
        National Women's Health Resource    health information source for women. NWHRC develops and distributes up-to-date and objective
                    Center                  women's health information based on the latest advances in medical research and practice. It
                                            conducts national surveys of women to identify health needs, attitudes and behaviors. The
           157 Broad Street, Suite 106
                                            organization’s mission is to enhance awareness about women's health issues, address unmet
              Red Bank, NJ 07701
                                            health information needs and develop outreach programs to reach underserved populations.
             Phone: (877) 986-9472

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                   Sisters Network® Inc
             National Headquarters                                Sisters Network® Inc. is a national African-American breast cancer survivorship organization. Its
                2922 Rosedale St.                                 mission is to increase local and national attention about the devastating impact that breast
       Houston, TX 77004Phone: (713) 781-                         cancer has in the African American community.
                     0255 or                            
                 (866) 781-1808
              Fax: (713) 780-8998

                                                                  Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and
             Susan G. Komen for the Cure                          activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to
                                                                  find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, nearly $1 billion has been
            5005 LBJ Freeway, Ste 250
                                                                  invested in cancer research, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight
                 Dallas, TX 75244
                                                                  against breast cancer in the world.
        Phone: (877) GO-KOMEN (465-6636)
                                                                  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health by
                                                                  assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products,
          U.S. Food and Drug Administration                       medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is
                                                                  also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make
            10903 New Hampshire Ave.
                                                                  medicines and foods more effective and more affordable; and helping the public get accurate,
       Silver Spring, MD 20993Phone: (888)
                                                                  science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health. The FDA
               INFO-FDA (463-6332)
                                                                  provides a wide range of free consumer and professional health publications.

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    treating a particular patient. Ohio KePRO disclaims any representation or warranty with respect to any treatments or course of treatment based upon information provided. Publication No. 931300-
    OH-888-03/2010. This material was provided by the Virginia Health Quality Center, the Quality Improvement Organization Support Center (QIOSC) for the Physician Office, and was prepared by Ohio
    KePRO, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Ohio, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and
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