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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 3 (3 total).

American Psychological Association (APA)

Annotation: The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional society of psychologists that works to advance psychology as a science, a profession, and a means of promoting health, education and the human welfare. Students may participate as affiliates. Publications include newsletters, catalogs, journals, abstracts, and many other materials. APA also sponsors conferences and workshops.

Keywords: Psychology, Advocacy, Behavioral sciences, Conferences, Consumer education, Information sources, Mental health, Mental health services, Professional societies, Psychologists, Publications, Resource centers, Spanish language materials, Training

Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA)

Annotation: The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), an advocacy organization supported by over 100 academic associations and educational institutions, serves as a bridge between researchers and policymakers. The consortium advocates for the inclusion of social and behavioral science perspectives in federally funded research on women's health. It also informs the science community about relevant federal policies, cooperates with other science and education groups to meet common goals, and monitors the status of women in health professions and as researchers. Publications include a newsletter. COSSA also sponsors conferences.

Keywords: Advocacy, Behavioral sciences, Research, Social sciences, Women', s health

National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

Annotation: The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) opened officially on July 1, 1995 to advance behavioral and social sciences research and training, integrate a biobehavioral perspective across the NIH, and improve communication among scientists and with the public. Activitries include developing funding initiatives for research and training, setting priorities for behavioral and social sciences research, providing opportunities for training and career development for behavioral and scientists, linking minority students with mentors, and organizing conferences, workshops, and lectures.

Keywords: Behavioral sciences, Federal programs, Research programs, Social sciences


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