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Advocacy

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Site: Advocates for Youth
URL: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/
Description: This site provides information and advocacy education to youth-serving agencies, professionals, policymakers, and the media.

Site: American Humane Association (AHA)
URL: http://www.americanhumane.org
Description: The goal of the Children’s Division of the AHA "is to ensure that there are effective and responsive services available in every community for families at risk of abuse and neglect." Specific services offered include: information services, program evaluation/consultation services, and training and educational resources. Available on their web site are AHA publications, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Site: Bread for the World
URL: http://www.bread.org/
Description: Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian movement lobbying for the world’s hungry people. This site lists resources to help the fight against hunger; publication information; action alerts; their newsletter, containing upcoming events; and general information about hunger and poverty.

Site: Child Abuse Prevention Network
URL: http://child-abuse.com/
Description: The "nerve center" for professionals in the field of child abuse prevention. Eight partner organizations can all be reached under one umbrella, and extensive resources are available online.

Site: Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
URL: http://www.cwla.org
Description: CWLA provides a wide range of services to vulnerable children and youth, and strengthen and support families and children. CWLAs publication list, upcoming conferences and training, and regular updates and recommended actions on major issues can be viewed on this site.

Site: Children Now
URL: http://www.childrennow.org/
Description: This site provides information about Children Now, including action alerts and a publication list. Children Now addresses many issues related to children, including media issues, safety, education, child care, and health.

Site: Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)
URL: http://www.childrensdefense.org
Description: Legislative updates on current health and welfare issues effecting children are available as well as information on various CDF initiatives.

Site: Connect For KIDS
URL: http://www.connectforkids.org
Description: This site is an interactive place to get and share information about kids platforms.

Site: Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
URL: http://www.frac.org/
Description: This site contains current news and analyses; information on federal food programs, hunger in the U.S., FRAC’s Building Blocks Project and on the Campaign to End Childhood Hunger. It also lists publications and products offered by FRAC.

Site: "I AM YOUR CHILD" Early Childhood Public Engagement Campaign
URL: http://www.iamyourchild.org
Description: This site contains information about early childhood development and related resources for parents and caregivers.

Site: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
URL:
http://www.modimes.org
Description: This site contains information for health professionals including information on birth defects and infant health statistics.

Site: The National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations (COSSMHO)
URL:
http://www.hispanichealth.org/
Description: The National Alliance for Hispanic Health's vision is "Strong, healthy Hispanic communities whose contributions are recognized by a society that fosters the health, well-being, and prosperity of all its members."

Site: National Partnership for Women and Families
URL: http://www.nationalpartnership.org
Description: This site contains information about the National Partnership’s new initiatives and national poll; guides to learn about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); information about their Work and Family Program and Health Care Program; and their latest press releases.

Site: The National Youth Rights Association
URL:
http://www.youthrights.org/
Description: The National Youth Rights Association seeks to protect the civil rights of young Americans.  Youthrights.org offers news, policy and advocacy topics related to rights for youth.

Site: Stand for Children
URL:
http://www.stand.org/
Description: "Stand For Children is a national organization that encourages individuals to improve children’s lives." Their mission is to "identify, train, and connect local children’s activists engaging in advocacy, awareness-raising, and service initiatives on an ongoing basis as part of Stand For Children Chapters also known as Children’s Action Teams (CATs)." This site contains their newsletter; resources and updates on the organization.

Data

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Site: The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
URL:
http://www.abanet.org/domviol/home.html
Description: This site includes statistics, and related resources and publications.

Site: Center on Access to Disability Data
URL: http://www.infouse.com/disabilitydata
Description: This site contains references on national statistical information on disability, including excerpts from the "Chartbook on Disability in the United States." In addition, it lists federal U.S. organizations that collect disability data.

Site: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/
Description: This site provides information about health risks, prevention guidelines, diseases, injuries and disabilities, immunization, and infants’, children’s, and women’s health.

Site: Center for Health Program Development and Management (CHPDM) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County
URL: http://www.umbc.edu/chpdm
Description: This site provides copies of draft regulations, guidelines, and Maryland’s 1115 Waiver information.

Site: Child Trends, Inc.
URL: http://www.childtrends.org/
Description: "Child Trends, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and data analysis." This site contains information on their current research projects; abstracts of recent papers; a publication list; press releases; job announcements; and facts-at-a-glance.

Site: Children’s Safety Network (CSN)
URL:
http://www.edc.org/HHD/csn
Description: This site provides information on injury and violence prevention.

Site: (CHID)
URL:
http://chid.nih.gov
Description: CHID is a "database produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government. This database provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources. The value of this database is that it lists a wealth of health promotion and education materials and program descriptions that are not indexed elsewhere."

Site: Families USA
URL: http://www.familiesusa.org
Description: Information at the grassroots level for organizations and individuals to "participate constructively in shaping health care policies in the public and private sectors." Reports and analyses for the public, policymakers and the media also are available.

Site: Food and Nutrition Information Center, USDA
URL: http://www.nalusda.gov/fnic/
Description: This site contains databases and publications on food safety, healthy school meals, WIC, nutrition education, dietary guidelines, and links to related Internet sites.

Site: Kids Count
URL: http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/
Description: Kids Count is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. It is "a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States." The website contains 1998 Kids Count data online; model child care programs and policies; yearly overviews and summaries of Kids Count; data on the well-being of children in large cities; and contacts for state Kids Count projects.

Site: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
URL: http://www.modimes.org
Description: This site contains information for health professionals including information on birth defects and infant health statistics.

Site: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
URL: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/
Description: "Mathematica conducts public policy research and surveys for federal and state governments as well as private-sector clients. The company studies health care, education, welfare, employment, nutrition, child development, and other policy issues." This site contains information on current research and data areas as well as access to related publications.

Site: Minority Health Project
URL: http://www.minority.unc.edu
Description: The overall purpose of the Minority Health Project (MHP) is to "improve the quality of available data on racial and ethnic populations, expand the capacity of minority-health researchers to conduct statistical research and develop research proposals, and to foster a network of researchers in minority health. Toward these goals, the University of North Carolina Department of Biostatistics in collaboration with the National Center for Health Statistics and the Association of Schools of Public Health is maintaining two databases of minority health information."

