Physical Health/Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation, PT, Prosthetics, Health Maintenance, More

AbleData
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Searchable database of 19,000 assistive technology products.

ADA Information, US Dept. of Justice
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Provides resources and information the Americans with Disabilities Act.

American Association of People with Disabilities
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A cross-disability member organization dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws.

American Dystonia Society
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Dedicated to advancing dystonia research, promoting patient advocacy and increasing public awareness of this debilitating disease. Seeks to maximize delivery of donations to fund dystonia research in order to realize a cure and develop more effective diagnosis/medication/treatment protocols for dystonia.

Americas Huey 901 Foundation
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Provide seriously wounded and disabled members of the U.S. Armed Forces with mobility assistance devices. They also provide services for the spouses of service members who have been killed while serving in the war on Global Terrorism.

Amputee Coalition of America
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National, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The ACA includes individual amputees, amputee education and support groups for amputees, professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputation or limb loss related agencies, and organizations.

Anabaptist Disabilities Network
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Works to provide encouragement and resources to congregations, families, and persons with disabilities as they identify and embrace their God-given gifts and abilities in ministry to each other and to the larger church.

Association of Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)
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AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.

Beach Center on Disability
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Works to make a significant and sustainable difference in the quality of life of families and individuals affected by disability and of those who are closely involved with them.

Blind Rehabilitation Services
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Provides high quality care in a timely and appropriate manner enabling blinded Veterans to acquire the skills and capabilities necessary for the development of personal independence and emotional stability.

Blinded Veterans Association
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An organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Through service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, they hope to make life better for blinded veterans.

Center for an Accessible Society
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Works to focus public attention on disability and independent living issues.

Center for Mind-Body Medicine
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Dedicated to reviving the spirit and transforming the practice of medicine. The Center is working to create a more effective, comprehensive and compassionate model of healthcare and health education.

Center on Human Policy (CHP)
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CHP is a Syracuse University based policy, research, and advocacy organization involved in the national movement to insure the rights of people with disabilities.

Challenged Athletes Foundation
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Recognizes the athletic greatness inherent in all people with physical challenges and supports their athletic endeavors by providing unparalleled sports opportunities that lead to success in sports and in life.

Christopher and Danna Reeves Foundation
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Promotes the health and well-being of people living with a spinal cord injury, mobility impairment, and paralysis by providing comprehensive information, resources and referral services.

Clinical Trials
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A registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

Cornucopia of Disability Information (CODI)
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Contains full text articles, directories, and guides to disability information, and includes links to other relevant disability-related sites.

Department of Defense National Resource Directory
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An online partnership of "shared care" providing information on, and access to, services and resources for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, their families and families of the fallen, and those who support them from recovery and rehabilitation to community reintegration.

Disability Rights Advocate
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Information on health care and legal rights for people with disabilities.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
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DREDF is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
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DREDF is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.

Disability.gov
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Government resources, services and information for people with disabilities.

Disabled American Veterans
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Formed in 1920 and chartered by Congress in 1932, the million-member DAV represents all of America's 2.1 million disabled veterans, their families and survivors. Its nationwide network of services -- free of charge to all veterans and members of their families -- is totally supported by membership dues and contributions from the American public. Not a government agency, the DAV's national organization receives no government funds.

Disabled Sports USA
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A national nonprofit organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.

Gimp on the Go
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An online travel site addressed to the needs of the disabled traveler.

Goodwill Industries International
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A network of 207 community-based, autonomous member organizations that serves people with workplace disadvantages and disabilities by providing job training and employment services, as well as job placement opportunities and post-employment support.

HadIt.Com
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Site to Guide veterans through the Veterans Affairs process for filing a claim for service connected disability compensation. We combine the Knowledge, Skills, and abilities of Veterans to provide other Veterans the Information and support they need dealing with the VA system.

Health Resources and Services Administration
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The primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.

Hope for the Warriors
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A national, nonprofit organization that supports wounded U.S. service members, their families, and families of the fallen. A group of military wives founded the organization in 2006. They stood together as they witnessed, firsthand, the effects of the war on service members and their families. Since that time, Hope For The Warriors® has grown tremendously in the span of programs offered and the number of wounded and family members assisted.

Impact a Hero
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Created to provide a simple mechanism for individuals and corporations to help provide emotional and financial support for our severely wounded /disabled War on Terror veterans and their families.

Independence Fund
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Provides tools (e.g. iBot wheel chairs) and therapies not otherwise being provided; funds and promotes physical and leisure/athletic activities that enhance the veteran’s physical and emotional well-being; Advocacy, Our goal is a nationwide network of volunteers who have “been there done that" who will act as guides for those following behind them.

Independence Fund
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This organization helps severely injured personnel, in particular amputees and burn victims receive the best care and rehab for these type injuries in the world via the Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Administration (VA) Healthcare systems.

