coverage for approximately 150 million Americans nationwide. Member plans include health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations (PPOs), other similar health plans and utilization review organizations (UROs). AAHP’s mission is to advance health care quality and affordability through leadership in the health care community, advocacy and the provision of services to member health plans.
Dedicated to the elimination of cancer, the American Cancer Society is a not-for-profit organization, staffed by professionals and more than 2 million volunteers at some 3,400 local units across the country. ACS is the largest source of private cancer research funds in the U.S. In addition to research, the ACS supports detection, treatment, and education programs. The organization encourages prevention efforts with programs such as the Great American Smokeout. Patient services include moral support, transportation to and from treatment, and camps for children who have cancer. Programs account for about 71% of expenses; 29% goes to administration and fund-raising.
The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 800 communities. The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the American Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health care professionals and the public and advocates for scientific research and for the rights of people with diabetes.
HealthPartners is a family of nonprofit Minnesota health care organizations focused on improving the health of its members, its patients and the community. HealthPartners is consumer-governed. HealthPartners and its related organizations provided health care services, insurance and HMO coverage to nearly 660,000 members. More than 9,200 employees staff the various HealthPartners organization. HealthPartners family includes Group Health, a staff-model health maintenance organization (HMO) founded in 1957, and the former MedCenters Health Plan, a network-model HMO founded in 1972. HealthPartners affiliated with Regions Hospital, Ramsey clinics and Regions Hospital Foundation in 1993.