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Emergency Medical Assistance

Also look at Funding for Nonprofits : Health. It also contains information about funding for those who cannot afford health care, emergency transportation to health centers, etc.

Actor's Fund of America
Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center
http://www.ahirc.org/
The AHIRC database was created in 1998 by The Actors’ Fund of America, with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, as a health insurance resource for artists and people in the entertainment industry. Since then, with support from The Commonwealth Fund, it has expanded to include resources for the self-employed, low-income workers, the under-insured, the uninsured who require medical care and many other groups.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

AIDS Drug Assistance Programs
http://www.atdn.org/access/states/index.html
(Last checked 10/02/13)

American College of Rheumatology
Patient Assistance Programs for Rheumatology-Related Drugs
http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/acrast.asp
(Last checked 10/02/13)

American Kidney Fund
http://www.kidneyfund.org/
The American Kidney Fund was founded in 1971 and has since become the nation's leading non-governmental source of direct financial assistance for needy kidney patients. Each year, AKF helps thousands of dialysis and transplant patients pay for treatment necessities and shines the torch of comfort and hope into the lives of those patients and their families.
The American Kidney Fund's (AKF) Individual Patient Grants pay for urgently needed transportation to treatment, over-the-counter medications, health insurance premiums and living kidney donor expenses. The AKF Pharmacy Program provides vital prescription medicines, nutritional supplements and medical equipment to qualified kidney patients. AKF establishes Patient Emergency Funds in dialysis and kidney transplant facilities. These funds enable facility staff to give immediate small cash grants to patients in emergency situations. AKF's Disaster Relief Program helps kidney patients get back on their feet when environmental crises strike their communities. AKF has helped victims of floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. Contact: The American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852; 800-638-8299; 301-881-3052; Fax: 301-881-0898; Email: helpline@kidneyfund.org
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance
http://www.bmspaf.org/
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization. The Foundation was established in 1998 to provide temporary assistance to qualifying patients with a financial hardship who generally have no private prescription drug insurance and are not enrolled in a prescription drug coverage plan through Medicaid or any other federal, state or local health program. The program provides free medications to indigent patients who qualify in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Children's Health Coverage in Michigan
http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/state/Michigan/
Medicaid and CHIP provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children in Michigan. Even if your children have been turned down in the past or you don’t know if they qualify, you may be able to get health coverage for them now. Medicaid and CHIP provide health coverage for children so that they can get routine check-ups, immunizations and dental care to keep them healthy. They can also get doctor visits, prescription medications and hospital care when they’re sick, and much more. How to Get Started : Call 1-877 KIDS NOW (1-877-543-7669) to talk to someone in Michigan or check out some of the state websites listed on this website.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Esophageal Cancer Assistance Center
Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients and Their Families
http://www.ecaware.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Financial-Assistance-for-Cancer-Patients-and-their-Families.pdf
Cancer imposes heavy economic burdens on both patients and their families. For many people, a portion of medical expenses is paid by their health insurance plan. For individuals who do not have health insurance or who need financial assistance to cover health care costs, resources are available, including Government-sponsored programs and services supported by voluntary organizations. Cancer patients and their families should discuss any concerns they may have about health care costs with their physician, medical social worker, or the business office of their hospital or clinic.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Financial Assistance for Prostheses and Other Assistive Devices
http://www.amputee-coalition.org/fact_sheets/assist_orgs.html
Courtesy of the National Limb Loss Information Center.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Financial Health Matters
http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page?item_id=221258
This free booklet introduces some of the major financial issues confronting people with blood cancers and their families. The booklet suggests resources that may be helpful in relieving fiscal stress and preserving financial health. These include: (1) Insurance information; (2) Financial resources; and (3) Money management. Web site provides order form.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Finding Low Cost Dental Care
http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/PopularPublications/FindingLowCostDentalCare/default.htm
Sponsored by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Fisher House Foundation Emergency Medical Assistance
http://www.militaryscholar.org/
The Fisher House Foundation provides a "Home Away from Home" near military medical centers for families experiencing a personal medical crisis and is one of the premiere quality of life organizations supporting military families. The Foundation volunteered to underwrite the administration of this program.
(Last checked 08/20/12)

