U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Information Resource Center

The NICHD is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NICHD has primary responsibility for conducting and supporting basic, translational, and clinical research in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences related to child and maternal health, in medical rehabilitation, and in the reproductive sciences. Information specialists are available to respond to inquiries Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Review Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Office of Family Planning, Office of Population Affairs

The Family Planning program, authorized under Title X of the Public Health Service Act, is administered within the Office of Population Affairs by the Office of Family Planning (OFP). The Title X program is the only Federal program devoted solely to the provision of family planning and reproductive health care. The program is designed to provide access to contraceptive supplies and information to all who want and need them with priority given to low-income persons. A broad range of effective and acceptable family planning methods and services are available on a voluntary and confidential basis. In addition to contraceptive services and related counseling, Title X supported clinics also provide a number of preventive health services such as: patient education and counseling; breast and pelvic examinations; cervical cancer, STD and HIV screenings; and pregnancy diagnosis and counseling. For many clients, Title X clinics provide the only continuing source of health care and health education.

Review Date: Friday, July 11, 2014

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Office of Population Affairs

The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) serves as the focal point to advise the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Health on a wide range of reproductive health topics, including family planning and reproductive health, sterilization and other population issues. OPA, under the direction of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs, is responsible for administration and oversight of the Title X Family Planning Program.

Review Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Founded in 1951, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has over 55,000 members and is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women. ACOG works primarily in four areas: serving as a strong advocate for quality health care for women; maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education for its members; promoting patient education and stimulating patient understanding of and involvement in medical care; increasing awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women's health care. ACOG houses a resource center which acts as a clearinghouse for ob/gyn information for both professionals and consumers.

Review Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011

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American Red Cross, National Headquarters

The American Red Cross has prepared people to save lives through health and safety education and training. From first aid and CPR training to swimming and life guarding, disaster education, HIV/AIDS education and Babysitter's Training, American Red Cross Preparedness programs help people lead safer and healthier lives. The Red Cross constantly strives to respond to the preparedness concerns of Americans at home, in school and in the workplace. Innovative programs also include teaching lay persons and professionals how to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to save victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Since 1882, KidsPeace has been dedicated to creating opportunities for kids in crisis to become kids who overcome. Among the many services KidsPeace offer are: short-term acute inpatient psychiatric care for kids with the greatest needs; a 24-hour crisis information and intervention hotline that can be accessed by kids, parents and professionals across the U.S.; free referral service for families and professionals in need of critical care providers in their communities; and free educational seminars to help psychiatrists, psychologists and other service providers to better identify and address critical issues affecting kids. Residential services for child and adolescent males and females for issues related to sexual victimization, sexual abuse, depression/ self injurious behaviors, academic difficulties. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 07, 2010

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Learning Disabilities Association of America

The Learning Disabilities Foundation of America is a tax-exempt public charity established in 1979 dedicated to providing funds for research and education and the promotion of public awareness of both children and adults with learning disabilities. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide support for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, and for the accurate identification, ongoing evaluation and complete education of, and services for, children and adults with learning disabilities. The Foundation solicits grant proposals for research projects and related activities directed towards identifying the cause, and developing methods of prevention and treatment of learning disabilities, particularly where there is unmet need.

Review Date: Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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MOST (Mothers of Supertwins)

MOST (Mothers of Supertwins), a community of families, volunteers and professionals founded in 1987, is the leading national nonprofit provider of support, education and research on higher-order multiple births. MOST's mission is to advocate for quality prenatal care, promote healthy deliveries, and supply information to all multiple birth families in order to support successful parenting through every phase of their children's development.

Review Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit grass roots organization with more than 600 chapters nationwide. MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.

Review Date: Friday, April 29, 2011

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National Association of Mothers' Centers

Since 1975 Mothers' Centers have been providing community-based discussion groups that provide a chance to meet, connect to, support and learn from other mothers. The National Association of Mothers' Centers (NAMC), a national non-profit, has vast experience working with mothers and families in identifying and addressing the issues that most affect their lives. Mothers' Centers are self sustaining, non-profit groups and help keep the program going through cooperative responsibility. The NAMC advocates in the areas of work/life and the economic impact of care giving.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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National Black Child Development Institute

The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) is a nonprofit organization that provides and supports programs, workshops, and resources for African American children, their parents and communities in: early health and education; child welfare; parenting; health and elementary and secondary education.

Review Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2011

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National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation. Their specific strategy is to prevent teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among single, young adults. They support a combination of responsible values and behaviour by both men and women and responsible policies in both the public and private sectors.

Review Date: Tuesday, October 06, 2015

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National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to educate and train parents and professionals, and to conduct research that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants in the United States. The NCSBS has been providing leadership in the development of prevention programs, training courses and public education campaigns. Every year, the National Center's ongoing training efforts reach thousands of medical, legal, child protection and law enforcement professionals worldwide. The prevention and awareness programs also teach thousands of parents, students and caregivers throughout the world.

Review Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2011

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National Fatherhood Initiative

The mission of the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the number of children growing up with loving, committed and responsible fathers. A non-profit organization, NFI conducts public awareness campaigns promoting responsible fatherhood, organizes conferences and community fatherhood forums, provides resource material to organizations seeking to establish support programs for fathers, publishes a quarterly newsletter, and disseminates informational material to men seeking to become more effective fathers.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 05, 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: Thursday, April 03, 2014

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