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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 20 (20 total).

Alliance for Health Reform

Annotation: The Alliance for Health Reform is a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy education group located in Washington, DC. The group provides information from a variety of viewpoints to congressional staff, reporters and other opinion leaders on current health policy issues, including issues related to children's health coverage. The Alliance advocates no particular blueprint for health reform, but pursues the goals of extending coverage to all Americans and containing health care costs.

Keywords: Health care reform

American Hospital Association, Section for Maternal and Child Health (AHA)

Annotation: The American Hospital Association (AHA), a membership association of individuals and health care delivery institutions, conducts research and education projects in areas such as health care administration, hospital economics, and community relations. The association's three constituency sections are the community care, tertiary care, and integrated health network clusters; the Section for Maternal and Child Health is part of the tertiary care cluster and consists of AHA institutional members that provide maternal and child health programs. AHA's Section for Maternal and Child Health supports women's and children's hospitals as they build systems of care to improve the health status of their communities. The Section is guided by a governing council composed of leaders representing some of the country's leading hospitals and maternal and health providers. Governing council members serve as elected representatives of their member peers. They advise the AHA on member service strategies, public policy issues, advocacy positions, and emerging issues, as well as serve as a channel back to the maternal and child health field.

Keywords: Health care delivery, Maternal health, Child health, Health care financing, Health care reform, Hospitalization

California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN)

Annotation: The California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) works to eliminate health disparities by advocating for public policies and sufficient resources to address the health needs of all communities of color in the state of California. The network consists of four organizations representing different ethnic groups—the California Black Health Network, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, The California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. and the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California. CPEHN's website provides access to policy briefs, webinars, race and ethnicity data, and a multicultural health library.

Keywords: Advocacy, California, Health care reform, Minority groups, State organizations

Campaign for Mental Health Reform

Annotation: The Campaign for Mental Health Reform is a virtual national partnership of organizations representing millions of people with mental or emotional disorders, their families, service providers, administrators, and other concerned Americans. Its goal is to make access, recovery, coherence, and quality in mental health services the hallmarks of our nation’s mental health system. It works directly with federal policymakers to make this a reality. The campaign’s partners have been brought together by a common recognition that the current challenges and environment present an unavoidable need as well as the best opportunity in a generation to make a well-functioning mental health system a national priority.

Keywords: Advocacy, Health care reform, Mental health, Public awareness campaigns

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)

Annotation: The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) comprises individuals and organizations with concern for the care and wellbeing of mothers, infants, and families. The coalition's consensus Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative promotes a prevention and wellness model of maternity care to improve birth outcomes and reduce costs. The website features information on the coalition's nurse recognition program, advocacy and committees, events, a newsletter, fact sheets, and other products and publications.

Keywords: Evidence based medicine, Prenatal care, Childbirth, Family-centered maternity services, Health care reform, Health promotion, Maternal health, Midwifery, Pregnancy outcome, Public awareness campaigns, Women health

George Washington University, Center for Health Policy Research

Annotation: The George Washington University Center for Health Services Research and Policy is dedicated to providing policymakers, public health officials, health care administrators, and advocates with the information and ideas they need to improve access to quality, affordable health care. The center's research and policy agenda covers topics related to the structure, financing and delivery of health care services, with an emphasis on shift in the nation's health care system to managed care and its impact on underserved and vulnerable populations and those who care for them. The center provides an annual analysis of state Medicaid managed care contracts. The center was founded in 1990 and is housed within the Department of Health Policy in the George Washington University's School of Public Health and Health Services. A major portion of the center's work on Medicaid managed care is related to maternal and child health population. The center also conducts analyses on the maternal and child health delivery system, including the implementation of State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP) and Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) coverage policies. Its publications include sample purchasing specifications for Medicaid and SCHIP. Center staff provide technical assistance to state maternal and child health programs entering managed care arrangements. Services to consumers include inquiry responses, publications, reference information, searchable databases, and a list service. The center also sponsors conferences and workshops.