Site: National Center on Child Fatality Review
URL:
http://ICAN-NCFR.org
Description: The ICAN National Center serves as the unifying resource for the hundreds of local and state level Child Fatality Review Teams, and national and international organizations in the field.

Site: National Center for Education Statistics
URL: http://nces.ed.gov/
Description: The purpose of the National Center for Education Statistics is to "collect and report statistics and information showing the condition and progress of education in the U.S. and other nations in order to promote and accelerate the improvement of American education." The site provides news updates; publication information; and data and surveys.

Site: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs
Description: This site contains links to data from Phase 1 of the 1994 NHIS Disability Supplement, Mortality Tables, database searches and queries, publications, news releases, and fact sheets.

Site: National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA)
URL: http://www.ncqa.org/
Description: NCQA is dedicated to "assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans and health maintenance organizations." This site provides information on performance measurement/report cards (HEDIS) and Accreditation Summary Reports.

Site: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
URL: http://www.infouse.com/disabilitydata
Description: This site contains references on national statistical information on disability, including excerpts from the "Chartbook on Disability in the United States." In addition, it lists federal U.S. organizations that collect disability data.

Site: Social Statistics Briefing Room (SSBR)
URL: http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/ssbr.html
Description: The purpose of this site is to provide easy access to current federal social statistics. This site provides links to information produced by all federal agencies. All information is maintained by the statistical units of those agencies.

Site: The Urban Institute
URL: http://www.urban.org
Description: The Urban Institute "investigates social and economic problems confronting the nation and government policies and programs designed to alleviate them." This site includes "Assessing the New Federalism," a state-by-state database on state social policies and family well-being.

Site: U.S. Census Bureau
URL: http://www.census.gov
Description: This site contains current survey reports, data on MCH-related topics, including births, and other demographic information.

Site: U.S. Department of Justice
URL: http://www.usdoj.gov
Description: This site provides new and important information in the world of justice; information on related organizations; current news; publications and documents; employment opportunities; community support and grants; fugitives and missing persons; and justice for kids and youth.

Site: U.S. Department of Labor
URL:
http://www.dol.gov
Description: This site contains the search engine, America’s Job Bank; a system called Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses (elaws); a list of DOL agencies; the DOL library; laws and regulations; statistics and data; news updates; and programs and services of the DOL.

Foundations

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Site: Center for the Future of Children, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
URL:
http://www.futureofchildren.org
Description: This site provides "reports related to children’s well-being, with special emphasis on providing objective analysis and evaluation, translating existing knowledge into effective programs and policies, and promoting constructive institutional change."

Site: The Commonwealth Fund
URL:
http://www.cmwf.org
Description: This site provides information on research on health and social policy issues, including programs, recent work, and publications produced under the auspices of this national foundation.

Site: The Council on Foundations
URL: http://www.cof.org
Description: "An association of foundations and corporations serving the public by promoting and enhancing effective and responsible philanthropy."

Site: Foundation Center
URL: http://fdncenter.org
Description: The Foundation Center "maintains a comprehensive and up-to-date database on foundations and corporate giving programs, by producing directories, and by analyzing trends in foundation support of the nonprofit sector." This Web site includes postings of information on grantmakers, past editions of the "Philanthropy News Digest," links to other foundation sites, and other materials.

Site: The Grantsmanship Center
URL:
http://www.tgci.com
Description: The Grantsmanship Center is a fundraising, training and information center providing workshops, seminars, publications and foundation information.

Site: Kaiser Family Foundation
URL:
http://www.kff.org
Description: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public. The Foundation is primarily an operating organization that develops and runs its own research and communications programs, often in partnership with outside organizations.

Site: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
URL:
http://www.rwjf.org/main.html
Description: Access to Health Tracking to examine and report on the nation’s changing health care system, American Healthline, and the Foundation’s programs and projects which focus on improving health and health care for all Americans are avail able on this site.

Site: The Pew Charitable Trusts
URL:
http://www.pewtrusts.com/index.cfm
Description: This site contains information programs, publications, and grant guidelines of the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Site: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
URL: http://www.wkkf.org
Description: "The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is ‘to help people help themselves through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations.’"

Government Agencies

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Site: Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
URL:
http://www.acf.hhs.gov
Description: ACF promotes economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. This site provides a broad range of federal programs and services that address the needs of children and families.

Site: Agency for Health Care Policy Research (AHCPR)
URL:http://www.ahcpr.gov
Description: AHCPR is "the lead agency designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services."

Site: Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
URL: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/
Description: The mission of the Bureau is "to increase access to comprehensive primary and preventive health care and to improve the health status of underserved and vulnerable population." This site contains an on-line information system to answer policy questions, improve BPHC policy dissemination to the field. This site also contains access to a number of databases, such as state profiles from a primary care perspective, and links to related primary care sites.

Site: CDC Wonder
URL:
http://wonder.cdc.gov/
Description: "CDC Wonder provides a single point of access to a variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and even numeric public health data."

Site: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/
Description: This site provides information about health risks, prevention guidelines, diseases, injuries and disabilities, immunization, and infants’, children’s, and women’s health.

Site: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
URL: http://www.dhhs.gov
Description: From the home page of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the visitor can go to the home pages of different agencies within DHHS, search databases, etc. (see Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and the Office of Population Affairs addresses).

Site: The Federal Information Center (FIC)
URL: http://fic.info.gov
Description: Trained staff will answer your questions about the U.S. Federal Government.

Site: FedWorld
URL: http://www.fedworld.gov/
Description: On-line assistance with accessing U.S. Government information. One-stop location for the public to locate, order, and have information delivered to them.

Site: Food and Nutrition Information Center, USDA
URL: http://www.nalusda.gov/fnic/
Description: This site contains databases and publications on food safety, healthy school meals, WIC, nutrition education, dietary guidelines, and links to related Internet sites.

Site: Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
URL:
http://cms.hhs.gov/
Description: This site provides information on Medicare, Medicaid, laws and regulations, statistics and data, publications and grant forms.

Site: Healthfinder
URL: http://www.healthfinder.gov
Description: This site links visitors to publications, databases, government and non-profit organizations that produce consumer health information.

