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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 (24 total).

Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA)

Annotation: The St. Louis-based Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), founded in 1915, supports the Catholic health ministry’s pursuit of the strategic directions of mission, ethics, and advocacy. As a large national group of not-for-profit sponsors, systems, and facilities, the ministry is committed to improving the health status of communities and creating quality and compassionate health care that works for everyone.

Keywords: Hospitals, Advocacy, Associations, Education, Health care systems, Leadership, Libraries, Nursing homes, Policy development, Religious organizations, Research, Statistics, Surveys

Child and Family Policy Center (CFPC)

Annotation: The Child and Family Policy Center (CFPC) is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization promoting outcome-based policies that improve child well-being. The center focuses on a range of policy areas in Iowa, including child care and early education, health and well-being, and family economic success. CFPC also conducts national evaluation work focused on early-childhood system building and policy development promoting comprehensive, asset-based approaches to supporting children and families.

Keywords: Advocacy, Child care, Child health, Children, Early childhood education, Evaluation, Families, Family economics, Iowa, Policy development, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Research, Systems development

Children's Hospital Association (CHA)

Children's Minnesota

DC Health Resources Partnership (DCHRP)

Annotation: The DC Health Resources Partnership (DCHRP) seeks to expand the community health care capacity for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in Washington, DC. Funded by the D.C. Mental Retardatrion and Developmental Disabilities Administration, the partnership is a collaboration between a number of community partners, including Georgetown University's Department of Family Medicine, DC Area Health Education Center, Inc., George Washington University Medical Center, D.C. Primary Care Association, Project Action, DC State Policy Council on Family Supports, the Arc of DC, the Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, and the DC Coalition of Service Providers. The partnership, which is administered through GU's Center for Child and Human Development, convenes expert panels (these groups meet four times annually), provides an online database of Washington-area providers, and posts information and publications for consumers and professionals on its Web site.

Keywords: Developmental disabilities, Regional programs, Collaboration, Community programs, Health care systems, Local government, Online databases, Special health care services

Foundation for eHealth Initiative

Annotation: The Foundation for eHealth Initiative is an independent non-profit organization working to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information and information technology.  Foundation programs focus on engaging multiple and diverse stakeholders -- healthcare organizations, clinician groups, employers, health plans, healthcare information technology organizations, manufacturers, public health agencies, academic and research institutions, and public sector stakeholders -- in addressing the quality, safety, and efficiency challenges of our healthcare system through the use of interoperable information technology. Program descriptions, publications, implementation tools, and resources are posted on the Web site.

Keywords: Public health infrastructure, Health care systems , Information dissemination, Information systems, Technology

Guttmacher Institute ( )

Annotation: The Guttmacher Institute is a nonprofit corporation for research, policy analysis, and public education in the field of reproductive health. Services to consumers include publications and reference information. The institute publishes Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, International Family Planning Perspectives, The Guttmacher Policy Review, fact sheets, briefing papers, and special reports. A publications catalog is available. Some materials are available in Spanish, French, Asian, and other languages. The institute also has a list service, accessible through its Web site. The International Data Center allows users to build, download, and print custom tables, graphs, and maps using information from countries and regions.

Keywords: Pregnancy, Adolescent pregnancy, Data, Family planning, Foreign language materials, Information services, Listservs, Medical research, Online systems, Policy analysis, Prenatal care, Public education, Publications, Reproductive health, Sexuality education

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

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

MaineGeneral Health

Annotation: MaineGeneral Health is a comprehensive non-profit system with the mission of enhancing, every day, the health of their patients, families and communities. They provide a range of health care services for people of all ages, in a variety of care settings, focusing on clinical excellence, patient and family experience and financial stability. It includes medical centers, cancer treatment, physician practices, nursing homes, specialized rehabilitation, mental health and substance use disorder services, home health care and hospice services, special care for patients with memory loss, and community outreach programs. They serve the Kennebec Valley region.

Keywords: Health care systems, Maine, Regional medical centers, State organizations

MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy

Annotation: The MassGeneral Hospital for Children's Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy serves as part of an integrated health care delivery system, linking community-based pediatricians, community hospitals, neighborhood health centers, and academic medical centers to provide exemplary health care to children and their families. Funded in part by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the center conducts research, sponsors conferences, informs state and federal health policy makers, houses the editorial office of Ambulatory Pediatrics (the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association), and serves as the site for for the collaborative Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship. This two-year training program for pediatricians and other children's health professionals teaches the skills needed to recognize trends, address disparities, promulgate new knowledge, and improve children's health care with respect to access, quality and cost effectiveness.

