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Search Results: MCH Organizations

This list of organizations is drawn from the MCH Organizations Database. Contact information is the most recent known to the MCH Digital Library.

Displaying records 1 through 4 (4 total).

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

Annotation: The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is an association of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults. AGS advocates for high quality, comprehensive accessible care and promotes research that expands knowledge of the aging process and the health care problems of older adults. The society provides public education and information and conducts education programs for health professionals. Publications include patient education materials, periodicals including the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and AGS's Complete Guide to Aging and Health (for lay audiences). Membership is open to anyone with an interest in geriatric health care.

Keywords: Older adults, Advocacy, Aging, Educational materials, Geriatrics, Information sources, Patient education, Policy development, Professional education, Public education, Public policy, Publications , Resources for professionals

American Health Care Association (AHCA)

Annotation: The American Health Care Association (AHCA) advocates for quality in long-term health care for elderly and disabled individuals. AHCA represents the long term care community to government, business leaders, and the general public, and works to effect change in the long term care field, providing information, education, and administrative tools designed to enhance quality on many levels. Web resources include consumer materials.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Older adults, Advocacy, Allied health professional education, Disabled, Long term care, Policy development, Research

Dental Lifeline Network

Annotation: The Dental Lifeline Network (formerly the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped), an affiliate of the American Dental Association, works to arrange comprehensive oral health care for individuals with special needs through a national network of direct service programs involving volunteer dentists and laboratories. Programs include Donated Dental Services, Bridge/Campaign of Concern, and HouseCalls. The network publishes Dental Lifeline Network News and collaborates with dental suppliers to offer DentaCheques, a revenue-generating coupon book for dentists.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental hygiene, Older adults, Oral health, Special health care needs

Older Women's League (OWL)

Annotation: The Older Women's League (OWL) is a grassroots national membership organization that advocates for social and economic equity for midlife and older women. It provides policy papers, reports, testimony, state model bills, and action kits on various aspects of older women's health needs. The league is a convener of the Campaign for Women's Health, which brings together more than 80 national women's organizations to speak out on women's health needs, monitor national legislation, and conduct community activities. Additionally, it has developed the Caregiving: First Line of Defense project. Caregiving provides a link between health professionals and caregivers and focuses national attention on the needs of caregivers. The project helps caregivers get the most out of their relationship with health professionals. Publications include a newsletter.

Keywords: Advocacy, Aging, Caregivers, Life cycle, Middle aged adults, Older adults, Women


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.