Free or Low Cost Health Coverage
http://www.coverageforall.org/
Sponsored by the Foundation for Health Coverage Education.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Hill-Burton Free and Reduced Cost Health Assistance
http://www.hrsa.gov/gethealthcare/affordable/hillburton/facilities.html
Brochure describing Hill-Burton program
In 1946, Congress passed a law that gave hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities grants and loans for construction and modernization. In return, they agreed to provide a reasonable volume of services to persons unable to pay and to make their services available to all persons residing in the facility’s area. The program stopped providing funds in 1997, but about 300 health care facilities nationwide are still obligated to provide free or reduced-cost care.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

How to Pay for Mental Health Services
http://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-illness-overview/how-to-pay-for-mental-health-services/
Courtesy of Health Place.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Joe's House
http://www.joeshouse.org/
Joe’s House is a nationwide, nonprofit organization that serves cancer patients, their advocates, and social workers by providing a national online directory of local lodging accommodations.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America
Patient Emergency Grant Program
http://www.kidneyurology.org/Patient_Resources/patient_emergency_grants.php
Provides financial assistance to End Stage Renal Disease patients. Grants are limited to $100 per patient, per year. Assistance is provided for emergency situations only, and not for chronic or recurrent conditions. For example, our committee would consider a request for a patient who has broken his/her glasses and needs to replace them.Applications must go through your Social Worker and will not be faxed directly to patients. The Social Worker should be prepared to justify the requested amount (up to $100). To request an application, please have your social worker contact our Program Department at 212.629.9770 or 800.633.6628.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Patient Financial Assistance
http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page?item_id=4603
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Medical and Dental Care without Insurance
http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx
Federally-funded health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. Health centers provide •checkups when you're well •treatment when you're sick •complete care when you're pregnant •immunizations and checkups for your children •dental care and prescription drugs for your family •mental health and substance abuse care if you need it Health centers are in most cities and many rural areas. Type in your address and click the 'Find Health Centers' button to find health centers near you. Database provied by the Health Resources and Services Administration.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Medline Plus Financial Assistance for Medicines and Medical Care
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/financialassistance.html
The National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health connect to information on available financial assistance for medicines and medical care.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Michigan Healthcare Assistance
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2943_52115---,00.html
This site provides information on where to find free or inexpensive health related services. Included are links to free clinics, mental health services, dental care, prescription drug programs, family planning, and cancer screening and treatment services. You can also find assistance with Medicaid enrollment here.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Consumer Financial Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/financial/
(Last checked 10/02/13)

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
Financial Aid for Diabetes Care
http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/financialhelp/
Diabetes treatment is expensive. According to the American Diabetes Association, people who have this disease spend an average of $13,243 a year on health care expenses. Many people who have diabetes need help paying some of the bills. It's a good idea to start by looking for an insurance plan that covers as many diabetes-related expenses as possible. A variety of governmental and nongovernmental programs exist to help, depending on whether you qualify.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

National Eye Institute
Financial Aid for Eye Care
http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/financialaid.asp
Many state and national resources regularly provide aid to people with vision problems. The National Eye Institute, which supports eye research, does not help individuals pay for eye care. However, if you are in need of financial aid to assess or treat an eye problem, you might contact one or more of the following programs. You may also contact a social worker at a local hospital or other community agency. Social workers often are knowledgeable about community resources that can help people facing financial and medical problems.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

