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Children's Health

Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.
www.acf.dhhs.gov

American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
www.aap.org

American Board of Pediatrics
Certification by the ABP has one objective- to promote excellence in medical care for children and adolescents. Certification represents dedication to the highest level of professionalism in patient care.
www.abp.org/

Annie E. Casey Foundation - Kids Count Data Book
The primary mission of the Annie E. Casey Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities, and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.
www.aecf.org

Bright Futures
Bright Futures is a national health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community as partners in health practice.
www.brightfutures.org

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its devastating consequences in the United States and around the world.
www.tobaccofreekids.org

CDC's Adolescent and School Health Program
This web site offers tools and information about adolescent health.
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
For the past decade, Center staff and consultants have worked with institutional leaders, state officials and clinical providers to maximize outcomes for children through more effective health programming in schools.
www.healthinschools.org

Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition
The mission of CIIC is to protect infants, children, and adolescents from influenza by communicating with "one strong voice" the need to make influenza immunization a national health priority. 
www.preventchildhoodinfluenza.org

Child Welfare League of America
The Child Welfare League of America works to ensure the safety and well-being of children and families by advocating for the advancement of public policy, promoting the standards for best practice, and delivering superior membership services.
www.cwla.org

Children's Defense Fund
The Children's Defense Fund’s mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
www.childrensdefense.org/

Children's Environmental Health Network
The Children's Environmental Health Network is a national multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the fetus and the child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthy environment.
www.cehn.org

Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health
The site provides access to national, state and regional survey data.
www.childhealthdata.org

Families USA
Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. Working at the national, state, and community levels, we have earned a national reputation as an effective voice for health care consumers for over 20 years.
www.familiesusa.org

Institute for Child Health Policy
The work of the ICPH centers on issues of health and health care for children and youth.
www.icph.ufl.edu/

KidsCope
KIDSCOPE's mission is to help children and families understand the effects of cancer or chemotherapy on a loved one, to provide suggestions for coping, and to develop innovative programs and materials that communicate a message of hope to diverse families coping with this crisis.
www.kidscope.org

Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Health
The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health is committed to improving the health of children, women and families.
www.epi.umn.edu/mch

The Mentor Foundation
The Mentor Foundation focuses on the prevention of drug misuse in its efforts to promote the health and well-being of children and young people and to reduce damage to their lives.
http://www.mentorfoundation.org/

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
The mission of the National Campaign is to promote values, behavior, and policies that reduce both teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among young adults.
www.teenpregnancy.org

National Healthy Start Association
The National Healthy Start Association promotes community-based maternal and child health programs, particularly those that focus on the reduction of infant mortality, low birthweight and racial disparities in perinatal outcomes.
www.healthystartassoc.org

The National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality
NICHQ's mission is to eliminate the gap between what is and what can be in health care for all children.
www.nichq.org

National Network for Immunization Information
The mission of the National Network for Immunization Information (NNii) is to provide the public, health professionals, policy makers, and the media with up-to-date, scientifically valid information related to immunization to help them understand the issues and to make informed decisions.
www.immunizationinfo.org

Office of Children's Health Protection (EPA)
Protecting children's health from environmental risks is fundamental to EPA's mission.
http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/homepage 

School File from the Canadian Association for School Health
School File finds, catalogues and stores information pertinent to education and health.
www.schoolfile.com

The Future of Children
The Future of Children seeks to promote effective policies and programs for children by providing policymakers, service providers, and the media with timely, objective information based on the best available research.
www.futureofchildren.org

The Research Forum
The Research Forum has encouraged collaborative research and informed policy on welfare reform, child and family well-being, and community/neighborhood issues.
www.researchforum.org

Women's and Children's Health Policy Center
The Center's mission is to draw upon the science base of the university setting to inform policies, programs, and the practice of maternal and child health nationally.
www.med.jhu.edu/wchpc/

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