Site: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
URL:
http://www.hrsa.gov
Description: This site contains links to HRSA’s programs (including the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Center for Managed Care, and the Bureau of Primary Health Care) as well as information on grant contracts and HRSA’s budget and appropriations.

Site: HRSA Women’s Health
URL: http://www.hrsa.gov/womenshealth
Description: This site contains "an overview of HRSA’s Women’s Health office as well as the complete text of the HRSA’s Women’s Health Agenda, and the Women’s Health Fact Sheet". Relevant contact information and organizational resources are also provided as well as updates on upcoming agency events and activities related to women’s health.

Site: Healthy People 2000
URL: http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/pubs/hp2000/
Description: This site contains fact sheets, progress reviews, and publications on national health promotion and disease prevention objectives.

Site: House Ways and Means Committee
URL: http://waysandmeans.house.gov/
Description: This committee covers legislative areas on taxes, health, social security and welfare. This site contains links to committee activity and related documents.

Site: Library of Congress
URL: http://www.loc.gov
Description: This site provides access to legislative information, library catalog, special programs and services, as well as access to other libraries.

Site: Maryland General Assembly
URL: http://mlis.state.md.us
Description: The site provides full text of bills, fiscal notes, amendments offered on the floor, bill history and proceedings, hearing schedules by committee or date, and daily synopsis of legislation which is published by Legislative Reference. Maryland statutes also are available for browsing and are linked to bills which affect them. Assembly member e-mail addresses are listed as well.

Site: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
URL:
http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov
Description: This is the homepage of the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. From this page you can access MCHB fact sheets on various programs and projects, as well as Federal Register Notices pertaining to the MCHB, and grants guidance and forms.

Site: Maternal and Infant Health
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/m_infant.htm
Description: Descriptions of CDC programs and activities in maternal and infant health surveillance systems, pregnancy risk monitoring, maternal and child health capacity building, infant mortality, women’s reproductive health, and teen pregnancy prevention are available.

Site: Medicaid Bureau
URL: http://cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/medicaid.htm
Description: This site provides general information on Medicaid as well as more specific information for research professionals.

Site: National Center for Education Statistics
URL: http://nces.ed.gov/
Description: The purpose of the National Center for Education Statistics is to "collect and report statistics and information showing the condition and progress of education in the U.S. and other nations in order to promote and accelerate the improvement of American education." The site provides news updates; publication information; and data and surveys.

Site: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs
Description: This site contains links to data from Phase 1 of the 1994 NHIS Disability Supplement, Mortality Tables, database searches and queries, publications, news releases, and fact sheets.

Site: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
URL:
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/
Description: This site provides information on research relating to "neurobiologic, developmental, social, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of children, adults, families and populations."

Site: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
URL: http://www.nimh.nih.gov
Description: U.S. government agency that conducts and supports research in mental illness and mental health. This site offers documents, publications, and grant information.

Site: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
URL:
http://www.nih.gov
Description: Information on AIDS, the Women’s Health Initiative and others areas (see National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) are provided on this site.

Site: National Library of Medicine
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
Description: This site provides fact sheets, reports and ordering information, as well as grant information from the National Library of Medicine.

Site: Office of Minority Health Resource Center
URL: http://www.omhrc.gov
Description: A national resource and referral service on minority health issues, this site provides information on a variety of health topics, databases, publications, and funding resources.

Site: Office of Population Affairs (OPA)
URL:
http://opa.osophs.dhhs.gov/index.html
Description: This web site provides information on reproductive health, family planning, and adolescent pregnancy.

Site: Office of Research on Women’s Health
URL: http://www4.od.nih.gov/orwh/nihpubs.html
Description: This site contains information about "NIH funding priorities for women’s health; the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993, which provides guidelines for including women and minorities in clinical studies; and the office’s activities to promote women in biomedical careers."

Site: Social Security Administration
URL: http://www.ssa.gov/SSA_Home.html
Description: This site contains information regarding benefits, laws and regulations, Medicare, public information resources, and links to other related sites.

Site: Social Statistics Briefing Room (SSBR)
URL:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/ssbr.html
Description: The purpose of this site is to provide easy access to current federal social statistics. This site provides links to information produced by all federal agencies. All information is maintained by the statistical units of those agencies.

Site: StateSearch
URL: http://www.nasire.org/ss/
Description: StateSearch of The National Association of State Information Resource Executives (NASIRE), is a directory for state government information on the Web. It is searchable by subject areas including, health, human services and welfare.

Site: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
URL:
http://www.samhsa.gov
Description: SAMHSA’s mission is "to assure that quality substance abuse and mental health services are available to the people who need them and to ensure that prevention and treatment knowledge is used more effectively in the general health c are system." This site contains statistical information on substance abuse and mental health, managed care initiatives, and funding opportunities.

Site: Thomas
URL: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas2.html
Description: Thomas provides information about U.S. laws and lawmakers. It includes full texts of bills from Congress, committee hearing schedules, House floor schedules, and other materials. Future materials to be offered include full texts of the Congressional Record and the Congressional Research Services’ Bill Digest, a file containing summaries of legislation.

Site: U.S. Census Bureau
URL: http://www.census.gov
Description: This site contains current survey reports, data on MCH-related topics, including births, and other demographic information.

Site: U.S. Department of Agriculture
URL: http://www.usda.gov/
Description: This site contains news and information; job opportunities; current events; and related agency information.

Site: U.S. Department of Education
URL:
http://www.ed.gov/
Description: This site provides information on programs, services, publications, products, grant resources, and links to additional education sites on the web.

Site: U.S. Department of Justice
URL:
http://www.usdoj.gov
Description: This site provides new and important information in the world of justice; information on related organizations; current news; publications and documents; employment opportunities; community support and grants; fugitives and missing persons; and justice for kids and youth.

Site: U.S. Department of Labor
URL:
http://www.dol.gov
Description: This site contains the search engine, America’s Job Bank; a system called Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses (elaws); a list of DOL agencies; the DOL library; laws and regulations; statistics and data; news updates; and programs and services of the DOL.

Site: U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)
URL:
http://www.access.gpo.gov
Description: This site provides documents printed by various government agencies and distributed by the Superintendent of Documents for printing and purchasing.

Site: U.S. House of Representatives
URL: http://www.house.gov/
Description: This site provides access to legislative information as well as information about the Members, Committees, and Organizations of the House and to other U.S. government information resources.

