The following are the only hair loss related non-profit or consumer organizations currently recognized by the American Hair Loss Association.
The American Academy of Dermatology
The American academy of dermatology is the largest, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of over 13,700, it represents virtually all-practicing dermatologists in the United States.
While the AAD is not specifically a hair loss organization they do support the furthering of hair loss awareness and have many hair loss experts in their membership.
International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons is a consumer organization that selectively screens skilled and ethical hair transplant surgeons. The IAHRS does not offer an open membership policy to doctors practicing hair transplantation, and is the only group that recognizes that all surgeons are not equal in their skill and technique. Its elite membership seeks to represent the best in the discipline, the true leaders in the field of surgical hair restoration. The IAHRS' goal is to provide a safe place for prospective patients to choose a surgeon based on skill and not on their ability to buy public opinion through advertising.
The International Alliance of Hair restoration Surgeons (IAHRS) is the only organization in the world whose membership is limited exclusively to state-of-the-art hair restoration surgeons. The IAHRS is the patient's advocate, the ethical physician's voice, and the standard for the profession.
National Alopecia Areata Foundation
The mission of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) is to support research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for alopecia areata, to support those with the disease, and to educate the public about alopecia areata.
The mission is accomplished by:
Funding research and research workshops that add to the scientific knowledge about alopecia areata, its causes, and different treatments
Providing local support and education for people with alopecia areata and their families
informing the public about alopecia areata
Advocating the concerns of people affected alopecia areata
Creating and distributing educational materials
to health professionals as well as those affected,
so that all may better understand alopecia areata.
Children's Alopecia Project
The goal of the Children's Alopecia Project
is to improve upon the lives of children suffering
from any form of Alopecia by:
Funding a children's support group i.e., a place
where they can go and feel supported and comfortable
discussing their difficulties and coping mechanisms
in dealing with their disease.
Raising money to send children who might not
be able to attend the annual conference of the
National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF)
Donating monies for research on a regular basis
Promoting public awareness through community
The Bald Truth
Airing live from CBS studios in Los Angeles,
and heard coast to coast, Spencer Kobren's
The Bald Truth is the only radio program that
openly deals with the emotional, and societal
difficulties faced by men and women suffering
with hair loss. Kobren’s weekly on air
support group has been nationally syndicated
than 8 years, bringing to light how emotionally
devastating living with hair loss can be in today’s
appearance obsessed society.
Whether you’re new to hair loss or have
been suffering for 20 years, Spencer Kobren’s
The Bald Truth is your safe place to learn about
effective hair loss products and treatments and
to openly share your thoughts, your humor, your
hope and your strength with others struggling
with this silent epidemic.
The Rapunzel Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping chemotherapy patients keep their hair during treatment.
Funds raised by The Rapunzel Project will be used for two related purposes: first, to create awareness that hair loss during chemotherapy can be prevented through the use of specialized cold caps, and second, to purchase specialized freezers, cold caps and related equipment to facilitate this process.