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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 14 (14 total).


Annotation: AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, serves people over age 50 by promoting their independence, purpose, and dignity through legislative advocacy, research, informative programs, and promoting community service. AARP has chapters in every state and over 2,500 local chapters. The association publishes AARP Magazine and the monthly AARP Bulletin. The AARP Web site provides online information, services and tools to help people 50+ get the most out of life. AARP's Web site offers information on a broad range of topics, including AARP's public policies, answers to financial planning questions, guidance on health and wellness, tips for coping with difficult life transitions, as well as opportunities to contact elected government officials, and participate in discussion groups and online courses. Publications on a variety of subjects such as health and fitness, financial and retirement planning, housing, and more are available free to both members and nonmembers. In addition to consumer education, AARP conducts and publishes research on aging issues and analyzes related national and state policies through its Public Policy Institute. AARP has a Research Information Center, which specializes in social gerontology, and an online database, AgeLine. AARP also produces "Prime Time Radio," a weekly interview program focusing on the interests of people 40 and over, and "Mature Focus Radio," which offers daily brief discussions on topics of interest to older people. Other broadcast activities include radio features in English and Spanish, educational documentaries and TV video news releases. AARP programs include: AARP Independent Living/Long-Term Care/End-of-Life Issue, AARP Driver Safety Program, Tax Aide, Senior Community Service Employment Program, and Volunteering. Some publications are also available in Spanish.

Keywords: Aging, Retirement

Alliance for Aging Research

Annotation: The Alliance for Aging Research supports and works to accelerate the pace of medical discoveries to improve the experience of aging and health. The Alliance advocates for increases in research dollars for age-related diseases and supports federal legislation that will advance medical breakthroughs. The alliance also conducts grassroots education campaigns for health professionals and the public on diseases which disproportionately affect the elderly; sponsors the Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Research Program; conducts studies and surveys that examine important medical, behavioral, and social issues associated with longevity; serves as a clearinghouse for information on the health and well-being of older people; and creates and disseminates health education materials to consumers in a variety of formats.

Keywords: , Public awareness campaigns, Advocacy, Aging, Clearinghouses, Consumer education, Fellowships, Geriatrics, Information sources, Legislation, Longevity, Medical research, Research, Studies, Surveys

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

National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC)

Annotation: The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) provides support to family caregivers and to the professionals who help them. The alliance also aims to increase public awareness of issues facing family caregivers. NAC publishes studies and reports, offers guidance on caregiving, and hosts the annual International Conference on Family Care. The National Alliance for Caregiving’s Family Care Resource Connection, posted on the Web site, includes reviews and ratings of hundreds of books, videotapes, Web sites, and other resources covering a range of issues and questions faced by family caregivers.

Keywords: Family support services, Aging , Home care , Public awareness campaigns

National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO)

Annotation: The National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO) is a nonpartisan network of more than one hundred women's organizations working together to advocate change on many issues of importance to women. Significant areas of involvement include equal employment opportunity, economic equity, media equality, education, job training, women's health and reproductive health, mid-life and aging/retired women, girls and young women, homemakers, minority groups, and business and professional women.

Keywords: Coalition, Adolescent females, Advocacy, Aging, Blacks, Children, Education, Gender discrimination, Minority groups, Reproductive health, Retirement, Vocational education, Women, Women's health

National Council on the Aging (NCOA)

Annotation: The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) provides information and publications on family caregivers, senior employment, long-term care, and other issues related to aging. It sponsors a program called Family Friends, where older persons are matched with families with children with special health needs, or homeless families, the rural poor, children who require immunization, and young people who are at risk of pregnancy.

Keywords: Aging, Alzheimers disease, Geriatrics, Intergenerational programs

National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)

Annotation: The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) is a national membership-based organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for Latino elderly, families, and communities through advocacy, technical assistance, demonstration projects, capacity and institution building, and the development of educational materials. NHCOA informs members of issues significant to Latino seniors, especially those related to health, housing, income, education, employment, building communities, and strengthening families. The council participates in local and national coalitions, task forces, and committees that address these issues and their impact on Latino seniors and collaborates with its local chapters and affiliates to demonstrate programs and approaches to this population.

Keywords: Advocacy, Aging, Community development, Demonstration programs, Educational materials, Geriatrics, Health services, Hispanic Americans, Minority health, Spanish language, Technical assistance, Women's health

National Institute on Aging Information Center (NIA)

Annotation: The National Institute on Aging (NIA) Information Center responds to public inquiries and provides information and free publications on health issues related to the aging process and the special problems and needs of older people. Some publications are available in Spanish. A listing of all publications is available upon request.

Keywords: ???, ??Women's health, Aging, Alzheimers disease, Geriatrics

National Program on Women and Aging

Annotation: The National Program on Women and Aging (formerly the National Center on Women and Aging) works to focus national attention on the special concerns of women as they age; develop solutions and strategies for dealing with those concerns; and reaches out to women and organizations across the country in efforts to promote the changes necessary to improve the lives of older women. The program conducts research, analyzes policy, supports community education programs, and provides online access to publications for and about women, including a quarterly newsletter.

Keywords: Aging, Education, Women, . Women's health, Community outreach, Health promotion, Public policy, Publications , Research, Resource centers, Retirement

North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

Annotation: The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the health and quality of life of women through an understanding of menopause. NAMS publishes materials for professionals and consumers. The Society also develops curriculum materials, surveys and questionnaires, position statements, and recommended reading lists, and publishes book reviews of publications about menopause. Some materials are available in Spanish. Consumers can sign up online to receive a free monthly newsletter.

Keywords: Aging, Consumer education materials, Curricula, Menopause, Resources for professionals, Women's health

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


Annotation: Established in 1980, OWL (Older Women's League) is a grassroots network of women that focuses on critical issues facing midlife and older women, age 40 and older. Resources include publications, education and information campaigns,a newsletter, and a hotline.

Keywords: Women, Aging

University of Wisconsin-Madison Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC)

Annotation: The Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC) fosters research related to women in all disciplines from a feminist perspective. It encourages the entry of women scholars into all fields of research, the development of new information on the circumstances and contributions of women in any field, and the development of theory which takes account of the significance of gender. The Center's publications include a newsletter, e-mail bulletins, reprints, working papers and proceedings. WSRC sponsors conferences, training seminars, and workshops, and maintains a listserv for faculty and students.

Keywords: Aging, Maternity leave, Parental leave, Psychology, Women

Wellesley Centers for Women

Annotation: The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) unites the Center for Research on Women and the Stone Center for Developmental Services and Studies in Interdisciplinary Efforts to promote positive change for women and girls. Center scholars conduct research, training, and analysis, and search for ways to translate findings into obtainable goals. WCW conducts conferences and publishes reports, papers, audiotapes, and videotapes on a variety of topics including adolescence, aging, feminism, sexuality, violence, child care, parenting, work and family, education, mental health, and psychological development.

Keywords: Women, Aging, Child care, Gender discrimination, Human development, Interdisciplinary approach, Mental health, Parenting, Research, Sexuality, Work family issues


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.