Links to Other Organizations
The following organizations provide resources and support.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association or ADA)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606–6995
Mission: Empowering members to be the nation's food and nutrition leaders.
Mission: To improve the health of patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity.
Mission: To ensure the professional growth, personal excellence, and recognition of physician assistants, and to support their efforts to enable them to improve the quality, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered health care.
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
6400 Goldsboro Road, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20817
Mission: To advance the medical treatment and scientific study of gastrointestinal disorders and to strive to serve the evolving needs of physicians in the delivery of high-quality scientific, humanistic, clinical, ethical, and cost-effective health care to gastroenterology patients.
Mission: To advance women’s health care and the professional and socioeconomic interests of its members through continuing medical education, practice, research, and advocacy.
Mission: To advance the science and practice of gastroenterology.
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
85 West Algonquin Road, Suite 550
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Mission: To ensure high-quality patient care by advancing science through research and education for the prevention and management of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus.
Mission: As the leader in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, AUGS promotes the highest quality patient care through excellence in education, research, and advocacy.
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)
P.O. Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217–8076
Phone: 1–888–964–2001 or 414–964–1799
Mission: To inform, assist, and support people affected by gastrointestinal disorders. The IFFGD is a nonprofit education and research organization.
National Association For Continence (NAFC)
P.O. Box 1019
Charleston, SC 29402–1019
Phone: 1–800–BLADDER (1–800–252–3337) or 843–377–0900
Mission: To improve the quality of life of people with incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and related pelvic floor disorders and to serve as a leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.
National Women’s Health Information Center
8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 101
Fairfax, VA 22031
Mission: To provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches. The Office on Women’s Health achieves its mission and vision by developing innovative programs, educating health professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through the dissemination of health information.
The Simon Foundation for Continence
P.O. Box 815
Wilmette, IL 60091
Phone: 1–800–23–SIMON (1–800–237–4666) or 847–864–3913
Mission: To bring the topic of incontinence out into the open, remove the stigma surrounding incontinence, and provide help and hope to people with incontinence, their families, and the health care professionals who provide their care.
Mission: To improve the lives of people with functional GI Disorders.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)
15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 1–888–224–WOCN (1–888–224–9626)
Mission: To support its members by promoting educational, clinical, and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies, and incontinence.
Page last updated: July 15, 2011