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Related Support Organizations


International Ostomy Association


Friends of Ostomates Worldwide – USA

Osto Group (for Ostomates without insurance in the U.S.)

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada

Oley Foundation (for people on intravenous or tube-fed nutrition)


Youth Rally

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

National Association For Continence

The J-Pouch Group

Quality Life Association (for Continent Ileostomates)

Ostomy Connection

WOCN Association

Stolen Colon

 The Colon Club 

Discussion Boards

UOAA Discussion Board on this site

J-Pouch Site Discussion Board

Ostomy Aid (from WOC Nurses)

IBD Sucks! (see esp. “Dear Baggy”) Newsgroup Newsgroup

Professional Societies

Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) 
WOCN Referral Database – Find an ET

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons

American Gastroenterological Association

American Medical Association

American Urological Association

Ostomy Group Newsletters

Jacksonville FL TheMailbag

North Central OK Ostomy Outlook Ostomy Association

Other Newsletters

The Pull-Thru Network News

Hereditary Colon Cancer Newsletter

Cancer Information

American Cancer Society

Cancer Care, Inc

Cancer Hope Network

Cancer Research Foundation of America (CRFA)
CRFA Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Cancer News on the Net

Cancer Nutrition Center


Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

Colon Cancer Alliance

Colorectal Cancer Coalition

What Is Colorectal Cancer? (MayoClinic)

Colorectal Cancer Network

National Breast Cancer Coalition

National Cancer Insitute (NCI)

OncoLink – U. Penn. Cancer Resource Center

Vital Options TeleSupport Cancer Network

The Wellness Community

New Medicines in Development / Cancer

Advocacy Related Links

UOAA Advocacy Section on this Site 

Patient Advocate Foundation

U.S. House of Representatives Home Page

U.S. Senate Home Page

Americans with Disabilities Act Page

Fedstats – Federal Statistics

Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC)

Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness (help with various legal issues)

One Voice Against Cancer (coalition of non-profit organizations advocating for cancer-related appropriations)

FirstGov for Consumers (US Government Consumer Info)

US Government Printing Office (Access to Government Info Products)

TRICARE, US Military Health System

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (coalition of pharmaceutical companies, health care providers and advocacy groups)

Child Related Links

The Pull-thru Network (Congenital colorectal, anorectal and urogenital malformations)

About Kids GI Health (Hirschsprung’s & motility issues) Up With IBD

Spina Bifida Association of America

When Chronic Illness…or Other Medical Problem…Goes to School

Assistance for Education of Children with Disabilities

Medical Information

PubMed (MEDLINE) Search 

MEDLINEplus (more consumer oriented medical info)

National Library Of Medicine

National Network of Libraries of Medicine

National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases

Univ of Louisville Colon & Rectal Surgery

Medsite (discount medical books & supplies)

International Adhesions Society

New Medicines in Development (Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America)

Now You Have a Diagnosis: What’s Next? (US Gov’t Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality) (US National Institutes of Health) (Pharmaceutical Research Plus, Inc) Research Companies

Food & Nutrition

The American Dietetic Association 

CNN Food & Health

General Health Information

Health Finder  (US Government Gateway to Health Information)

World Health Organization (WHO)

American Public Health Association

National Institutes of Health (portal to US Government health sites)

National Health Information Center

HealthWorld Online

Stanford University Health Library – Crohn’s/Colitis Resources

Other Related Sites

Canadian Society of Intestinal Research 

Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide

ElderWeb – Eldercare, Senior Housing, etc.

Disabled American Veterans