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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 (74 total).

Advocates for Children and Youth (ACY)

Annotation: Advocates for Children and Youth (ACY) is a statewide nonprofit organization that educates Marylanders about the needs of children and encourages investment in good health, quality education, safe environment, and economic security of children. Activities include: educating and mobilizing Marylanders around the needs of children and their families; researching and providing information to public officials, the media, and statewide organizations on key issues affecting Maryland's children and families; identifying effective programs and services that meet the needs of children and their families and advocating for funds to implement these programs and services; and A providing legal representation to children who are having trouble staying in school. A publications list if available, and some materials are available in Spanish. The organization sponsors conferences.

Keywords: Advocacy, Children, Maryland, Public policies

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)

Annotation: Founded in 1943, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) sponsors research on government policy, the American economy, and politics. The Institute represents a conservative position in politics and a free-market stance in economics, which are its primary objects of research. It is a nonprofit organization, with an internal press, publishing papers and American Enterprise magazine.

Keywords: Economics, Political systems, Public policies, Research, United States

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)

Annotation: The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) brings together psychologists, social workers, physicians, attorneys, nurses, law enforcement officers, child protective services workers, administrators, researchers, and allied professionals who have dedicated a substantial portion of their professional lives to alleviating the problems caused by child maltreatment. The mission of APSAC is to ensure that everyone affected by child abuse and neglect receives high quality professional response. APSAC is committed to providing continuing professional education which promotes effective, culturally sensitive, and interdisciplinary approaches to the identification, intervention, treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect; to educating the public about the complex issues involved in child abuse and neglect; and to ensuring that public policy affecting America's response to child maltreatment is well informed and constructive. Publications include the quarterly APSAC Advisor and the journal Child Maltreatment as well as numerous practice guidelines and other books. The society also sponsors conferences, training seminars, and workshops.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child neglect, Health education, Public policies

American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)

Annenberg Public Policy Center

Annotation: The Annenberg Public Policy Center was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg in 1994 to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels. Consistent with the mission of the Annenberg School for Communication, the center examines a number of public policy issues including: information and society; media and the developing mind; media and the dialogue of democracy; and health communication. The center supports research and sponsors lectures and conferences in these areas. Publications disseminate the work of the Center.

Keywords: Research, Communication, Mass media, Public policies

Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM)

Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC)

Annotation: The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) is a national nonprofit organization of more than 100 institutions in the United States and Canada that are the health complexes of the major universities of these nations. The association works to improve health through leadership and cooperative action, to influence public dialogue on health and science policy issues, to advance education for health professionals, and to promote biomedical and health services research. The organization sponsors conferences but only by invitation.

Keywords: Public health education, Health promotion, Medical research, Professional education, Public policies

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

Annotation: The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) supports state maternal and child health programs and provides national leadership on issues affecting women and children. AMCHP accomplishes its mission through the active participation of its members and partnerships with government agencies, families and advocates, health care purchasers and providers, academic and research professionals, and others at the national, state, and local levels. AMCHP tracks and analyzes emerging policy issues that impact family health and distributes the information to subscribers electronically via the AMCHP Legislative Alert. Issues areas include adolescent and school health; best practices; child health; data and assessment; family involvement; Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program, and welfare; mental health; and women's and perinatal health. It also has a National Center for Health Reform Implementation.

Keywords: Maternal health, Advocacy, Block grants, CSHN programs, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Federal MCH programs, Guidelines, Models, Professional societies, Public policies, State programs, Technical assistance, Title V

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

Annotation: The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is a non-profit association that represents the public health agencies of the U.S. and territories and is engaged in a wide range of legislative, scientific, educational, and programmatic issues and activities on behalf of public health. Its mission is to formulate and influence sound national public health policy and to service state health departments in the development and implementation of programs and policies to promote heath and prevent disease. Program areas include access, infectious disease, preparedness, standards, workforce development, environmental health, public health informatics, state health services, accreditation and performance, and prevention and health promotion. Services to consumers include publications, newsletters (including the electronic Primary Care and Prevention Network News), and reference information. The Web site includes resources on evidence-based public health interventions and links to each state's public health department.