Site: U.S. Senate
URL: http://www.senate.gov/
Description: This site provides information from and about members of the Senate, Senate Committees, and Senate leadership and support offices, as well as information about U.S. Senate legislative procedures, Senate facilities in the Capitol and the history of the Senate.

Site: The White House
URL: http://www.whitehouse.gov/
Description: This site contains information and services from the federal government, White House documents, daily press releases, including Saturday Radio Addresses.

Site: Women’s Health Initiative
URL: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/whi/index.html
Description: This site "offers background and an overview of the Women’s Health Initiative activities, an update on its progress and recruitment status, as well as a list of participating institutions, studies in progress, and community prevention sites."

Site: World Health Organization (WHO)
URL: http://www.who.ch/
Description: World Health Reports, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Statistical Information Systems, newsletters, publications.

Health information/communication

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Site: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
URL: http://www.aafp.org
Description: Information on a wide range of medical problems and health issues that affect families. Included on this site are AAFP’s publications and position statements.

Site: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
URL: http://www.aap.org/
Description: The AAP is "committed to increasing services and enhancing the quality of information available." This site provides updates from the Washington office, state offices, and AAP publications.

Site: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
URL:
http://www.acog.com/
Description: ACOG is the national professional society for ob/gyns. This site includes publications and patient education materials in the areas of sex education, parenthood, maternal health care, nutrition, adolescent pregnancy, and sexual assault.

Site: American Dietetic Association (ADA)
URL: http://www.eatright.org
Description: This site contains position papers, fact sheets, press releases and publications on issues regarding nutrition, including child nutrition and nutrition during pregnancy.

Site: American Nurses Association (ANA)
URL:
http://www.nursingworld.org
Description: This site contains position statements, fact sheets, and press releases on immunization, reproductive health, home care after deliveries, and other issues.

Site: American Public Human Services Association
URL: http://www.aphsa.org/
Description: This site contains information on welfare from the federal, state, and local perspectives, related publications, and links to other related web sites.

Site: Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
URL:
http://bphc.hrsa.gov/
Description: The mission of the Bureau is "to increase access to comprehensive primary and preventive health care and to improve the health status of underserved and vulnerable population." This site contains an on-line information system to answer policy questions, improve BPHC policy dissemination to the field. This site also contains access to a number of databases, such as state profiles from a primary care perspective, and links to related primary care sites.

Site: CDC Wonder
URL:
http://wonder.cdc.gov/
Description: "CDC Wonder provides a single point of access to a variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and even numeric public health data."

Site: Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
URL:
http://www.chcs.org/
Description: This site provides links to Health Strategies Quarterly, reports on Children’s Issues in Managed Care (an Annie E. Casey Foundation initiative), The Medicaid Managed Care Program and Building Health Systems for People with Chronic Illnesses (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation programs).

Site: Center for Health Program Development and Management (CHPDM) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County
URL: http://www.umbc.edu/chpdm
Description: This site provides copies of draft regulations, guidelines, and Maryland’s 1115 Waiver information.

Site: Children, Youth and Family Consortium Electronic Clearinghouse
URL:
http://www.cyfc.umn.edu/
Description: Information related to the health, education and welfare of children, youth and families is available.

Site: Children’s Safety Network (CSN)
URL:
http://www.edc.org/HHD/csn
Description: This site provides information on injury and violence prevention.

Site: Clemson University Quality Management
URL:
http://deming.eng.clemson.edu/
Description: This site is a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Server. It provides information on quality improvement and education in quality.

Site: Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)
URL:
http://www.ems-c.org
Description: EMSC is concerned with the needs of ill and injured children. This site links to pediatric literature, and also provides the opportunity to browse the EMSC product catalogue, EMSC News Highlights, and current issues in EMSC.

Site: Family Health International (FHI)
URL: http://www.fhi.org/
Description: FHI works "to improve reproductive health around the world, with an emphasis on developing countries." This site includes information on HIV/AIDS, STDs, family planning, women’s studies, and FHI publications.

Site: FeMiNa
URL:
http://www.femina.com
Description: This is a searchable directory for links to women-related websites about health, family, education, fitness, culture and diversity, and more.

Site: Hardin MD (Meta Directory): Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health
URL:
http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/
Description: This is a guide to the most frequently cited lists of women’s health links.

Site: Healthy Steps for Young Children
URL:
http://www.healthysteps.org/
Description: This site focuses on the components of the Healthy Steps for Young Children Program. It is "a new across-the-board approach to pediatric health care for all children from birth to age three that focuses on their physical, psychological, emotional, and intellectual growth and development." Related publications and information about the program sites are also available.

Site: "I AM YOUR CHILD" Early Childhood Public Engagement Campaign
URL:
http://www.iamyourchild.org/
Description: This site contains information about early childhood development and related resources for parents and caregivers.

Site: Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP)
URL:
http://www.ichp.edu/
Description: Through the resources of the universities in Florida, this site provides assistance to lawmakers, health care providers and families, in the formulation and evaluation of health policies, programs and systems, including reports and publications. It contains a connection to MCH-NetLink, an information and education dissemination service, in addition to training and technical assistance to the MCH community through new technologies such as MCHNet Gopher and the Children with Special Health Care Needs ListServ.

Site: Kidshealth.org
URL:
http://www.kidshealth.org/
Description: This site contains information from the duPont Hospital for Children. Nemours Children’s Clinic on growth, nutrition, childhood illnesses, immunizations, and treatments.

Site: Mcare
URL:
http://www.mcare.org/
Description: This site provides current information on managed care, long-term services and supports, including links to news articles, government documents, research and policy papers, and individual perspectives.

Site: Medscape: Women’s Health
URL:
http://www.medscape.com/cmecenterdirectory/womenshealth/
Description: This site contains abstracts, peer-reviewed articles and a list of keywords that can be used for searching this topic, for health care providers and consumers (one-time registration required).

Site: MedWeb
URL
: http://www.MedWeb.Emory.Edu/MedWeb/
Description: This site connects to lists of internet resources on such issues as disabilities, databases, gynecology and women’s health, grants and funding, health care reform, nutrition, pediatrics, and public health.

