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American Social Health Association

For over 90 years the American Social Health Association (ASHA) has focused on the education and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Through its offices in Washington, DC, and Research Triangle Park, NC, ASHA leads advocacy efforts for proper attention and funding to STD research and programs; creates educational materials for patients, providers, policymakers, and the press; conducts survey and evaluation research in the area of sexual health; operates key national call centers and Web-based interactive services to provide information, counseling, and referrals on sensitive health topics such as STDs and cervical cancer prevention. ASHA provides educational materials for both print and electronic dissemination and distributes more than 2 million low-cost educational pamphlets a year in English and Spanish through public STD and family planning clinics, college health clinics, and private providers. ASHA’s Washington staff works to educate members of Congress and other important voices in health policy about the urgency of research and frontline programs in the STD field.

Review Date: November 12, 2009

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National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.

The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC), an independent not-for-profit credentialing body for counselors, was incorporated in 1982 to establish and monitor a national certification system, to identify those counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained certification, and to maintain a register of those counselors.NBCC's certification program recognizes counselors who have met predetermined standards in their training, experience and performance on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE), the most portable credentialing examination in counseling. NBCC has more than 48,000 certified counselors. NBCC's flagship credential is the National Certified Counselor (NCC). NBCC also offers specialty certification in several areas:School counseling - The National Certified School Counselor (NCSC); Clinical mental health counseling - The Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC); and Addictions counseling - The Master Addictions Counselor (MAC).

Review Date: February 02, 2012

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National Spinal Cord Injury Association

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) Resource Center provides information and resources to meet the needs of over one million individuals who have spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D); their families and friends; the medical and scientific community; service and business professionals; the media; students; government; elected officials; and the public. Staffed by Information Specialists (including specialists with spinal cord injuries and a spinal cord injury nurse), the Resource Center provides access via our toll free Help Line (800-962-9629) and via email to the most current community living and medical information.

Review Date: October 21, 2011

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Parents Anonymous, Inc.

Parents Anonymous (PA) is a self-help group for parents and children who are in need of treatment and/or prevention of child abuse. Local PA chapters meet regularly to discuss the problems of parenthood in order to improve their relationship with their children. Children's programs are also available in some areas.

Review Date: April 03, 2014

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Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a voluntary family planning and reproductive health organization. This Federation of 128 organizations operates 875 family planning clinics that provide contraceptive services, gynecological services, infertility therapy, pregnancy testing and counseling, prenatal services, sexually transmitted disease diagnosis, abortions, and sterilization services. Educational efforts are directed at specific problems such as unwanted pregnancies among adolescents. Planned Parenthood sponsors research to develop safe and effective contraceptives and to better understand human reproduction.

Review Date: July 14, 2008

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United Cerebral Palsy Associations

Founded in 1949, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is committed to change and progress for persons with disabilities. The national organization and its nationwide network of more than 100 affiliates in 37 states, and the District of Columbia, strive to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every facet of society - from the Web to the workplace, from the classroom to the community. As one of the largest health charities in America, UCP's mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, through our commitment to the principles of independence, inclusion and self-determination. UCP strives to build a better world for tomorrow-today. The national office, located in Washington, DC, provides key services for its affiliates. On a national level, UCP takes an advocacy role on behalf of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, develops best-practice program models, supports medical and technological research and the training of professional and scientists, provides a toll-free information and referral service, conducts programs to educate the public about cerebral palsy and other disabilities, and provides services and assistance to UCP affiliates nationwide. UCP's more than 100 state and local affiliates provide a wide variety of direct programs and services to people with disabilities and assistive technology training and attainment, community living, individual and family support, social and recreational programs, advocacy, and information and referral services.

Review Date: February 20, 2009

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