Policy organizations opposing non-evidence-based medicine
February 1, 2015 7:38 PM   Subscribe

I would like to donate money to an organization that opposes government funding/government subsidies/insurance mandates for "alternative"/"complimentary" medicine or non-evidence-based medicine. I am finding this particularly hard to Google. Does such an organization exist, and, if so, what is it?

I am growing particularly annoyed by quackery being recognized as legitimate medicine. I have to fund chiropractic care through my medical insurance premiums and upwards of $0.5 billion in taxpayer subsidies. I would like that to stop. However, I am not sure how to do it. I would like help in doing so.

As an incentive, each organization identified here that seems reasonably qualified will receive a significant donation on my part.
posted by saeculorum to Law & Government (3 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
The Society for Science-Based Medicine is the first thing that comes to mind.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:07 PM on February 1, 2015 [5 favorites]

The Cochrane Collaboration is a (if not the) flagship nonprofit of the evidence-based medicine movement. They are very worthy of your donation.

I'm not sure they fit your parameters entirely in the sense that they spend a ton of energy opposing quackery, but they certainly do wonderful work in promoting care undergirded by the latest evidence. I'm a physician and reference their reviews frequently. Wikipedia article here.
posted by killdevil at 8:10 PM on February 1, 2015 [2 favorites]

You might look at the Center for Skeptical Inquiry (and their "parent" organization, Center for Inquiry). See, for example, their "Safe and Secular" campaign. See also the James Randi Educational Foundation.
posted by akk2014 at 6:20 AM on February 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

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