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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).

Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research

Annotation: The Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (formerly the Duke University Center for Health Policy) stimulates and facilitates collaborative, interdisciplinary research focusing on population based health, health systems, intervention, and evaluation. The Center also offers an array of educational opportunities for students seeking careers in health policy making, research, and analysis.

Keywords: Public health, Educational programs, Health policy, Interdisciplinary approach, Legal processes, Management, Research, Social sciences, University affiliated centers

Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA)

Annotation: The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), an advocacy organization supported by over 100 academic associations and educational institutions, serves as a bridge between researchers and policymakers. The consortium advocates for the inclusion of social and behavioral science perspectives in federally funded research on women's health. It also informs the science community about relevant federal policies, cooperates with other science and education groups to meet common goals, and monitors the status of women in health professions and as researchers. Publications include a newsletter. COSSA also sponsors conferences.

Keywords: Advocacy, Behavioral sciences, Research, Social sciences, Women', s health

National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

Annotation: The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) opened officially on July 1, 1995 to advance behavioral and social sciences research and training, integrate a biobehavioral perspective across the NIH, and improve communication among scientists and with the public. Activitries include developing funding initiatives for research and training, setting priorities for behavioral and social sciences research, providing opportunities for training and career development for behavioral and scientists, linking minority students with mentors, and organizing conferences, workshops, and lectures.

Keywords: Behavioral sciences, Federal programs, Research programs, Social sciences

Population Council (POPCOUNCIL)

Annotation: The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1952. The council conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries. The council is governed by an international board of trustees. Its New York headquarters supports a global network of regional and country offices. Services to consumers include referrals, inquiry responses, publications, reference information, and searchable databases. Materials are available in Spanish, French, and Asian languages, and the council has a listserv that is available to anyone. The council publishes a newsletter and a journal, and conducts conferences.

Keywords: Developing countries, Medicine, Population dynamics, Public health, Research, Social sciences

Russell Sage Foundation (RSF)

Annotation: The Russell Sage Foundation is devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. The Foundation currently pursues three principal areas of study: 1) research on the future of work, including the causes and consequences of the decline in demand for low-skill workers in advanced economies; 2) a program of research on immigration, focusing on the adaptation of the second generation to American society; and 3) a program on cultural contact that focuses on understanding and improving relations between racial and ethnic groups in schools, workplaces, and neighborhood settings. In addition, the Foundation has a Visiting Scholar program which invites 20 scholars per academic year to New York City to pursue research project s which are typically related to the Foundation's current programs. The Foundation publishes, under its own imprint, the books that derive from the work of its grantees and Visiting Scholars as well as catalogs and newsletters several times a year.

Keywords: Economics, Immigration, Public policies, Research, Social sciences


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.