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Air Force Surgeon General

The Office of the Air Force Surgeon General (AF/SG) develops and implements medical programs and policies that provide for the health care of active duty and retired military personnel and their family members. AF/SG optimizes Air Force readiness potential to support national security strategies and defines and disseminates health care policy in support of the 43,000 personnel of the Air Force Medical Service and 74 medical treatment facilities. In addition, AF/SG ensures a quality, cost-effective, prevention-based health care continuum for 2.4 million beneficiaries worldwide.

Review Date: August 26, 2008

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CDC National Prevention Information Network

THE CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) is the U.S. reference and referral service for information on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). NPIN is a next-generation clearinghouse that collects and disseminates data and materials to support the work of prevention organizations and workers in international, national, state, and local settings. Our services are designed to facilitate program collaboration in sharing information, resources, published materials, research, and trends among the four diseases.

Review Date: March 08, 2013

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Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion

The Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion's mission is to reduce disparities and promote equity in health and health care among vulnerable groups of veterans and other populations.

Review Date: March 12, 2009

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. CDC's Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. CDC is composed of the Office of the Director, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Center for Global Health, and five Offices, including Public Health Preparedness and Response; State and Local Support; Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services; Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health; and Infectious Diseases. CDC employs more than 15,000 employees in more than 50 countries and in 168 occupational categories.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

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Disability and Health Programs, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities/CDC

Working within CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities' Division of Human Development and Disability, the mission of the Disability and Health Team is to promote the health, well-being, independence, productivity, and full participation in society by people with disabilities. Program activities include assessing and monitoring the prevalence of disability in the United States; assessing the health status of people with disabilities; describing the risk factors and costs associated with secondary conditions and poor health; developing health promotion interventions to reduce secondary health issues and reduce disparities between people with and without disabilities; evaluate the effectiveness and cost of health interventions; offering training to health professionals who are interested in the field of disability and public health; and supporting conferences to facilitate and stimulate dialogue, disseminate and exchange information, establish research and policy priorities, and outline and undertake next steps.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

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Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The Division of Oral Health (DOH) serves as a national resource for activities to prevent oral diseases and to improve oral health. DOH can provide information on fluoridation, dental sealants, activities being conducted by state oral health programs, and statistics on oral disease and use of dental services. DOH also provides technical assistance to State public health agencies and works with the professional dental community on issues related to the promotion of oral health and infection control in dental offices.

Review Date: June 13, 2011

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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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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) consists of nine divisions that support a variety of activities that improve the nation's health by preventing chronic diseases and their risk factors. Program activities include supporting states’ implementation of public health programs; public health surveillance; translation research; and developing tools and resources for stakeholders at the national, state, and community levels. The Center’s surveillance activities provide data and statistics relevant to each of its program areas.

Review Date: August 09, 2011

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National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Veterans Health Administration

The National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCHP) monitors and encourages Veterans Health Administration (VHA) activities that provide, evaluate and improve preventive medicine services. The Center serves as a resource for inquiry about health promotion strategies, VA policy and model programs, education of veterans, staff and trainees and as a source for data about VHA prevention programs.

Review Date: April 13, 2010

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National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC

The mission of the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) is to promote the health of babies, children and adults and enhance the potential for full, productive living. The center includes three divisions - the Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, the Division of Human Development and Disability, and the Division of Blood Disorders. It works to identify the causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities; help children to develop and reach their full potential; and promote health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities, including blood disorders. NCBDDD seeks to accomplish these goals through research, partnerships, and prevention and education programs. .

Review Date: July 13, 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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National Institute of Food and Agriculture - NIFA
USDA

NIFA's unique mission is to advance knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities by supporting research, education, and extension programs in the Land-Grant University System and other partner organizations. NIFA doesn't perform actual research, education, and extension but rather helps fund it at the state and local level and provides program leadership in these areas. NIFA's two key mechanisms for accomplishing its mission of "advancing knowledge" are: •National program leadership - To help states identify and meet research, extension, and education priorities in areas of public concern that affect agricultural producers, small business owners, youth and families, and others. •Federal assistance - To provide annual formula grants to land-grant universities and competitively granted funds to researchers in land-grant and other universities.

