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Other Places To Get Help
|Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality|
|540 Gaither Road|
|Rockville, MD 20850|
|Phone: ||(301) 427-1104|
|Web Address: ||www.ahrq.gov|
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is one agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. AHRQ supports research initiatives that seek to improve the quality of health care in America. AHRQ's mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Americans. The website provides evidence-based information to help people make decisions about health care services.
|American Academy of Family Physicians|
|P.O. Box 11210|
|Shawnee Mission, KS 66207-1210|
|Web Address: ||www.familydoctor.org|
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers information on adult and child health conditions and healthy living. Its Web site has topics on medicines, doctor visits, physical and mental health issues, parenting, and more.
|American Geriatrics Society: The AGS Foundation for Health and Aging|
|The Empire State Building|
|350 Fifth Avenue|
|New York, NY 10118|
|Phone: ||(212) 755-6810|
|Fax: ||(212) 832-8646|
|Web Address: ||www.healthinaging.org|
The AGS Foundation for Health and Aging was started by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). The foundation works on behalf of older adults in the areas of wellness and preventive care, self-responsibility and independence, and connections to family and community.
This Web site has stories about healthy aging, information on caring for elders at home, and tips on winter safety, preparing for emergencies, and overcoming the challenges to healthy aging. The site also has links to many other Internet resources on aging.
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