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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 9 (9 total).

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Annotation: The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is a multidisciplinary professional organization that promotes excellence in research, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders, including anorexa nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Founded in 1993, AED provides education, training, and a forum for collaboration and dialogue. The academy sponsors conferences, produces a quarterly newsletter, assists in the development of professional guidelines, and identifies and rewards outstanding achievement in the field.

Keywords: Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia, Eating disorders, Health promotion, Preventive health services, Professional societies

Do It Now Foundation (DIN)

Annotation: Do It Now (DIN) Foundation is a national, nonprofit educational foundation working to provide adolescents and their families with timely, accurate information on a range of behavioral health issues, including alcohol and alcoholism, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, drug use and abuse, parenting, eating disorders, suicide, and stress. Publications include pamphlets, booklets, books, reports, and posters. A publications catalog is available. Some publications are available in Spanish, Italian, French, German, and other languages. The DIN Web site is written for adolescents.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Depression, Eating disorders, Mental health, Rape, Sexually transmitted diseases, Substance abuse, Suicide

Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy, and Action (EDC)

Annotation: The Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy, and Action (EDC) works to advance federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority. EDC promotes federal support for improved access to care and additional resources for research, education, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders.

Keywords: Advocacy, Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia, Coalitions, Eating disorders

Harris Center ( )

Annotation: The Harris Center (formerly the Harvard Eating Disorders Center) advances the understanding, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders through research, education, and outreach. The center awards summer research fellowships, conducts and participates in training forums and symposia, and publishes an annual newsletter designed to keep the community and the public at large updated on HEDC's research, education, and advocacy programs. Recent statistics, clinical definitions, a list of medical complications, consumer information, and research findings are posted on the Web site.

Keywords: Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia, Eating disorders, Medical research

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)

Annotation: The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) offers assistance to individuals suffering from bulimia and anorexia nervosa, as well as to their families. Services to consumers include publications, reference information, and referrals to self-help groups and to health professionals. The association also conducts research, publishes a newsletter and educational materials, and sponsors conferences and training seminars.

Keywords: Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia, Eating disorders, Information services, Support groups

National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)

Annotation: The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a nonprofit organization mandated by the Mental Health Programmes and Services division of the Ontario Ministry of Health to provide information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation. NEDIC promotes healthy lifestyles, including both healthy eating and appropriate, enjoyable exercise, and believes that dieting is intrinsically harmful to individuals. Services provided include a telephone support line, publications (including a bulletin and a newsletter), and assistance in the development of information materials. NEDIC also sponsors National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and the annual International No Diet Day on May 6.

Keywords: Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia, Eating disorders, Health promotion, Information services, Preventive health services

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Annotation: The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a nonprofit eating disorders prevention and advocacy organization, which was formed when Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention joined forces with the American Anorexia Bulimia Association in 2001. NEDA operates a toll-free information and referral helpline, linking callers to information and treatment programs. The association's searchable database of more than 600 treatment providers throughout the US and Canada is also available on the Web site. Spanish-language materials are available. NEDA distributes school-based programs and curricula, including Healthy Body Image GO Girls!, hosts National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and sponsers 5-Day Lesson Plan, to school districts throughout the nation. NEDA also publishes a newsletter and sponsors an information clearning house and a national conference.

Keywords: Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia, Eating disorders, Spanish language materials

Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association (PAGER)

Annotation: The Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association (PAGER) is a parent-led children's health association offering information and support to parents of the 7 million children in the US with gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and related disorders. Services to consumers include an extensive web site with discussion boards, newsletters,and other materials. Some materials are available in Spanish. The association also conducts training seminars and workshops, particularly for agencies whose staff and volunteers need to learn about GERD in children which is easily missed and underdiagnosed.

Keywords: Children, Eating disorders, Gastroesophageal reflux, Gastrointestinal motility, Heartburn, Parent groups, Vomiting

Screening for Mental Health

Annotation: Screening for Mental Health Inc. (SMH) is a non-profit organization that introduced the concept of large-scale mental health screenings with its flagship program National Depression Screening Day in 1991. SMH programs include both in-person and online programs for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, alcohol problems, and suicide prevention.

Keywords: Mental Health, Anxiety disorder, Depression, Eating disorders, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Screening, Substance abuse, Suicide prevention


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