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Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration

HRSA’s Primary Health Care Programs have their roots in the Migrant Health Act of 1962 and the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, which established funding for the first community-based clinics that were to become today’s Health Center Program. HRSA has helped fund, staff and support a national network of health clinics serving millions of people who otherwise would have little or no access to care. The National Hansen’s Disease Program, formerly the National Leprosarium, was established in 1921. More recently, the Free Clinics Medical Malpractice Program was established in 2004.

Review Date: June 27, 2011

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Corporation for National and Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages 5.5 million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. As the nation's largest grant maker in support of service and volunteering, participants in Corporation programs and the community volunteers they help coordinate enable thousands of national and local nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, schools, and municipal agencies to solve tough problems and meet local needs in education, the environment, public safety, disaster response, and other critical areas.

Review Date: July 16, 2008

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HHS Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

The HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center) leads HHS efforts to build and support partnerships with faith-based and community organizations in order to better serve individuals, families and communities in need. The Partnership Center works in collaboration with HHS agencies to extend the reach and impact of HHS programs into communities.

Review Date: August 02, 2011

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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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National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers. Using a database that contains descriptions of health-related organizations, NHIC staff refer people to the most appropriate resource. Spanish language information specialists are available.

Review Date: July 14, 2011

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NIH National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities

The mission of the National Center on Minority Health and Disparities (NCMHD) is to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. In this effort NCMHD will conduct and support basic, clinical, social, and behavioral research, promote research infrastructure and training, foster emerging programs, disseminate information, and reach out to minority and other health disparity communities.

Review Date: February 15, 2011

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Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The mission of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is to provide leadership for disease prevention and health promotion among Americans. ODPHP undertakes this mandate through the formulation of national health goals and objectives; the coordination of the Department of Health and Human Services activities in disease prevention, health promotion, preventive health services, and health information and education with respect to the appropriate use of health care; and the stimulation of public and private programs and strategies to enhance the health of the Nation. ODPHP is organized around four areas: prevention policy, clinical preventive services, nutrition policy, health communication, and Telehealth. ODPHP's Prevention Policy oversaw the development of HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000, the national prevention agenda, and manages the process by which progress is monitored. ODPHP's Clinical Preventive Services staff promote the appropriate use of immunizations, screening tests, patient counseling, and other prevention activities in clinical settings. The staff coordinate the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and its development of age- and sex-specific guidelines for preventive services. ODPHP acts as a catalyst for activities that strengthen the Department's capabilities and national leadership in nutrition research, nutrition monitoring, nutrition services and training, nutrition education, food safety and quality, and international nutrition. ODPHP promotes improved access to health information through coordination of Federal health information resources and partnerships with local channels, such as libraries. ODPHP manages the Federal gateway to consumer health information on the Internet, healthfinder (www.healthfinder.gov). ODPHP also operates the National Health Information Center (NHIC). The Science Panel on Interactive Communication and Health (SciPICH) is promoting the evaluation of effective communication technology for health information and education.

Review Date: August 31, 2011

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Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families

The Head Start program provides grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families, with a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school. In FY 1995, the Early Head Start program was established to serve children from birth to three years of age in recognition of the mounting evidence that the earliest years matter a great deal to children's growth and development. Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. They engage parents in their children's learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the administration of local Head Start programs.

Review Date: November 17, 2011

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Office of National Drug Control Policy, The White House

The principal purpose of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program. To achieve this, the Director of ONDCP is charged with producing the National Drug Control Strategy, which directs the Nation's anti-drug efforts and establishes a program, a budget, and guidelines for cooperation among Federal, State, and local entities. By law, the Director of ONDCP also evaluates, coordinates, and oversees both the international and domestic anti-drug efforts of executive branch agencies and ensures that such efforts sustain and complement State and local anti-drug activities. The Director advises the President regarding changes in the organization, management, budgeting, and personnel of Federal Agencies that could affect the Nation's anti-drug efforts; and regarding Federal agency compliance with their obligations under the Strategy.

