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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 16 (16 total).

Carsey Institute

Annotation: The Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire conducts research and analysis into the challenges facing families and communities in New Hampshire, New England, and the nation. The Carsey Institute sponsors independent, interdisciplinary research that documents trends and conditions in rural America, providing information and analysis to policymakers, practitioners, the media, and the general public. Through this work, the Carsey Institute contributes to public dialogue on policies that encourage social mobility and sustain healthy, equitable communities and strengthens nonprofits working to improve family and community well-being.

Keywords: Child health, Access to health care, Adolescent health, Families, Health care financing, MCH research, Rural health

Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development (CRHSSD)

Annotation: The Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development (CRHSSD) at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale is a part of the University's mandate to conduct public health policy research in southern Illinois. The CRHSSD addresses evaluative activities, creation of new programs and training for the system. Services to consumers include publications and reference information. Materials are available in Spanish. The CRHSSD publishes a quarterly newsletter and sponsors conferences and training seminars.

Keywords: Illinois, Public health, Rural health, Social services, Spanish language materials

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center (EMSCNRC)

Annotation: The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center (EMSCNRC), funded by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, provides technical assistance to Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) projects. Areas of assistance include communication strategies, cooperation with advisory boards and task forces, conversion of grant proposal objectives into action plans, identification of potential collaborators among relevant national organizations, and networking to promote awareness and advocacy of EMSC issues, injury prevention strategies, programs for children with special health care needs, public awareness strategies, and issues associated with various health insurance models. The center monitors and researches relevant federal and state legislation and disseminates information on its status through EMS Systems, EMS provider education, media outreach, its website and quarterly newsletter, EMS News. The organization also sponsors conferences and offers some materials in Spanish.

Keywords: Injury prevention, Advocacy, Data, Emergencies, Emergency medical services, Emergency medical services for children, Legislation, National MCH resource center, Program evaluation, Publications, Resource centers, Resources for professionals, Rural health, Spanish language materials, Technical assistance, Training

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Adolescent Health

Annotation: The Center for Adolescent Health conducts research that focuses on the development and evaluation of programs and policies that promote health and prevent disease among adolescents, particularly inner city and rural youth. Research and educational programs address four key areas: developmental transitions which serve as opportunities for health promotion interventions; modification of risk-taking behaviors; interventions which involve the family, school, and community; and academic-community partnerships to enhance the delivery of health services to adolescents. Publications include a newsletter.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Inner city, Research, Risk taking, Rural population

Morehouse School of Medicine, Health Promotion Resource Center (HPRC)

Annotation: The Health Promotion Resource Center (HPRC) at the Morehouse School of Medicine has developed a health promotion and disease prevention model for underserved populations. The center's philosophy is to increase health promotion efforts that are likely to be more successful in those populations where the community at risk identifies its own health concerns, develops its own prevention and/or intervention strategies, and forms a decision-making coalition board to make policy decisions and identify resources for program implementation. Health promotion, prevention, education, training, and information dissemination efforts are concentrated in, but are not limited to the areas of substance abuse, parenting, maternal and child health, cancer, and violence. Services to consumers include publications.

Keywords: Health promotion, Model programs, Rural population, Underserved communities, Urban population

Mountain States Group (MSG)

Annotation: Established in 1974, Mountain States Group is a private nonprofit organization that works to enhance the quality and availability of human services through creative program development, with a focus on underserved rural areas. The group conducts ongoing projects in health, education, and social services. Its activities promote the goal of community responsibility for the planning, implementation, and maintenance of human services programs. Services to consumers include referrals, publications, and reference information. Some materials are available in Spanish. MSG sponsors conferences and training seminars and publishes a newsletter and program materials.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community-based health services, Health education, Human services, Information services, Rural population, Social services

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

Annotation: The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) addresses the lack of access to basic health care by providing a unified voice and common source for research, information, training, and advocacy for a network of health centers and state and regional primary care organizations. The website contains information on policy and clinical issues, research and data, conferences, technical assistance, publications and resources, and careers. The association produces a magazine on news and issues surrounding health care delivery to the medically underserved and the community-based health professionals who serve them. NACHC also produces topical newsletters on developments in the legislative and policy arenas.

