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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 7 (7 total).

Advanced Behavioral Health (ABH)

Annotation: Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc., (ABH) is a Connecticut based nonprofit behavioral health care company. Incorporated in 1995, ABH designs and implements innovative managed care delivery models and behavioral health information technology to enhance service delivery.

Keywords: Child behavior, Consultants

Center for Health Literacy Promotion (CHLP)

Annotation: The Center for Health Literacy Promotion is a research organization dedicated to enabling adults to use health information and services in ways that promote health. The center leads action research, data sharing, and analyses that support innovative and collaborative public health and clinical efforts to promote functional health literacy. The center also develops, tests, publishes, and continuously improves health education content, materials, and curricula for programs and for clients. CHLP also provides technical assistance for health literacy promotion.

Keywords: Consultants, Data analysis, Health literacy, Health promotion, Research, Technical assistance

Early Childhood Education Linkage System-Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania (ECELS-Healthy Childcare PA)

Annotation: The Early Childhood Education Linkage System-Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania (ECELS-Healthy Child Care PA) provides professional consultation, training, and technical assistance to improve early education and child care in Pennsylvania. Since December 1989, the PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has operated the ECELS linking the resources of government, early childhood educators, and health professionals. Now operating Healthy Child Care America Pennsylvania, ECELS offers opportunities for professional development to PA early learning and child care practitioners. Resources include tools, fact sheets, a/v lending library, calendar of events, self-learning modules and workshops, and e-mail alerts.

Keywords: Child care workers, Child health, Child safety, Collaboration, Consultants, Early childhood educators, Pennsylvania, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Technical assistance

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE)

Annotation: The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) is a non-profit organization established to develop and administer the certification examination for lactation consultants. IBLCE sets standards that protect mothers and babies; motivates health professionals to broaden their breastfeeding expertise; works to raise the standards of care in lactation management; and protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding worldwide. The organization distributes publications to inform the public, health care professionals, educators, potential candidates, and current IBCLCs about issues governing credentials for certification. Information on continuing education opportunities is also available on the Web site.

Keywords: Certification, Breastfeeding, Consultants, Lactation, Professional societies

Lactation Education Resources

Annotation: Lactation Education Resources strives to raise the standard of practice of certified lactation consultants by offering quality training programs and innovative educational materials for those who desire to become certified lactation consultants and continuing education for those who are certified. This program provides information on both on-site and online training opportunities, incuding Web links to self-learning modules, power-point presentations, and counseling protocols. Clinical updates and parent handouts can be downloaded from the Web site.The program is a contuation of the National Capitol Lactation Center at Georgetown University, which was dissolved in 1997.

Keywords: Lactation specialists, Breastfeeding. Consultants, Continuing education, Parent materials, Professional training, Training materials

NPC Research

Annotation: NPC Research provides social services evaluation, policy analysis, research, and training. In dedication to improving the effectiveness of human services offered to children, families, and communities, work is paired with community partners and policymakers to implement research strategies that provide timely answers to policy-relevant questions.

Keywords: Advocacy, Consultants, Research

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


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.