Review Date: February 12, 2009

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Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services 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. The Department includes more than 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities. Some highlights include medical and social science research; preventing outbreak of infectious disease, including immunization services; assuring food and drug safety; Medicare (health insurance for elderly and disabled Americans) and Medicaid (health insurance for low-income people); financial assistance for low-income families (AFDC); child support enforcement; improving maternal and infant health; Head Start (pre-school education and services); preventing child abuse and domestic violence; substance abuse treatment and prevention; and services for older Americans, including home-delivered meals HHS is the largest grant-making agency in the federal government, providing some 60,000 grants per year. HHS' Medicare program is the nation's largest health insuror, handling more than 800 million claims per year. 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's programs are administered by 11 HHS operating divisions. 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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Rural Information Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Rural Information Center (RIC) assists local communities by providing information and referral services to local, tribal, state, and federal government officials; community organizations; libraries; businesses; and citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas. RIC staff provide customized information products to specific inquiries including assistance in economic revitalization issues; local government planning projects; funding sources; technical assistance programs; research studies; and other related issues.

Review Date: August 30, 2012

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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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AdultDayCare.org

AdultDayCare.org is a national resource for adult day care centers, whose directory contains 4,500 adult day care locations across the United States. Referrals are given free of charge through a toll-free number: 1-866-333-6002.

Review Date: August 24, 2012

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AIDS Action

Founded in 1984, AIDS Action is a network of 3200 national community-based organizations and the one million HIV-positive Americans they help serve. AIDS Action is dedicated to responsible federal policy for improved care and services, robust medical research and effective prevention. As the national voice on AIDS, AIDS Action convenes NORA, the Washington consortium of 175 national advocacy organizations concerned about AIDS.

Review Date: December 03, 2008

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AIDS Services in Asian Communities

AIDS Services In Asian Communities (ASIAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing culturally sensitive and language appropriate HIV-related services to Asians and Pacific Islanders and their partners, friends, family members, and service providers in the Philadelphia area.

Review Date: May 04, 2009

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American Dental Association

The American Dental Association (ADA), through its Catalog Sales Department, develops and distributes educational materials on dental health. Other services include workshops and seminars and sponsorship of National Children's Dental Health Month.

Review Date: February 18, 2009

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American Heart Association

The American Heart Association (AHA), a nonprofit, voluntary health agency funded by private contributions, is dedicated to the reduction of death and disability from cardiovascular diseases, including heart diseases and stroke. The AHA is one of the world's largest voluntary health organizations with about 2,200 community organizations in all States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. More than 3.7 million persons volunteer with the AHA to fight cardiovascular diseases, the nation's No. 1 killer and a leading cause of disability. Preventing heart disease and stroke is the first priority of the American Heart Association. In support of this goal, the AHA has contributed more than $1 billion to cardiovascular research since 1949. Public education programs to inform people how to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke is another priority. The AHA also sponsors continuing medical education seminars and meetings throughout the year.

Review Date: December 20, 2011

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American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History presents historical artifacts and Museum exhibitions, as well as photo and film collections, and scientific publications for viewing and purchase by the general public. The museum maintains a Web site where users can find details about the museum's services, volunteer programs, grants & fellowship programs and more.

Review Date: November 14, 2008

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American Society for Deaf Children

The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) was founded in 1967 as a parent-helping-parent organization. Today, ASDC is a national, independent non-profit organization whose purpose is providing support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing. ASDC supplies the information and support families request to ensure that their decisions and actions are based on up-to-date and accurate knowledge.

Review Date: January 02, 2009

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Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) is a national network of organizations and individuals working towards social justice and a tobacco-free Asian American and Pacific Islander community. APPEAL’s mission is to champion social justice and achieve parity and empowerment for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders by supporting and mobilizing community-led movements through advocacy and leadership development on critical public health issues.

Review Date: November 10, 2011

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Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) is a national association representing community health organizations dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration and leadership that improves the health status and access of Asian Americans & Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (AA&NHOPI)* within the United States, its territories, and freely associated states, primarily through our member community health centers.

Review Date: August 10, 2010

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Association of Cancer Online Resources

Provides patients and their families with access to numerous cancer-specific mailing lists.

