Category Archives: Health and Medicine

MySahana – South Asian Mental Health

MySahana - South Asian Mental Health

MySahana, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness about mental health, emotional health and well-being in the South Asian community, was founded by Parijat Deshpande on January 25, 2010. MySahana, meaning “my fortitude or patience” in Sanskrit, is a nonprofit …
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MedShare (Surplus Medical Equipment and Supplies)

MedShare (Surplus Medical Equipment and Supplies)

According to Healthcare Without Harm, U.S. hospitals generate more than two million tons of medical waste each year. Much of that waste is unused medical supplies and equipment. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization estimates that more than 10 million children …
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Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Welcome to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. With over 650 physicians and 4750 staff support and volunteers, Packard Children’s Hospital is a world-class, non-profit hospital devoted entirely to the care of babies, children, adolescents and expectant mothers. Because we’re an academic …
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Los Medicos Voladores – “The Flying Doctors”

Los Medicos Voladores - "The Flying Doctors"

Los Médicos Voladores (LMV) — in Spanish, the flying doctors — is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of geographically diverse peoples through education and the provision of no-cost, high-quality medical, dental, and optometric …
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Lorenzen Cancer Foundation

Lorenzen Cancer Foundation

Cancer Patients Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by a Medical Director and a five-member scientific board of highly regarded specialists in oncology from around the world. The mission of the Foundation is to promote awareness, increase education, and …
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Life Eldercare

Life Eldercare

LIFE ElderCare weaves together the connective threads of family, friends, neighbors, medical professionals and businesses into a tapestry of supportive relationships and services that help frail seniors remain independent and in their own homes. By reducing the likelihood of malnutrition, …
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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. …
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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Bay Area Chapter)

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Bay Area Chapter)

JDRF is the only organization of its kind devoted to finding a cure for adults and children living with type 1 diabetes. We concentrate our support on advancing the most promising work of researchers, scientists, physicians, academic medical centers, and …
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Jewish Family and Children’s Services

Jewish Family and Children's Services

JFCS’ volunteer programs support and strengthen families and individuals of all ages. In addition to serving those in need, we are committed to promoting a connection to community and fulfillment among our volunteers. JFCS serves as an extended family to …
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Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco is the oldest Jewish center on the West Coast, providing educational, social, cultural and fitness programs to the community since 1877. Open to all, with the mission of building and preserving Jewish Identity, …
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