Highlighting Organizations on the .ORG Domain that Promote Health and Wellness
By Tony Connor, Marketing Operations Manager, Public Interest Registry
Regular physical activity, eating healthy, and managing your stress levels are all ingredients that contribute to a person’s overall physical health and mental wellbeing. According to a joint study conducted by Parade and The Cleveland Clinic, roughly 89% of Americans agree that getting an annual check-up is important, but only 51% make an appointment. What’s more, according to the State of Health in the EU reporting initiative, more than one in six people in the EU reported having a mental health issue in 2016. While prioritizing your health can be a struggle, maintaining a regular routine and striking the perfect balance of personal health is essential.
To help make it easier to find resources that can contribute to your overall well-being, we’ve compiled a list of organizations on the .ORG domain whose mission is to improve people’s health. In the list below, we divide health and wellness into three categories: physical health, mental health, and spiritual health.
The following .ORG sites share information related to physical activity and how to incorporate it into your daily routine.
Nutrition Facts, nutritionfacts.org – A science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, which provides free updates on the latest in nutrition research.
National Association for Health and Wellness, physicalfitness.org – A U.S.-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all individuals by promoting physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles.
International Society for Physical Activity and Health, ispah.org – A global society focused on advancing the science and practice of physical activity and health.
The European Food Information Council, eufic.org – A non-profit organization that stands up for science-based information on food and health.
Exercise is Medicine, exerciseismedicine.org – An international health initiative that strives to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care.
The following .ORG sites provide resources on the importance of mental health.
Active Minds, activeminds.org – Nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students, on a peer-to-peer level.
Mental Health Europe, mhe-sme.org – An organization that promotes positive mental health in Europe.
Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health, lisboninstitutegmh.org – A collective based in Spain that aims to inform and provide technical collaboration to governments and non-governmental organizations in the area of Public Mental Health.
Mental Health, mentalhealth.org – An organization that provides easy access to comprehensive mental health information.
Hope For The Day, hftd.org – HFTD is a nonprofit that seeks to proactively prevent suicide by providing outreach and mental health education.
The following .ORG sites spread the practice and benefits of different types of spiritual care.
Your Spiritual Health, yourspiritualhealth.org – A UK-wide educational charity that develops resources and programs at the interface of spirituality and healthcare.
Spiritual Care Association, spiritualcareassociation.org – The first multidisciplinary, international professional membership association for spiritual care providers that establishes evidence-based quality indicators, scope of practice, and a knowledge base for spiritual care.
Science of Spirituality, sos.org – A global organization dedicated to providing a forum where people can learn meditation and its benefits.
International Association for Spiritual Care, ia-sc.org – An association with the aim to foster exchange in the fields of research and practice of spiritual care around the world.
American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences, aciste.org – An organization that address the integration needs and furthers the well-being of those who have had near-death or similar spiritually transformative experiences through research, education and support.
Does your organization use the .ORG domain as a home base online? Tell us about yourself! Leave a comment below about why you chose .ORG to house your organizational mission.
(from: Your Public Interest Registry with permission.)