Consumer Guide: Resources for Specific Health Conditions
Find support groups and programs for people with specific health conditions. Expand the section that applies to you and select a link to learn more.
- Vivent Health—Find support for anyone affected by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS. Provides combined expertise from the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Rocky Mountain CARES, St. Louis Effort for AIDS, and AIDS Services of Austin.
- Wisconsin HIV Program—Learn about the lead HIV agency in Wisconsin government. Manages the state's public health response to the HIV epidemic.
- Alzheimer's Association, Wisconsin Chapter—Get community support for families in Wisconsin facing Alzheimer's disease.
- Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute—Find information on achieving health equity and improving the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia. Includes support for families and ways to reduce dementia risk.
- Arthritis Foundation—Find other people with arthritis and get support and encouragement. View the Wisconsin chapter's new and upcoming events.
- Wisconsin Arthritis Program—Learn more about Wisconsin Department of Health Services' (DHS) response to arthritis. Provides more information about arthritis and works with other groups to coordinate events for people with arthritis.
- Blind or Visually Impaired Information and Services—Get rehabilitation services that help people who are blind or visually impaired achieve their goals and stay independent. Offered through the Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
- National Federation of the Blind—View a list of Wisconsin resources for people who are blind or visually impaired.
- VisionAware—Get help for adults who are losing their sight, so they can keep living full and independent lives.
- Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired—Learn more about how to promote the dignity and empowerment of people with vision loss. Includes advocacy, education, and vision services.
- Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin—Learn about this state nonprofit that helps improve the lives of people affected by brain injury.
- Traumatic Brain Injury Units—View a list of state-approved traumatic brain injury facilities and other resources.
- American Cancer Society—Find information about cancer support services and treatment. Includes how to find resources in your area.
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Upper Plains—Get support if you or a loved one has leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, or other blood cancers.
- National Cancer Institute—Learn about treatment options, clinical trials, and ways to deal with cancer.
United Cerebral Palsy—Access community-based services and support for people with disabilities. In Wisconsin, there are two groups:
- University of Wisconsin Cystic Fibrosis Center—Receive care for cystic fibrosis. Also get patient education materials, newsletters, and links to other resources.
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Wisconsin Chapter—Learn more about upcoming events and ways to get involved. The goal of this group is to find a cure for all people with cystic fibrosis.
Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing—Find support and state resources from DHS. Includes information, referral services, and training.
- Developmental Disability Programs and Information—Learn about programs in Wisconsin that are designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Find one that meets your needs.
- Independent Living Centers in Wisconsin—Learn about these nonprofit centers. They provide services to people with disabilities. Examples include peer support, information and referrals, independent living skills training, and advocacy.
- Information and Support for People with Disabilities or Chronic Illnesses—View a list of resources.
- American Diabetes Association—Find information on diabetes and ways to get involved, including upcoming events.
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases—Learn more about diabetes, data, events, clinical trials, and more.
- Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin—Get support for people with Down syndrome and related disabilities and their families. This group works to promote awareness, education, information, programs and services, and new ideas.
- Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin, South Central—Get the support of the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin but focused on south central Wisconsin. Includes Sauk, Columbia, Iowa, Dane, Jefferson, Lafayette, Green, and Rock Counties.
Epilepsy Foundation of Wisconsin—Get help with overcoming the challenges of living with epilepsy. This group promotes community building and research to stop seizures and find cures.
American Heart Association—Find information about heart disease and related conditions. Includes resources on health care, prevention, and support for caregivers.
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases—Learn more about kidney diseases, data, events, clinical trials, and more.
- National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin—Get involved in public awareness events, research, and advocacy. Find support through the Patient & Caregiver Helpline.
American Lung Association—Help create a world free of lung disease. Learn about prevention, treatment, research, events, and more.
- Lyme Disease in Wisconsin—Get DHS state-specific information about ticks and Lyme disease.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme Disease—Learn more about Lyme disease, including signs and symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent tick bites.
- Mental Health America of Wisconsin—Know how to protect and improve your mental health and when to find help.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness, Wisconsin—Find ways to improve quality of life if you or a loved one is affected by mental illness. Includes a set of Wisconsin resources that focus on mental health issues and support groups.
- Wisconsin Family Ties—Find help for families with kids with social, emotional, or behavioral challenges. This is a parent-run organization.
Muscular Dystrophy Association—Get support for people with muscular dystrophy, ALS (also called Lou Gehrig's disease), and other neuromuscular diseases.
- Caregiving from AARP—Find resources for caregivers, from where to start to how to take care of yourself.
- Center to Advance Palliative Care—Learn about how palliative care can help with a serious illness and improve quality of life.
- Palliative Doctors—Learn more about doctors who specialize in palliative care and what it means for you.
Pleural Mesothelioma Center—Get what you need to face mesothelioma.