MGFA works closely with a variety of groups that will help us deliver on our mission and leverage our resources including the following groups.
National Health Council
The National Health Council is the only organization of its kind that brings together all segments of the health care community to provide a united voice for the more than 133 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers. Made up of more than 100 national health-related organizations, its core membership includes 50 of the nation’s leading patient advocacy groups. Other members include professional and membership associations, nonprofit organizations with an interest in health, and major pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies.
Community Health Charities
Community Health Charities of America delivers a diverse membership of respected health charities to the workplace -- giving donors the comfort and confidence to choose the charities most important to them. Before a charity becomes a member of CHC, they conduct rigorous screening because they want you to know that your contributions will make an impact.
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner.
National Organization for Rare Disorders
NORD is a unique federation of organizations that share a common interest in helping people with rare diseases. These organizations have learned that they speak with a louder voice when they work together, even though their individual missions may differ in specific details.
NORD member organizations share the benefit of representation in Washington, DC, through the efforts of NORD's Vice President for Public Policy in its Washington office. They also receive frequent briefings from NORD on political and medical news, as well as guidance on topics related to accomplishing their organizational goals.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is one of 27 research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH)U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease.
The NIEHS traces its roots to 1966, when the U.S. Surgeon General announced the establishment of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences within the NIH. In 1969, the division was elevated to full NIH institute status. Since then, the NIEHS has evolved to its present status as a world leader in environmental health sciences, with an impressive record of important scientific accomplishments and a proud history of institutional achievements and growth.