The Georgia Cancer Coalition is an independent, not-for-profit organization that unites government agencies, academic institutions, civic groups, corporations and health care organizations in a concerted effort to strengthen cancer prevention, research and treatment in Georgia, with the ultimate goal of making Georgia one of the nation’s premier states for cancer care. The mission is to reduce the number of cancer-related deaths in Georgia.
The Medical Association of Atlanta (MAA) is a non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of organized medicine in the Atlanta, GA area. The MAA membership is made up of the most actively-involved participants in organized medicine, united together to form “the pulse of Atlanta medicine.”
The vision of Georgia’s Department of Community Health is: provide health care benefits to over two million citizens under the Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids programs and the State Health Benefit Plan for our employees; pursue and correct fraud and abuse through our DCH Program Integrity unit; develop health policy through our Health Strategies Council; approve the development and expansion of health care services and facilities through the Certificate of Need program; and administer all of our health care programs for Georgia’s citizens by using public resources wisely.
The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues. The mission of the AMA is to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
The mission of the National Medical Association is to advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy, and health policy to promote health and wellness, eliminate health disparities, and sustain physician viability.
The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is the leading advocacy organization for physicians in Georgia, and it’s the primary mechanism that doctors collectively use to achieve a strategic vision for health care in the state. MAG’s mission is to enhance patient care and the health of the public by advancing the art and science of medicine and by representing physicians and patients in the policy making process. MAG employs an integrated approach, including strategic programs in the third-party payer, government relations, legal advocacy, communications, education, and health policy/research arenas.
The American Board of Urology (ABU) is organized to encourage study, improve standards, and promote competency in the practice of Urology. The Board evaluates candidates who are duly licensed to practice medicine, and arranges and conducts examinations for the purpose of certification, subspecialty certification, recertification, and ongoing maintenance of certification. Certificates are conferred by the Board to candidates who successfully complete all requirements for a given certificate.
The ABU certifies urologic physicians who meet its educational, professional standing, and examination criteria. To become certified, a urologist must have core competencies in all domains of urology, including but not limited to pediatric urology, endourology, female urology, andrology, oncology, urolithiasis, and general urology. All certified urologists are trained to evaluate and treat all patients with urological disorders. www.abu.org