Review Date: January 06, 2012

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National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH provides leadership and direction to programs designed to improve the health of the Nation by supporting research: in the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and cure of human diseases; in the processes of human growth and development; in the biological effects of environmental contaminants in the understanding of mental, addictive and physical disorders; in directing programs for the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information in medicine and health, including the development and support of medical libraries and the training of medical librarians and other health information specialists. Compromised of 27 seperate Institutes and Centers, NIH is located in Bethesda, Maryland. NIH provides information and materials to assist the general public, professional public, and media representatives in understanding the new and developing health advances from the NIH.

Review Date: August 17, 2011

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Navy Environmental Health Center

The mission of this branch of the armed services is to ensure Navy and Marine Corps readiness through leadership in prevention of disease and promotion of health. To achieve this goal, NEHC's vision is: to be dynamic, responsive, and innovative; to be global partners in public health: to have senior specialists and specialty leaders compete for assignment to this command; encourage a work environment that fosters team building and empowers each individual to be a leader; to develop and reinforce the definitive expertise as well as the skills necessary for individuals to participate fully as respected members of a team; to use state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that enhance teamwork and information exchange; and to provide proactive and responsive service.

Review Date: February 05, 2009

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NIH National Institute of Nursing Research - NINR

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span--from management of patients during illness and recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, promoting quality of life in those with chronic illness, and care for individuals at the end of life. This research may also include families within a community context. According to its broad mandate, the institute seeks to understand and ease the symptoms of acute and chronic illness, to prevent or delay the onset of disease or disability or slow its progression, to find effective approaches to achieving and sustaining good health, and to improve the clinical settings in which care is provided. Nursing research involves clinical care in a variety of settings, including the community and home, in addition to more traditional health care sites. The NINR's research extends to problems encountered by patients, families, and caregivers. It also focuses on the special needs of at-risk and underserved populations, with an emphasis on health disparities.

Review Date: August 11, 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 Minority Health and the Office of Minority Health Resource Center

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was created in 1986 and is one of the most significant outcomes of the 1985 Secretary's Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health. OMH's primary responsibility is to improve health and healthcare outcomes for racial and ethnic minority communities by developing or advancing policies, programs, and practices that address health, social, economic, environmental and other factors which impact health. OMH is committed to culturally and linguistically competent systems that will ensure the needs of minority communities are integrated and addressed within health-related programs across the nation. OMH programs address disease prevention, health promotion, risk reduction, healthier lifestyle choices, use of health care services, and barriers to health care.

Review Date: June 29, 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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Office of the Surgeon General of the Army, Department of Defense

Medical benefits programs for Army personnel and eligible civilians, including dependents, are developed and administered by the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army. The Office responds to inquiries about eligibility for benefits.

Review Date: April 11, 2014

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President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) is a committee of up to 25 volunteer citizens appointed by the President to serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Through its programs and partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors, PCFSN acts as a catalyst to promote healthy lifestyles through fitness, sports and nutrition programs and initiatives that educate, empower and engage Americans of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

Review Date: August 11, 2011

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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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White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The vision of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) is to "create productive and meaningful change in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities." Towards the accomplishment of this vision the President has appointed a fifteen-member Commission composed of AAPI leaders to advise him on three major goals: develop, monitor and coordinate federal efforts to improve Asian American and Pacific Islander participation in government programs; foster research and data collection for AAPI populations and sub-populations; and increase public and private sector and community involvement in improving the health and well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Visit this agency's web site to learn more about the activities and progress of the AAPI initiative.

Review Date: May 01, 2009

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AARP

AARP is the nation's leading organization for people age 50 and older. It serves their needs and interests through information and education, advocacy, and community services provided by a network of local chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country. The organization also offers members a wide range of special benefits and services, including Modern Maturity magazine and the monthly Bulletin.

Review Date: December 19, 2011

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Advertising Council, Inc.

