American Dietetic Association.
The American Dietetic Association is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
ADA was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1917 by a visionary group of women, led by Lenna
F. Cooper and ADA’s first president, Lulu C.
Graves, who were dedicated to helping the
government conserve food and improve the
public’s health and nutrition in World War I.
America Obesity Association. The American Obesity Association is the only obesity organization focused on changing public policy and perceptions about obesity. In only a few years we have become an authoritative source for policy makers, media, professionals and patients on the obesity epidemic. In this period of time we have established an impressive record of changing federal policy: having the Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognize obesity as a disease, providing evidence to the IRS to make the costs of obesity treatment eligible for the medical deduction, and having Medicare change its policy language on obesity as a disease.
American Heart Association.
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."
The mission statement was updated by the American Heart Association during its Annual Meeting in April 2007. The mission statement undergoes a formal review process every third year.
The association's impact goal is to reduce coronary heart disease, stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010.
The Obesity Society. The Obesity Society is the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. Since 1982, The Obesity Society has been committed to encouraging research on the causes and treatment of obesity, and to keeping the medical community and public informed of new advances.
In May 2008, The Obesity Society's Council approved a new Strategic Plan in order to expand and define The Obesity Society's focus.
International Journal of Obesity. The
International Journal Of Obesity is a multi-disciplinary forum for research describing: basic clinical and applied studies in biochemistry, physiology, genetics and nutrition, molecular, metabolic, psychological and epidemiological aspects of obesity and related disorders.
American Stroke Association.
By the year 2010, the American Stroke Association will reduce stroke and risk of stroke by 25 percent through a variety of collaborative ventures and volunteer commitments at the local and national levels.
This impact goal will be accomplished by the American Stroke Association distinguishing itself as the leader in providing effective, credible information for professional, patient and general public audiences, with specific emphasis on those at greatest risk. This was established as the strategic driving force of the American Stroke Association by a national panel of experts who reviewed the latest epidemiological studies identifying the most effective intervention stages to impact stroke-related morbidity, mortality and disabilities.
Diabetes Association. The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940,
ADA's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes
and to improve the lives of all people affected
of American Dietetic Association. The Journal of the American Dietetic Association is the premier source for the practice and science of food, nutrition, and dietetics. The monthly, peer-reviewed journal presents original articles prepared by scholars and practitioners and is the most widely read professional publication in the field. The Journal focuses on advancing professional knowledge across the range of research and practice issues such as: nutritional science, medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition, food science and biotechnology, foodservice systems, leadership and management, and dietetics education. The Journal's impact factor is 3.011 (Journal Citation Reports® 2007, published by Thomson Reuters). The impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" has been cited in a particular period. The Journal receives nearly 500 solicited and unsolicited manuscripts annually; the average time from submission to publication is 13.5 months.
American Association For Cancer Research.
The mission of the AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.
World Health Organization. WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.