Keywords: Child health, Health care reform, Health policy, Listservs, Maternal health, Medically underserved, Women', s health

Health Care Communities (HC)

Annotation: Healthcare Communities is a web-based knowledge management system and community portal that supports health care transformation. The site has features that facilitate the quality improvement efforts of organizations and individuals by enabling them to share their knowledge, resources, and experiences. These features include: document sharing, announcements, topic-specific listservs and forums, social media connections, a quality improvement resource library, a video library, a calendaring function, and where applicable, access to a secure data reporting site used to measure performance in both small and large improvement initiatives.

Keywords: Community coordination, Health care reform, Integrated information systems, Knowledge management, Program improvement, Quality assurance

Industry Collaboration Effort

Annotation: The Industry Collaboration Effort (ICE) is a volunteer, multi-disciplinary team of providers, health plans, associations, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies working collaboratively to improve health care regulatory compliance through education of the public. ICE mobilizes volunteers from health care industry stakeholders to develop educational materials designed to streamline, simplify, and standardize all regulatory policies and procedures that govern the provision of health care services. ICE volunteers work cooperatively to develop policies, procedures, and tools for physician organizations and other health care providers that enable them to more readily and easily comply with regulation. Volunteers from State and federal government agencies also participate in ICE. Through their participation, they help to educate through clarification of issues which arise from time to time as a result of the promulgation of new regulatory schemes. ICE volunteers include interested individuals from across the nation.

Keywords: Health care delivery, Health care financing, Health care reform, Regulations

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Annotation: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization working to improve the health of individuals and populations by innovating, convening, partnering, and driving results in health and health care improvement worldwide. IHI's work is focused on the following five areas: improvement capacity; person- and family-centered care; patient safety; quality, cost, and value; and Triple Aim for populations. Services include in-person and virtual training, audio and video programs, publications, and an international network of chapters.

Keywords: Family centered care, Health care reform, Health care systems, Measures, Organizational change, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Safety, Training

Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured

Annotation: The Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured serves as a resource for policymakers, the media, and organizations seeking information on health care for the low-income population and the Medicaid program. Its work focuses on health policy issues at the national and state level, including Medicaid and health reform, access to care, and health care financing for the low-income population. The Program provides information and analysis on health care coverage and access to care, the role of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and coverage of the uninsured to inform policy discussions. The Program collects and analyzes policy and data at the state and federal level on eligibility and enrollment; spending, coverage, and care delivery; long term services and supports; and Medicaid’s role for high-need populations and dual eligible beneficiaries. The Program was formerly the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, chaired by James R. Tallon, Jr., with a bipartisan advisory group of national leaders and experts in health care and public policy from 1991–2016.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children', Eligibility, Enrollment, Health care costs, Health care financing, Health care reform, Health policy, Low income groups, Medicaid, Uninsured persons, s Health Insurance Program

Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC)

Annotation: The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) was established in the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-3) and was later expanded and funded through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148). MACPAC is tasked with reviewing state and federal Medicaid and CHIP access and payment policies and making recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the states on a wide range of issues affecting Medicaid and CHIP populations, including health care reform.

Keywords: Children', Federal agencies, Health care financing, Health care reform, Medicaid, s health insurance program

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Annotation: The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention was established in 2010 as a public-private partnership advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP). The alliance champions suicide prevention as a national priority, catalyzes efforts to implement high priority objectives of the NSSP, and cultivates the resources needed to sustain progress. Activities include developing a prioritized research agenda; preparing the clinical work force to care for individuals who are suicidal; transforming health care delivery for individuals at highest risk for suicide; incorporating suicide prevention into health care reform; advancing suicide prevention for military, veterans, and their families; enhancing suicide prevention with the juvenile justice system; and promoting suicide prevention in the workplace to CEOs by developing a comprehensive business case.

Keywords: Advocacy, Health care reform, Juvenile justice, Public private partnership, Research, Suicide prevention, Training, Workplace health promotion

National Center for Ease of Use of Community-Based Services

Annotation: The National Center for Ease of Use of Community-Based Services (Center for Community-Based Services) advances policy and practice solutions that improve the ease of use of community-based services for families with a child with special health care needs (SHCN). It is one of six national centers addressing the core outcome measures for success in serving children and youth with SCHN and is an Opening Doors Initiative. The center's website provides information on partners, the ease of use framework, and the community of practice.

