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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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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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National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention maximizes public health and safety nationally and internationally through the elimination, prevention, and control of disease, disability, and death caused by HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB. Center staff work in collaboration with governmental and nongovernmental partners at community, State, national, and international levels, applying well-integrated multidisciplinary programs of research, surveillance, technical assistance, and evaluation.

Review Date: August 10, 2011

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NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID

NIAID conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 60 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world.

Review Date: June 26, 2014

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Office of Family Planning, Office of Population Affairs

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

Review Date: July 11, 2014

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Office of Women's Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Office of Women's Health works to promote and protect the health, safety and quality of life of women at every stage of life.

Review Date: February 16, 2011

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Advocates For Youth

Advocates for Youth, formerly The Center for Population Options (CPO) is a national organization that focuses on adolescents as the critical group to reach with information on reproductive health and family planning options. Advocates works to increase the opportunities for and abilities of youth to make healthy decisions about sexuality. It runs a number of projects toward its ends: Media Projects; International programs; HIV prevention education programs; condom availability clearinghouse; adolescent pregnancy prevention clearinghouse; school-based health centers; and support centers. Advocates for Youth also operates the International Clearinghouse on Adolescent Fertility, which disseminates information in English, Spanish, and French on adolescent fertility and childbearing worldwide. Finally, the Advocates' Public Education and Resource Center contains a unique collection of over 10,000 peer-reviewed articles and monographs relating to adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Advocates for Youth is supported by grants and contributions from corporations, institutions, and individuals.

Review Date: November 21, 2008

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American Social Health Association

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

Review Date: November 12, 2009

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Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center

The Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center (A&PIWC) is a nonprofit organization in North America focusing on A&PI communities around sexual health and HIV/AIDS services. To meet the needs of its clients who are mostly immigrants or refugees, A&PI Wellness Center staff speak many Asian languages. The mission of the organization is to educate, support, empower and advocate for Asian and Pacific Islander communities – particularly A&PIs living with, or at-risk for, HIV/AIDS.

Review Date: September 22, 2011

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This independent health care philanthropy group is focused on four main areas: health policy, reproductive health, HIV policy, and health and development in South Africa. Grants are awarded annually--over $26 million in 1995--and the Foundation's staff review grant applications on a continuing basis. The Foundation also maintains a special interest in health policy and innovation in its home state of California.

Review Date: December 03, 2008

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Hepatitis Foundation International

The mission of the Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) is to educate the public, patients, and professionals about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of viral hepatitis and other preventable liver diseases. HFI serves as an advocate for patients and the medical community worldwide. HFI conducts Foundation For Decision Making education and train-the-trainer programs for healthcare professionals, social workers, counselors, educators and the public. It promotes preventive education and healthy lifestyles with its award winning videos and materials on liver wellness and the prevention of hepatitis and substance abuse. The Foundation collaborates with SAMHSA, CDC, OMH, other government and non-government agencies, the corporate community and lay organizations to encourage their participation in Partners in Liver Wellness, a multifaceted hepatitis and substance abuse prevention initiative. HFI also has a second web site: www.partnersinliverwellness.org

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network, Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc.

MUMS is a national Parent-to-Parent organization for parents or care providers of a child with any disability, rare disorder, chromosomal abnormality or health condition. MUMS' mission to provide support to parents in the form of a networking system that matches them with other parents whose children have the same or similar condition. Through a database of over 19,000 families from 54 countries, covering over 3200 disorders, very rare syndromes or undiagnosed conditions can be matched. Parents can then exchange valuable medical information, as well as, the names of doctors, clinics and medical resources or research programs. Families provide each other with emotional support; they don't feel so alone when they have each other to reach out to in time of need. MUMS networks with other organizations that do matching, thus expanding the possibilities of finding a match. MUMS also connects parents with support groups dealing with their child's specific disability or assists them in forming a group.

Review Date: December 11, 2008

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Planned Parenthood Federation of America

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

Review Date: July 14, 2008

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Population Council

The Population Council is a international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council conducts research in three areas: HIV and AIDS; poverty, gender, and youth; and reproductive health. Established in 1952, the Council is governed by an international board of trustees. Its New York headquarters supports a global network of regional and country offices.

Review Date: March 30, 2012

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Project Inform

Project Inform represents HIV-positive people in the development of treatments and a cure, supports individuals to make informed choices about their HIV health, advocates for quality health care to respond to HIV and related conditions, and promotes medical strategies that prevent new infections. Working at the local, state and national levels since 1985, Project Inform lends an independent voice to ensure a thoughtful, compassionate response to the epidemic by government, academia, industry and the community, and we empower all individuals living with HIV to make fully informed health decisions in order to build quality of life.

Review Date: February 09, 2011

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Urology Care Foundation

The Urology Care Foundation is committed to promoting urology research and education. We work with researchers, healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers to improve patients' lives. The Urology Care Foundation is the official foundation of the American Urological Association (AUA)—an organization of roughly 19,000 urologists and was formerly known as the AUA Foundation.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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