7. Health Advocacy Organizations



7.1. Healthcare Advocacy Groups

Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
An organization of health care professionals that support a single-payer national health insurance (NHI) program in which the government finances health care but leaves the delivery of health care to private entities.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
Promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in medical research.
Doctors Without Borders USA
An international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries. Also known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Families USA
Dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
Access Project
A resource center for local communities working to improve health and healthcare access.

7.2. Anti-Smoking Groups

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
Serves as the legal action arm of the nonsmoking community, bringing or joining in legal actions concerning smoking, and insuring that the voice of the nonsmoker is heard.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Fights to free America’s youth from tobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke and to create a healthier environment.
Americans for Nonsmoker’s Rights (ANR)
Dedicated to nonsmokers’ rights and taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and youth from tobacco addiction.
Truth Initiative
Dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past by spreading the truth about tobacco through education, tobacco-control research and policy studies, and community activism and engagement.