National Foundation for Transplants
http://www.transplants.org/
Organ and bone marrow transplant patients nationwide turn to National Foundation for Transplants when they need help in raising funds for transplant costs not covered by insurance. National Foundation for Transplants provides fundraising assistance and a lifetime commitment of advocacy on behalf of the patient.
Are you or a loved one facing large transplant-related bills that will not be fully covered by insurance? To talk with someone directly about how National Foundation for Transplants assists patients and their families in raising funds, call us toll-free at 800-489-3863.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearninghouse
Financial Help for Treatment of Kidney Failure
http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/financialhelp/
If you have permanent kidney failure, you may be worried about paying for the expensive treatments you need. In 1972, Congress passed legislation making people of any age with permanent kidney failure eligible for Medicare, a program that helps people over 65 and people with disabilities pay for medical care, usually up to 80 percent. Other public and private resources can help with the remaining 20 percent. Your dialysis or transplant center has a social worker who can help you locate and apply for financial assistance.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
Patient Assistance Program
http://www.rarediseases.org/patients-and-families/patient-assistance
http://www.rarediseases.org/programs/medication
Since 1987, NORD has administered medication assistance programs to assist uninsured or under-insured individuals in securing life-saving or life-sustaining medications. In addition to the estimated 50 million Americans who have no health insurance, an increasing number of insured individuals have policies that do not reimburse for prescription drugs. Others have policies with low annual caps on prescription drug expenditures. NORD works closely with humanitarian-minded pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to ensure that certain vital medications are available to those individuals whose income is too high to qualify for Medicaid but too low to pay for their prescribed medications.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Nation's Voice on Mental Illness
Patient Prescription Drug Assistance Programs
http://www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Helpline1/Prescription_Drug_Patient_Assistance_Programs.htm
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Needy Meds Web Site
http://www.needymeds.com/
Some pharmaceutical companies have programs that provide free or lower cost medications to patients who could not otherwise pay for them. Each program has specific requirements about who is eligible and what kind of financial help is available. If you need help paying for drugs, talk to your doctor. He or she will need to call the coordinators of the appropriate program(s) and give them information about your financial status and prescription drug needs. The Needy Meds Web site can be can be accessed for an extensive list of pharmaceutical assistance programs
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Office of Minority Health Resource Center
Finding Low Cost Health Care 101
http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlID=18
If you find yourself without health insurance or are unable to afford medical services, check out this list of resources.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
https://www.pparx.org/Intro.php
Search engine courtesy of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Patients can determine which programs they may be eligible for by answering questions and using the online application wizard. Caregivers can help patients determine which programs may be available and assist patients in answering questions and filling out forms with the online applications wizard. Doctors can research available patient assistance programs, print forms for your practice, and fill out forms for your patients with the online application wizard.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Patient Resource Cancer Guide : Financial Help for Patients and Families
http://patientresource.net/Financial_Resources.aspx
Provides names and Web addresses of organizations that offer financial assistance to people affected by cancer, or that have links to organizations that may provide such help.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Paying for Mental Health Services
http://us.reachout.com/facts/factsheet/paying-for-mental-health-services
(Last checked 10/02/13)

RxAssist
http://www.rxassist.org
Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need. All in one place. Courtesy of the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

RxHope
http://www.rxhope.com/
RxHope is exactly what its name implies...a helping hand to people in need in obtaining critical medications that they would normally have trouble affording. We act as your advocate in making the patient assistance program journey easier and faster by supplying vital information and help.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Share a Smile Foundation (Texas)
http://www.shareasmilefoundation.org/
The objective of the Share A Smile Foundation TM ® is to provide financial support to children requiring plastic surgery and/or medical treatments to repair or remove vascular anomalies, but whose families are not financially able to pay for this service. The Share A Smile Foundation TM ® provides assistance to children whose parents work but whose families do not have insurance coverage or qualify for Medicaid/CHIPS. There is a formal application process to determine eligibility. Dr. Burns has offered to forego his compensation for each of the children sponsored by the Foundation; however, there are hospital and other medical expenses (provided at a discounted rate of 50% by Children's Medical Center of Dallas) that need to be covered as well, such as anesthesia.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Social Security Administration
Blind Or Have Low Vision Assisance
http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10052.html
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
http://store.samhsa.gov/home
Use the search box to identify possible sources of assistance. Type in mental health services for example.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Sustainable Kidney Care Foundation
http://www.skcf.net/
The Sustainable Kidney Care Foundation (SKCF) provides affordable and sustainable treatment options for kidney failure where none exists. The Foundation emphasizes the diagnosis and management of reversible acute kidney failure in women and children. The Foundation supports training in care and research for those involved in the delivery of care in parts of the world where little or no local treatment is available.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation
hhttp://www.uhccf.org/apply/
The grants provide financial relief for families who have children with medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health benefit plan. The Foundation aims to fill the gap between what medical services/items your child needs and what your commercial health benefit plan will pay for.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Women's Mental Health : When You Need It
http://www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health/help/
Advice from WomensHealth.Gov.
(Last checked 10/02/13)



Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 10/02/13)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 10/02/13)

ScanGrants
http://www.scangrants.com/
A public service listing of grants and other funding types to support health research, programs and scholarship. Provided by Samaritan Health Services, a nonprofit network of Oregon hospitals, physicians and senior care facilities.
(Last checked 10/02/13)


Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

< Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.

 

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