Site: Minority Health Project
URL:
http://www.minority.unc.edu
Description: The overall purpose of the Minority Health Project (MHP) is to "improve the quality of available data on racial and ethnic populations, expand the capacity of minority-health researchers to conduct statistical research and develop research proposals, and to foster a network of researchers in minority health. Toward these goals, the University of North Carolina Department of Biostatistics in collaboration with the National Center for Health Statistics and the Association of Schools o f Public Health is maintaining two databases of minority health information."

Site: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH)
URL:
www.ncemch.org/
Description: This site provides information on Bright Futures, and information resources for the MCH community and policymakers.

Site: National Children’s Coalition
URL:
http://www.child.net/
Description: This site is a central resource and referral center for information on issues and activities centered around American children and teens.

Site: National Health Information Center
URL:
http://www.health.gov/nhic/
Description: The National Health Information Center is a health information referral service, putting health professionals and consumers with health questions in touch with the organizations best able to provide answers. The NHIC is a branch of the Public Health Service. This site has details on ODPHP, PHS, and HHS activities, health information resource databases, federal health information centers and clearinghouses, and publications.

Site: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICYD/NICHCY)
URL:
http://www.nichcy.org/
Description: "NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals." NICHCY publications, referrals to other organizations and access to their databases and Library are available through this web site.

Site: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
URL:
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/
Description: This site provides information on research relating to "neurobiologic, developmental, social, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of children, adults, families and populations."

Site: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
URL:
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
Description: U.S. government agency that conducts and supports research in mental illness and mental health. This site offers documents, publications, and grant information.

Site: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Address:
http://www.nih.gov/
Description: Information on AIDS, the Women’s Health Initiative and others areas (see National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) are provided on this site.

Site: National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse (NMCHC)
URL:
http://www.ask.hrsa.gov/MCH.cfm
Description: The NMCHC "distributes publications and provides referrals to additional resources in response to requests for information about maternal and child health from Federal, State, and local agencies; health professionals; educators; voluntary organizations; and the public." Subjects include: adolescent health, breastfeeding, CSHCN, infant and child health, maternal and child health services and programs, nutrition, prenatal care, SIDS, violence and injury prevention, and women’s health.

Site: National Safety Council
URL:
http://www.nsc.org/
Description: This site provides information on programs and publications on safety and health, and environmental health.

Site: National Women’s Health Information Center
URL: http://www.4women.gov/
Description: This site is a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health. This site is "a one-stop gateway for women seeking health information. NWHIC is a free information and resource service on women’ s health issues".

Site: Office of Minority Health Resource Center
URL:
http://www.omhrc.gov/
Description: A national resource and referral service on minority health issues, this site provides information on a variety of health topics, databases, publications, and funding resources.

Site: Office of Population Affairs (OPA)
URL:
http://opa.osophs.dhhs.gov/index.html
Description: This web site provides information on reproductive health, family planning, and adolescent pregnancy.

Site: Office of Research on Women’s Health
URL:
http://www4.od.nih.gov/orwh/nihpubs.html
Description: This site contains information about "NIH funding priorities for women’s health; the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993, which provides guidelines for including women and minorities in clinical studies; and the office’s activities to promote women in biomedical careers."

Site: Harriet Lane Links
URL:
http://derm.med.jhmi.edu/poi/
Description: This site is a useful starting point for investigating pediatrics on the web. It offers a large directory of institutions, information sources and agencies currently posted on the internet.

Site: Prevention Yellow Pages
URL:
http://www.tyc.state.tx.us/prevention/
Description: "A worldwide directory of programs, research, references, and resources dedicated to the prevention of youth problems and the promotion of nurturing children."

Site: PREVLINE—Prevention Online
URL:
http://www.health.org/
Description: "PREVLINE offers electronic access to searchable databases and substance abuse prevention materials that pertain to alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.

Site: Reproduction and Women’s Health-Related Science Sites
URL:
http://www.med.upenn.edu/~crrwh/ScientificSites.html
Description: This site provides information on upcoming meetings, scientific societies, grant and research information, and e-mail discussion groups.

Site: Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECS)
URL:
http://www.siecus.org/
Description: The mission of SIECS is "to develop, collect, disseminate information to promote comprehensive education about sexuality, and to advocate the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices." This site contains information about SIECS programs, publications, and other resources.

Site: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
URL:
http://www.samhsa.gov/
Description: SAMHSA’s mission is "to assure that quality substance abuse and mental health services are available to the people who need them and to ensure that prevention and treatment knowledge is used more effectively in the general health c are system." This site contains statistical information on substance abuse and mental health, managed care initiatives, and funding opportunities.

Site: Women’s Health America Group
URL:
http://www.womenshealth.com/
Description: This site provides women, men and health professionals educational information on a wide variety of women’s health topics, ranging from PMS, menopause, natural hormone replacement therapy to stress management and everything in between.

Site: Women’s Health Initiative
URL:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/whi/index.html
Description: This site "offers background and an overview of the Women’s Health Initiative activities, an update on its progress and recruitment status, as well as a list of participating institutions, studies in progress, and community prevention sites."

Site: YouthInfo
URL:
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb
Description: YouthInfo is designed to provide information about America’s adolescents, particularly information on youth research and policy, statistical profiles of adolescents, and reports and publications.

Site: Zero to Three
URL:
http://www.zerotothree.org/
Description: This site provides information on child development, parenting, and child care, as well as Zero to Three’s publications, programs, and services.

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Site: House Ways and Means Committee
URL:
http://waysandmeans.house.gov/
Description: This committee covers legislative areas on taxes, health, social security and welfare. This site contains links to committee activity and related documents.

Site: Library of Congress
URL:
http://www.loc.gov/
Description: This site provides access to legislative information, library catalog, special programs and services, as well as access to other libraries.

Site: Maryland General Assembly
URL:
http://mlis.state.md.us/
Description: The site provides full text of bills, fiscal notes, amendments offered on the floor, bill history and proceedings, hearing schedules by committee or date, and daily synopsis of legislation which is published by Legislative Reference. Maryland statutes also are available for browsing and are linked to bills which affect them. Assembly member e-mail addresses are listed as well.