Review Date: January 07, 2009

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Attention Deficit Disorder Resources

ADD Resources maintains an active website with over one hundred articles and 200 links to other sites that complement their material. They have compiled two collections of ideas and directories to help the ADHD consumer find the support and services they need. In addition, they provide personalized services through both email and phone requests. ADD Resources hosts 7 support groups for both parents and adults in the Puget Sound area, as well as two webinars each month. They also host a fall conference and one or two workshops for teachers, parents and/or adults each year. Membership with ADD Resources is strongly encouraged.

Review Date: August 30, 2012

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Better Hearing Institute

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is a not-for-profit corporation that educates the public about the neglected problem of hearing loss and what can be done about it. Founded in 1973, BHI is working to (1) erase the stigma and end the embarrassment that prevents millions of people from seeking help for hearing loss (2) show the negative consequences of untreated hearing loss for millions of Americans (3) promote treatment and demonstrate that this is a national problem that can be solved. BHI uses the media, the web site and other communications forums to give the facts about hearing loss and promote better hearing; produces and disseminates educational materials; conducts authoritative research on the incidence of hearing loss, the benefits of treatment, the consequences of ignoring it and related topics; operates a call center for consumers who have questions about hearing loss. (Call 1-800-EARWELL.)

Review Date: April 28, 2011

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Brave Kids

Brave Kids has helped millions of children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses and disabilities since 1999. Brave Kids is the national non-profit organization that serves children with special needs by providing resources, emotional support and medical information. Brave Kids was founded by Kristen Fitzgerald after the loss of her two children to catastrophic illnesses. Its mission is to help children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities, by connecting them to medical information and resources such as financial assistance, camps, support groups, dental assistance, child care and health services.

Review Date: May 19, 2011

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Caring Institute

Inspired by Mother Teresa, the Caring Institute was founded in 1985 to honor and promote the values of caring, integrity, and public service. The Caring Institute (CI) believes that the solution to most problems is the caring of one human being for another. CI celebrates those special individuals who, in transcending self, devote their lives in service to the disadvantaged, the poor, the disabled, and the dying. The Institute honors individuals not only to support their work, but also to hold them up as role models to be emulated by others. CI sponsors a number of programs to inspire, encourage, recognize, and reward acts of caring. Programs include the National Caring Awards, which honors the ten most caring men and women and five most caring young people in America as selected by prestigious panel of judges each year. The Awards are presented at ceremony held in Washington, DC, on the Friday before Thanksgiving. A scholarship program is available to help caring kids. A poster a photography contest focuses on the Art of Caring, encouraging participants to seek out examples of caring which change their communities and our world. The DreamMaker program provides respite to terminally ill children and their families, enabling them to visit Disney World, in cooperation with Give Kids The World.

Review Date: January 07, 2009

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Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

The Center for Health Care Strategies promotes high quality health care services for low-income populations and people with chronic illnesses and disabilities. CHCS achieve this objective through technical assistance, training, and targeted grant making to state purchasers of publicly financed health care, health plans, and consumer groups. Its program priorities are: improving quality, reducing racial and ethnic disparities, and increasing community options for people with disabilities.

Review Date: February 05, 2009

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Center for Injury Research & Control

The Consortium for Injury Research and Community Action (CIRCA) is a university-wide comprehensive Injury Control Research program that provides community based injury prevention, research, training, and service through an extensive collaboration with a broad range of university, state and local organizations. The consortium conducts and promotes injury control research, gathers and disseminates information on injuries, provides training for health professionals, and informs public and community leaders on injury control issues. The unifying theme is a unique focus on social, public policy, environmental change and community participatory-based approaches to injury research and prevention.

Review Date: March 30, 2012

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Children of Aging Parents

Children of Aging Parents (CAPS) is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to assist the nation's nearly 54 million caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill with reliable information, referrals and support, and to heighten public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation's growing elderly population. CAPS refers caregivers to appropriate groups anywhere in the US and encourages the formation of new, CAPS-affiliated groups, and offers an online support group to provide more immediate support.

Review Date: January 11, 2012

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Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

Since 1992, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has been training local grassroots groups, known as community anti-drug coalitions, in effective community problem-solving strategies, teaching them how to assess their local substance abuse-related problems and develop a comprehensive plan to address them. In addition to providing training and technical assistance, CADCA advocates for community coalitions in Congress and provides networking and educational opportunities through conferences and events. CADCA also educates the public about the latest trends in substance abuse, builds community coalitions from the ground up and develops helpful tools and resources that empower communities to solve their drug and alcohol-related problems.

