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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 15 (15 total).

Black Community Crusade for Children (BCCC)

Annotation: The Black Community Crusade for Children (BCCC), coordinated by the Children's Defense Fund, works to mobilize the African American community on behalf of children and families. The organization promotes local, state, and national initiatives and policies that ensure a healthy start for every child and that support efforts to revitalize communities. Activities include public education campaigns, leadership training programs, and the dissemination of data, information, and research findings in print and multimedia formats. News updates, BCCC publications, and resources are available on the website.

Keywords: Blacks, Leadership training, Minority health

Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training

Annotation: The Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training is a partnership between the National Council of La Raza and California State University, Long Beach to improve the health of the Latino community on local, regional, and national levels. The center develops health programs for underserved Latino communities, provides technical assistance to organizations already serving in this capacity, and furnishes Latino communities with the research and education needed to facilitate the development of effective health programs and policies.

Keywords: Community programs, Health policy, Hispanic Americans, Leadership training, National initiatives, Program development, Program evaluation, Public private partnerships, Training

Clinical Scholars

Annotation: Clinical Scholars is a program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and let by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is a leadership development program that includes onsite training retreats, distance based learning, executive coaching and mentoring, and networking with other colleagues in the program. Working in teams from diverse disciplines, Fellows receive funding for projects addressing complex health problems, and extend their influence and impact as both professionals and trusted members of communities. Clinical Scholars Fellows include pharmacists, physical therapists, veterinarians, dentists, social workers, nurses, physicians, and many others working in various clinical or academic settings.

Keywords: Health personnel, Leadership training

Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF)

Annotation: The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) was founded in 1987 to promote women's equity, reproductive health, and nonviolence. Research and action programs focus on advancing the legal, social, and political equity of women with men. FMF engages in research, public policy development, public education programs, grassroots organizing, and leadership training and development. Publications include electronic news alerts and the feminist magazine, Ms.

Keywords: Women, Reproductive health, Adolescent females, Advocacy, Equal opportunities, Family planning, Feminism, Leadership training, Policy development, Public education, Research, Women's rights

French-American Foundation (FAF)

Annotation: Established in 1975, the French-American Foundation (FAF) works to strengthen U.S.-French relations. Areas of mutual interest include early childhood education and maternal and child health systems. The foundation sponsors study tours and conferences for members and staff of the U.S. Congress and the French Assembly and Senate, exchanges of French and American journalists, and a program for young French and American leaders in government, business, media, and the arts. The FAF publishes a newsletter, and materials are available in French.

Keywords: France, Information dissemination, Leadership training, Philanthropy

University of California, San Francisco, Healthforce Center for Research and Leadership Development (Healthforce Center)

Annotation: The Healthforce Center for Research and Leadership Development (Healthforce Center; formerly the Center for the Health Professions) at the University of California, San Francisco works with foundations, hospitals, delivery systems, and individuals to ensure effective health care delivery and to inform health care policy. The center provides consulting services in leadership training and health work force research. The website provides information about the center's newsletter, events, research, training, and publications.

Keywords: Consultation, Health care delivery, Health professions, Leadership training, Policy development, Research, Work force

LEND Center at the University of Pittsburgh

Annotation: The LEND Center at the University of Pittsburgh (formerly UCLID) is an interdisciplinary leadership training program in developmental disabilities affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Funded training opportunities are available to students enrolled in graduate and post-graduate programs in health care, psychology, education, public health, law, and social services. The program provides training with a focus on autism spectrum disorders, sickle cell disease, fragile X, and audiology.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Interdisciplinary approach, Leadership training, MCH training programs, University affiliated centers

MCH Training Grantee Network

Annotation: The MCH Training Grantee Network provides technical support and services to grantees of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Training Program, including Web development, elearning, video project consultation, digital storytelling, consultation, and technical training and tutorials. It also maintains Web sites for these grantee groups: developmental behavioral pediatrics (DBP), leadership competencies, leadership and education in adolescent health (LEAH), nutrition, pediatric pulmonary centers (PPC), and workgroups.

Keywords: Leadership training, Federal MCH programs, MCH training

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Annotation: The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is a national nonprofit organization representing local health departments. NACCHO promotes national policy, develops resources and programs, seeks health equity, and supports effective local public health practice and systems. Program areas include community health, environmental health, public health infrastructure and systems, and public health preparedness. The website contains information additional information about NACCHO communications, advocacy, events, publications, and tools.

Keywords: Counties, Health officials, Health promotion, Information services, Information sources, Leadership training, Listservs, Local initiatives, Professional societies, Program descriptions, Public health, Public private partnerships, Publications, Research, Technical assistance

National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP)

Annotation: The National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) serves as a national resource in disaster and terrorism readiness. The NCDP, which includes the CDC-funded Academic Centers for Public Health Preparedness (initiated prior to the attacks of September 11), works with other academic institutions, advocacy organizations, and public policy institutions to provide bioterrorism curriculum development, training for public health professionals, crisis-response mechanisms, surveillance models, preparedness standards, public policy analysis, and research methodologies in efforts to increase the nation's capacity to prevent and respond to terrorism and enhance disaster preparedness.

Keywords: Model programs, Professional training, Public health, . Research, Injury prevention, Leadership training, Preventive health services, Public health service, Resources for professionals, Standards, curricula

National Partnership for Community Leadership (NPCL)

Annotation: The National Partnership for Community Leadership (NPCL), formerly known as the National Center for Strategic Nonprofit Planning and Community Leadership, is a nonprofit organization created for charitable and educational purposes. The organizations works to strengthen community leadership through family and neighborhood empowerment and to improve the governance and administration of nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. NPCL offers an array of services to community-based organizations, including guidance on starting nonprofit organizations, financial and program management services, outreach and service delivery, administrative support, and leadership development. The organization has developed the Partners for Fragile Families program, which is a national initiative working at the federal, state, and local levels to help fathers overcome poverty and build stronger links to their children and their children's mothers.

Keywords: Strategic plans, Community programs, Family support programs, Father child relations, Fathers, Initiatives, Leadership training

Public Health Leadership Society

Annotation: The Public Health Leadership Society is a membership organization for graduates of the CDC/UNC National Public Health Leadership Institute, State or Regional Public Health Leadership Institutes, and the Robert Wood Johnson State Health Leadership Initiative for the purposes of continuing leadership education and peer consultation. Alumni have the opportuntiy to continue their learning experiences and leadership development, maintain professional and personal relations, and advance the causes of public health. Members are at the local, state and federal levels, in academia and the private sector, creating a national network of public health leaders. The Web site offers a newsletter, training opportunities, a code of ethics, and member information.

Keywords: Leadership, Leadership training, Professional societies, Public health

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial (RFKM)

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (USPHS)

Annotation: The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is a team of public health professionals who fill leadership and clinical service roles within federal government agencies. Professional capacities include physicians, dentists, behavioral health, clinical rehabilitation therapists, dietitians, engineers, environmental health, health services, nurses, pharmacists, science and research health professionals, and veterinary medicine. The website provides information about careers and benefits, how to apply, and student opportunities and training.

Keywords: Careers, Federal agencies, Health professions, Health services, Leadership, Public health, Training

University of Minnesota, Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health


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.