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American Academy of Physician Assistants
2318 Mill Road, Suite 1300
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-836-2272
Fax: 703-684-1924

Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for physician assistants. It represents over 86,500 certified PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, all U.S. territories and within the uniformed services.

AAPA works to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and recognition of physician assistants and to enhance their ability to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare. It also advocates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve.

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
222 South Prospect
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Phone: 847-692-7050
Fax: 847-692-6968 

Founded in 1931 and located in Park Ridge, Ill., AANA is the professional organization for more than 36,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) nationwide.  Nurse anesthetists have been providing anesthesia care in the United States for more than 125  years.  As advanced practice nurses, CRNAs administer approximately 27 million anesthetics in the United States each year.  Legislation passed by Congress in 1986 made nurse anesthetists the first nursing specialty to be accorded direct reimbursement rights under the Medicare program.  CRNAs practice in every setting where anesthesia is available, including traditional hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, physicians' offices  and the Military, just to name a few.  Additionally, CRNAs are the sole anesthesia providers in more than two-thirds of all rural hospitals.  To find out more information on CRNAs, visit the AANA Web site at or call (847) 692-7050.

American Dental Education Association
1400 K Street NW, Ste 1100  
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 202-289-7204
Fax: 202-289-7204

As the voice of dental education, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) leads, serves, and represents the institutions, programs, and individuals of the dental education community. ADEA’s services to its members and others encompass advocacy; research; professional development, continuing education, and leadership development; the dental school admissions services AADSAS and PASS; networking opportunities, especially through Sections and Special Interest Groups; and knowledge and information products including, the online ADEA Communities of Interest, the Journal of Dental Education, the Bulletin of Dental Education Online, and Trends in Dental Education.

International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety
PO Box 5038
Glendale Heights, IL  60139

Phone: 888-353-0990
Phone: 630-871-9936
Fax: 630-871-9938

The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) is a not-for- profit professional organization of healthcare security and safety administrators around the world.  It has as its mission, advancing excellence in healthcare security and safety worldwide.  It was formed in 1968 and currently has members throughout the United States, Canada and other Countries.

The association offers certification programs for security and safety personnel, educational programs and manuals and links to other professionals.

National Association for Healthcare Quality
4700 W. Lake Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025

Phone: 800-966-9392 or 847-375-4720
Fax: 847-375-6320

Since 1976, the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) has served as an essential and interactive resource for quality and patient safety professionals around the world. Nearly 10,000 members and CPHQ certificants turn to NAHQ for education, research, networking and resources designed to ease and improve their daily work.

NAHQ also offers the only comprehensive healthcare quality management professional certification, the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).

Through these programs, NAHQ strives to achieve its vision: to realize the promise of healthcare improvement through innovative practices in quality and patient safety.


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