Keywords: Health policy, Adolescent health, Child health, Fellowships, Health care systems, Health services delivery, Hospitals, Research

Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA)

Annotation: Incorporated in 1995, Medicaid Health Plans of America is a national organization solely dedicated to representing health plans participating in Medicaid managed care. The association's primary focus is to provide research, analysis, and organized forums that support the development of effective policy solutions to promote and enhance the delivery of quality healthcare. Specifically, the focus is in support of organized health systems that serve the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations.

Keywords: Medicaid, Health care financing, Health care systems, Health services delivery, Medicaid managed care

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW)

Annotation: The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) provides information, consultation, and in-depth training and technical assistance to child welfare, dependency court, and substance abuse treatment professionals working with families affected by substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders and child abuse or neglect. The center supports cross-system collaboration and works to enhance policy and practice to support information sharing and coordination among organizations that engage families in timely, appropriate, and effective services. A wide variety of online resources, including publications, presentations, and tutorials, are available on the website. NCSACW is jointly funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children's Bureau's Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN).

Keywords: Program improvement, Child welfare, Substance abuse, Electronic publications, Health care systems, Information dissemination, Technical assistance, Training

National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR)

Annotation: The National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) addresses the need for reliable information to help guide decisions related to the infrastructure of public health, including its organization, staffing, financing, and management. The center works with the Public Health Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) to conduct research, support other researchers in the field, and disseminate findings to practitioners and policy-makers. Together the centers provide resources for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers; offer funding opportunities and improve and facilitate data sources for researchers; and sponsor an annual conference.

Keywords: Health care systems, Health services, Public health, Research

National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT)

Annotation: The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT) supports the full engagement of underserved populations in health information technology (HIT) planning, adoption, and utilization. The collaborative promotes education and outreach; workforce training and development; policy development; and research and evaluation. The online NHIT Resource Library provides access to statistics, articles, research, and other relevant information on health IT among underserved communities, communities of color, and those who care for them.

Keywords: Health care systems, Information systems, Technology, Underserved

National Resource Center for In-Home Services

Annotation: The National Resource Center for In-Home Services (NRC In-Home) works with States, Tribes, and territories to increase their capacity to provide effective alternatives to out-of-home care. NRC In-Home provides technical assistance to States and Tribes to improve systems of in-home services that support and stabilize families while keeping children safe, well, and at home; provides tailored responses to information requests; disseminates information on best practices for in-home services delivery through its website, webinars, and print products; supports health promotion and prevention programs through peer-to-peer events; and develops and disseminates resources on in-home services. NRC In-Home is a service of the Children's Bureau Training and Technical Assistanc Network (TTA).

Keywords: Health care systems, Home care, Home care services, Resource centers

O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Annotation: The Linda and Timothy O'Neill Institute for Global and National Health was founded in 2007 in conjunction with Georgetown Law and Georgetown School of Nursing & Health Studies. The Institute comprises four centers; (1) Center on Global Health; (2) Center on Health Care Financing and Organization; (3) Center for Disease Prevention and Health Outcomes; and (4) Center on Health Regulation and Governance. The O'Neill Institute plans to influence policy at the national, regional, and international levels. Its audience is diverse, including health professionals, lawyers, legislators, judges, academics, policy makers, and others. The O'Neill Institute plans to improve understanding about how the law affects the prevention of disease and injury through policy development, research, education, training, collaboration, and dissemination. By undertaking a diverse portfolio of research and scholarship, the O'Neill Institute plans to stimulate fresh, nonpartisan proposals for health promotion and disease prevention.

Keywords: Health policy, Disease prevention, Health care financing, Health care systems, International health, Legislation, Policy development, Public policy

Planning Council for Health and Human Services

Annotation: The Planning Council for Health and Human Services primarily serves counties in Southeastern Wisconsin to advance community health and human services through planning, evaluation, and research. The Planning Council assists our clients and partners in looking for best practices, bringing stakeholders together to address issues and solve problems, conducting research and making sense of the data, and assisting service providers in program critiques, in advancing and improving our community’s health and well-being and figuring out What Works in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community based services, Health care systems, Health planning

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

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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.