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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 5 (5 total).

Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)

Annotation: The Chinese Amerian Librarians Assoiation (CALA) is an active affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA) since 1976 and a member of the Council of National Library and Information Associations (CNLIA). CALA started out in 1973 as the Mid-West Chinese American Librarians Association (a regional organization in Illinois); a year later, the Chinese Librarians Association was formed in California. With the establishment of the Florida Chapter in 1998, CALA now has six chapters and members throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. The assiation publishes a newsletter, an electronic journal, and occasional paper series; hosts a listservice; provides scholarships and awards; and sponsors workshops and annual programs. Through its mentorship Program, CALA helps prepare information science students for successful library careers; assists new and junior librarians; and allows seasoned CALA members to exercise their leadership skills, pass on their excellent experience, and invigorate the profession by making others successful.

Keywords: Mentors, Librarians, Asian Americans, Associations, Careers

U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health

Annotation: The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Oral Health addresses the oral health needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives in hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. The Web site provides information on IHS' dental career path options (civil service employee, Commissioned Corps Officer, or tribal hire); externships; the loan repayment program; and volunteering. Information on networking and resources, a vacancy database, and recruiting events are also provided.

Keywords: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Careers, Dental care, Federal programs, Financial assistance, Online databases, Oral health, Public health dental hygienists, Public health dentists, Work force

National Health Council (NHC)

National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)

Annotation: The National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) mentors the professional development of future nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance. The website contains a career center and information on consultants and advisors; foundation and scholarships; meetings; and publications and resources. Program focus areas include community health and disaster preparedness, education, global initiatives, and legislation.

Keywords: Students, Associations, Careers, Nurses, Nursing, Professional education

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (USPHS)

Annotation: The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is a team of public health professionals who fill leadership and clinical service roles within federal government agencies. Professional capacities include physicians, dentists, behavioral health, clinical rehabilitation therapists, dietitians, engineers, environmental health, health services, nurses, pharmacists, science and research health professionals, and veterinary medicine. The website provides information about careers and benefits, how to apply, and student opportunities and training.

Keywords: Careers, Federal agencies, Health professions, Health services, Leadership, Public health, Training


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.