Helpful Online Resources II

This week we are taking another look at online resources that the staff at NeedyMeds think our readers will find helpful. These are some great organizations doing great work, and we think they deserve to be highlighted. If you missed the first installment you can read it here.


Men’s Health Network – The Men’s Health Network is a non-profit organization with the goal of educating men on their health risks – and what they can do to live a longer healthier life. Their website has lots of information. Their blog, “Talking about men’s health,” is updated almost daily with stories and information on healthcare targeted towards men. The Men’s Health Library provides access to government and private sector publications, reports, and analyses that pertain to health, social science, and gender issues. Their resource center is also worth checking out, with handy infographics on scheduling check-ups, and a men’s health A-Z guide.



National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics – The NAFC is a national non-profit focused on the issues and needs of the more than 1,200 free and charitable clinics and the people they serve in the United States. They have a blog featuring information on their events with pictures and videos, highlighting the human side of healthcare services. Their resources page contains information on how to set-up a free clinic, along with free clinic job postings, drug discount cards and more.



Lungevity – The Lungevity Foundation is a national organization focused on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensuring a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and providing a community for those impacted by lung cancer. Their site features lots of information on lung cancer – with statistics, symptoms, diagnoses, risk and detection discussions. Their resources page has information to help connect to personalized medicine and clinical trials. Their blog is updated regularly with stories about lung cancer and it’s treatment. Possibly the best tool on the site is the Ask the Experts section, where you can submit questions, read artciles, and watch videos and webinars from lung cancer experts.



HarborPath – HarborPath is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping uninsured patients living with HIV/AIDS gain access to free medications offered by Patient Assistance Programs. They make the entire process of applying for patient assistance for HIV/AIDS programs much simpler by creating a common application form. In addition to directly helping patients get their medication at a reduced cost, they also offer a wealth of information for case managers.



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