Site: Thomas
URL:
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas2.html
Description: Thomas provides information about U.S. laws and lawmakers. It includes full texts of bills from Congress, committee hearing schedules, House floor schedules, and other materials. Future materials to be offered include full texts of the Congressional Record and the Congressional Research Services’ Bill Digest, a file containing summaries of legislation.

Site: U.S. House of Representatives
URL:
http://www.house.gov/
Description: This site provides access to legislative information as well as information about the Members, Committees, and Organizations of the House and to other U.S. government information resources.

Site: U.S. Senate
URL:
http://www.senate.gov/home.html
Description: This site provides information from and about members of the Senate, Senate Committees, and Senate leadership and support offices, as well as information about U.S. Senate legislative procedures, Senate facilities in the Capitol and the history of the Senate.

Policy Organizations/Programs

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Site: Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
URL:
http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/
Description: ACF promotes economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. This site provides a broad range of federal programs and services that address the needs of children and families.

Site: Agency for Health Care Policy Research (AHCPR)
URL:
http://www.ahcpr.gov/
Description: AHCPR is "the lead agency designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services."

Site: American Public Human Services Association
URL:
http://www.aphsa.org/
Description: This site contains information on welfare from the federal, state, and local perspectives, related publications, and links to other related web sites.

Site: The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
URL:
http://www.astho.org/
Description: ASTHO is engaged in a wide range of legislative, scientific, educational, and programmatic issues and activities on behalf of public health. This site also includes listing of State Health Departments with www sites.

Site: Building Bridges Between Traffic Safety and Public Health
URL:
http://www.edc.org/HHD/csn/buildbridges/
Description: A project of the Education Development Center, it promotes collaboration among public health, traffic safety, emergency medical service, and law enforcement professionals to prevent motor vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle injuries. T his site contains Building Bridges newsletters as well as the summary of the "Putting Partnerships into Practice: Strategies for Injury Control and Highway Safety Collaboration" conference, which can be downloaded and printed by the user.

Site: The Cato Institute
URL:
http://www.cato.org/
Description: Cato posts many of its materials on this Web site, including policy reports and its policy forum.

Site: Center for Child Health and Mental Health Policy
URL:
http://www.georgetown.edu/research/gucdc/
Description: A division of Georgetown University's Department of Pediatrics, the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development is founded on an interdisciplinary approach to service, training programs, research, community outreach, and public policy.

Site: Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
URL:
http://www.chcs.org/
Description: This site provides links to Health Strategies Quarterly, reports on Children’s Issues in Managed Care (an Annie E. Casey Foundation initiative), The Medicaid Managed Care Program and Building Health Systems for People with Chronic Illnesses (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation programs).

Site: Center for Health Program Development and Management (CHPDM) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County
URL:
http://www.umbc.edu/chpdm/
Description: This site provides copies of draft regulations, guidelines, and Maryland’s 1115 Waiver information.

Site: The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
URL:
http://www.clasp.org/
Description: This site provides policy research papers and advocacy information associated with improving the "economic conditions of low-income families and children."

Site: Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health
URL:
http://www.med.upenn.edu/~crrwh/
Description: This site contains an extensive list of links to related meetings, scientific societies, research centers, worldwide universities and agencies, population centers.

Site: Center for the Future of Children, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
URL:
http://www.futureofchildren.org/
Description: This site provides "reports related to children’s well-being, with special emphasis on providing objective analysis and evaluation, translating existing knowledge into effective programs and policies, and promoting constructive institutional change."

Site: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
URL:
http://www.cbpp.org/
Description: This site provides reports on the budget, welfare reform, living standards, and health policy.

Site: Center for Medicare
URL:
http://www.medicare.gov/
Description: This site provides general information on Medicaid as well as information for Medicare and Medicaid enrollment.

Site: Child Abuse Prevention Network
URL:
http://child-abuse.com/
Description: The "nerve center" for professionals in the field of child abuse prevention. Eight partner organizations can all be reached under one umbrella, and extensive resources are available online.

Site: Child Trends, Inc.
URL:
http://www.childtrends.org/
Description: "Child Trends, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and data analysis." This site contains information on their current research projects; abstracts of recent papers; a publication list; press releases; job announcements; and facts-at-a-glance.

Site: Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
URL:
http://www.cwla.org/
Description: CWLA provides a wide range of services to vulnerable children and youth, and strengthen and support families and children. CWLAs publication list, upcoming conferences and training, and regular updates and recommended actions on major issues can be viewed on this site.

Site: Children Now
URL:
http://www.childrennow.org/
Description: This site provides information about Children Now, including action alerts and a publication list. Children Now addresses many issues related to children, including media issues, safety, education, child care, and health.

Site: Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)
URL:
http://www.childrensdefense.org/
Description: Legislative updates on current health and welfare issues effecting children are available as well as information on various CDF initiatives.

Site: Electronic Policy Network
URL:
http://movingideas.org/
Description: Virtual magazines of interest provided here are "Welfare and Families" and "Health Policy." Links from this site include: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Center for Law and Social Policy, Political Science Quarterly, The Future of Children, The Commonwealth Fund, and the Center for Urban Policy Research.

Site: Families USA
URL:
http://www.familiesusa.org/
Description: Information at the grassroots level for organizations and individuals to "participate constructively in shaping health care policies in the public and private sectors." Reports and analyses for the public, policymakers and the media also are available.

Site: Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
URL:
http://www.frac.org/
Description: This site contains current news and analyses; information on federal food programs, hunger in the U.S., FRAC’s Building Blocks Project and on the Campaign to End Childhood Hunger. It also lists publications and products offered by FRAC.

Site: Human Services Policy Center
URL:
http://hspc.org
Description: The mission of this Center is "to improve the well-being of children and families by promoting collaborative and preventive approaches to service across professions."

Site: Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP)
URL:
http://www.ichp.edu/
Description: Through the resources of the universities in Florida, this site provides assistance to lawmakers, health care providers and families, in the formulation and evaluation of health policies, programs and systems, including reports and publications. It contains a connection to MCH-NetLink, an information and education dissemination service, in addition to training and technical assistance to the MCH community through new technologies such as MCHNet Gopher and the Children with Special Health Care Needs ListServ.

Site: Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
URL:
http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/irp/
Description: The Institute for Research on Poverty conducts research "into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the U.S." This site gives the visitor access to research and publications of the IRP as well as links to r elated resources.

