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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 6 (6 total).

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Annotation: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) works to provide quality, cost-effective,and accessible health care by supporting the professional and personal development of physician assistants (PAs). The website provides information on the PA profession, careers, and practice; continuing medical education; research activities; news and publications; and events. AAPA publishes the Journal of the American Academy of Physician's Assistants and sponsors an annual conference.

Keywords: Continuing education, Health occupations, Physician assistants, Professional societies

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)

Annotation: The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to foster health-promoting partnerships between communities and educational institutions. It identifies students, institutional leaders, and community leaders as equal constituencies and serves as a bridge between government and foundation-sponsored initiatives in community-oriented health professions education. CCPH has an online newsletter, Partnership Matters; a mentor network that provides training and technical assistance; other training opportunities; and awards for exemplary partnerships.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community based services, Health occupations, Health personnel, Model programs, Public private partnerships, Training, Universities

Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention

Annotation: Forefront develops and disseminates innovative, evidence-based approaches to suicide prevention. Forefront provides trainings to peers wishing to support individuals newly bereaved by suicide, people wishing to work on state policy initiatives and who want to engage with traditional news media, health professionals, campuses and schools, communities, and groups of journalists and journalism students. Forefront is a collaboration of the University of Washington School of Social Work, Communication, School of Nursing, and College of Education.

Keywords: Communities, Health occupations, Schools, Suicide prevention, Training

U.S. Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)

Annotation: The U.S. Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) helps to build a health care workforce to improve the public health by expanding access to quality health services and working to achieve health equity. Primary areas of responsibility include scholarship, loan, and loan repayment for health professionals; health workforce data and information; and health workforce development. The bureau manages the designation of Health Professional Shortage Areas and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations, the Health Professions Training Grants, the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program, the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Repayment Program, and the National Practitioner Data Bank.

Keywords: Health occupations, Education programs, Federal agencies, Financial support, Public policies

Women's International Public Health Network (WIPHN)

Annotation: The Women's International Public Health Network (WIPHN), established in 1987, provides women in the field of public health an opportunity to work together to improve women's health worldwide. It participates in policy development, provides technical assistance, offers information on training opportunities and resources, maintains an employment information network, and produces a newsletter three times a year.

Keywords: Child health, Health occupations, Maternal health, Public health policy, Women's health promotion


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.