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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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Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center, Health Resources and Services Administration

The Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center (MCHIRC) is dedicated to the goal of helping MCH practitioners on the Federal, State, and local levels to improve their capacity to gather, analyze, and use data for planning and policymaking.

Review Date: July 13, 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 Education

The U.S. Department of Education was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. The Department's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. The Department of Education is dedicated to: 1) Establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds. 2) Collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research. 3) Focusing national attention on key educational issues. 4) Prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.

Review Date: February 23, 2011

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, formerly the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, was founded in 1953 to further the diagnosis, research, and treatment of mental illnesses affecting children, adolescents, and their families. It provides information for both the public and mental health professionals. The Academy also works with a network of mental health groups to improve mental health care and with government agencies to influence public policy. It also holds scholarly institutes on such subjects as epidemiology and psychiatry and the law.

Review Date: December 29, 2011

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Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice

The mission of the Center is to support and to promote a reoriented national preparedness to foster the development and adjustment of children with or at risk of developing serious emotional disturbance. To achieve that goal, the Center is dedicated to a policy of collaboration at Federal, state, and local levels that contributes to and facilitates the production, exchange, and use of knowledge about effective practices.

Review Date: December 11, 2008

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Children's Rights Council

Founded in 1985, the Children's Rights Council (CRC) is a national non-profit organization that works to assure children meaningful and continuing interactions with both their parents and extended family regardless of the parents' marital status. CRC is genderless and does not advocate for men or for women, but for the best interests of children. CRC has chapters in most of the United States.

Review Date: September 09, 2011

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KidsPeace

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: December 07, 2010

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Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free

The Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free initiative is alerting the Nation to the critical public health problem of alcohol use by children and mobilizing action to prevent it. The Leadership initiative — a unique coalition of Governors’ spouses, Federal agencies, and public and private organizations — is a campaign to prevent the use of alcohol by children ages 9 to 15. It is the only national effort that focuses on this age group.

Review Date: December 11, 2008

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National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

The National Federation, a national family-run organization serves to: provide advocacy at the national level for the rights of children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families. The Federation provides leadership and technical assistance to a nation-wide network of family run organizations and collaborates with family run and other child serving organizations to transform mental health care in America.

Review Date: November 15, 2011

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Sidran Institute

The Sidran Institute is a nonprofit organization devoted to helping people who have experienced traumatic life events. The Institute provides education and advocacy related to traumatic stress. The organization’s programs and activities focus on (1) the early recognition and treatment of trauma-related stress in children to promote healthy growth and development; (2) the understanding and treatment of adults suffering from traumatic stress to promote psychological health and recovery; and (3) the promotion of trauma-informed systems of care in agencies providing mental health, counseling, substance abuse, or rehabilitative services to improve care and outcomes. Sidran Education and Training Services, a program, provide conference speakers, consultation, and technical assistance on all aspects of traumatic stress, including public education workshops on understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the psychological outcomes of severe childhood trauma for a variety of audiences. The Institute provides resources for survivors through the Trauma Resource Specialists Center, which helps victims find a therapist, reading matter, and other resources to aid progress toward recovery.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

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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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