Occupational/Professional Associations subcategories:
- Aging Associations (7/0)
- Aging/Long Term Care Facility Associations (3/0)
- Arts Associations (1/1)
- Athletic Associations (1/0)
- Business Associations (53/11)
- Child Care Provider Associations (3/0)
- Child Welfare/Family Services Associations (27/5)
- Disability Associations (6/1)
- Education Associations (6/0)
- Emergency Management Associations (22/1)
- Farm Associations (1/0)
- Home Care/Hospice Associations (7/4)
- Information and Referral Associations (4/1)
- Legal Associations (8/0)
- Library Associations (1/0)
- Medical Associations (13/3)
- Medical Clinic Associations (1/0)
- Mental Health Practitioner Associations (8/0)
- Nonprofit/Philanthropic Associations (3/1)
- Sales and Marketing Professional Associations (1/1)
- Volunteer Administration Associations (1/1)
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Programs that promote the interests of a specific trade or profession and provide informal educational and professional development opportunities under the auspices of a membership professional or occupational group or association, often through the medium of journals, periodicals, professional conferences, trade shows and expositions and other similar gatherings. Some of these programs may also establish standards which relate to the qualifications and performance of members and may accept and investigate complaints from the public concerning the practices of members; may maintain a service which refers the public to member individuals, groups, agencies or businesses; and may act as advocates for their own members, for association goals and/or for the recipients of their services.
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