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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 (50 total).

Alive & Thrive

Association for Population / Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers International (APLIC-I)

Annotation: The Association for Population / Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers International (APLIC-I) is a worldwide association of librarians and information specialists concerned with family planning, demography, and population-related issues. The association is a body of resource people who can assist in finding the appropriate organization or person for seeking an answer on a specific topic for health educators and special interest groups. Its mission is to develop effective documentation and information systems and services in the field of population and family planning; to provide professional networking among family planning and population documentarists, librarians, and information and communication specialists; and to provide continuing education to encourage professional development. The organization also sponsors conferences. Publications include a newsletter, the APLI C International Communicator, as well as special publications on population information topics including directories (all of these are electronic).

Keywords: International health, Family planning, Information dissemination, Libraries

Carter Center, Interfaith Health Program

Annotation: The Carter Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that addresses issues of democracy and development, and global health in the United States and abroad. The center has developed numerous programs and projects to help fulfill its initiatives. The Interfaith Health program seeks to improve health outcomes through integrating the strengths and resources of the faith community with public health programs. The program aims to expand the definition of health as understood by public health professionals to take into account the potentials of faith groups as partners, especially in the implications for behavioral and social risk factors. The program also aims to expand the definition of faith as understood by leaders of churches, synagogues and mosques to take into account the potentials of public health science as partners, especially in the implications for prevention of suffering and health promotions as aspects of redemption and wholeness. Services to consumers include referrals, reference information and publications. The program publishes a newsletter, and sponsors conferences and training seminars.

Keywords: Conflict resolution, Health education, Health promotion, International organizations

Carter Center, Mental Health Program

Annotation: The Carter Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that addresses issues of democracy and development, and global health in the United States and abroad. The center has developed numerous programs and projects to help fulfill its initiatives. The Interfaith Health program seeks to improve health outcomes through integrating the strengths and resources of the faith community with public health programs. The program aims to expand the definition of health as understood by public health professionals to take into account the potentials of faith groups as partners, especially in the implications for behavioral and social risk factors. The program also aims to expand the definition of faith as understood by leaders of churches, synagogues and mosques to take into account the potentials of public health science as partners, especially in the implications for prevention of suffering and health promotions as aspects of redemption and wholeness. Services to consumers include referrals, reference information and publications. The program publishes a newsletter, and sponsors conferences and training seminars.

Keywords: Conflict resolution, Health education, Health promotion, International organizations

Clearinghouse on International Developments in Child, Youth and Family Policies

Annotation: The Clearinghouse on International Developments in Child, Youth and Family Policies provides cross-national, comparative information and linkages regarding the policies, programs, benefits and services available in the advanced industrialized countries to address child, youth and family needs.  Initial coverage focuses on the countries of the European Union (EU) plus Norway and Iceland, and on most of the Organization for Economic Development (OECD) countries. Expansion to other countries and parts of the world is planned. The clearinghouse serves the U.S. media, public officials and their staffs, public and private agency administrators and their board members, scholars, students, and all English-reading individuals throughout the world with access to the World Wide Web.

Keywords: Children, Clearinghouses, Europe, Families, Health statistics, Information sources, International organizations, Online databases, Program descriptions, Public policies, Youth

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Annotation: The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) was established in 2005 as an European Union agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases. The ECDC's mission is to identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health posed by infectious diseases by ECDC working in partnership with national health protection bodies across Europe to strengthen and develop continent-wide disease surveillance and early warning systems. Activities include: (a) collecting, evaluating and disseminating relevant scientific and technical data; (b) providing scientific opinions and scientific and technical assistance including training; (c) providing timely information to the Commission, the Member States, Community agencies and international organisations active within the field of public health; (d) coordinating the European network of bodies operating in the fields within the Centre's mission, including networks arising from public health activities supported by the Commission and operating the dedicated surveillance networks; and (e) exchanging information, expertise and best practices, and facilitating the development and implementation of joint actions.

Keywords: Collaboration, Europe, Health agencies, Health promotion, Infection control, International health, Surveillance

FDI World Dental Federation

Annotation: The FDI World Dental Federation is a federation of national dental associations that works to bring together the world of dentistry, to represent the dental profession of the world, and to stimulate and facilitate the exchange of information across all borders with the aim of optimal oral health for all people. It issues policy statements, offers continuing education, publishes the International Dental Journal and other publications, and holds the World Dental Parliament once a year. The web site is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian with many of their publications offered in English and non-English languages.

Keywords: Advocacy, International organizations, Oral health, Statistics

FHI

Annotation: FHI is an international public health organization that works to improve lives worldwide through research, education, and services in family health. Working with research institutions, community groups, government and nongovernment organizations, and the private sector, FHI aims to prevent the spread of HIV / AIDS and sexually transmitted infections and care for those affected by them; improve people's access to quality reproductive health services, especially safe, effective, and affordable family planning methods; and improve the health of women and children, especially those who live in resource-constrained settings. More than 3,000 materials are available as full text on FHI's Web site, including books, reports, case studies, guides and tools, research briefs, periodicals, and training tools. The Web pages and some of the publications are available in Spanish and French. FHI was previously called Family Health International.

Keywords: Family health, Spanish language materials, Child health, Consumer education materials, Developing countries, Disease prevention, Electronic publications, Health promotion, International health, Non English language materials, Public health, Reproductive health, Women's health

FHI 360 ( )

Annotation: FHI 360 is a global development organization committed to solving social problems in the United States and around the world through education, social marketing, research, training, policy analysis, and innovative program design and management. FHI 360's programs focus primarily on health, education, youth development, and the environment. It acquired the programs, expertise, and assets of the Academy for Educational Development in 2011.