Keywords: Access to health care, Best Practices, Children with special health care needs, Community based services, Health policy, National health care reform

National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC)

Annotation: The National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC) is a non-profit and non-partisan alliance of businesses; labor, consumer, religious, and primary care provider groups; and health and pension funds which represents 150 million Americans. It focuses on improving the nation’s health care through health care coverage for all; cost management; improvement of health care quality and safety; equitable financing; and simplified administration.

Keywords: Health care reform, Quality assurance, Uninsured persons

National Institute for Health Care Reform (NIHCR)

Annotation: The National Institute for Health Care Reform (NIHCR) conducts research and policy analyses of the organization, financing, and delivery of health care in the United States. The institute works to identify key health policy issues, identify policy options, and assess the advantages and disadvantages of policy options to help inform policymakers and other decision makers about how to expand access to high-quality, affordable health care to all Americans. Publications include research briefs, policy analyses, community reports, and journal articles.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care reform, Health policy, Research

National MCH Workforce Development Center

Annotation: The National MCH Workforce Development Center at the University of North Carolina provides workforce development for state Title V maternal and child health (MCH) program leaders and staff in implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), focusing on four key programmatic areas including access to care, quality improvement, systems integration, and population health management. In addition, the center helps to prepare the future MCH workforce with skills and knowledge to succeed in a transformed public health system under the ACA. The center serves as a consolidated national hub for the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau's MCH Workforce Development Centers Program, engaging with key academic, policy, and public health practice partners and providing workforce development in each of the four key areas. It is operated in cooperation with the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). [Funded by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Public health, Health care reform, MCH programs, National initiatives, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Professional training, Program implementation, Work force

New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)

Annotation: The New York Academy of Medicine, founded in 1847, is an independent nonprofit institution whose mission is to enhance the health of the public. The academy serves as a center for urban health policy and works to ehance the health of people living in cities worldwide through research, education, advocacy, and prevention. The academy's agenda focuses on safeguarding children's health, educating young scientists, curtailing the spread of HIV/AIDS and improving care, helping consumers access reliable helth information, improving the public's ability to come with disasters, and caring for older adults. In addition, the academy provides health education programs and has a library open to the general public (the bibliographic catalog and other electronic resources are available online). The library sponsors research fellowships, academic programs, and public lectures on medical history and related fields.

Keywords: Epidemiology, Health care reform, Health education, Health policy, New York, Poverty, Public health, Urban population

Rutgers Center for State Health Policy

Annotation: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy is an initiative of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IHHCPAR) to create a formal capacity within Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, for policy analysis, research, training, facilitation, and consultation on state health policy. The Center provides state health policy-makers in New Jersey and elsewhere with impartial research findings and analyses to inform health policy decisions. Areas of current research activities include: long-term care and support services, access and coverage, health and long-term care workforce, health system performance improvement, and cross cutting and other projects.

Keywords: Health care access, Health care reform, Health care systems, New Jersey, Policy analysis, State legislation

Safety Net Medical Home Initiative

Annotation: The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative helps 65 primary care safety net sites in five states become high-performing patient-centered medical homes. The website provides access to implementation guides, assessment tools, presentations, and other materials related to practice transformation, as well as resources on payment and recognition. The five-year initiative is supported by the Commonwealth Fund, Qualis Health, and the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at the Group Health Research Institute.

Keywords: Educational change, Family centered care, Family centered services, Health care reform, Medical home, National initiatives, Organizational change, Patient care, Reimbursement

Southern Institute on Children and Families

Annotation: Founded in 1990, the Southern Institute on Children and Families is an independent, non-profit, public policy organization. The Southern Institute endeavors to improve opportunities for children and families in 17 southern states and the District of Columbia with a focus on disadvantaged children. It works to encourage public/private sector collaboration on behalf of children and families and seeks to remove bureaucratic and other barriers that restrict access to needed services. Current initiatives include Covering Kids (child health insurance), the Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care, Supporting Families After Welfare Reform, and Facilitating Access in a Rural Community. The institute provides pubications covering its work and related topics.The southern states included in the work of the Southern Institute on Children and Families are: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Keywords: Child health, Access to health care, Child care, Consumer education, Families, Family support, Health insurance, Low income groups, Rural environment, Southern United States, Welfare reform


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.