Disease Specific Information and Resources

These resources are a very limited list of national and local resources that focus their research, outreach and educational efforts on a particular and prevalent disease. This list below is a good place to start in the search for additional specialized information.

Anxiety - Arthritis - Cancer - Depression - Diabetes - Fibromyalgia - Heart Disease - Kidney Disease - Liver disease - Low Vision - Lung Disease - Multiple Sclerosis - Obesity - Stroke

Living Well Self-Management Workshops: A 6-week workshop that helps you to manage pain and fatigue, reduce frustration and depression or anxiety, strengthen your body and mind, increase energy and be more in charge of your life. Regardless of the condition that you live with, Living Well can help you learn to manage it.

Anxiety and Depression


  • JointHealth.Org: A Canadian organization that informs, educates and empowers people with arthritis to help them take control of their disease and improve their quality of life.
  • Arthritis Foundation: The Arthritis Foundation works is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.
  • Kenosha Arthritis Resources: Links found on the ADRC Resource Database under Arthritis.


  • American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
  • Kenosha Cancer Resources: Links found on the ADRC Resource Database under Cancer.
  • National Cancer Institute: The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program. This program conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship: The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship works for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer through advocacy, policy and resources.


  • American Diabetes Association: The American Diabetes Association is a nationwide organization that works to reduce or eliminate the prevalence of diabetes through research, community involvement and information.
  • What is Diabetes?: From Diabetes Research Institute, learn about Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, causes, symptoms and treatment, support for parents and managing diabetes.
  • Diabetes Public Health Resource: The Center for Disease Control’s Division of Diabetes Translation translates diabetes research into daily practice. They work to understand the impact of the disease, influence health outcomes, and improve access to quality health care.
  • Healthy Living with Diabetes workshops: A 6-week workshop that helps you to manage pain and fatigue, reduce frustration and depression or anxiety, strengthen your body and mind, increase energy and be more in charge of your life with diabetes.
  • Kenosha Diabetes Resources: Links found on the ADRC Resource Database under Diabetes.
  • National Diabetes Education Program: The National Diabetes Education Program works to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
  • Nutrition Links: Good nutrition is one way to keep your body healthy.


Heart Disease

  • American Heart Association: The American Heart Association works to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke through research, education and community involvement.
  • Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention: The CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention works to improve cardiovascular health through public health strategies and policies. They promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors, healthy environments and communities and access to early and affordable detection and treatment.
  • Kenosha Heart Disease Resources: Links found on the ADRC Resource Database under Heart.
  • WomenHeart: WomenHeart’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women living with or at risk of heart disease, and to advocate for their benefit.

Kidney Disease

  • American Kidney Fund: The American Kidney Fund leads the nation in providing charitable assistance to dialysis patients who need help with the costs associated with treating kidney failure.
  • Kenosha Kidney Disease resources: Links found on the ADRC Resource Database under Kidney.
  • National Kidney Disease Education Program: The National Kidney Disease Education Program works to improve understanding, detection and management of kidney disease.
  • National Kidney Foundation: The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

Liver Disease

Low Vision

Lung Disease

  • American Lung Association: The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research.
  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergic diseases through education, advocacy and research.
  • COPD Foundation: The COPD Foundation works to expand services for COPD. They also work to improve the lives of individuals affected by COPD through research, education and advocacy programs that will lead to prevention, and someday, a cure for this disease.
  • Kenosha Asthma Resources: Links found on the ADRC Resource Database under Asthma.
  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides global leadership for a research, training and education program. This program promotes the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases. It enhances the health of all individuals, so they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.

Multiple Sclerosis

  • Kenosha Multiple Sclerosis Resources: Links found on the ADRC Resource Database under Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support.
  • Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides a comprehensive approach to helping people with MS maintain their health and well-being. They offer programming and support to keep them self-sufficient and their homes safe. Their educational programs heighten public awareness and promote understanding about the disease.
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society Professional Resource Center: The Professional Resource Center aims to provide healthcare professionals with open access to the latest information on Multiple Sclerosis.


  • Obesity Action Coalition: The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is the only non-profit organization whose sole focus is representing individuals affected by obesity.
  • Obesity Society: The Obesity Society works to advance the science-based understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of obesity. Through research, education and advocacy, they can better understand, prevent, and treat obesity and improve the lives of those affected.
  • America on the Move and Take One Step: PBS and America on the Move partner to improve America’s health through education, resources and a PBS documentary.