Institute for Recovery and Community Integration
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Works to introduce and advance communities' understanding of recovery and community integration as the catalyst for transforming individual lives, communities, and all levels of behavioral health systems in a culturally competent manner.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices
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A nonprofit healthcare agency comprised of pharmacists, nurses,and physicians who are dedicated to learning about medication errors, understanding their system-based causes, and disseminating practical recommendations that can help healthcare providers, consumers, and the pharmaceutical industry prevent errors.

Institute on Community Integration
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Conducts research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination to improve the lives of persons with disabilities and their families.

Lakeshore Foundation
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A non-profit organization that promotes independence for persons with physically disabling conditions and provides opportunities to pursue active, healthy lifestyles. Lakeshore Foundation offers a wide range of fitness, recreation, athletic and education programs to children and adults who experience diagnostic conditions including spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, amputation, and visual impairment. The Foundation also serves persons who have been diagnosed with arthritis, diabetes, chronic pain, cardiac conditions, and many other related disorders.

Let's Move
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The Let’s Move! campaign, started by First Lady Michelle Obama, has an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight. Let’s Move! will combat the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that will engage every sector impacting the health of children and will provide schools, families and communities simple tools to help kids be more active, eat better, and get healthy.

Lotsa Helping Hands
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Provides a free caregiving and volunteer service that allows for the creation of private Web-based communities to organize help for military families in need.

Medical Dictionary Online
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A free online medical dictionary search engine for definitions of medical terminology, pharmaceutical drugs, healthcare equipment, health conditions, medical devices, specialty terms and medical abbreviations.

Medical Malpractice Help
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Offers information on medical and pediatric malpractice, medical misdiagnosis, state malpractice laws and legal options.

Medline Plus Medical Dictionary
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MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center
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Offers information on mesothelioma, asbestos, treatment, cancer clinics, legal compensation and a special section for veterans.

Mesothelioma Web: Veterans
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Provides information on the causes, risks, and treatments for mesothelioma and how it relates to veterans.

Military Order of the Purple Heart
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Formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all who have received the decoration. Composed exclusively of Purple Heart recipients, it is the only veterans service organization comprised strictly of “combat” veterans.

Military Sexual Trauma
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Veterans can receive free, confidential treatment for mental and physical health conditions related to MST. You may be able to receive this MST-related care even if you are not eligible for other VA services. To receive these services, you do not need a VA service-connected disability rating, to have reported the incident when it happened, or have other documentation that it occurred.

Mitochondrial Disease Action Committee
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Offer comprehensive resources and up-to-date information and support on mitochondrial disease at no cost to any patient, family, clinician, educator, or member of the community.

National Amputation Foundation
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Founded in 1919 by a group of amputee veterans who suffered the loss of limb or limbs in the service of our country in World War I. From its inception, the Foundation was aware of the needs unique to amputees and therefore, dedicated all its efforts to helping all veteran amputees. Since then, the Foundation has expanded its facilities to include civilian amputees as well.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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A group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine. Conventional medicine is medicine as practiced by holders of M.D. (medical doctor) or D.O. (doctor of osteopathy) degrees and by their allied health professionals, such as physical therapists, psychologists, and registered nurses.

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
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Aims to foster development of scientific knowledge needed to enhance the health, productivity, independence, and quality-of-life of people with disabilities.

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
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Focuses on knowledge translation (KT) of NIDRR-sponsored research and development results into evidence-based instruments and systematic reviews. NCDDR is developing systems for applying rigorous standards of evidence in describing, assessing, and disseminating research and development outcomes.

National Council on Disability
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An independent federal agency making recommendations to the president and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities.

National Disability Rights Network
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The nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization’s Veterans Resources
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One of the programs launched by the VAHPC is the National Hospice Veteran Partnership (HVP) Program. HVPs are coalitions of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, community hospices, end-of-life care or community organizations and others, working together to ensure that excellent end-of-life care is available for our nation’s veterans and their families.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
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Provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. All of their programmatic efforts are aimed at improving the lives of individuals with disabilities from birth through adulthood.

National Limb Loss Information Center
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A national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The ACA includes individual amputees, amputee education and support groups for amputees, professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputation or limb loss related agencies, and organizations.

National Organization on Disability
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Helps people with disabilities participate equally in a variety of basic life activities such as employment and income, education, community participation and socialization, transportation, political participation, health care, religious participation, and use of technology.

National Resource Directory
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Provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

Navy Safe Harbor
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Navy Safe Harbor is the Navy's lead organization for coordinating the non-medical care of wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families. Through proactive leadership, we provide a lifetime of individually tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of our Shipmates' recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration activities.

Operation Family Fund
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A private, non-profit, volunteer, public benefit corporation. They are committed to ensure that all available resources are used to assist eligible members and families of members of military and civilian personnel who have died or who have been severely disabled as a part of Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom both domestically and abroad to achieve financial self-sufficiency and find solutions to short term and long term needs.

