We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable. Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is the nation’s only nonprofit organization solely focused on preventing medication errors. Over the past 20 years, ISMP’s advocacy work alone has resulted in thousands of changes in clinical practice, public policy, and drug labeling and packaging that have improved medication safety. Those changes have had an enormous impact on millions of patients, healthcare professionals, and the organizations that care for them. The Institute has served as a vital force for change and education. Without ISMP, the entire healthcare community would likely be very different.
Official national poverty data have long been calculated using a single dimension: income. At best, income statistics provide only a hazy picture of the actual conditions facing the hungry, the homeless, the unemployed, and the underemployed.
The Human Needs Index (HNI) introduces a new, multidimensional way to measure poverty and its effects. The key lies in the street-level knowledge of The Salvation Army, one of the country’s largest nonprofits delivering a safety net of services to those in need.
Our mission is pretty simple: to save lives and end breast cancer forever. How we do it…well, that’s a bit more complex. We educate, support research, offer grants that provide financial and emotional assistance and advocate for better breast cancer policy. But in a broader sense, we empower others, ensure quality care for all, and invest in science to find the cures. How we’re helping Last year, Susan G. Komen’s community grants provided financial and social support for more than 50,000 families impacted by breast cancer.
The Mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.
At St. Jude Medical they are inventors too, driven by a passion for saving and improving lives through medical technology.
Imagination, research and development for a new invention at St. Jude Medical is how they conceived the St. Jude Medical Bi-leaflet Prosthetic Heart Valve in 1977 which saved my life in 2007, thirty years later. Their invention inspired me to conceive my invention, the CODAmeds™ Dose Dispenser, to help maintain a regular schedule for medications and vitamins for a healthy heart lifestyle.
The Joseph S. Groh Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to employees, former employees, family members of employees and former employees of the Construction and HVAC industries who have suffered permanent spinal cord injuries or other permanent and life altering disabilities. To find out more about Joe, please visit the foundation website.
The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. They help people with vision loss in every aspect of life—education, career, family, the technology you use, and the laws that shape our environment.
Fisher Houses provide military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve.
The mission of the Paramedic Foundation is to further the profession of paramedicine. Our vision is to provide resources and expertise through education, governance, credentialing, research, and provider safety. We value accountability, competence, credibility, professional recognition, paramedic self governance, and specialized knowledge.
An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem, The DAISY Foundation was formed in November, 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family. Read more about why they started The DAISY Foundation.
Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters.
There are numerous reasons for adopting a pet. From companionship to security, pets can provide seniors a better quality of life and improve aging in place. Finding the right pet for you or your family member is easy, and the benefits can be far-reaching. If you are healthy enough or your caregiver is willing enough to care for a pet, the rewards of pet ownership can be life-changing. Contact our experts to adopt a pet.
Every 23 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes, and diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. But with your support today, we can continue to fight back. Join us now in commemorating the American Diabetes Association’s 75th anniversary by making a gift to help Stop Diabetes®.Your gift to the American Diabetes Association® will go a long way in helping us save lives and continue to lead the search for a cure, so that one day we can be free of this disease and its burdens.
Aging Life Care / geriatric care management is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals™ provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers.
Samaritan’s Purse is an evangelical Christian humanitarian organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of Christian missionary work.
The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.” For over 40 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick, and suffering.
Veterans Express is an organization dedicated to educate veterans, surviving spouses and their families about the Pension with Aid and Attendance benefit and linking America’s heroes to senior care providers. We know what all their options are when deciding on an assisted living- community living and home care. Veterans-Express helps veterans and surviving spouses in obtaining up to $25,020 to pay for home care services. We want to help!
Every day, people like you choose MD Anderson for cancer treatment. But it’s more than our decades of experience, top national rankings and leadership in cancer prevention and treatment that set us apart. It’s because we put all of our focus on you. We’re one of the largest cancer centers in the world. We’ve been working to eliminate cancer for more than six decades. Our depth of experience contributes to every aspect of your care.