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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 9 (9 total).

Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH)

Annotation: The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH) promotes human dignity, education, and independence for people with developmental disabilities. Members include parents, administrators, teachers, medical and legal personnel, researchers, speech pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, and people with disabilities. The association provides information referrals and publications; publishes a monthly newsletter and quarterly scholarly journal; and holds regional workshops, training seminars, and an annual conference. A catalog is also published.

Keywords: Developmental disabilities, Advocacy, Disabilities, Handicapping conditions, Information services, Integration, Special education, Special health care needs

Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL)

Annotation: The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) works to ensure that people with intellectual disabilities can live, learn, and work in integrated settings in their communities and that their rights are protected by legislation and public policy.

Keywords: Integration, Mental retardation, Public policies, Special education

Catherine E. Cutler Institute for Child and Family Policy

Annotation: The Catherine E. Cutler Institute for Child and Family Policy is funded by the Child Care Bureau to conduct a mixed method, in-depth case study in Colorado to examine current practice across systems in order to determine the degree to which the educational needs of children younger than five in the child welfare system are being addressed through collaborations between child welfare agencies, early intervention/preschool special education programs under IDEA and quality early care and education programs. The Institute also identifies best practices and develops policy recommendations for how the multiple agencies which provide these services can better coordinate their efforts.

Keywords: Child development, Child welfare, Collaboration, Early childhood education, Early intervention services, School readiness, Service integration, Young children

Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health

Annotation: The Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH) serves as a national resource to consolidate the evidence base for systems-level oral health integration into primary care training. CIPCOH conducts systems-level research on primary care training; disseminates information, best practices and resources; recommends and promotes primary care training enhancements, and develops community of practice plans that mobilize stakeholders to integrate oral health into primary care training and to integrate oral health care into primary care.

Keywords: Oral health, Primary care, Service integration

Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and Systems Integration

Annotation: The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and Systems Integration, part of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, will support scholarship and discourse on issues relating to juvenile justice reform. Announced in April 2007, the center will sponsor academic programs and symposia for government leaders involved in juvenile justice policy and practice. The center will also publish research addressing emerging issues in the juvenile justice system, including the effective prevention of delinquency, detention alternatives, adequate representation of counsel, education and health services, and gender specific programs for girls. The center is supported through a grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.

Keywords: Integration Public policy, Juvenile justice, Reform

Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)

Annotation: The Center for the Study of Social Policy seeks to promote systematic reform in human services through changes in financing, administration, and service delivery. Its mission is to effect change through the analysis of existing policies and the development of new policies reflecting both intergovernmental and interagency perspectives. The center prepares publications on income maintenance, social services, health care, disability, long-term care, and services to children, youth, and families. It also provides reference information to consumers.

Keywords: Service delivery, Service integration

Kids Smiles

Annotation: Kids Smiles non-profit dental centers provide oral health services and outreach programs to children from birth to age 18. The centers address the oral health of children at risk for dental caries with an integrated program of oral health care, in-house education, and outreach education and screening. Headquartered in Philadelphia, centers currently operate in Southwest Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

Keywords: Dental care, Health education, High risk children, Oral health, Screening, Service integration

National Therapeutic Recreation Society (NTRS)

Annotation: The National Therapeutic Recreation Society (NTRS), a branch of the National Recreation and Park Association, is a membership organization of practitioners, administrators, educators, volunteers, students, and others interested in providing therapeutic recreation services for people with disabilities in clinical facilities and in the community. The Society unites professional and paraprofessional therapeutic recreation personnel and encourages their professional development, advocates for the leisure rights of people with disabilities, encourages and conducts research to improve the quality of therapeutic recreation service, and promotes relationships between therapeutic recreation personnel and professions and agencies concerned with the health and well-being of people with disabilities. Services to consumers include referrals. Publications include Therapeutic Recreation Journal. NTRS sponsors conferences and training seminars.

Keywords: Recreation therapy, Children with special health care needs, Community integration

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS)

Annotation: The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in specialty behavioral health or primary care provider settings. CIHS is the first national home for information, experts, and other resources dedicated to bidirectional integration of behavioral health and primary care. Jointly funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Health Resources and Services Administration, and run by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, CIHS provides training and technical assistance to 100 community behavioral health organizations that received Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grants, as well as to community health centers and other primary care and behavioral health organizations. CIHS’s training and technical assistance seeks to help improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of integrated services, which ultimately improves the health and wellness of individuals living with behavioral health disorders.

Keywords: Behavioral medicine, Mental disorders, Mental health, Primary care, Resource centers, Service integration, Substance abuse


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.