Keywords: Public Health, Access to health care, Advocacy, Conferences, Health promotion, Information services, Information sources, Legislation, Policy development, Professional societies, Program development, Program evaluation, Public Policies, Public health infrastructure, Public health programs, Publications, State programs

ASTHO State and Territorial Links

Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research (BHI)

Annotation: The Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research focuses on federal, state, and local economic policies as they affect U.S. voters and businesses and as they impinge, in particular, on the Massachusetts economy. The institute, which is part of Suffolk University in Boston, uses state-of-the-art statistical, mathematical, and econometric methods to provide timely and readable analyses that help voters, policy makers, and opinion leaders understand today's leading public policy issues. Publications include a newsletter.

Keywords: .Massachusetts, Economics, Public policies, United States

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

Center for National Policy (CNP)

Annotation: The Center for National Policy is a source of research and papers on domestic and foreign policy as well as socioeconomic trends. Recent projects focus on issues including worker compensation and labor economics, community development and urban revitalization, nuclear energy policy, affirmative action, and immigration. The center publishes a newsletter two times a year and sponsors conferences.

Keywords: Economics, Policy, Public policies, Research

U.S. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP)

Annotation: The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) under the U.S. Department of Agriculture develops the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Food Guide Pyramid, the Interactive Healthy Eating Index, Expenditures on Children by Families, the Cost of Food at Home, the Nutrient Content of the U.S. Food Supply, and the new ChooseMyPlate initiative. CNPP staff help to define and coordinate nutrition education policy within USDA and to translate nutrition research into information and materials for consumers; policymakers; and professionals in health, education, industry, and media. The Center publishes a journal, Family Economics and Nutrition Review, and distributes publications for health professionals and consumers. Some materials are available in Spanish. The Center also sponsors conferences.

Keywords: Nutrition, Child nutrition, Conferences, Coordination, Dietary guidelines, Family economics, Federal agencies, Food consumption, Health promotion, Information dissemination, Information sources, Information sources, Nutrition assessment, Nutrition education, Nutrition programs, Public policies, Public policy, Publications, Spanish language materials

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)

Annotation: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that analyzes issues related to government programs serving low-income people. Policy issues include health and food assistance, the federal budgetary impact on low-income families, affordable housing, the working poor, income support, and tax policy. The center's state low-income initiatives project works with state-based organizations and policy makers in low-income program design issues including child health and Medicaid. The center's WIC Project focuses on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The center publishes a newsletter on the WIC program; distributes reports and analyses by subscription; and maintains an open listserv. The center's Start Healthy, Stay Healthy campaign enlists early childhood programs and other organizations to identify children eligible for Medicaid but not enrolled in the program. The center works with these groups to implement strategies for helping families overcome barriers to Medicaid application and enrollment. Outreach materials are available. Training sessions are provided as part of the Start Healthy, Stay Healthy campaign.

Keywords: Health care financing, Access to health care, Child health, Low income groups, Medicaid, Outreach, Poverty, Public policies, WIC program

Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disabilities Studies

Annotation: The Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disabilities Studies is an advocacy and research organization that promotes the rights of people with disabilities to be fully included in community life. The Center provides parents, consumers, and professionals with information on costs of local services and resources for parents of children with disabilities, deinstitutionalization research, and other related issues. Through its funded projects, the Center provides referrals, reference information, and publications, including a resource catalog. Some materials are available in Spanish and French. The Center also sponsors conferences, training seminars, and workshops.

Keywords: Inclusion, Public policies, Special health care needs

Century Foundation

Annotation: The Century Foundation, previously known as the Twentieth Century Fund (TCF), is a not-for-profit and non-partisan organization that sponsors and supervises timely analysis of economic and foreign policy. The organization provides publications for consumers, publishes a catalog, and sponsors conferences.

Keywords: Economics, Public policies, Research

Children's Dental Health Project (CDHP)

Annotation: The Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP) promotes research-driven policies and innovative solutions by engaging a broad base of partners committed to children and oral health. The project provides publications (including an electronic newsletter), reference information, and searchable databases.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental societies, Oral health, Public health policies

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

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Annotation: The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provides the House and Senate with budget-related information and analysis of alternative fiscal policies. The office studies health care reform proposals, Medicaid, Medicare, and other major health insurance budget issues. CBO's publications are available on the Web site.

Keywords: Public health, Public policies

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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.