American Health and Medical Education Links
- Patient Advocate Foundation - The Patient Advocate Foundation "seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life threatening or debilitating diseases."
- Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) - As the health services research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ provides practical health care information, research findings, and data to help consumers, health providers, health insurers, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about health care issues.
- American Medical Association (AMA) - The mission of the AMA is to "to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health." The AMA provides physicians with standards and educational materials to support them in the treatment of patients.
- American Board of Medical Specialties - The oversight group in the U.S. for certification of physicians specializing in medical treatment. They also focus on the development of educational and professional standards for the evaluation and certification of physicians. Consumers can access this site to find board certified specialists.
- PubMed.gov - Provides access to millions of records through the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Search tools are available for used with the databases.
- National Institutes of Health - The goal of NIH is to promote discovery, research, and use of medical innovations to protect and improve health. The NIH provides information regarding medical conditions, treatment, and studies for the general public.
- People Over Profits - Sponsored by the American Association for Justice, People Over Justice aims to educate and provide tools to the American public to stand up for their rights against medical interest groups in the cases of medical errors.
- The Centers for Disease Control - "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States."
National Regulatory Sites
- Brain Injury Association of America - Organization offering support and representation to families and individuals affected by a brain injury.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - The NHTSA's mission is to "save lives, reduce injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes." In support of this mission the organization provides information regarding safety problems and issues, testing results, regulations and standards, and research and development.
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - CPSC, an independent Federal regulatory agency, helps keep American families safe by reducing the risk of injury or death from consumer products through research, establishment of standards, and obtaining the recall of hazardous products.
- National Safety Council (NSC) - The NSC's purpose is to "educate and influence people to prevent accidental injury and death." Through education, research, and public advocacy, the NSC works to understand trends in unintentional injuries and deaths and to develop programs to prevent the recurrence of the injuries or fatalities.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - "OSHA's role is to promote the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health."
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration - With a mission to protect and promote the health of the American public, the FDA focuses on ensuring that products and safe and effective, and to provide the public with accurate information.
New York Courts
New York and National Injury Support and Medical Links
- New York State Chiropractic Association - An association dedicated to leading the effort towards having chiropractic medicine integrated into the treatment of patients. The site contains publications, government information, and support in finding chiropractic doctors.
- New York State Office of the Professions - Through the State Education Department, the Office of the Professions administers professional regulation and licensing requirements for medical service providers. This includes chiropractics, occupational therapists, and pharmacists.
- New York State Bar Association - Agency responsible for regulating law practice in the state of New York.
- New York State Workers' Compensation Board - Provides payment and support for individuals and families awarded workers' compensation, and processes claims for compensation.
- Brain Injury Association of New York (BIANYS) - In addition to offering support to brain injury patients, BIANYS serves as an advocate to those affected by brain injury in the development of public policy at the federal, state, and local levels.
- The New York State Radiological Society - Provides education and support to physicians and patients regarding the technologies involved with medical imaging.
- Orthopedic Specialists of New York - Provides a comprehensive list of orthopedic surgeons, and associated services in the state of New York.
- Web M.D. - "WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information."
- Prescription Drug Information - Managed by the Public Citizen's Health Research Group, the "Worst Pills, Best Bills" site and the authors serve as advocates for consumers in the safety and efficacy of drugs and dietary supplements. They aim to help doctors and the public may safe decisions in their drug treatment.
- American Academy of Family Physicians - An online health information site that provides quality health information to both the public and medical community. The information presented includes videos, news stories, and interactive presentations.
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - "AAOS will serve the profession, champion the interests of patients, and advance the highest quality musculoskeletal health."
- NYSTLA - Founded in 1953, NYSTLA has over 4,500 members across New York. We are the largest state lawyer association dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers and advocate on behalf of injured persons across the state.
- AAJ - organization promoting a fair and effective justice system - and supporting the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America's courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.
- Findlaw - Legal guide providing cases, codes, forms, articles and links, law schools, bar associations, directories of service providers, and continuing legal education, with information for legal professionals, business, students, and the public.
- West - leader in legal information solutions.
- WestLaw - legal research service for legal and law related materials and services, including searches of United States and international legal materials, journals, business information and public records.
- The Federal Judiciary - Explains how the U.S. court system functions. Includes answers to frequently asked questions.
Local New York City Resources
New York Maps
- Map of New York - Google map of the New York City area
- New York City Subway Map - Map of the New York City subways provided by NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- New York City Neighborhood & Borough Maps - the Department of City Planning map displaying the neighborhood names and community district boundaries along with informative statistics on the geographic, demographic and economic profile of New York City
- MTA & Google Transit - plan trips in the city as well as throughout the region using MTA and the power of Google Maps
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