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Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

The Maternal and Child health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) administers a broad range of programs services to pregnant women, mothers, infants, children and their families — and children with special health care needs. The largest of the programs, the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant, includes State Formula Block Grants, Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS), and Community Integrated Service Systems (CISS) projects. Other vital missions include Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, Traumatic Brain Injury, Healthy Start, Sickle Cell Service Demonstrations, Family to Family Health Information Centers, Emergency Medical Services for Children, and autism.

Review Date: August 03, 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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KS&A (Knowledge, Support, and Action)

KS&A is a non-profit organization addressing the needs of the approximately 1 out of 500 individuals who were born with one or more extra X and/or Y chromosomes, as well as their families and the clinicians, educators and research scientists serving them. Conditions addressed include: 47,XXY; Klinefelter syndrome; Trisomy X; 47,XYY syndrome and the approximately 20 additional variations involving additional X and/or Y chromosomes and mosaicism.

Review Date: September 19, 2011

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March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies®, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Dimes carries out their mission by investing in research and educating health care professionals, pregnant women and new moms. They also are there with support for families with a baby in newborn intensive care. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.

Review Date: June 17, 2008

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