|American College of Sports Medicine|
|401 West Michigan Street|
|Indianapolis, IN 46202-3233|
(317) 637-9200, ext. 127 or 133
|Web Address: ||www.acsm.org/AM/AMTemplate.cfm?Section=About_ACSM&TEMPLATE=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=13719|
The American College of Sports Medicine Task Force on Healthy Air Travel promotes exercise and physical activities that can be done while taking an airplane trip. They provide information about:
- Ways you can exercise while at U.S. airports.
- Strategies to reduce the impact of jet lag.
- Methods to improve your health through physical activity and good nutrition while flying.
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Travelers'
|1600 Clifton Road|
|Atlanta, GA 30333|
|Phone: ||1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)|
|Web Address: ||wwwn.cdc.gov/travel|
The CDC's Travelers' Health Web site provides health
information for the traveler. The Web site provides information on
immunizations that are needed for travel to various areas of the world. It also
provides information for safe travel, including traveling with children and
with people who have special needs. Information about current outbreaks of
disease in the world is also provided. The CDC is the leading federal agency
for protecting U.S. citizens' health and safety by providing credible health
information and health promotion.
|International Association for Medical Assistance to
|1623 Military Road|
|Niagara Falls, NY 14304-1745|
|Phone: ||(716) 754-4883|
|Web Address: ||www.iamat.org|
The International Association for Medical Assistance to
Travellers (IAMAT) is a nonprofit organization with a goal to help travelers make good choices about their health and reduce illnesses and injuries while traveling. They provide information about vaccinations, health risks, and food and water safety for all countries. They also maintain a directory of qualified doctors and mental health practitioners throughout the world who can provide medical care to international travelers.
|International Society of Travel
|315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue|
|Decatur, GA 30030|
|Phone: ||(404) 373-8282|
|Fax: ||(404) 373-8283|
|Web Address: ||www.istm.org|
The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)
provides education, service, and research in the field of travel medicine. ISTM
focuses on preventive and curative medicine, infectious diseases, high altitude
physiology, and travel-related obstetrics. Two other areas of focus are
military medicine and migration medicine. ISTM's goals are to promote travel
health, develop guidelines for travel medicine, and educate health
professionals and people who work in the travel industry. ISTM's website has a
travel clinic directory where travelers can search for a travel clinic near
|National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
(NIAID), National Institutes of Health|
|NIAID Office of Communications and Government Relations|
|6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6612|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-6612|
|Phone: ||1-866-284-4107 toll-free|
|Phone: ||(301) 496-5717|
|Fax: ||(301) 402-3573|
|Web Address: ||www.niaid.nih.gov|
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
Diseases conducts research and provides consumer information on infectious and
|World Health Organization|
|Avenue Appia 20|
|1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland |
|Web Address: ||www.who.int/en|
The World Health Organization (WHO) is an agency of the
United Nations. It has about 200 member states. WHO promotes technical
cooperation among nations on health issues, carries out programs to control and
eliminate disease, and strives to improve the quality of human life.
The Web site has information on many health topics, including health and
disease related to travel.