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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.

  • 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.

United Cerebral Palsy—Access community-based services and support for people with disabilities. In Wisconsin, there are two groups:

Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing—Find support and state resources from DHS. Includes information, referral services, and training.

  • 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.

American Lung Association—Help create a world free of lung disease. Learn about prevention, treatment, research, events, and more.

Muscular Dystrophy Association—Get support for people with muscular dystrophy, ALS (also called Lou Gehrig's disease), and other neuromuscular diseases.

Pleural Mesothelioma Center—Get what you need to face mesothelioma.

Last revised March 6, 2023