|Action on Smoking and Health
|"Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a national nonprofit legal action and educational organization fighting for the rights of nonsmokers against the many problems of smoking. ASH uses the tremendous power of the law to represent nonsmokers in courts and legislative bodies, and before regulatory agencies." |
|Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
"is an alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies
and agents working together to make America's roads safer. Advocates encourages the adoption of federal and state laws, policies and programs that save lives and reduce injuries. By joining its resources with others, Advocates helps build coalitions to increase participation of a wide array of groups in public policy initiatives which advance highway and auto safety."
|American Council on Science and Health
|"ACSH's mission is to ensure that peer-reviewed mainstream science reaches the public, the media, and the decision-makers who determine public policy. Our objective is to restore science and common sense to personal and public health decisions, in order to foster a scientifically sound and sensible public health policy for the American people. ACSH is committed to improving communication and dialogue between the scientific/medical community and the public and the media, in an effort to ensure that the coverage of health issues is based on scientific facts – not hyperbole, emotion and ideology."
|American Public Health Association
|"The American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872. The Association aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA represents a broad array of health professionals and others who care about their own health and the health of their communities."
|Americans for Safe Access
|"Americans for Safe Access is the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research." (http://www.safeaccessnow.org --> About Us)|
|Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
|"The Asian & Paci?c Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders." (http://www.apiahf.org/about-us)|
|Center for Auto Safety
Union and Ralph Nader founded the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) in 1970 to
provide consumers a voice for auto safety and quality in Washington and
to help lemon owners fight back across the country."
|Center for Health, Environment and Justice
|"The Center for Health, Environment & Justice is a national, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that provides organizing and technical assistance to grassroots community groups in the environmental health and justice movement."
|Center for Science in the Public Interest
|"The Center for Science
in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a consumer advocacy organization whose
twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in
health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information
about their health and well-being."
|Center for Studying Health System Change
|"The mission of the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) is to inform health care decision makers about changes in the health care system at both the local and national levels and the effects of such changes on people. HSC seeks to provide objective, incisive analyses that lead to sound policy and management decisions, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the American public." (http://www.hschange.org/index.cgi?file=about)|
|Compassion & Choices
|"Compassion & Choices is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive choice-in-dying organization in the United States. We are a nonprofit organization supported by memberships and donations. Compassion & Choices was formed by the unification of Compassion in Dying and End-of-Life Choices (formerly the Hemlock Society)."
|Council for Responsible Genetics
for Responsible Genetics fosters public debate about the social, ethical
and environmental implications of genetic technologies."
|Economic and Social Research Institute
|"The Economic and Social Research Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institute, that conducts research and studies directed at enhancing the effectiveness of social programs, improving the way health care services are organized and delivered, making quality health care accessible and affordable." THINK TANK (http://www.esresearch.org/about.php)|
|Families USA Foundation
USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the
achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans."
|Food Research and Action Center
is "working to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and undernutrition
in the United States."
|Mothers Against Drunk Driving
mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime,
and prevent underage drinking."
|"NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need."
|National Coalition on Health Care
|"The mission of the National Coalition on Health Care is to support research and analysis, develop and promote policy solutions, build consensus, and engage the public in order to ensure that America has a high quality health system that is affordable, sustainable, and fair across both its public and private sectors."
|National Patient Advocate Foundation
|"National Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization providing the patient voice in improving access to, and reimbursement for, high-quality healthcare through regulatory and legislative reform at the state and federal levels.." (http://www.npaf.org/about/mission-statement)|
|Patients Rights Council
|"The Patients Rights Council is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) educational and research organization
It addresses euthanasia, assisted suicide and end-of-life issues from a public policy perspective."
Note: previously known as the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.