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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 6 (6 total).

U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)

Annotation: The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) funds Health Centers in underserved communities, providing access to high quality, family oriented, comprehensive primary and preventive health care for people who are low-income, uninsured or face other obstacles to getting health care. The Web site provides access to searchable databases, statistics, employment opportunities, document archives, and publications.

Keywords: HIV, Homeless persons, Immunization, Migrant health, Primary health care, Public health programs, Public health services, Public housing, Underserved communities

Children's HealthWatch

Annotation: Children's HealthWatch, formerly Children's Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program (C-SNAP), Children's HealthWatch works to improve child health by bringing evidence and analysis from the front lines of pediatric care to policy makers and the public. The network of pediatricians and public health researchers collects data on children up to the age of four in emergency rooms and clinics at Boston Medical Center, the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore; the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock; Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis; and St. Christopher's Hospital in Philadelphia. Data is collected and analyzed on food security, housing stability, home environment issues, health, and other possible hardship experiences for young children, particularly in low income areas.

Keywords: Child health, Child nutrition, Collaboration, Data collection, Housing, Hunger, Low income groups, Nutrition assessment, Public policy, advocacy

Council of State Governments (CSG)

Annotation: The Council of State Governments (CSG) is a nonpartisan, multibranch organization of the states and U.S. territories that champions excellence in state government. The Council works with state leaders across the nation and through its regions to put the best ideas and solutions into practice. CSG conducts research, maintains a national information data base, produces numerous leading publications, showcases innovative state programs, promotes federal-state partnerships and conducts leadership development programs.

Keywords: Housing, Human services, Legislation, State government

Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

Annotation: The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that exists to inspire, strengthen and expand philanthropic leadership and funders’ abilities to support organizations working to improve communities through better development decisions and growth policies. It brings together foundations, nonprofit organizations and other partners to address the range of environmental, social, and economic problems caused by development strategies that fail to consider the big picture.

Keywords: Communities, Housing, Planning, Urban environment

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Annotation: The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) assists community development corporations (CDC's) in their efforts to transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy communities. LISC supports CDC's in the development of affordable housing, vital commercial facilities, and job-creating industrial projects. It works on three levels: providing direct assistance to individual CDC's; improving local community development support systems; and strengthening national support for community development.

Keywords: Community development, Housing, Public health programs, Public health services

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC)

Annotation: The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC) was established in 1991 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in a concerted effort to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in America's privately-owned and low-income housing. Since then, the initiative has expanded to address equally hazardous household conditions. HHLHC operates a Healthy Homes program that focuses on research and demonstration projects addressing multiple housing-related problems affecting the health of children and families; offers technical assistance, evaluation, and outreach programs; and develops regulations, guidelines, and policies. Program information is disseminated via print and broadcast media, conferences and exhibits, and the Internet.

Keywords: Environmental health, Housing, Lead poisoning, Prevention programs


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.