Polio Place

A service of Post-Polio Health International


Searching the world wide web for "polio" or "post-polio" can result in hundreds and hundreds of hits. This section lists, describes, rates and links to selected sites. They are listed alphabetically within the ratings of excellent, very good and good. The category search tool narrows the list of sites of interest to eleven specific groups.  

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Polio Australia

As the website’s mission statement implies: Polio Australia provides quality information and facilitates service provision across Australia ensuring that polio survivors have access to appropriate health care and the support required to maintain independence and make informed lifestyle choices.

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Polio Québec

This not-for-profit fosters public and medical awareness about polio, post-polio syndrome and living with disability in general. It is a member of COPHAN (Confederation of organizations of handicapped people in Quebec).

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Polio Survivors & Associates

PSA is a Rotarian Action Group dedicated to the humanitarian assistance of polio survivors. PSA is a logical extension of Rotary’s concern for the health needs of the world and serves as the living legacy of the worldwide PolioPlus program to eradicate polio. This Action Group operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not controlled by Rotary.

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Polio Today.org

From The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is this video-rich website designed to raise awareness of post-polio syndrome. As on ongoing resource for polio survivors,  the site's information is organized under the categories of History, What is PPS, Research, Community, Videos and Tell Your Story.

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Post-Polio Health International - PHI

PHI is a non-profit organization, established in 1960 whose mission "...is to enhance the lives and independence of polio survivors and home ventilator users through education, advocacy, research and networking."  PHI is the creator and overseer of Polio Place.

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Post-Polio Health International's Post-Polio Directory

Post-Polio Directory is an extensive listing of self-identified groups and individuals knowledgeable about the late effects of polio. Compiled by Post-Polio Health International (PHI), the Directory is divided into three major sections - post-polio clinics, health professionals and post-polio organizations and support groups. International resources are listed first in alphabetical order by country, followed by the United States, listed in alphabetical order by state. 

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PTU - Danish Society of Polio and Accident Victims/ Landsforeningen af Polio-, Trafik- og Ulykkesskadede

The Danish Society of Polio and Accident Victims works for the integration and equal opportunities of people suffering mobility disabilities as a result of polio, injuries to the spinal cord, whiplash and other injuries resulting from traffic and other accidents. Denmark is a small Scandinavian Country with no more than 5.5 million inhabitants. There are about 12,000 polio survivors; many are members of The Danish Society of Polio and Accident Victims - PTU.

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Resource Directory for Ventilator-Assisted Living

Resource Directory for Ventilator-Assisted Living is a comprehensive listing of organizations and individuals knowledgeable about home mechanical ventilation, compiled by International Ventilator Users Network (IVUN).  Sections include: Health Professionals; Respiratory Home Care Companies/DMEs; In-home Care Agencies; Ventilator Users, Networking; Ventilator Equipment and Aids; Manufacturers’ Addresses; Organizations, Associations and Foundations; Facilities with Long-term Ventilator Units; and Congregate Homes for Long-term Ventilator Users.

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Roosevelt Institute

The website is dedicated to "Carry forward the legacy and values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt."  Included in this topically wide-ranging repository is the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, including Archives, Education, and Public Programs.

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Roosevelt Warm Springs

Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation is a State of Georgia-run medical and vocational facility that offers long-term acute care as well as extensive outpatient services. Camps hosting international competition for disabled athletes provide showcases for the world's top wheelchair athletes. A calendar for the Roosevelt Warm Springs Conference and Continuing Education Center is provided.

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