The Ad Council, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization with a history of marshalling volunteer talent from the advertising and media industries to deliver critical messages to the American public. Having produced literally thousands of PSA campaigns addressing the most pressing social issues of the day, the Ad Council has effected, and continues to effect, tremendous positive change by rising awareness, inspiring action, and saving lives.

Review Date: September 14, 2010

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American Burn Association

This is an international, multi-disciplinary organization of health professionals that provide care and rehabilitation to burn patients, conduct burn-related research, educate burn team members, develop/implement burn injury prevention programs, fight fires, and address the psychosocial needs of burn victims. The ABA sponsors a variety of educational programs, fellowships, and grants.

Review Date: January 02, 2009

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American College of Preventive Medicine

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) helps to improve the health of individuals and populations through evidence based health promotion, disease prevention, and systems-based approaches to improving health and health care.

Review Date: December 07, 2011

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American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) was formed in 1923 to develop communication and mutual cooperation among dental hygienists. Today, ADHA is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of the more than 150,000 registered dental hygienists (RDHs) in the United States. The mission of the American Dental Hygienists' Association is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene by ensuring access to quality oral health care; increasing awareness of the cost-effective benefits of prevention; promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research; and representing and promoting the interests of dental hygienists.

Review Date: December 15, 2011

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Better Sleep Council

Established in 1979, the Better Sleep Council (BSC) is the consumer education division of the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA). The BSC is devoted to educating the public about the importance of sleep to good health and quality of life and about the value of the sleep system and sleep environment in pursuit of a good night’s sleep.

Review Date: October 13, 2011

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C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth

Located at Dartmouth, this Institute is dedicated to the improvement of human health. The Institute designs and implements strategies that enhance the health of individuals, families, and communities. Providing continuing leadership in innovative physician, patient, and public education, the Institute seeks to address the fragmentation and isolation that affects our society.

Review Date: December 12, 2008

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CARE USA

CARE works to reduce poverty. They design and manage community-based projects in areas such as education, health care and economic development. These projects aim to strengthen poor communities with information, skills and resources. Together, CARE and communities build a foundation for self-sufficiency and lasting solutions to problems caused by poverty.

Review Date: February 12, 2009

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Center for Health and Health Care In Schools

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) is a nonpartisan policy and program resource center at George Washington University's School of Public Health and Health Services. The Center's mission is to strengthen the well-being of children and youth through effective health programs and health care services in schools. Health programs range from those that help students adopt healthy habits to those that foster a physically and emotionally healthy school environment. School-based services include physical and mental health care, dental services, screenings and referrals to community resources, as well as school-located services to support students with special needs.

Review Date: September 19, 2011

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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 the Advancement of Health

The Center for the Advancement of Health is an independent nonprofit organization funded by foundations to promote greater recognition of how psychological, social, behavioral, economic and environmental factors influence health and illness. The Center advocates the highest quality research and communicates it to the health care community and the public. The fundamental aim of the Center is to translate into policy and practice the growing body of evidence that can lead to improving and maintaining the health of individuals and the public.

Review Date: February 09, 2009

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Healthy Dining

Healthy Dining helps Americans make healthier choices at restaurants. Their Web site, HealthyDiningFinder.com, lists healthier menu choices and corresponding nutrition information (calories, fat, sodium, and more). Healthy Dining's registered dietitians approve all featured menu items, which focus on lean proteins, fruits and vegetables, and (when available) whole grains. Additionally, featured entrees contain no more than 750 calories, 25 grams of fat, and 8 grams of saturated fat. Materials are available from the home page to introduce HealthyDiningFinder.com to others. Healthy Dining’s strategic partner organizations include employers, health organizations, government agencies, health insurance companies, weight control and fitness organizations, and many others. Trade partners include the National Restaurant Association, American Express, Nation’s Restaurant News and Chinese Restaurant News.

Review Date: August 19, 2009

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Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior

Founded in 1977, the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) is a nonprofit educational organization begun with the primary objective of knowledge dissemination in the bio-behavioral sciences. IAHB is a provider of continuing education for health care professionals and provides seminars and workshops for physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, certified counselors, and other mental health professionals.

