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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 5 (5 total).

Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI)

Annotation: The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) is an educational and charitable organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. There are Junior Leagues in 293 in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom, with more than 170,000 members. The organization publishes a newsletter and sponsors conferences and training seminars. The Web site features descriptions of selected community initiatives of junior leagues in specific communities.

Keywords: Prevention programs, Voluntary organizations, Volunteers, Women

Every Child by Two (ECBT)

Annotation: Every Child By Two was founded by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Betty Bumpers to promote early immunization of children. It works to find a permanent solution to the nation's immunization problems, to overcome barriers to immunization reception and delivery, and to mobilize state leadership and volunteers to inform parents about the need to immunize. The organization provides technical assistance and resources to assist immunization efforts and partners around the country.

Keywords: Child health, Immunization, Infant health, Volunteers

General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC)

Annotation: Founded more than 100 years ago, the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) brings together approximately 5,000 voluntary service clubs across the nation. The federation addresses many issues related to women's health, including physical fitness, nutrition, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, youth suicide prevention, home and community safety and injury prevention, prevention of abuse directed at women and children, crime prevention, and opportunities for people with disabilities. GFWC sponsors conferences and publishes a magazine. Its Women's History and Resource Center, founded in 1984, provides an archive and library that documents the historic social contributions of women volunteers.

Keywords: Women, Women's Health, Volunteers

National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association

Annotation: National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association works with its state and local members to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes. A variety of guides and manuals produced by National CASA are available in electronic format from the Web site.

Keywords: Child abuse, Advocacy, Child neglect, Children, Courts, Volunteers

Project Health

Annotation: Project Health is a collaboration of undergraduate volunteers, physicians, and community leaders that provides services to children and families in Boston, New York, Providence, R.I., and Washington, D.C. Students design and implement programs for low-income children to interrupt the link between poverty and poor health, including hospital-based advocacy programs and community-based afterschool programs. Examples of programs include family help desks, resource centers, asthma swimming programs, and sports and nutrition programs.

Keywords: Adolescent health programs, Child health programs, Collaboration, College students, Community programs, Universities, Volunteers

   

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.