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CHI: Associations

Below is a listing of associations, socities, and foundations, mostly in the area of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R). They are listed in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order.  Clicking on any of the links below will open the professional site in a new window.

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)is the national medical society representing more than 7,000 physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. They are called physiatrists (fizz ee at' trists).  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a premier journal in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is published by Elsevier for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.
 

 

American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnosis Medicine (AANEM)
The primary goal of the AANEM is serve physicians who diagnose and treat patients with disorders of muscle and nerve, extend the knowledge of electrodiagnostic medicine, and improve the quality of patient care.
 

 

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (ABPMR)
Founded in 1947, the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) is one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.  The ABPMR establishes the requirements for certification and maintaining certification, creates its examinations, strives to improve training, and contributes to setting the standards for physical medicine and rehabilitation
 

 

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine serves people with disabling conditions by promoting rehabilitation research and facilitating information dissemination and the transfer of technology.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a premier journal in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is published by Elsevier for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
 

 

American Hospital Association (AHA)
Founded in 1898, the American Hospital Association (AHA), located in Chicago, Illinois, is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. The AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.
 

 

American Medical Association (AMA)
Founded in 1847 and located in Chicago, Illinois, the American Medical Association (AMA) is a voluntary association of physicians in the United States which sets standards for the medical profession and advocates on behalf of physicians. As the nation’s largest group, AMA advocates on the issues vital to the nation’s health and provides information on health and medical resources which include: name, location and specialty of over 650,000 physicians licensed to practice in the U.S., scientific journals and news as well as many links to other medical sites.
 

 

American Medical Rehabilitation Provider Association (AMPRA)
American Medical Rehabilitation Provider Association (AMPRA) is a non-profit trade association representing medical rehabilitation providers, including freestanding hospitals, units in general hospitals, outpatient facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and others. AMRPA is focused on providing its members legislative advocacy, technical assistance, and information services.

  

Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) was founded in 1967 to serve as the national organization of physiatrists who are affiliated with medical schools.  The objectives of the Association are to promote the advancement of teaching and research in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation within an academic arena. The organization acts as a sounding board and forum for the exchange of ideas and information relative to all phases of the art and science of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  The American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is the official scholarly, peer-reviewed journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP).
 

 

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an international nonprofit accrediting body.  CARF provides accreditation in the human services field—focusing on the areas of rehabilitation, employment and community, child and family, and aging services.
 

 

Directory of Information Resources Online (DIRLINE)
Directory of Information Resources Online (DIRLINE) is the National Library of Medicine's online database containing location and descriptive information about a wide variety of information resources including organizations.  This information may not be readily available in bibliographic databases.  Each record may contain information on the publications, holdings, and services provided.
 

 

International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM)
The International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) is the result of the merger and integration of the International Rehabilitation Medicine Association (IRMA) and the International Federation of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (IFPM&R).
 

 

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission (JCAHO) is the nation’s predominant standards setting and accrediting body in health care.  Since 1951, the Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations.  The Joint Commission’s comprehensive accreditation process evaluates an organization’s compliance with these standards and other accreditation requirements.
 

 

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Created in 1978,and located in Washington, D.C., The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) is a national leader in sponsoring research.  It is one of three components of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education.  NIDRR provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.
 

 

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)
The NCMRR was established within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is a component of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).  The mission of NCMRR is to foster development of scientific knowledge needed to enhance the health, productivity, independence, and quality of life of persons with disabilities.
 

 

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) is a library and information center on disability and rehabilitation. NARIC distributes the results of federally funded research projects and maintains a monthly updated document collection of journal articles and books.

 

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