Below are links to MsFLASH funding agencies, information on menopause, and other sites that MsFLASH participants may find useful. Links to external websites are provided as a courtesy and should not be construed as an endorsement of the content or views expressed on those sites.  

MsFLASH Sponsors

National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The NIH The Nation's Medical Research Agency—includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments and cures for both common and rare diseases.

National Institute on Aging (NIA) — As one of the NIH institutes, the NIA leads the federal effort supporting and conducting research on aging and the medical, social and behavioral issues of older people. For more information on research and aging, visit the NIA website or or call toll free 800-222-2225.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) —The NICHD sponsors research on development, before and after birth; maternal, child and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabilitation.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) — The NCCAM’s mission is to explore complementary and alternative medical practices in the context of rigorous science, train CAM researchers and disseminate authoritative information to the public and professionals. For additional information, call NCCAM's Clearinghouse toll free at 888-644-6226, or visit the NCCAM Web site at.
Office of Research on Women’s Health The ORWH serves as a focal point for women’s health research at the NIH.

Information on Menopause

Information on menopause provided by the NIA — Information on menopause provided by the NIA.

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) — North America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. Its multidisciplinary membership of 2,000 leaders in the field – including clinical and basic science experts from medicine, nursing, sociology, psychology, nutrition, anthropology, epidemiology, pharmacy, and education – allows NAMS to be uniquely qualified to provide information that is both accurate and unbiased, not for or against any point of view.

Resources on Aging

Administration on Aging — This website includes hundreds of topics of interest to seniors, including caregiver support programs, information older people and their families, statistics, links to state and area agencies on aging, and many publications on a variety of topics (e.g., health news for women, financial planning, driving, memory loss, safety). This site also includes an “Eldercare Locator”. This agency helps you find local support resources in your community, including transportation, meals, social activities, legal services, home care, caregiver services, and home repair. This service is located in the right hand column, toward the bottom of the page.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) — This non-profit organization for people 50 years and older provides information and resources, assists members to serve their communities, offers a range if information.

National Hispanic Council on Aging — (NHCoA) This national membership-based organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Latino Elderly, families, and communities through advocacy, education, and research.

National Caucus and Center on the Black Aged — The mission of this organization is to improve the quality of life for elderly African Americans and low income minorities.

National Indian Council on Aging — The purpose of this organization is to bring about improved, comprehensive services for American Indians and Alaska Native Elders.

National Pacific/Asian Resource Center on Aging — This resource center is dedicated to serving aging Asian and Pacific Islanders.