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Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Publications Clearinghouse
Information on high quality mammography and quick reference guide for referring providers and clinicians. Summarizes what to look for in a facility when referring women clients to mammography.

Free nationwide service that flies qualified patients to treatment centers nationwide.

AKInfo Information & Referral
Ak Info is a free, quick, and easy way to help Alaskans find information about private health, public health and human service providers. Available by calling 1-800-478-2221, 24 hours a day or through the Internet.

Alaska Native Medical Center
Quyana Guest House, Financial Assistance Counselors, Social Workers, Translators

Alaska Regional Hospital
Alaska Regional Guest House, Financial Assistance Counselors, Social Workers, The Cancer Resource Center, The Loree Schimmack Library

Alaska Temporary Assistance Program
ATAP provides temporary cash assistance for needy individuals and families

American Cancer Society, Inc.
Nationwide toll-free hotline provides information on all forms of cancer, and referrals to the ACS-sponsored "Reach to Recovery" program.

American Institute for Cancer Research
Provides information on cancer and nutrition. Publishes a newsletter, cookbooks and diet/nutrition brochures. AICR also a hotline for nutrition-related cancer inquiries where callers will be connected with a registered dietitian.

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
For referrals to a plastic surgeon for corrective or reconstructive procedures, contact the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons for a list of local board-certified plastic surgeons.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program and research efforts for the improvement of health status of all Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities. The Women’s Health Information Network strives to increase the public understanding of Asian and Pacific Islander women’s health status including cancer. Translations include Chinese, Tagolog, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Gujurati, Urdu, Farsi, Thai, and Cambodian.

Avon’s Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade
Avon’s Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade, a national initiative of Avon Products, Inc., provides women, particularly low-income, minority, and older women, with direct access to a full range of breast cancer education and early detection services.

Cancer Information Service
CIS interprets and explains research findings to the public in a clear and understandable manner. The Northwest Regional Cancer Information Service serves Alaska. The CPCD provides bibliographic citations, abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, technical reports, papers, materials, curricula, and descriptions of cancer prevention programs and risk reduction activities at national, state, and local levels. English, Spanish, or on TTY equipment.

National Cancer Institute information about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, and supportive care. To obtain a contents list, send e-mail to with the word "help" in the body of the message.

CancerNet contains material for health professionals, patients, and the public, including information from PDQ about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, supportive care and clinical trials and CANCERLIT a bibliographic database.

Cancer Patient Education Database
Provides information on cancer patient education resources for cancer patients, their family members, and health professions.

Cancer Research Foundation of America
Women’s health ages 18-27, 28-39, 40-49, 50+ (breast cancer and cervical cancer).
Cancer Types: Cervical Cancer
Here you will find information and resources related specifically to cervical cancer.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Guide to Cancer Resources

Child Care Resource and Referral
A resource and referral agencies from Alaska Department of Education and Early Development that helps parents choose a quality, licensed child care setting for their child(ren).

Denali KidCare
Denali KidCare ensures that children and teens of both working and non-working families can have the health insurance they need at no cost to your family. Children and teens receive a full range of prevention and treatment services such as — doctor’s visits, health check-ups, vision exams and eyeglasses, dental checkups, cleanings and fillings, hearing tests and hearing aids, speech therapy, physical therapy, mental health therapy, substance abuse treatment, chiropractic services, food doctor’s services, hospital care, laboratory tests, prescription drugs and medical transportation.

Federal Consumer Information Center

Food Stamps
Temporary assistance for individuals and families needing help to purchase food.

Heating Assistance Program (HAP)
Assistance in paying home heating bills for low-income homeowners and renters

Hospice provides individual, group and community support for people who are dying, families and loved ones.

Intercultural Cancer Council

KIDSCOPE, is a non profit, tax exempt organization which has been formed to help families and children better understand the effects of cancer and chemotherapy in a parent. KidsCope looks at the problem of having a parent with cancer from a child’s point of view.

Kids Konnected
24-Hour Hotline. Kids can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Kids Konnected never give medical advice, they just share similar experiences, answer questions, share concerns or listen.