Review Date: November 09, 2011

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Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc.

The Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP) is an independent, non-profit accrediting body which was established in 1965. CHAP accreditation publicly certifies that an organization has voluntarily met the highest standards of excellence for home and/or community-based health care. Additional benefits of accreditation by CHAP include management consultation of the highest quality, access to a broad network of professional resources, and guidance critical to building intra and inter-organizational collaboration and strength.

Review Date: February 15, 2011

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Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to families grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. There is no religious affiliation and no individual membership fees or dues are charged. All bereaved family members are welcome. Founded in England in 1969, TCF was established in the United States in 1972, with 501(c)(3) not-for-profit incorporation in 1978, under which provision the organization’s more than 640 local chapters also operate. TCF operates as separate entities in at least 30 countries around the world. Regular meetings of local chapters provide a caring environment in which bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents can work through their grief with the help of others who have “been there.” Monthly, more than 17,000 attend chapter meetings. Outreach is provided to more than 182,000 bereaved family members and professionals each month through chapter newsletters, websites, Facebook Pages, special programs including regional conferences, concurrent walks, phone calls, letters, e-mails, and personal visits. Educational information on grief following the death of a child and the work of TCF is provided to the community through publicity, speaking engagements, and the distribution of materials.

Review Date: March 20, 2013

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Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/CDC

CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) is at the forefront of the nation's efforts to prevent and control chronic diseases. The Division of Adult and Community Health (DACH) is charged with managing programs that provide cross-cutting, chronic disease and health promotion expertise. DACH's activities include Communities Putting Prevention to Work, a program developed to impact the nation’s health by reducing chronic diseases related to obesity and tobacco. In addition to supporting programs that foster healthy aging and healthy communities, DASH's Prevention Research Centers (PRC), an interdependent network of community, academic, and public health partners, conduct prevention research and promote the wide use of practices proven to promote good health.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

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Freedom from Hunger

Established in 1946, Freedom from Hunger is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, nonsectarian organization classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity. Freedom from Hunger brings innovative and sustainable self-help solutions to the fight against chronic hunger and poverty. Together with local partners, the organization equips families with resources they need to build futures of health, hope and dignity.

Review Date: May 03, 2011

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HIV/AIDS Ministries Network

The HIV/AIDS Ministries Network is a network of United Methodists and others who care about the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and those whose lives have been touched by it.

Review Date: November 14, 2008

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International Healthy Cities Foundation

The International Healthy Cities Foundation was created to assist people and groups from many different sectors. The mission of the IHCF is to facilitate linkages among people, issues and resources in order to support the development of Healthy Cities initiatives. The IHCF will both link people, organizations, and networks currently working to advance Healthy City goals and provide linkages with others dealing with significant and related areas of work.

Review Date: November 14, 2008

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Join Together

Founded in 1991, Join Together works to advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevention, and treatment. This is a nonprofit organization funded primarily by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the Boston University School of Public Health where this project is housed. Join Together maintains an Internet resource service "Join Together Online" and also sponsors AlcoholScreening.org (http://www.alcoholscreening.org), a confidential self-assessment Web site at which consumers can receive personalized feedback about their drinking patterns.

Review Date: September 22, 2010

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Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics

LEAP is a nonprofit, educational, community-based organization founded for the purpose of developing, strengthening and expanding leadership roles played by Asian Pacifics in all sectors of American society. LEAP's Leadership Development Program (LDP) promotes the professional development of Asian Pacific Americans in all levels of management and senior staff positions. The program is designed to equip participants with a better understanding of the dynamics of the workplace as an Asian Pacific American leader.

Review Date: December 11, 2008

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Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit health agency dedicated to reducing the social, financial and emotional costs of problem gambling. The Council provides prevention, information, education, advocacy and referral services for problem gamblers, their loved ones and the greater community. The Mass. Council has been instrumental in bringing the issue of problem gambling to the attention of the public and policymakers, offering resources to problem gamblers, their loved ones and concerned members of the community. Started in 1987, the Mass. Council offers a toll-free Helpline (1-800-426-1234) which provides live confidential caller responses 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

Review Date: March 17, 2011

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National Association for Health and Fitness

The National Association for Health and Fitness was founded in 1977 by staff of the President's Council on Physical Fitness. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals in the United States and its territories through the promotion of physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles by fostering and supporting Governor's and State Councils on physical fintess and sports in every state and U.S Territory.

