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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 10 (10 total).

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Annotation: The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) represents America's baccalaureate- and higher-degree nursing education programs. AACN conducts research, collects data, advocates, and develops curriculum standards and policy statements. Publications include the Journal of Professional Nursing, Syllabus (a bimonthly newsletter), and AACN Issue Bulletins (each focusing on a specific topic).

Keywords: Curricula, School health programs, Colleges, Data collection, Education, Nursing, Nursing services, Policy development, Standards

Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA)

Annotation: The St. Louis-based Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), founded in 1915, supports the Catholic health ministry’s pursuit of the strategic directions of mission, ethics, and advocacy. As a large national group of not-for-profit sponsors, systems, and facilities, the ministry is committed to improving the health status of communities and creating quality and compassionate health care that works for everyone.

Keywords: Hospitals, Advocacy, Associations, Education, Health care systems, Leadership, Libraries, Nursing homes, Policy development, Religious organizations, Research, Statistics, Surveys

National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)

Annotation: The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) serves as a forum for continuing education and information exchange, and it promotes legislation to improve neonatal nursing and health care for newborns and their families. Their services to consumers include referrals and reference information. NANN publishes a newsletter and journal, and sponsors conferences and training seminars.

Keywords: Infant health, Continuing education, Health services, Neonatal intensive care, Neonatal nursing, Newborn infants

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON)

National Association of State School Nurse Consultants (NASSNC)

Annotation: The National Association of State School Nurse Consultants (NASSNC) provides a forum for state-level nurse consultants to share information and develop expert consensus on issues in the practice of school nursing, as that practice relates to the overall health and educability of the nation's school children and youth. The association seeks to promote a better understanding and acceptance of comprehensive school health programs, including school health services, school health education, and a safe school environment. The Web site provides information about members, achievement awards, position statements, and links to other sources of information.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Nursing schools, School health, School health education, School health programs, School health services, School safety

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Annotation: The National Council of State Boards of Nursing participates in nursing regulation by assisting Member Boards, collectively and individually, to promote safe and effective nursing practice in the interest of protecting public health and welfare. Services to consumers include publications and reference information. The council publishes a newsletter and sponsors training seminars and workshops.

Keywords: Nursing, Information services, Nursing education, Public health, Regulations, welfare programs

National League for Nursing (NLN)

Annotation: The National League for Nursing (NLN) is a nonprofit association of individuals and agencies working to ensure quality health care through the continuous improvement of nursing education. Services to consumers include publications and reference information, standardized tests, and online faculty development programs. Some materials are available in Spanish. NLN publishes nursing education data, newsletters, and a peer reviewed academic journal, and sponsors conferences, seminars, workshops, and web-based courses. The NLN advances quality education that prepares the nursing work force to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing health care environment.

Keywords: Nurses, Nursing, Education, Nursing services, Nursing education

National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)

Annotation: The National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) mentors the professional development of future nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance. The website contains a career center and information on consultants and advisors; foundation and scholarships; meetings; and publications and resources. Program focus areas include community health and disaster preparedness, education, global initiatives, and legislation.

Keywords: Students, Associations, Careers, Nurses, Nursing, Professional education

Sex and Gender Women's Health Collaborative (SGWHC)

Annotation: The Sex and Gender Women's Health Collaborative (SGWHC, formerly the Advancing Women's Health Initiative) is dedicated to sex and gender evidence-based care to promote health and improve disease outcomes. The collaborative was launched on March 7, 2013, to accelerate the integration of sex and gender influences into medical education and clinical training. The website contains medical education curricula and teaching tools for medical students, nurse practitioners/nurses, and allied health faculty and practitioners to foster sex and gender sensitivity in delivering optimal care for all.

Keywords: Allied health services, Collaboration, Curricula, Medical education, Nursing education, Sex characteristics, Teaching, Training, Women's health

University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Center for Adolescent Nursing (CAN)

Annotation: Launched in 1993, the Center for Adolescent Nursing offers graduate study and continuing education to nurses who work with young people. The center's purpose is to narrow the disparity that exists between the needs of youth and the preparedness of nurses to address these needs, by expanding the cadre of nurse leaders who are prepared to work effectively toward improving the health of adolescents. The center produces a free quarterly newsletter and offers training seminars, conferences, and workshops. The center is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Keywords: Adolescents, Nursing, Professional education, Publications


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.