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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 3 (3 total).

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

Annotation: The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is a national specialty organization of 3,500 physicians who are concerned about alcoholism and other drug dependencies. ASAM's Goals are to improve access to care and to increase its quality and effectiveness for patients and their families. Services to consumers include publications and reference information. Publications include a textbook,Principles of Addiction Medicine, practice guidelines, the Patient Placement Criteria: Second Edition (PPC-2), a quarterly journal, and a bimonthly newsletter, ASAM News. ASAM also sponsors conferences and training seminars.

Keywords: Access to health care, Alcoholism, Drugs, Substance abuse, Substance dependence

Narcotics Anonymous World Services (NAWS)

Annotation: Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an international organization of recovering drug addicts who attend more than 33,000 weekly meetings worldwide. Publications include six books: Narcotics Anonymous, the fellowship's Basic Text; It Works: How and Why (a study of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA); Narcotics Anonymous Step Working Guides(a workbook for members); Just For Today (a daily meditation book); and Miracles Happen, (a full-color coffee table book chronicling the birth of NA); seven booklets and a collection of over twenty informational pamphlets on recovery topics. Periodicals include The NA Way Magazine, Meeting by Mail (newsletter for recovering addicts unable to attend meetings), and Reaching Out (newsletter for addicts seeking recovery in hospitals or other institutions). A catalog is available in several languages and in Braille.

Keywords: Drug abuse, Drug addiction, International health, Substance abuse, Substance dependence

U.S. Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC)

Annotation: The Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) serves as a repository of information on health issues specific to African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. The resource center collects and distributes information on a wide variety of health topics, including cardiovascular disease and stroke, diabetes, homicide, suicide, unintentional injuries, HIV/AIDS, infant mortality, and substance abuse. OMHRC offers customized responses to telephone, e-mail and mail inquiries. The resource center can provide database searches, funding searches, and current data and statistics on a variety of health conditions and issues affecting racial and ethnic minorities. The center also disseminates targeted publications, and provides referrals to local, state and national organizations.

Keywords: Minority groups, AIDS, Access to health care, Asian Americans, Blacks, Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, Ethnic groups, Hispanic Americans, Homicide, Infant mortality, Information sources, Injury prevention, Minority health, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Publications, Spanish language materials, Substance dependence, Suicide, Violence prevention


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.