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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 9 (9 total).

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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Annotation: The National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Web site provides accurate, up-to-date information on many types of cancer, information on clinical trials, resources for people dealing with cancer, and information for researchers and health professionals. NCI offers referrals, inquiry responses, publications (including fact sheets, news updates, a journal, and an online catalog), reference information, searchable databases, and training seminars. Some materials are available in Spanish and Asian languages.

Keywords: Cancer, Government financing, Medical research, Online databases

National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

Annotation: The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), a component of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), strives to promote health and quality of life by preventing or controlling those diseases or deaths that result from interactions between people and their environment. Programs and campaigns include vessel sanitation, healthy places, poisoning prevention, and air pollution and resipratory health. Information is also provided on asthma and emergency response. Services to consumers include referrals, reference information and publications, including a newsletter. The center also sponsor conferences and training seminars and workshops. Some materials are available in Spanish.

Keywords: Injury prevention, Congenital abnormalities, Data, Developmental disabilities, Environmental health, Environmental influences, Government financing, Hazardous materials, Lead poisoning, Medical research, Reproductive hazards, Teratology

National Governors Association (NGA)

Annotation: The National Governors Association (NGA) was founded in 1908 as the National Governors' Conference. NGA, an organization of the governors of the 50 states and the American commonwealths and territories, is concerned with shaping policies both at the state and national level. The NGA's standing committees are Economic Development and Commerce, Human Resources, and Natural Resources. The association informs governors about maternal and child health issues through a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and its nonprofit Center for Best Practices manages a variety of federal grants, foundation activities, and state demonstration programs. The organization provides referrals, responses, to inquiries, and a variety of publications (a catalog is available). NGA also sponsors conferences, workshops, and training seminars.

Keywords: Public policies, Child health, Federal grants, Health care financing, Maternal health, Professional societies, State government

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Information Clearinghouse (NIDCDIC)

Annotation: The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and training on disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. The NIDCD Information Clearinghouse disseminates information and resources on human communication processes. The clearinghouse operates an information service, develops and distributes materials, and maintains a computerized database. Publications include a newsletter and a catalog. Some materials are available in Spanish. The Institute also provides referrals.

Keywords: Deafness, Balance disorders, Communication disorders, Government financing, Hearing disorders, Information services, Language, Language development, Language disorders, Medical research, Medical research, Self help clearinghouses, Smell, Speech, Taste disorders, Voice disorders


U.S. Office of Management and Budget

Annotation: The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)'s predominant mission is to assist the President in overseeing the preparation of the federal budget and to supervise its administration in Executive Branch agencies. In helping to formulate the President's spending plans, OMB evaluates the effectiveness of agency programs, policies, and procedures, assesses competing funding demands among agencies, and sets funding priorities. OMB ensures that agency reports, rules, testimony, and proposed legislation are consistent with the President's Budget and with Administration policies. In addition, OMB oversees and coordinates the Administration's procurement, financial management, information, and regulatory policies. In each of these areas, OMB's role is to help improve administrative management, to develop better performance measures and coordinating mechanisms, and to reduce any unnecessary burdens on the public. Working with other Federal agencies, it provides an online directory of Federal programs ( that lists ratings of how well the programs are performing.

Keywords: Federal agencies, Government financing, Program evaluation

U.S. Office of Orphan Products Development (OPD)

Annotation: The Office of Orphan Products Development (OPD) collects and disseminates information on the prevalence of rare diseases and on sources of funding for research and treatment of these diseases. Services to consumers include referrals, publications, and reference information.

Keywords: Fundraising, Government financing, Rare diseases


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.