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Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs

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 3 (3 total).

Dental Professional Advisory Committee (DePAC)

Annotation: The Dental Professional Advisory Committee (DEPAC) provids advice and consultation to the Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) on issues related to professional practices and personnel activities of Civil Service and Commissioned Corps dentists. The DEPAC provides similar assistance to the USPHS Chief Dental Officer and, upon request, to USPHS dental program directors.

Keywords: Advisory committees, Federal programs, Oral health, Public health dentistry

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM)

Annotation: The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM) was formed in 1991 to advise the Secretary on Department of Health and Human Services’ programs that are directed at reducing infant mortality and improving the health status of pregnant women and infants. The Committee represents a public and private partnership at the highest level to provide guidance and to focus attention on the policies and resources required to address the reduction of infant mortality. The Committee provides advice on how best to coordinate the variety of federal, state, local and private programs and efforts that are designed to deal with the health and social problems impacting on infant mortality. SACIM advises the Secretary and the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration on Department programs, including implementation of the Healthy Start Initiative and relevant objectives from Healthy People 2020: Keeping the Nation Healthy.

Keywords: Advisory committees, Federal initiatives, Infant mortality, Prevention programs

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Annotation: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an independent panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine and is composed of primary care providers. The USPSTF conducts scientific evidence reviews of a broad range of clinical preventive health care services and develops recommendations for primary care clinicians and health systems.

Keywords: Advisory committees, Disease prevention, Evidence based medicine, Public health, Research


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