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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).

British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health

Annotation: The Centre works to improve the health of women through innovative research and the development of women-centered programs, practice, and policies. The Centre partners with Canadian local community agencies, provincial initiatives, national organizations, and international agencies to conduct research and/or to exchange knowledge among community members, academic researchers, policy makers, and health care professionals. Priority topic areas are: women, gender, tobacco and lung health; women, gender, addictions and mental health; women and health services; women, gender and chronic disease; health promotion and women; and physical activity.

Keywords: Canada, Advocacy, Chronic illness and disabilities, Drug addiction, Health promotion, Mental health, Tobacco use, Women, Women's health, Women's health services

Narcotics Anonymous World Services (NAWS)

Annotation: Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an international organization of recovering drug addicts who attend more than 33,000 weekly meetings worldwide. Publications include six books: Narcotics Anonymous, the fellowship's Basic Text; It Works: How and Why (a study of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA); Narcotics Anonymous Step Working Guides(a workbook for members); Just For Today (a daily meditation book); and Miracles Happen, (a full-color coffee table book chronicling the birth of NA); seven booklets and a collection of over twenty informational pamphlets on recovery topics. Periodicals include The NA Way Magazine, Meeting by Mail (newsletter for recovering addicts unable to attend meetings), and Reaching Out (newsletter for addicts seeking recovery in hospitals or other institutions). A catalog is available in several languages and in Braille.

Keywords: Drug abuse, Drug addiction, International health, Substance abuse, Substance dependence

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Annotation: The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing adolescent substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction. The partnership provides information on drug and alcohol abuse, provides direct services to parents, reach youth through teen-targeted efforts, and has created a national action campaign, The Medicine Abuse Project, that focuses on prescription drugs and over-the-counter cough medicine. It was previously known as the Partnership for a Drug-Free America.

Keywords: Adolescents, Drug addiction, Families, Prescription drugs, Prevention, Substance abuse, Substance abuse treatment, Young adults


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