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Health Resources and Services Administration Information Center

The HRSA Information Center provides publications, information, resources, and referrals about health care services for medically underserved individuals and populations. Live, online assistance is available between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, by accessing the HRSA Information Center’s (IC’s) Live Help service. Through the Information Center, health care professionals, policymakers, researchers, and members of the public can obtain material on HRSA-supported public health programs including maternal and child health, oral health, HIV/AIDS, community health, minority health, rural health, health professions training and the planning, development and delivery of high quality ambulatory health care in medically underserved areas. Information specialists provide information and referrals and the web site contains searchable databases of community health centers and health related organizations. Spanish-speaking information specialists are available.

Review Date: March 08, 2013

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National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases - NCIRD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The mission of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) is the prevention of disease, disability, and death through immunization and by control of respiratory and related diseases. NCIRD balances its efforts in the domestic and global arenas as well as accommodates the specific needs of all populations at risk of vaccine preventable diseases from children to older adults.

Review Date: August 10, 2011

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Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Office on Women's Health (OWH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), works to improve the health and sense of well-being of all U.S. women and girls. OWH serves as the focal point for women's health activities within HHS offices and agencies. OWH leads programs to improve women's health and collaborates across HHS and with other partners on women's health activities. OWH has a national office in Washington, DC. Ten Regional Women's Health Coordinators are located throughout the country to serve women and girls through local public health initiatives. The Office on Women's Health's (OWH) mission is to provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches. OWH achieves its mission and vision by developing innovative programs, educating health professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through the dissemination of health information.

Review Date: August 25, 2011

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. HHS works closely with state and local governments, and many HHS-funded services are provided at the local level by state or county agencies, or through private sector grantees. The department includes more than 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities. In addition to the services they deliver, the HHS programs provide for equitable treatment of beneficiaries nationwide, and they enable the collection of national health and other data.

Review Date: August 30, 2011

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American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), founded in 1930, is a professional association dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, and young adults. The AAP is concerned with the education of pediatric health professionals, advocacy for children, and continuing education. The Academy sponsors continuing education courses through its pediatrics review and education program, and provides scholarships to pediatric residents. The Academy works with various government agencies, associations and corporations to promote the cause of child health, and participates in special health education projects.

Review Date: December 05, 2011

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American School Health Association

The mission of the American School Health Association is to build the capacity of its members to plan, develop, coordinate, implement, evaluate, and advocate for effective school health strategies that contribute to optimal health and academic outcomes for all children and youth. The American School Health Association envisions healthy students who learn and achieve in safe and healthy environments nurtured by caring adults functioning within coordinated school and community support systems. The Association is a multidisciplinary organization of administrators, counselors, health educators, physical educators, psychologists, school health coordinators, school nurses, school physicians, and social workers. ASHA has more than 2,000 members in 56 countries. More than one-half the members practice in K-12 schools or advise and oversee health education or health services programs in schools or state agencies charged with managing school health programs.

Review Date: April 28, 2011

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Children, Youth and Family Consortium

The Children, Youth and Family Consortium's web site is a bridge to a wide range of information and resources about children and families. It connects research, teaching, policy, and community practice. CYFC seeks to advance greater understanding, shared knowledge, and action that is informed and deliberate.

Review Date: March 20, 2013

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This independent health care philanthropy group is focused on four main areas: health policy, reproductive health, HIV policy, and health and development in South Africa. Grants are awarded annually--over $26 million in 1995--and the Foundation's staff review grant applications on a continuing basis. The Foundation also maintains a special interest in health policy and innovation in its home state of California.

Review Date: December 03, 2008

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National Inhalant Prevention Coalition

The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC) is a public-private effort to promote awareness and recognition of the problem of inhalant use. The NIPC serves as an inhalant referral and information clearinghouse, stimulates media coverage about inhalant issues, develops informational materials, disseminates an electronic newsletter, NIPC UPDATE, provides training and technical assistance.The NIPC founded and leads National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week ® (NIPAW) a week-long national grassroots inhalant education and awareness campaign. NIPC works with state agencies, schools, businesses, trade associations, media, civic organizations, law enforcement, Poison Control Centers and interfaith groups throughout the country to educate and devise multifaceted awareness and prevention campaigns to educate youth and adults about the debilitating effects of these dangerous gateway drugs. NIPC also provides inservice training for educators.

Review Date: February 09, 2011

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National Meningitis Association

The National Meningitis Association, Inc. (NMA) is a nonprofit organization with a mission is to educate families, medical professionals and others about bacterial meningitis and prevention approaches to the disease. The primary goal of NMA is to increase protection from meningitis and meningococcal disease. NMA was founded to (1) support research and development of improved meningitis vaccines; (2) support research and development of improved treatments for patients stricken by meningitis; and (3) provide support for families and survivors of meningococcal meningitis and meningococcemia. In particular, NMA is focused on raising awareness and protection among adolescents and young adults, many of whom can be protected through education and vaccination efforts.

Review Date: October 13, 2011

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Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), established in 1968, is a multidisciplinary organization committed to improving the physical and psychosocial health and well-being of all adolescents through advocacy, clinical care, health promotion, health service delivery, professional development and research. Physician referrals are available.

Review Date: July 05, 2011

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The Nemours Foundation

Since 1940, the Foundation has operated non-profit health care institutions. It provides health care services to the children of Delaware, Florida and the surrounding states; and selected health services for the elderly of Delaware, regardless of their financial means. Operationally, The Nemours Foundation is a not-for-profit knowledge corporation, which conducts nonprofit programs and excels in the provision of health, education and research services. Nemours provides health education through KidsHealth, a Web site dedicated to the health of children, research and professional education, prevention through Nemours Health and Prevention Services, and adjunct programs dealing with detection and intervention such as Nemours BrightStart! Dyslexia Initiative.

Review Date: June 12, 2012

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The Partnership at Drugfree.org

The Partnership at Drugfree.org is a drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resource, existing to help parents and caregivers effectively address alcohol and drug abuse with their teens and young adults. The main focus of this organization is to prevent illicit drug use among the Nation's youth through the use of media communication. PDFA has launched several well-known national, anti-drug advertising campaigns it is efforts to reduce demand for illicit drugs in America. The Partnership is a private, non-profit, non-partisan coalition of professionals from the communications industry.

Review Date: November 04, 2010

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