National Associations and Organizations

Addiction Center - Addiction Center is a professional webguide that connects individuals and families struggling with addiction to treatment options. Our mission is to provide families and communities with information surrounding substance abuse and addiction.

American Academy of Family Physicians - The American Academy of Family Physicians is the national association of family doctors. It was founded in 1947 to promote and maintain high quality standards for family doctors who are providing continuing comprehensive health care to the public.

American College of Nurse Practitioners - The American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP), located in Washington, DC, is a national, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to ensure a solid policy and regulatory foundation that enables Nurse Practitioners to continue providing accessible, high quality healthcare to the nation.

American Medical Association - The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.

Family Nurse Practitioners - Family Nurse Practitioners is a research organization on Higher Education in the US that is focused extensively on the Healthcare and Nursing industries. Additional Information can be found here.

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy - The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) promotes better health care service in rural America by informing and advising the Department of Health and Human Services on matters affecting rural hospitals, and health care, coordinating activities within the department that relate to rural health care, and maintaining a national information clearinghouse.

Drug - exists to educate visitors about addiction, recovery, co-occurring disorders and other addiction-related topics by providing the latest information on trends, career and degree options, as well as support services. - Midlevels for the Medically Underserved (MMU) is a new program that is similar to Teach for America, but for medicine. It brings highly motivated and energetic nurse practitioners and physician assistants to medically underserved communities.

National Association of County & City Health Officials, Rural Health - The goals of NACCHO’s rural health project are three-fold: to better understand the current local governmental public health infrastructure in rural communities, to identify the public health infrastructure and practice needs of rural communities, and to help meet those defined needs.

National Rural Health Association - The parent organization of the Washington Rural Health Association, promoting leadership, communication, education, research, and advocacy since 1978.

RehabCenter.Net - Your Portal to A New, Improved, Drug-Free Life Addiction Can Strike Anyone, And When It Does, You Feel Every Part of Your Life Is Spinning Out of Control. Your Friends Won’t Call You, Your Finances Are a Mess, And Your Job Feels Like A Nightmare. When All That Matters Is Your Next High, You’ve Stopped Living. Where Can You Turn to For Help?  This website link is filled with informative facts and guidance regarding addiction treatment and mental health issues. Recently published is an extensive list of treatment centers in WA.

Washington Associations and Organizations

Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts - The Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts has served as the trade association for Washington State’s public hospital districts since 1952. The Association’s activities can generally be divided into two categories: education and advocacy. - The link takes to yo a guide for students in Washington. You will find state licensing requirements, top schools and options available, and resources and associations to network with.
Accredited Schools Online is a comprehensive accreditation resource that provides prospective students and families with the tools needed to make well-informed decisions about their education.

Optometric Physicians of Washington - The Optometric Physicians of Washington (OPW) is the professional association of Washington State optometric physicians affiliated with the American Optometric Association. The mission of the Optometric Physicians of Washington is to enhance the vision care and eye health of the public and to promote the continued development of the profession of optometry.

Recovery Village - Organization dedicated to providing the best treatment possible to those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. It is our philosophy that all individuals with the desire and ability to seek treatment are provided with the highest quality care for very reasonable rates. We currently have locations in several states across the country (including Washington) and plan to expand in the future.

Rural Health Clinic Association of Washington - The Rural Health Clinic Association of Washington dedicates itself to maintaining access to health care in rural areas and provide a voice for Rural Health Clinics, to citizens, legislators, as well as State and Federal agencies.

Washington Academy of Family Physicians – The Washington Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP) members are physicians who specialize in Family Medicine, residents in Family Medicine training programs, and medical students interested in the specialty. The WAFP works to influence health care policy by encouraging its members to take leadership positions through political activism, education, advocacy, and research.

Washington Academy of Physician Assistants - WAPA supports Washington PAs with efforts in such areas as diversity, continuing education, legislation, health and well-being, and quality assurance.

Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers - As a membership organization, WACMHC’s mission is to promote health and human services for the underserved people in Washington State.

Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association - The WBBA is a not-for-profit association of Washington state biotechnology and biomedical companies, research firms and related organizations.

Washington Association of Nurse Anesthetists – The Washington Association of Nurse Anesthetists (WANA) mission is to promote the profession of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in Washington State.

Washington Osteopathic Medical Association - The WOMA strives to ensure the scientific, safe, and humane practice of Osteopathic Medicine as a unique health care profession; the continuing education of its physician members; and the preservation in perpetuity of their scope of practice and licensure for the enduring benefit of society.

Washington State Dental Association - The Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) has been the voice of dentistry in Washington since its inception in 1887. With 3,800 members strong (over 80 percent of practicing dental professionals in the state), the Association exists to promote oral health of the highest quality.

Washington State Dental Hygienists’ Association - The mission of WSDHA is to increase awareness of and access to quality oral health care, to promote the highest standards of research and education, licensure and practice for dental hygienists, and to represent and promote the interests of the dental hygiene profession, as a means to improve the public’s health.

Washington State Hospital Association - WSHA takes a major leadership role in issues that affect delivery, quality, accessibility, affordability and continuity of healthcare.

Washington State Medical Association - The objective of the WSMA is to promote the art and science of medicine, to protect and improve the health of the public, and to serve and provide leadership.

Washington State Office of Community and Rural Health -The mission of the OCRH is to connect communities and resources to develop accessible and sustainable healthcare systems in Washington State.

Washington State Nurses Association - As the largest nursing association in Washington State, WSNA represents more than 13,000 RNs including staff nurses, nurse educators, nurse practitioners, school nurses and public health nurses.

Washington State Pharmacy Association - The Washington State Pharmacy Association exists to support and advance the practice of pharmacy to ensure that the public receives optimal pharmaceutical care.

Washington State Public Health Association - WSPHA, an affiliate of the American Public Health Association, has been a leading voice for public health since 1935.

Washington State Society of Anesthesiologists - The WSSA was formed to advance the science and art of anesthesiology, and to stimulate interest and promote progress in that specialty. Programs include continuing medical education and legislative action.

Western Washington Area Health Education Center - In 1971, the AHEC (Area Health Education Centers) program was developed by the U.S. Congress to recruit, train and retain a health professions workforce committed to underserved populations.