Physical Health

Agencies:

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund: 1-800-335-3863

Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services: 1-800-356-1561

Mercer County Office on Public Health: Agency referrals and information. WEBSITE

NJ FamilyCare Call Center: 1-800-356-1561

Local Support Groups:

ALS Resource Group "Lou Gehrig’s Disease": Professionally run support for patients and families to learn how to cope with the daily changes associated with ALS.  Meets in Lawrenceville. 609-394-3556WEBSITE

American Cancer Society: Information and referral on various issues related to cancer (treatment, services, literature, transportation, equipment, encouragement and support) 1-800-227-2345 WEBSITE

Breast Cancer Support Group: Professionally run support for breast cancer patients and families.  Meets at RWJ Hospital in Hamilton, NJ. 1-800-813-4673 ext. 107

Cancer Support Group: Professionally run mutual support and education and empowerment for individuals with cancer and their families.  Rap sessions, literature and phone help.  Meets in Princeton. 609-655-5755 WEBSITE

The Healthy Teen Network:  Healthy Teen Network is the only national membership network that serves as a leader, a national voice, and a comprehensive educational resource to professionals working in the area of adolescent reproductive health - specifically teen pregnancy prevention, teen pregnancy, teen parenting and related issues. 410-685-0410 WEBSITE

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: Support, information and open discussions on living and managing the physical and emotional aspects of multiple sclerosis.  Open to family members.  Meets in Robbinsville and Lawrenceville. WEBSITE

NJ Family Care: Federal and state funded health insurance program created to help New Jersey's uninsured children and certain low-income parents and guardians to have affordable health coverage. It is not a welfare program. NJ FamilyCare is for families who do not have available or affordable employer insurance, and cannot afford to pay the high cost of private health insurance. WEBSITE

Resources:

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc.: Emotional support and worldwide support groups, free educational materials and information on current research and trials, including financial assistance for persons with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria and other bone marrow failures. 1-800-747-2820 WEBSITE

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: Serves persons with asthma and allergic diseases through the support of research, advocacy, patient and public education. 1-800-727-8462 WEBSITE

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Online resource for health information. WEBSITE

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation: National network that provides a link to parents of a child with a brain or spinal cord tumor with another parent with similar experiences for information and support. 1-866-228-4673 WEBSITE

FAAN (Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network): Mission is to increase public awareness about food allergies and anaphylaxis, provide advocacy and education, and advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.  Referrals, conferences, literature, phone support, educational materials. 1-800-929-4040 WEBSITE

HealthyNJ: Product of the University Libraries at UMDNJ.  In 1999, the Consumer Health Information Task Force, comprised of librarians from each of the four UMDNJ Campus Libraries, developed the content of the Web Site to meet the health care information needs of consumers, particularly the citizens of New Jersey. WEBSITE

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: Mutual support and education for persons with multiple sclerosis.  Offers phone support, information and referrals, networking program and support group meetings. WEBSITE

Scoliosis Foundation: Information support network for scoliosis patients and parents of children with scoliosis.  WEBSITE

TeensHealth: Lots of information on various topics for both parents and teens. WEBSITE

World Health Organization (WHO): Directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.  WEBSITE