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Basic Needs

Meeting Basic Needs in Seattle and King County
For women that need information on domestic violence, shelters, health care, legal help and job training.

Within Reach Family Resources
Each year, we connect more than 100,000 families to food and health resources, through our toll-free hotlines, ParentHelp123.org and our statewide health coalitions.

Breast Cancer

For Patients:

Susan G Komen Foundation
Your source for up-to-date information on breast cancer. Here, you’ll find the latest on diagnosis and treatment, risk factors and screening, and a host of other topics—like complementary therapies, life after treatment, and quality medical care.

Detecting Breast Cancer
Cancer facts from CancerNet, a service of the National Cancer Institute.

Mammograms; Not just once but for a lifetime
National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service.

Understanding Breast Changes: A Guide for All Women
National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service.

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the best of three internationally renown cancer-care institutions: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Academic Medical Center, and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. .

CDC The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Information on funded comprehensive early detection programs

 

For Providers:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACOG Women's Healthcare Physicians

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool Online
From CancerTrials, a service of the NIH.

CancerNet: Breast Cancer
Information on breast cancer from CancerNet, a service of NIH.

CDC The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Information on funded comprehensive early detection programs

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Patient Guidelines
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is a not for profit, tax-exempt corporation that is an alliance of the world's leading cancer centers.

US Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Breast Cancer
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd Edition.

Breastfeeding

For Patients:

Breast Feeding Coalition of Washington
The Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington is to be a resource for the public with a focus on Washington State, we hope to keep you informed about breastfeeding promotion, research, and more.

La Leche League International
Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education.

La Leche League of Washington
Click here to find a LLL near you.

King County Public Health Department
Patient education materials in English and Spanish.

For Providers:

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation. Includes education for providers.

American Academy of Family Physicians
AAFP article on breastfeeding practices.

American Academy of Pediatrics
AAP policy statement on breastfeeding and the use of human milk.

Department of Health & Human Services Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding
The HHS Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding is the US Surgeon General's first comprehensive framework on breastfeeding, developed by health and scientific experts.


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