Keywords: Child development, Developing countries, International health, Adolescent health, Child health, Community development , Education, Educational change, Educational materials, Environment, International health, Policy analysis, Research, Social problems, Teaching, Training Program development, Youth, program management

Georgetown University Medical Center, Center for Global Health Science and Security (GHSS)

Global Health Council

Annotation: The Global Health Council (GHC), previously known as National Council for International Health (NCIH), is a nonprofit organization funded through grants from private individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies. The council works to improve health worldwide by focusing scarce resources on life-and-death issues and by increasing U.S. awareness of and response to international health needs. More than 1,400 public health professionals attend the annual international health conference. Services to consumers include referrals, publications, and reference information. Publications include 3 newsletters, AIDSLink, Global Healthlink, and Career Network. The organization sponsors annual conferences and training seminars on key international health issues.

Keywords: International health, Health promotion

Hesperian

Annotation: Hesperian is a non-profit publisher of books and educational materials that help people take the lead in their own health care and organize to improve health conditions in their communities. Herperian collaborates with health workers, grassroots groups, and community organizations around the world to develop books that are practical, accessible, and appropriate across varied conditions and cultures. The books are written to be understood by people with little formal education. The foundation's "open-copyright" policy encourages organizations to reproduce, translate, and adapt the materials for distribution on a not-for-profit basis. All materials are published in both English and Spanish, and the foundation's Translations Fund give small grants to help organizations translate Hesperian's books and newsletters into other languages. Their website has numerous links to useful organizations in its Action for Health section.

Keywords: International organizations, Public health, Community programs, Cultural sensitivity, Foundations, Spanish language materials, Underserved communities

Information and Knowledge for Optimal Health Project (INFO Project)

Institute for American Values

Annotation: The Institute for American Values focuses on four goals: (1) to increase the proportion of children growing up with their two married parents; (2) to renew the ethic of thrift and replace the culture of debt and waste; (3) to help turn the intellectual tide against extremism in the Arab and Muslim world; and (4) to improve and civilize the nation's public conversation.

Keywords: Arab Americans, Cultural barriers, Families, Financial planning, International health, Marriage, Moral values, Muslims, Public opinion, Social values

International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN)

Annotation: The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) consists of public interest groups working around the world to reduce infant and young child morbidity and mortality. IBFAN aims to improve the health and well being of babies and young children, their mothers and their families through the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding and optimal infant feeding practices. Information and publications are available online through IBFAN's Resource Center. Materials are available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Associations, Breastfeeding promotion, Child health, Health promotion, Infant feeding. Infant health, International health

International Council on Women's Health Issues (ICOWHI)

Annotation: The International Council on Women’s Health Issues (ICOWHI) is an international nonprofit association dedicated to the goal of promoting health, health care, and well-being of women throughout the world through participation, empowerment, advocacy, education, and research.

Keywords: International health, Women's health

International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)

Annotation: The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) is a global association of people and organizations working in the fields of health promotion and health education which is dedicated to improving world health through education, community action, and the development of healthy public policies. The union is in official relationship and cooperates closely with WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF, and governmental and non-governmental organizations in developing and improving the theoretical and practical aspects of health promotion and education. Its goals are to influence and support the development of the fields of health promotion and health education and to promote broader worldwide participation in the union. The organization publishes a catalog, newsletter and a journal and sponsors conferences, workshops and training seminars.

Keywords: Health education, Health promotion, International health

International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC)

Annotation: The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote the health and rights of women and girls worldwide. Motivated by the belief that social and economic justice can only be achieved by ensuring women’s rights, IWHC’s work is focused on three main priorities: adolescent health and rights, access to safe abortion, and sexual rights for women and girls. IWHC provides sustained technical and financial support to non-governmental organizations in selected countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, helping them not only to provide services, but also to build networks for advocacy and support within and across borders. On an international level, IWHC mobilizes groups and individuals for participation in UN conferences related to women, children, and population, and seeks to promote global health initiatives beneficial to women and girls through collaboration with UN agencies such as the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and UNFPA. IWHC also produces multilingual articles, reports, fact sheets, bibliographies, and videos, and informs public debate through its web site, media involvement, and educational events for influential individuals.

Keywords: Advocacy, International organizations, Reproductive health, Women's health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Annotation: The Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University conducts international research, programs in education, and public policy initiatives in an ongoing effort to keep global populations safe from injury and illness. The school's Hopkins Population Center conducts interdisciplinary research on populations within the U.S. and abroad; brings together biodefense and public health preparedness research and training initiaitves; and monitors and predicts illness, including the progression of HIV to AIDS. The school's Institute for Vaccine Safety provides an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision makers and educate physicians, the public, and the media about key issues surrounding the safety of vaccines. Demographic data as well as news items concerning the health and safety of America's populations (e.g., safety-seat legislation, weather emergency preparedness, and data-monitoring developments ) are posted on the Web site.

Keywords: , Immunization, AIDS, Health promotion, Injury prevention, International health, Preventive health services, Research

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Annotation: The Center for Communication Programs (CCP) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health combines the science and art of strategic communication to help people around the world make better health choices for themselves, their family, and their community. CCP works to maximize access to and quality of health services, generate demand for quality health services and products, integrate reproductive health communication, enhance interpersonal communication, develop mass media campaigns, mobilize communities, promote professional health providers, facilitate research and evaluation, empower women and communities, promote men's participation in reproductive health, and build institutions for behavior change communication. CCP's online Resource Center provides access to publications by CCP staff, a media/materials clearinghouse, a reproductive health gateway, a world population database, training tools, research and evaluation tools, and more.

Keywords: Communication, Clearinghouses, Health, Health promotion, Information dissemination, International health

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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.