Review Date: December 12, 2008

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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 Health Council

The National Health Council (NHC), founded in 1920, is a nonprofit association of health organizations, including voluntary health agencies, professional and membership associations, nonprofit voluntary organizations with an interest in health, and health-related businesses. NHC promotes public accountability of voluntary health agencies by their compliance to both financial and performance standards; facilitates problem solving and mutual efforts among the membership in community health promotion, volunteer initiatives, and varied issues and concerns which impact health; conducts briefings and seminars; publishes manuals; and stimulates awareness of health career opportunities for young people.

Review Date: March 28, 2011

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National Public Radio

National Public Radio was founded on February 24, 1970, with 90 public radio stations as charter members. Today, NPR serves a growing audience of more than 15 million Americans each week via 620 public radio stations and the Internet and in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa via NPR Worldwide, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network, and throughout Japan via cable.

Review Date: November 14, 2008

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Pan American Health Organization

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), was formerly known as the International Sanitary Bureau. It is composed of 35 member governments in the Americas and three European governments. PAHO, in its centennial year of existence, serves the health needs of the population of the Americas. The Organization continuously strives to address the health problems and inequities of the Americas, so that all citizens of the Region may lead socially and economically productive lives. PAHO's website provides general information about both itself and WHO, answers inquiries, and provides information on a variety of international health subjects in English and in Spanish.

Review Date: July 01, 2008

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Partnership for Prevention

The Partnership for Prevention's mission is to improve health by preventing illness and injury and by promoting health. The Partnership's programs will increase the priority on prevention in health-related policy and the US health care system.

Review Date: July 16, 2008

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PlaneTree Health Information Center

PlaneTree Health Information Centers provide in-depth health and medical information services, individualized to the specific needs of each patron. Most PlaneTree services are offered free of charge and are open to the public. PlaneTree Health Information Centers are located in hospitals, public libraries, and in freestanding facilities throughout the United States. Some Planetree Health Resource Centers offer a medical research service to their local communities. They will prepare (typically for a fee) a literature search or information packet on specific topics, selecting from medical library materials, databases, and Internet resources. For inquires about Planetree services, programs, products, and consultation, contact the national administrative office by phone at 203-732-7500.

Review Date: September 28, 2012

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, based in Princeton, N.J., is the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care. It concentrates its grantmaking in four goal areas: to assure that all Americans have access to basic health care at reasonable cost; to improve care and support for people with chronic health conditions; to promote healthy communities and lifestyles; and to reduce the personal, social and economic harm caused by substance abuse--tobacco, alcohol, and ilicit drugs.

Review Date: November 24, 2008

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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 Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. About 2,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 7,600 nurses at Cleveland Clinic represent more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties. In addition to its main campus, Cleveland Clinic operates nine regional hospitals in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas and Cleveland Clinic Canada. In 2008, there were more than 4.2 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 165,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 80 countries.

Review Date: April 15, 2010

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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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Wellness Councils of America

The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) was established as a national not-for-profit organization in the mid 1980's. WELCOA is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all working Americans. The WELCOA serves business leaders, workplace wellness practitioners, public health professionals and consultants of all kinds by producing leading-edge worksite wellness publications and health information; conducting trainings that help worksite wellness practitioners create and sustain results-oriented wellness programs and creating resources that promote healthier lifestyles for all working.

Review Date: January 27, 2012

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YMCA of the USA

The National Council of Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America, (The YMCA of the USA), is actively involved in improving spiritual, mental, and physical health through its over 2,000 local member associations. YMCA fitness and health programs are based on preventive health care activities designed to head off heart disease, stroke, and other afflictions before they begin to develop. Prevention programs designed for people of all ages include fitness testing, aerobic conditioning, health education, individual and group fitness regimens, and weight management. Programs geared to children in kindergarten through grade nine combine exercise with educational activities which teach cardiovascular health concepts. Prevention programs for adults offer fitness assessment and development of individualized programs for exercise and conditioning. Intervention programs include a program designed to prevent back pain and educational and rehabilitation programs for cardiac patients. Certification programs are offered for health and fitness instructors. Local YMCAs publish flyers announcing their health and fitness programs.

Review Date: October 14, 2009

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