Review Date: September 14, 2010

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National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) is a private, nonprofit organization that represents the interests of approximately 629 Area Agencies on Aging and more than 18,000 title VI native American aging programs across the nation in dealing with the Congress, the Administration, and other national organizations. It provides leadership to the member Area Agencies by providing technical assistance, materials, information, and training. It encourages cooperation between the public and private sectors in serving the elderly. It serves as a clearinghouse for the exchange of information on programs, legislation, and resources in the private sector.

Review Date: September 29, 2009

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National Association of Social Workers, Inc.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) was founded in 1955 as a professional organization for social workers from a merger of seven predecessor organizations. It promotes the professional growth and development of its members, establishes and maintains professional standards of practice, and advances sound social policies and legislation. Major areas of concern include social work services, employment and economic support, health and mental health, education, human and civil rights, and quality assurance. NASW is also dedicated to the elimination of racism, sexism, and poverty.

Review Date: February 12, 2010

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National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, formed in 1978, is a national membership organization that represents grassroots organizations and individuals working to assist and empower battered women and their children. NCADV programs support and involve battered women of all social, racial, ethnic, religous and economic groups, ages, and lifestyles. Current projects address financial education for victims of domestic violence and cosmetic dentistry and plastic surgery to repair damage done during an assault by an intimate partner or spouse.The organization advocates to improve legislation and public policy which affect battered women and their children. Issues of focus include funding for programs, and housing and shelter eligibility. NCADV also promotes the development of programs that meet the special needs of battered women. NCADV sponsors national conferences to provide a forum for the exchange of program information and action plans. NCADV is also the creator of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed in October. NCADV produces and distributes fact sheets, posters, videocassettes and newsletters. There are fees for most products. General information packets are provided at no cost.

Review Date: May 31, 2011

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National Coalition for the Homeless

The National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit national advocacy network of people who are or have been homeless, activists, service and housing providers, and others committed to ending homelessness. NCH engages in public education, policy advocacy, and grassroots organizing with a focus on housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights.

Review Date: June 08, 2011

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National Council on Aging

Founded in 1950, the National Council on the Aging is the nation's first charitable organization to serve as a national voice and powerful advocate on behalf of older Americans. NCOA is an innovator, developing programs such as BenefitsCheckUp, Foster Grandparents and Family Friends. NCOA is an activator, working with thousands of its community organization members nationwide to provide needed services to older people. NCOA is a private, nonprofit association of some 3,500 member organizations and individuals that include senior centers, area agencies on aging, employment services, congregate meal sites, faith congregations health centers, and senior housing. NCOA also includes a network of more than 17,000 organizations and individuals including its members, professionals and volunteers, service providers, consumer groups, businesses, government agencies, religious groups and voluntary organizations.

Review Date: July 09, 2008

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National Crime Prevention Council

NCPC is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to help America prevent crime and build safer, stronger communities. In 1986 a group of individuals - government policy makers, law enforcement, business, and labor leaders launched the National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign featuring McGruff the Crime Dog, our nation's symbol for crime prevention. Through the hard work and dedication of people around the country, NCPC has evolved into the nation's resource for crime prevention. NCPC offers publications, training, a web site and demonstration programs.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an international nonprofit organization that was established in 1896. The company’s mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. With a membership that includes more than 75,000 individuals from nearly 100 nations NFPA is the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety.

Review Date: January 20, 2011

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National Lekotek Center

The National Lekotek Center is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization based in Chicago, Illinois, and is the administrative and training center for a nationwide network of Lekotek centers housing family play facilities, toy lending libraries and computer play resources. Clinical evidence affirms that early intervention using strategic play techniques profoundly affects a child's learning capacity. Lekotek uses interactive play experiences, and the learning that results, to promote the inclusion of children with special needs into family and community life.