Keywords: Advocacy, Community health centers, Primary care, Rural health, Underserved communities

National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

Annotation: The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS) strives to enhance the health and safety of all children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work an rural environments. The center provides guidance for childhood injury prevention programs in both private and public sectors; guides and supports efforts in identifying potential interventions to protect children from agricultural hazards; and convenes consensus development sessions to address complex or controversial issues in childhood injury prevention. The center addresses rural recreational safety including horses and ATVs; provides technical assistance and training to professionals on youth safety issues; and collaborates with major agricultural organizations, health and safety professionals and youth-serving groups. A variety of reports, fact sheets, guidelines, and other electronic resources are available on the Web site.

Keywords: Injury prevention, Agricultural injuries, Child safety, Information services, Policy development, Public policy, Publications, Resource centers, Rural health, Technical assistance, Training

National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)

Annotation: The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established to help state offices of rural health in their efforts to improve access to, and enhance the quality of, health care for America's rural citizens.

Keywords: Associations, Rural health, State health agencies

National Rural Health Association (NRHA)

Annotation: The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a nonprofit membership organization that works to improve the health and health care of rural Americans through advocacy, communications, education, and research. Services to consumers include referrals, publications, and reference information. NRHA publishes a newsletter, a magazine and a journal and provides some materials in Spanish. It also sponsors training seminars,conferences and workshops.

Keywords: Rural health, Advocacy, Health education, Information services

NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis

Annotation: The Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis was established in 1996 by Project HOPE to study policy issues affecting health care in rural America. The Walsh Center was transferred to NORC in 2003. The Walsh Center focuses primarily on the impact of Medicare policies on rural communities, but the Center's work also addresses other topics relevant to rural health. Walsh Center projects are conducted in the areas of Medicare payment policies, access to care, quality, home health care, public health infrastructure, emergency preparedness, workforce issues, and health information technology .

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care delivery, Medicare, Public health, Rural health, Work force

Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP)

Annotation: The Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP) promotes the prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in rural America. RCAP develops and evaluates educational materials and approaches, examines the behavioral and social barriers to HIV/STD prevention which can be applied to prevention programming, and provides prevention resources to professionals and the public. The center is a joint project of Indiana University, Purdue University, and Texas A&M University.

Keywords: HIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, Communicable diseases, Preventive health services, Rural health

South Carolina Rural Health Research Center (SCRHRC)

Annotation: The South Carolina Rural Health Research Center focuses on investigating persistent inequities in health status within the population of the rural US, with an emphasis on inequities stemming from socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, and access to healthcare services. Research findings are provided to organizations and individuals working to improve the quality of life for rural residents and ongoing cooperative research partnerships with other key organizations - government, academia, health services delivery and the rural community who can join the quest to improve the health of rural Americans.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health services delivery, Researchh, Rural health, Rural population

Southern Institute on Children and Families

Annotation: Founded in 1990, the Southern Institute on Children and Families is an independent, non-profit, public policy organization. The Southern Institute endeavors to improve opportunities for children and families in 17 southern states and the District of Columbia with a focus on disadvantaged children. It works to encourage public/private sector collaboration on behalf of children and families and seeks to remove bureaucratic and other barriers that restrict access to needed services. Current initiatives include Covering Kids (child health insurance), the Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care, Supporting Families After Welfare Reform, and Facilitating Access in a Rural Community. The institute provides pubications covering its work and related topics.The southern states included in the work of the Southern Institute on Children and Families are: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Keywords: Child health, Access to health care, Child care, Consumer education, Families, Family support, Health insurance, Low income groups, Rural environment, Southern United States, Welfare reform

U.S. Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP)

Annotation: The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) works within federal, state, and local government, and with the private sector to seek solutions to rural health care problems. The office is responsible for promoting rural health interests and sharing information; advising the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the rural impact of the Department's policies and regulations; providing staff support to the National Advisory committee on Rural Health; promoting rural health services research in six national centers across the country; supporting rural telemedicine research; and sponsoring a national clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of rural health information.

Keywords: Advocacy, Information services, Research, Rural health

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health (CRH)

Annotation: The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences' Center for Rural Health (CRH) connects resources and knowledge to strengthen the health of people in rural and tribal communities. The center's programs serve people within North Dakota, the region, and the nation. Resources include fact sheets, reports, journal articles, policy briefs, testimony, newsletters and updates, state maps on a variety of rural health topics, and presentations. The center was established in 1980 and is a federally designated State Office of Rural Health for North Dakota.

Keywords: North Dakota, Resource centers, Rural health, Rural population, Service delivery systems, State agencies, Work force


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.