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    Organizations whose members are individuals who work in the disability field and have affiliated for the purpose of promoting mutual interests, participating in education and training conferences, interacting with other professionals and taking advantage of other opportunities for personal and professional development. Many disability associations also include individuals with disabilities and their families in their membership. Disability associations may also advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and their caregivers; promote legislation that funds research and services for this population; and provide information for members and the general public. Included are associations that focus on a specific disability such as autism or brain injuries; and those that address a broad range of disability issues.

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    American Cancer Society - Crawford UnitLatest up-to-date cancer information 24 hours a day on national hotline or on website Nutrition Symptoms & Solutions: Comprehensive nutrition care program, including recipes Reach to Recovery: one-to-one visitation program from a breast cancer survivor Road to Recovery: Transportation assistance to treatment facilities or mileage reimbursement Limited medication assistance for cancer drugs depending on financial need Home Health Care Supplies: dressings, bed pads, diapers, etc. Financing provided through your provider Durable Medical Equipment (DME) arrangements through selected suppliers on an as-needed basis Prostate Cancer Support Group Breast Cancer Support Group Community Resources, Information and Guidance Educational videos, literature, posters, materials for schools, businesses, clubs and individualsCrawfordAmerican Cancer Society - Crawford UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    American Heart Association / Great Rivers Affiliate - Pittsburgh RegionProvides current information on heart disease prevention and the importance of nutrition and exercise. Advocates on issues such as; smoke-free public places, more bike and pedestrian friendly cities and towns, better nutrition and higher quality physical education in schools and affordable healthcare. Improves the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by providing training for medical professionals and educating the public about the warning signs of stroke, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers. National organization supports heart and stroke research and disseminates medical advances and new treatment guidelines though journals, conferences and online courses. AlleghenyAmerican Heart Association / Great Rivers AffiliateAmerican Heart Association
    American Heart Association / Great Rivers Affiliate - Wilkes-Barre OfficeProvides current information on heart disease prevention and the importance of nutrition and exercise. Advocates on issues such as; smoke-free public places, more bike and pedestrian friendly cities and towns, better nutrition and higher quality physical education in schools and affordable healthcare. Improves the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by providing training for medical professionals and educating the public about the warning signs of stroke, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers. National organization supports heart and stroke research and disseminates medical advances and new treatment guidelines though journals, conferences and online courses. LuzerneAmerican Heart Association / Great Rivers AffiliateAmerican Heart Association
    American Lung Association in PA - Northeast Regional OfficeWorks to improve lung health and prevent lung disease. Services in the NE Regional office include:
    • Freedom From Smoking, a 7-session smoking cessation class
    • Open Airways, interactive sessions for children ages 8-11, with particular sensitivity to children from low-income and multi-cultural families
    • Better Breathers Clubs that Better Breathers Clubs that teach ways to better cope with COPD
    • Lung Disease Awareness presentations
    • Breathe Well Live Well asthma management program for adults
    • School Tobacco Prevention programs
    • N-O-T (Not on Tobacco), a teen stop smoking program
    • Specialized programs on all aspects of lung disease and advocacy
    LackawannaAmerican Lung Association in PennsylvaniaAmerican Lung Association in Pennsylvania
    The Arc of Blair County Disability AssociationsGroup of individuals who work in the disaiblity field affiliating for the purpose of promoting mutual interests, participating in education and training conference, interacting with other professionals and other opportunities for professional development.BlairThe Arc of Blair CountyThe Arc of Blair County

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