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ProPublica
ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Their work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” They do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.

Professional Associations

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

BORN IN 1960, at a time when several lawyers’ groups were launched in California, the ASCDC was organized by a small group of Los Angeles defense attorneys who felt it was essential for their professional interest to be independently represented. The ASCDC has since grown to become the nation’s preeminent regional defense organization. It now encompasses a diverse group of men and women of all ages, races and religions, who practice from north of Santa Barbara to the Mexican border and from the desert of the inland empire to the shores of Santa Monica.

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
CAALA – the nation’s largest local association of plaintiffs’ attorneys. Consumer Attorneys protect people from unsafe products, unsafe medicine, unfair business practices and unscrupulous, negligent corporate conduct. Through education and training, Consumer Attorneys subscribe to the highest standards of quality legal representation and ethical conduct. As attorneys who solely represent the interests of consumers, our association is a powerful advocate for victim’s rights and equal access to justice.

Consumer Attorneys of California
CAOC is an organization of more than 3,000 attorneys who represent plaintiffs/consumers who seek responsibility from wrongdoers.

California Association for Healthcare Quality
State wide organization that defines quality practices, provides educational resources;and influence industry trends.

National Association for Healthcare Quality
The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) is the nation’s leading organization for healthcare quality professionals. Founded in 1976, NAHQ currently comprises more than 6,000 individual members and 100 institutional members. Its goal is to promote the continuous improvement of quality in healthcare by providing educational and development opportunities for professionals at all management levels and within all healthcare settings.

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the professional advancement of registered nurses practicing in a consulting capacity in the legal field. Founded in 1989, AALNC serves as a resource to its members and provides a forum for education and the exchange of information.

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
Since 1983, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), a statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization, has been dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality of life for California’s long term care consumers. Through direct advocacy, community education, legislation and litigation it has been CANHR’s goal to educate and support long term care consumers and advocates regarding the rights and remedies under the law, and to create a united voice for long term care reform and humane alternatives to institutionalization.

National Center on Elder Abuse
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is committed to helping national, state, and local partners in the field be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The NCEA is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families.

Miscellaneous Resources

MDConsult
A division of world leading health science publisher Elsevier, MD Consult operates a family of electronic information resources that meet the clinical content needs of physicians and other health care professionals.

Nursing Home Compare
This tool has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. Before you get started, you or your family member may have other long-term care choices like community-based services, home care, or assisted living depending on your needs and resources.