A national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes action for social change through public policy, research, advocacy, and education. It began as a grass roots community mobilization effort in 1985. Over the years, The AIDS Institute has expanded its vision to become a respected national leader dedicated to supporting and protecting health care access for people living with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and patients living with chronic diseases.
The only national nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing a comprehensive focus to autoimmunity, the major cause of over 100 serious chronic diseases. So many people are living with autoimmune diseases. Women are more likely than men to be affected; some estimates say 75% of those affected are women. Still, autoimmunity is rarely discussed as a women’s health issue.
IDF improves the diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life of people affected by primary immunodeficiency through fostering a community empowered by advocacy, education, and research. Primary immunodeficiencies (PI) are a group of more than 400 rare, chronic disorders in which part of the body's immune system is missing or functions improperly. PI is caused by genetic defects in immune response pathways and can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. As a national non-profit headquartered in Maryland, IDF provides accurate and timely information for individuals and families living with PI and offers valuable resources and support.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy. They are focused on achieving the following disease-specific outcomes: reduce the time to diagnosis, ensure people with lupus have an arsenal of safe and effective treatments, and expand direct services and increase access to treatment.
Our mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.