Site: Intergovernmental Health Policy Project at The George Washington University (IHPP)
URL:
http://www.ncsl.org/ihpp/
Description: Provides research and reports on health care policy at the state and local levels. Issues of State Health Notes also are available.

Site: Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health
URL:
http://www.jiwh.org/
Description: The Jacobs Institute is an organization "committed to excellence in women’s health care." This site contains information of current issues in women’s health, publications, and grant information.

Site: Kaiser Family Foundation
URL:
http://www.kff.org/
Description: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public. The Foundation is primarily an operating organization that develops and runs its own research and communications programs, often in partnership with outside organizations.

Site: Maryland General Assembly
URL:
http://mlis.state.md.us/
Description: The site provides full text of bills, fiscal notes, amendments offered on the floor, bill history and proceedings, hearing schedules by committee or date, and daily synopsis of legislation which is published by Legislative Reference. Maryland statutes also are available for browsing and are linked to bills which affect them. Assembly member e-mail addresses are listed as well.

Site: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
URL:
http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/
Description: "Mathematica conducts public policy research and surveys for federal and state governments as well as private-sector clients. The company studies health care, education, welfare, employment, nutrition, child development, and other policy issues." This site contains information on current research and data areas as well as access to related publications.

Site: Mcare
URL:
http://www.mcare.org/
Description: This site provides current information on managed care, long-term services and supports, including links to news articles, government documents, research and policy papers, and individual perspectives.

Site: National Center for Infancy and Early Childhood Health Policy, University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health
URL:
http://www.ph.ucla.edu/chcfc/ntlcnter.htm
Description: "A project of the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the National Center for Infancy and Early Childhood Health Policy at UCLA conducts policy oriented research on maternal and child health policy, on managed care issues facing young children and a variety of other health issues affecting the health and well-being of infants and young children."

Site: National Children’s Coalition
URL:
http://www.child.net/
Description: This site is a central resource and referral center for information on issues and activities centered around American children and teens.

Site: The National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations (COSSMHO)
URL:
http://www.hispanichealth.org/
Description: The National Alliance for Hispanic Health's vision is "Strong, healthy Hispanic communities whose contributions are recognized by a society that fosters the health, well-being, and prosperity of all its members."

Site: National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) - Health Policy Tracking Service
URL:
http://www.stateserv.hpts.org/
Description: This site is maintained by NCSL’s Forum for State Health Policy Leadership. It contains "detailed summaries of each state plan; links to other important children’s health sites; CHIP-related publications, including recent articles from State Health Notes; multi-colored maps that list approved states as well as those that are pending; and tables that describe what each state is doing about key issues, such as cost sharing and mental health and substance abuse coverage."

Site: National Governors’ Association (NGA)
URL:
http://www.nga.org/
Description: This site contains NGA policy positions, press releases, issue briefs, access to NGA publications, and welfare reform information.

Site: National Health Policy Forum
URL:
http://www.nhpf.org/
Description: This site includes "a searchable catalogue of Forum activities since August 1995; Issue Briefs from recent meetings, downloadable as PDF files; links to other policy sites; and Forum facts and figures."

Site: National Partnership for Women and Families
URL:
http://www.nationalpartnership.org/
Description: This site contains information about the National Partnership’s new initiatives and national poll; guides to learn about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); in formation about their Work and Family Program and Health Care Program; and their latest press releases.

Site: The National Youth Rights Association
URL:
http://www.youthrights.org/
Description: The National Youth Rights Association seeks to protect the civil rights of young Americans.  Youthrights.org offers news, policy and advocacy topics related to rights for youth.

Site: The Northwestern/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research
URL:
http://www.jcpr.org/
Description: "The Poverty Center focuses on the causes of poverty and the effectiveness of policies aimed at reducing poverty...[in addition] facilitates the collection of new data, including state administrative data sets..." The site contains a working paper series, policy briefing materials, newsletters, information on small grants, as well as links to related sites.

Site: Policy.com
URL:
http://www.policy.com/
Description: This site provides policy and news updates.

Site: Thomas
URL:
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas2.html
Description: Thomas provides information about U.S. laws and lawmakers. It includes full texts of bills from Congress, committee hearing schedules, House floor schedules, and other materials. Future materials to be offered include full texts of the Congressional Record and the Congressional Research Services’ Bill Digest, a file containing summaries of legislation.

Site: Welfare and Families
URL:
http://movingideas.org/ideas/subjects/welfare-1.html
Description: "Welfare and Families" carries new articles, reports, and other information about the national debate over welfare reform and family issues.

Site: The Welfare Information Network
URL:
http://www.financeprojectinfo.org/win/
Description: This site serves as a "clearinghouse for information, policy analysis and technical assistance on welfare reform."

Site: Welfare Policy Center of the Hudson Institute (WPC)
URL:
http://www.welfarereformer.org/
Description: The Welfare Policy Center (WPC) conducts research and provides technical assistance on welfare reform. It is a resource for policymakers, program administrators, the press, and many others seeking to learn about cutting-edge welfare reforms and what it takes to make reforms effective. This website provides up-to-date information about key welfare issues and interesting welfare reforms being implemented throughout the country.

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Site: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
URL:
http://www.aafp.org/
Description: Information on a wide range of medical problems and health issues that affect families. Included on this site are AAFP’s publications and position statements.

Site: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
URL:
http://www.aap.org/
Description: The AAP is "committed to increasing services and enhancing the quality of information available." This site provides updates from the Washington office, state offices, and AAP publications.

Site: The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
URL:
http://www.abanet.org/domviol/home.html
Description: This site includes statistics, and related resources and publications.

Site: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
URL:
http://www.acog.com/
Description: ACOG is the national professional society for ob/gyns. This site includes publications and patient education materials in the areas of sex education, parenthood, maternal health care, nutrition, adolescent pregnancy, and sexual assault.

Site: American Dietetic Association (ADA)
URL:
http://www.eatright.org/
Description: This site contains position papers, fact sheets, press releases and publications on issues regarding nutrition, including child nutrition and nutrition during pregnancy.