Ladies First, Inc.
Offers after breast surgery and post-mastectomy products

Post Mastectomy Products. - Lands End
Offers five different styles of specially designed mastectomy swimwear.

Lesbian Community Cancer Project
Gives support, information, education, advocacy and direct services to lesbian and non-lesbian women living with cancer and their families.

Mautner Project
The Mautner Project provides services and support, including education information and advocacy for health issues relating to lesbians with cancer and their families. Mautner Project Links will connect you with reliable and up-to-date World Wide Web sites of interest to women with cancer, their partners, and their caregivers.

Medscape Resource Center
This resource center, compiled by Medscape’s editors, examines the ways in which race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, and economic class affect health and the quality of healthcare. Disease topics include breast cancer.

MABCIE - Mid-Atlantic Breast Cancer Information Exchange, Inc.
Offers "Toward a Cure!", a free publication for breast cancer survivors.

Mothers Supporting Daughters With Breast Cancer
"Handbook For Mothers Supporting Daughters With Breast Cancer" (1999)

Municipality of Anchorage Community Resource List

NABCO - National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
Information and education about breast cancer and an advocate for the needs and concerns of breast cancer patients and survivors. It is a network of more than 370 organizations that provide detection, treatment, and care to American women. Breast cancer survivors or women at risk for breast cancer may call NABCO’s toll-free number to reach an information specialist. Write or call NABCO to request their Breast Cancer Resource List.

National Asian Women’s Health Organization
NAWHO seeks to raise awareness and action on the issues of cervical cancer and breast cancer in Asian American women through health education and discussion forums.

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc.
More than 90 hospitality houses provide family-centered lodging and support services to families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from home.

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
The NBCCEDP is a nationwide federal program that supports breast and cervical cancer screening services across the country and in five U.S. territories. Screenings are targeted toward women in priority populations, including minority, low-income, and elderly women.

National Breast Cancer Coalition
A national advocacy group that lobbies for increased research funding, access to medical services, and education.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign

National Family Caregivers Association
Offers information, education, support, public awareness and advocacy to address the common needs of family caregivers.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Find a library, find training materials, a class to take, or someone to teach a class for your organizations. Search NLM Databases using PubMed, IGM, MEDLINEplus

National Women’s Health Information Center
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Women’s Health Network
Provides newsletters and position papers on women’s health topics. African American, Native American, Latina, and Asian-American women

National Women’s Health Resource Center
Comprehensive information on women’s health topics that will help you make informed health decisions. Search for "cervical cancer", "breast cancer".

This reputable site maintains good current links to other Web sites. Oncolink also offers a comprehensive list of cancer support groups at:

Office of Minority Health
The Office of Minority health Resource Center provides minority health materials regarding African Americans, Native Americans, Latina and Asian American women.

Providence Health Systems
Providence Hospital: Providence Cancer Therapy Center, Providence Guest House, Financial Assistance Counselors, Providence Clinical Trials, Women’s Breast Cancer Support and Help.

SEARHC - Southeast Alaska Breast and Cervical Early Detection Program
Provides breast and cervical cancer screening services to eligible Native and non-Native women living in Southeast Alaska villages serviced by SEARHC. Screening services are available at all SEARHC affiliated clinics

Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Information concerning Social Security, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Have social security number available and be prepared to stay on hold for at least 10 minutes.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The Foundation is a national organization with a network of volunteers working local chapters and Race for the Cure events across the country, fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. The 1-800 line is answered by trained, caring volunteers who provide timely and accurate information to callers with breast health and breast cancer concerns.

U.S. National Health Information Center

United States National Library of Medicine
NLM’s links will help you access the following health Information and additional information by subject:

  • MEDLINE: references and abstracts from 4300 biomedical journals
  • MEDLINEplus: finds answers to your health questions
  • Clinical provides information for patients about clinical research studies
  • DIRLINE: Directory of health organizations
  • LOCATORplus: catalog of books, journals in the NLM collection

United Way, Alaska
United Way works year-round to help provide a variety of services our neighbors count on to help them reach their full potential and keep their families healthy and whole. As a leader in building a stronger, healthier commuity.

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