Links
As a convenient service for visitors to the At Large website, At Large has provided the following list of resource links to information beneficial to patient advocates.

At Large lists these products as a resource for its members and the profession. 

These listings are not an endorsement by At Large.

Comments and suggestions are welcome and may be directed by e-mail to atlarge@aha.org.

Government/Regulatory Agencies


Indicators and Data Resources
 
Healthcare Organizations and Associations
  • Alliance for Health Reform - Provides information to understand the roots of the nation's healthcare problems and the trade-offs posed by competing proposals for change.
  • American Hospital Association (AHA) - Through AHA representation and advocacy activities, AHA ensures that members' perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates, and judicial matters.
  • American Association of Health Plans - Our member companies offer medical insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, dental insurance, supplemental insurance, stop-loss insurance and reinsurance to consumers, employers and public purchasers.
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) - Improves healthcare by advancing best practices and standards for health information management and the trusted source for education, research, and professional credentialing.
  • American Heart Association - Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do.
  • American Medical Association (AMA) - Promotes the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
  • American Nurses Association (ANA) - Advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on healthcare issues affecting nurses and the public.
  • American Public Health Association (APHA) - APHA builds a collective voice for public health, working to ensure access to health care, protect funding for core public health services and eliminate health disparities, among a myriad of other issues.
  • American Society for Quality - As champion of the quality movement, ASQ offers technologies, concepts, tools, and training to quality professionals, quality practitioners, and everyday consumers.
  • California Healthcare Foundation - This is where the Patient's Evaluation of Performance California is reported
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association - HFMA helps healthcare finance professionals meet the challenges of the modern healthcare.
  • Medical Library Association - MLA provides lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledgebase of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information for improved health to the health care community and the public.
  • National Coalition on Health Care 
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) - A healthcare information source which empowers patients as consumers to make informed decisions. 
  • National Institute of Mental Health - NIMH divisions and programs are designed to emphasize translational research spanning bench, to bedside, to practice.
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM) - NLM has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. It is the world's largest biomedical library and the developer of electronic information services that deliver trillions of bytes of data to millions of users every day.
  • National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems - Represents America's safety net hospitals and health systems.