Operation Mend
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Established in 2007, Operation Mend combines the best of the military's resources with the skills of UCLA Health System for a comprehensive and collaborative approach to healing United States military personnel wounded and disfigured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Operation Military Embrace
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OME supports wounded military and their families at Brooke Army Medical Center and other military and private facilities in Texas.

PALS – Promoting Amputee Life Skills
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A research study sponsored by the CDC; the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, UofWashington and the Amputee Coalition of America are leading this study. “The PALS study is evaluating the benefit of different types of support groups. We are asking members of approximately 50 amputee support groups nationwide to join the study.”

Paradigm Solutions for Complex Medical Management
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Catastrophic injury case management.

Paralyzed Veterans of America
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Provides assistance and representation before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to veterans with spinal cord injury or dysfunction, and their eligible dependents. They also assist clients with applying for health care, as well as other benefits they may be entitled to.

Path International
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This global organization helps and supports more than 42,000 men, women and children with special needs each year through a variety of equine-assisted activity and therapy programs.

Pleural Mesothelioma
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Provides information on how mesothelioma affects the body, reports on the latest treatment options, and how and where a victim may have been exposed.

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - Searle Rehabilitation Research Center
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Founded in 1954, RIC has earned a worldwide reputation as being a leader in patient care, advocacy, research and educating health professionals in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Ride 2 Recovery
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This organization strives to help make a difference in the lives of vets by assisting in their mental and physical rehabilitation programs.

Salute America’s Heroes
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Created to provide a way for individuals, corporations and others to help our severely wounded and disabled Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and their families rebuild their lives.

Salute America’s Heroes
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Provides a way for individuals, corporations and others to help our severely wounded and disabled Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and their families rebuild their lives.

Semper Fi Fund
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A non-profit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

Strumming for Vets
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Provides music therapy via the guitar that seeks to help veterans who have undergone extreme trauma restore feelings of joy and self-worth.

Sun Valley Adaptive Sports
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This organization strives to give children, teens, adults, and veterans the opportunity to experience competition and the outdoors without limitations. Designed and executed by their staff of certified therapists, each program helps the participants build physical and social skills they can take with them for a lifetime. What sets SVAS apart from other adaptive sports organizations across the country is the focus on innovative and sustainable therapeutic impact. While they want their participants to have a great time, they ensure the positive changes they experience translate to every aspect of their lives.

U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
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Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design. The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology. It also provides technical assistance and training on these requirements and on accessible design and continues to enforce accessibility standards that cover federally funded facilities.

U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program
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The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program – AW2 – embodies the Warrior Ethos “we will never leave a fallen comrade.” AW2’s personalized recovery services for severely wounded Soldiers are not limited by geography or physical location and are not constrained by recovery or rehabilitation timelines.

U.S. Department of Education Regional Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers
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Provides information on the structure of the ADA and identifies enforcing agencies, introduces language and information associated with the definition of disability and explains the historical context of the disability rights movement and related federal laws, culminating with the passage of the ADA.

U.S. Department of Transportation – ADA Project Action
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Congress originally commissioned Easter Seals Project ACTION in 1988 as a research and demonstration project to improve access to public transportation for people with disabilities. With the passage of the ADA two years later, their goals expanded to help transportation operators implement the law's transportation provisions.

University of Montana Rural Institute: Transitions Project
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Works toexpand the model of transition planning created through Project WISER to include self-employment as a career exploration strategy and a post-school employment option for students with ongoing support needs, and to increase the accessing of Workforce Investment resources as part of transition planning. Linkages will be developed and piloted in six Montana communities.

Vacations for Veterans
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Provides a ‘free’ week of vacation lodgings to veterans of the United States Armed Forces who recently have been wounded in action.

Vet to Vet USA
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A consumer/provider partnership program that utilizes veterans in recovery in a peer-counseling capacity to help other veterans. Vet to Vet is administered by veterans who themselves have been consumers of VA mental-health services.

Vets4Veterans
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Created by disabled veterans with the intention to guide, direct, and inform veterans, active duty service members, and their families of the resources available to them.

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
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Seeks to preserve the quality of life for those who have a limited time to live. Team members include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, home health aides, physicians, social workers, chaplains and other caregiving professionals. Offers extensive experience with veterans.

World Institute on Disability
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Dedicated to promoting independence and societal inclusion of people with disabilities. Includes publications, programs and events.

Wounded Heroes Foundation
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Assists the severely injured men and women of our Armed Forces serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. These traumatic injuries that include vision and hearing loss, amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blasts will retire these brave warriors from the very military service that now defines them. We demonstrate love and support by helping to meet their needs and the needs of their families.

Wounded Warrior Project
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Strives to raise awareness and gain public support for the needs of injured service members. Veterans help other veterans through programs that support those that have been injured in combat.

Zoc Doc
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A free service that helps patients find doctors, dentists, and other healthcare providers, and book appointments online.

 
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