Review Date: November 15, 2011

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National Network for Youth

Founded in 1975, the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) has been serving the youth of America for more than 30 years by championing the needs of runaway, homeless and other disconnected youth through advocacy, innovation and services. The National Network provides support to member organizations, community-based organizations that provide street-based services, emergency shelter, transitional living programs, counseling, and social, health, educational and job-related services to over 2.5 million youth each year. NN4Y was the architect of the federal Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) and continues to be the lead national organization dedicated to ensuring the Act’s continuation. NN4Y’s HIV prevention partnership with the CDC, the Prevention Plus Project (P3), addresses the disparities in HIV outcomes for runaway and homeless youth.

Review Date: January 19, 2012

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National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), founded in 1965 by the merger of seven organizations, promotes the interests of the park and recreation movement through public information, political advocacy, research, and professional development. Through its divisions and programs, the NRPA strives to build public awareness of the role of physical fitness in health, encourages recreation among the elderly, and promotes standards for recreation services for the handicapped. The NRPA's National Therapeutic Recreation Society is working to improve professional qualifications and standards. Other NRPA services include accreditation of colleges/universities, advocacy, continuing education programs, meetings and conferences, a library on park and recreation interests, an information clearinghouse, and answers to technical questions.

Review Date: June 26, 2008

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National Women's Health Network

The National Women's Health Network shapes policy and consumer health decisions and options by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues. NWHN monitors the actions of federal regulatory and funding agencies, industry and the health professions, identifies and exposes abuses, and catalyzes grassroots action to make change.

Review Date: May 03, 2011

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Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) was established in 1999 with the mission to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. PBIC is part of the larger Bicycle and Pedestrian Program of the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Human and Natural Environment. Through comprehensive Web sites, PBIC offers information and training to diverse audiences about health and safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement, access, and mobility as it relates to pedestrians and bicyclists.

Review Date: July 26, 2010

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Points of Light Institute

Points of Light Institute inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take action that changes the world. The organization has a global focus to redefine volunteerism and civic engagement for the 21st century, putting people at the center of community problem solving. It operates three dynamic business units organized to innovate, incubate and activate new ideas: HandsOn Network, a network of 250 local affiliates across the country and around the world; generationOn, the youth service movement that ignites the power of kids to make their mark on the world; and AmeriCorps Alums, the national service alumni network that activates the next generation of service leaders.

Review Date: January 19, 2012

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Stanford Prevention Research Center

The Stanford Prevention Research Center was formed at Stanford University in 1984 to conduct interdisciplinary research into the prevention and control of chronic disease. Funded by Stanford University and state, federal, and private grants, the SPRC is founded on a population- or community-level perspective of disease prevention and health promotion.

Review Date: October 18, 2011

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The Simon Foundation For Continence

A nonprofit organization formed in 1983, the Simon Foundation for Continence is an educational organization dedicated to providing assistance and support to those suffering from urinary incontinence and their families. In addition, the Foundation promotes public awareness, reviews relevant legislation, and encourages the medical profession's interest in this condition. The Foundation attempts to help the 33 million Americans who suffer from incontinence by organizing self-help groups and distributing up-to-date information. Funds are raised by donations and membership fees. The Simon Foundation maintains three additional websites: http://www.innovatingforcontinence.org; www.managinglifewithincontinence.org; and www.continencecentral.org.

Review Date: February 10, 2011

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United Way Worldwide

United Way of America is the national organization dedicated to leading the United Way movement in making measurable impact in every community across America. The United Way movement includes approximately 1,400 community-based United Way organizations. Each is independent, separately incorporated, and governed by local volunteers.

Review Date: December 08, 2008

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Us Too International, Inc.

Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network is a grassroots, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit prostate cancer education and support network of 325 support group chapters worldwide, providing men and their families with free information, materials and peer-to-peer support so they can make informed choices on detection, treatment options and coping with ongoing survivorship. The organization was founded in 1990 by five men who had been treated for prostate cancer.

Review Date: April 12, 2011

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Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project

The mission of the Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project is to identify health problems specific to the Vietnamese community; develop community-based, culturally appropriate interventions with Vietnamese community participation; and disseminate research results so that effective interventions may be replicated throughout the United States.

Review Date: December 11, 2008

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