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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 13 (13 total).

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Annotation: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) writes regulations that protect consumers from unfair or deceptive business practices in areas such as truth in advertising and product reliability, responds to inquiries from consumers, and produces publications. Some materials are available in Spanish.

Keywords: Consumer protection, Regulations

Healthy Meals Resource System

Individual States' Child Care Licensure Regulations

Industry Collaboration Effort

Annotation: The Industry Collaboration Effort (ICE) is a volunteer, multi-disciplinary team of providers, health plans, associations, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies working collaboratively to improve health care regulatory compliance through education of the public. ICE mobilizes volunteers from health care industry stakeholders to develop educational materials designed to streamline, simplify, and standardize all regulatory policies and procedures that govern the provision of health care services. ICE volunteers work cooperatively to develop policies, procedures, and tools for physician organizations and other health care providers that enable them to more readily and easily comply with regulation. Volunteers from State and federal government agencies also participate in ICE. Through their participation, they help to educate through clarification of issues which arise from time to time as a result of the promulgation of new regulatory schemes. ICE volunteers include interested individuals from across the nation.

Keywords: Health care delivery, Health care financing, Health care reform, Regulations

Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation

Annotation: Maine's Department of Professional and Financial Regulation protects the citizens of Maine through the regulation of state-chartered financial institutions, the insurance industry, grantors of consumer credit, the securities industry, and numerous professions and occupations providing services to the public. The department conducts licensing, examining, and auditing activities conducts programs aimed at increasing voluntary compliance with state laws; investigates possible violations of law; and undertakes enforcement actions. The department responds to consumer complaints and requests for information and conducts educational and outreach programs to make consumers aware of their rights under Maine laws.

Keywords: Maine, Regulations, State agencies

National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA)

Annotation: The National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) is an international professional association that shares information and offers technical assistance on regulatory issues in child care and other areas. Membership is open to consumers, providers, lawmakers, advocates, corporate leaders, and policymakers. The association provides referrals, publishes a quarterly newsletter on development and enforcement of regulations, program and regulatory trends, conferences and training events, and significant litigation.

Keywords: Child care centers, Child care services, Child health, Child welfare, Infant health, Licensing, Regulations, Residential care

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 Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Annotation: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH responds to inquiries from consumers for referrals and reference information and provides technical assistance for its research programs. Publications include an electronic newsletter, a science blog, and a variety of downloadable brochures and other documents (many materials are available in Spanish). The Institute also maintains a listserv and sponsors conferences, workshops, and training seminars.

Keywords: Occupational safety and health, Agricultural injuries, Data, Environmental exposure, Federal initiatives, Injury prevention, Prenatal care, Public education, Regulations, Reproductive hazards, Reproductive health, Resources for professionals, Women's health, Workplace health promotion

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC)

Annotation: The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) at the University of Colorado Denver promotes health and safety in out-of-home child care settings throughout the nation. NRC collaborates with the American Public Health Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to produce national health and safety performance standards guidelines for out-of-home child care programs. The center's website provides resources for child care providers, parents, health consultants, regulators, and early childhood systems leaders including a database of state licensure regulations.

Keywords: Child health, Child care, Child care workers, Child safety, Consumer education, Information sources, Injury prevention, National MCH resource center, Online databases, Regulations, Resource centers, Spanish language materials, Standards, State programs, Technical assistance, Training

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Annotation: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works to protect the natural environment -- air, water, and land -- and to preserve human health in the process. The EPA develops and enforces regulations, offers financial assistance to state environmental programs, conducts research, and sponsors voluntary partnerships and programs through its regional offices. Through its Office of Environmental Education, EPA works to advance and support educational efforts and to develop an environmentally conscious and responsible public. EPA also supports a variety of libraries, hotlines, and clearinghouses that respond to information requests from the public; they can be identified on the EPA Web site. Some materials are available in Spanish.

Keywords: Hazardous materials, Air pollution, Asbestos, Environmental exposure, Environmental health, Insecticides, Regulations, Water pollution

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Annotation: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a federal agency that works to protect, promote and enhance the health of the American people. FDA is responsible for ensuring that: (1) foods are safe, wholesome and sanitary; human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices are safe and effective; cosmetics are safe; and electronic products that emit radiation are safe; (2) regulated products are honestly, accurately and informatively represented; and (3) these products are in compliance with the law and FDA regulations; noncompliance is identified and corrected; and any unsafe or unlawful products are removed from the marketplace.

Keywords: Health promotion, Drug education, Drugs, Federal programs, Food safety, Regulations, Spanish language materials

U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Women's Health (FDA OWH)

Annotation: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Office of Women's Health (OWH) works to protect and advance the health of women through policy, science, and outreach and to advocate for participation of women in clinical trials. The website provides information on women's health topics, product recalls and alerts, science program outcomes, and related links.

Keywords: Health promotion, Drug education, Drugs, Federal agencies, Food safety, Regulations, Women's health

U.S. Office Nutritional Products, Labeling and Dietary Supplements (ONPLDS)

Annotation: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Nutritional Products, Labeling and Dietary Supplements(ONPDS), formerly the Office of Food Labeling, handles all FDA activities related to food labeling, including appropriate regulations, label reviews, and food label education materials.ONPLDS staff also support compliance/enforcement actions and is responsible for the clinical review, data summaries, and, as appropriate, follow-up and research related to adverse events associated with dietary supplements and infant formula.

Keywords: Nutrition, Food labeling, Regulations


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