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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 10 (10 total).

American Academy of Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Annotation: The American Academy of Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (AAP SODBP), founded in 1960, works to optimize the relationship between primary care and subspecialists, provide education and disseminate strategies to support quality clinical practice, and advocate on behalf of children and providers. The website provides information about educational activities and a toolbox of resources and tools to help physicians advocate for children at the federal, state, or local practice level; screen and assess developmental and behavioral concerns; and support developmental and behavioral services and policies related to developmental and behavioral pediatrics. Additional contents include the Learning Disabilities Navigator, a comprehensive resource guide for learning difficulties and disabilities.

Keywords: Advocacy, Behavior development, Child development, Continuing education, Developmental screening, Emotional development, Pediatric care, Resources for professionals

Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Annotation: The Brazelton Touchpoints Center is dedicated to strengthening the families of young children and the systems of care that surround them so that all children – regardless of their cultural, socioeconomic, physical, psychological, emotional health, or environmental challenges – will be successful early learners and have the opportunity to thrive. It provides professional development, research and evaluation, practice innovation and technical assistance, and policy advocacy focused on systemic change for children and families.

Keywords: Child behavior, Child development, Families, Infant behavior, Infant development, Service delivery systems, Training

Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR)

Future of Sex Education (FoSE)

Annotation: The Future of Sex Education Project (FoSE) began in July 2007 when staff from Advocates for Youth, Answer and SIECUS first met to discuss the future of sex education in the United States. At the time, each organization was looking ahead to the possibility of a future without federal abstinence-only-until-marriage funding and simultaneously found themselves exploring the question of how best to advance comprehensive sexuality education in schools. In May of 2008, Advocates, Answer and SIECUS formalized these discussions with funding from the Ford, George Gund and Grove Foundations, and the FoSE Project was launched.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Family life education, Psychosexual development, Sexual behavior, Sexual development, Sexuality education

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatits, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)

Annotation: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Adolescent and School Health promotes the health and well-being of children and adolescents to enable them to become healthy and productive adults. The website provides information on coordinated school health, health and academics, and school health surveillance. Publications and information on policy, health topics, data and statistics, program evaluation, training, and funded programs and funding opportunities are also provided. Success stories and resources for parents and teachers are also available.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescents, Federal programs, Financing, Health behavior, Health policy, Health promotion, Population surveillance, Program development, Program evaluation, Risk taking, School age children, School health education, School health programs, Statistical data, Students, Teaching, Training

Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center

Annotation: NCAST Programs develops and disseminates research based workshops, assessments, and intervention programs to promote nurturing environments for young children ages 0-3. Target audiences include nurse home visitors, social workers, researchers, and other service providers. Topics include the Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) feeding and teaching scales, promoting first relationships, promoting maternal mental health during pregnancy, caregiving, personal environment assessments, promoting self regulation and attachment in infants and young children. Some materials are available in Spanish.

Keywords: Spanish language materials, Developmental screening, Infant behavior, Infant care, Maternal mental health, Nursing, Professional training, Technical assistance

Pediatric Services

Annotation: This group provides consulting services on specific evaluation, treatment and program design to address a multitude of conditions and diagnoses in infants and children. Specialty areas include autism, PDD spectrum, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, prematurity, speech and language delay, parent education/issues, Failure to thrive, behavioral issues, neurological handicaps, orthopedic handicaps, Seizure disorder, and head injury.

Keywords: Behavioral diabilities, Chidren, Consultants, Developmental disabilities, Disabilities, Infants, Physical disabilities

U.S. Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse (ONDCPDCC)

Annotation: The ONDCP Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse supports drug control policy research and development. It provides policymakers with current data on illegal drug trafficking, drug law violators, drug use among offenders in the criminal justice system, and the impact of drugs on criminal justice administration. It also refers inquiries to the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information and other federally sponsored clearinghouses that address drug-related issues. The data center was established in 1987 and is a component of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, U.S. Department of Justice.

Keywords: Substance abuse, Alcohol abuse, Clearinghouses, Crime prevention, Drug use behavior, Drugs, Policy development, Public policies, legislation

U.S. Office of Adolescent Health, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Annotation: The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) grant program is an evidence-based initiative to reduce adolescent pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, and risky sexual behavior among adolescents by working in concert with closely aligned programs supported by other federal agencies. OAH funds replications of program models from the U.S. Health and Human Services Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review. OAH also funds TPP research and demonstration programs and provides funds for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to implement and test community-wide approaches to TPP.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent pregnancy, Contraception, Dating, Delayed childbearing, Demonstration programs, Federal grants, Financial support, Health behavior, Prevention programs, Program development, Program evaluation, Program planning, Reproductive health, Research, Risk taking, Sexual health, Sexually transmitted diseases

University of Southern California University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Annotation: The USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (USC UCEDD) at Children's Hospital Los Angeles works in developing and supporting quality services and systems for individuals with, or at risk for, behavioral, developmental, and/or special health care needs and their families. The Center's purpose is to provide leadership in strengthening family-centered, consumer responsive, culturally-competent services and systems for the benefit of individuals and their families. The USC UCEDD, founded in 1966, is one of over 67 UCEDDs in the nation, authorized under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act), and a member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Programs and services include clinical services, diagnosis and evaluation, feeding development, behavioral pediatrics, community mental health, learning abilities program, and other community-based programs. Special programs emphasize individual, family, and community capacity building; prevention and early intervention; and cultural competence.

Keywords: Behavior development, Child development, Children with special health care needs, Early intervention services, Mental health, Needs assessment, Screening, Special health care services


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.