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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 5 (5 total).

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

Annotation: The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a not for profit association of 22,000 health care professionals who are dedicated to establishing and promoting the highest standards of nursing practice, education, and research to improve the health and health care of women and newborns. The association sponsors conferences and training seminars, and produces professional and consumer journals, publications, and other resources. Its Web site includes a Prematurity Resource Center which links to information about prematurity.

Keywords: Gynecology, Neonatal nursing, Nursing, Nursing specialties, Obstetrical nursing, Perinatal care, Premature infants, Prenatal care, Reproductive health

Centering Corporation

Annotation: The Centering Corporation provides grief literature, videotapes, workshops and referrals. The Centering Corporation offers literature through their publications catalog on a number of topics including premature infants, adoption, miscarriage, newborn and child death, and death of a parent. Some materials are available in Spanish. The organization also sponsors workshops and conferences, publishes a magazine, Grief Digest, and provides materials for children.

Keywords: Bereavement, Fetal death, Grief, Perinatal bereavement, Pregnancy loss, Premature infants, Spontaneous abortion

Gaining and Growing: Assuring Nutritional Care of Preterm Infants

National Coalition for Infant Health (NCfIH)

Annotation: The National Coalition for Infant Health (NCfIH) is a collaborative of professional, clinical, community health, and family support organizations focused on improving the lives of premature infants and their families. NCfIH promotes lifelong clinical, health, education, and supportive services needed by premature infants and their families. The program brings together parents, multidisciplinary leaders of national and community-based movements, nurses, social workers, neonatalogists, and others all working together to focus on equal access to a continuum of quality care, patient safety, education, and policy to meet a clear need at the family, community, state, and federal levels. The website provides resources for parents and professionals; information about events and observances including Preemie Matters, a national policy summit; and membership.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Collaboration, Education, Equal opportunities, Family support services, High risk infants, Infant health, Life course, Parent support services, Policy development, Premature infants, Prematurity, Preterm birth, Quality assurance, Safety


Annotation: PreemieCare is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families of infants born preterm through education, support, and resources. PreemieCare also acts as a mentoring and networking organization for hospital and community-based parent-of-preemie support groups. PreemieCare maintains a database of parent resources and provides information on support groups, recent research findings, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), products for preemies, and more. The organization also publishes an electronic newsletter and hosts discussion forums and other online support services. PreemieCare is the daughter organization of MOST (Mothers of Supertwins).

Keywords: Preterm delivery, Premature infants


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.