Consumer Groups

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AIDS – for information on AIDS and HIV transmission

American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
818 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
(212) 728-9860

American Health Information Management Association – general information on medical records and state statutes regarding patient access
919 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-2672

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) – nutrition, food, additives
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-9110

Center for Medical Consumers – information clearinghouse on common surgical procedures
237 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 674-7105

Medicare Rights Center (formerly Medicare Beneficiaries Defense Fund) – Medicare counseling hotline and informational pamphlets
1460 Broadway
8th floor
New York, NY 10036-7393
(212) 869-3850

National Health Law Program – legislative changes affecting low-income health consumers; information about Medicaid, managed care, federal funding for children’s preventive care, government responsibility to provide care, how to understand state and local health care systems

National Women’s Health Network – a consumer advocacy group giving women a greater voice in the health care system
1325 G Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-1140

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