Site: American Humane Association (AHA)
URL:
http://www.americanhumane.org/
Description: The goal of the Children’s Division of the AHA "is to ensure that there are effective and responsive services available in every community for families at risk of abuse and neglect." Specific services offered include: information services, program evaluation/consultation services, and training and educational resources. Available on their web site are AHA publications, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Site: American Nurses Association (ANA)
URL:
http://www.nursingworld.org/
Description: This site contains position statements, fact sheets, and press releases on immunization, reproductive health, home care after deliveries, and other issues.

Site: American Public Health Association (APHA)
URL:
http://www.apha.org/
Description: This site contains news and publications, legislative and policy information and membership information.

Site: American Public Human Services Association
URL:
http://www.aphsa.org/
Description: This site contains information on welfare from the federal, state, and local perspectives, related publications, and links to other related web sites.

Site: Annie E. Casey Foundation
URL:
http://www.aecf.org/
Description: This site provides updates on AECF initiatives, the full text of evaluations and reports, and data on the well-being of children, including AECF At-A-Glance, a mailing list, a search engine, KIDS COUNT, Publications, Initiatives and more.

Site: Association of MCH Programs (AMCHP)
URL:
http://www.amchp.org/
Description: AMCHP is a "national non-profit organization, which brings together public health programs addressing the needs of women in their reproductive years, children, and their families." This site provides information on Title V programs and other national and state level programs and policies which affect women, children, and families, including children with special health care needs. In addition, AMCHP has disseminated a list of Top Website Links for Children’s Health Insurance Information, which includes: the Health Care Financing Administration, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Governors’ Association, Families USA, the Institute for Child Health Policy, the MCH Bureau’s publication list and links to other MCH-related sites.

Site: Association of Schools of Public Health
URL:
http://www.asph.org/
Description: This site contains links to schools of public health in the U.S. and internationally.

Site: The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
URL:
http://www.astho.org
Description: ASTHO is engaged in a wide range of legislative, scientific, educational, and programmatic issues and activities on behalf of public health. This site also includes listing of State Health Departments with www sites.

Site: National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
URL:
http://www.naic.org/
Description: NAIC is an organization of insurance regulators responsible for protecting the interests of insurance consumers. This site provides education and publications related to health insurance.

Site: National Center on Child Fatality Review
URL:
http://ICAN-NCFR.org
Description: The ICAN National Center serves as the unifying resource for the hundreds of local and state level Child Fatality Review Teams, and national and international organizations in the field.

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Site: Agency for Health Care Policy Research (AHCPR)
URL:
http://www.ahcpr.gov/
Description: AHCPR is "the lead agency designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services."

Site: Child Health Research Project
URL:
http://www.childhealthresearch.org/
Description: Collaborative research on childhood diseases and the improvement of prevention. Its collaborating partners include: WHO/Child Health and Development, Harvard Institute for International Development/Health Office Group, Center for Health and Population Research, and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Site: Child Trends, Inc.
URL:
http://www.childtrends.org/
Description: "Child Trends, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and data analysis." This site contains information on their current research project s; abstracts of recent papers; a publication list; press releases; job announcements; and facts-at-a-glance.

Site: Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
URL: http://www.jhsph.edu/dept/pfrh
Description:
"The Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health (PFRH) was created in 1998 from the former Departments of Population Dynamics and Maternal and Child Health to address problems and changing patterns of population growth and reproduction globally and to assure the health and development of human populations across the life span with a special focus on vulnerable populations- mothers and infants, families, adolescents, children with special health care needs, women and the elderly- in the United States and internationally." Along with a calendar of events and a seminar series, information is available on admissions, the Department’s Annual Report, alumni, and links to related activities under the auspices of the Department.

Site: Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit - University of Washington, School of Medicine
URL: http://depts.washington.edu/fadu/

Site: Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
URL:
http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/irp/
Description: The Institute for Research on Poverty conducts research "into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the U.S." This site gives the visitor access to research and publications of the IRP as well as links to r elated resources.

Site: Intergovernmental Health Policy Project at The George Washington University (IHPP)
URL:
http://www.ncsl.org/ihpp/
Description: Provides research and reports on health care policy at the state and local levels. Issues of State Health Notes also are available.

Site: Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health
URL:
http://www.jiwh.org/
Description: The Jacobs Institute is an organization "committed to excellence in women’s health care." This site contains information of current issues in women’s health, publications, and grant information.

Site: Kaiser Family Foundation
URL:
http://www.kff.org/
Description: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public. The Foundation is primarily an operating organization that develops and runs its own research and communications programs, often in partnership with outside organizations.

Site: Making the Grade
URL:
http://www.healthinschools.org/home.asp
Description: This web site provides information and technical assistance on state initiatives in school-based health care.

Site: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
URL:
http://www.modimes.org/
Description: This site contains information for health professionals including information on birth defects and infant health statistics.

Site: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
URL:
http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/
Description: "Mathematica conducts public policy research and surveys for federal and state governments as well as private-sector clients. The company studies health care, education, welfare, employment, nutrition, child development, and other policy issues." This site contains information on current research and data areas as well as access to related publications.

Site: National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
URL:
http://www.nccp.org/
Description: The mission of the Center is "to identify and promote strategies that reduce the number of children living in poverty in the United States, and that improve the life chances of millions of children under six who are growing up poor ." This site provides news releases and reports, program activity summaries, and Center publications.

Site: National Center for Infancy and Early Childhood Health Policy, University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health
URL:
http://www.ph.ucla.edu/chcfc/ntlcnter.htm
Description: "A project of the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the National Center for Infancy and Early Childhood Health Policy at UCLA conducts policy oriented research on maternal and child health policy, on managed care issues facing young children and a variety of other health issues affecting the health and well-being of infants and young children."

Site: National Library of Medicine
URL:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
Description: This site provides fact sheets, reports and ordering information, as well as grant information from the National Library of Medicine.

Site: The Northwestern/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research
URL:
http://www.jcpr.org/
Description: "The Poverty Center focuses on the causes of poverty and the effectiveness of policies aimed at reducing poverty...[in addition] facilitates the collection of new data, including state administrative data sets..." The site contains a working paper series, policy briefing materials, newsletters, information on small grants, as well as links to related sites.

Site: Reproduction and Women’s Health-Related Science Sites
URL:
http://www.med.upenn.edu/~crrwh/ScientificSites.html
Description: This site provides information on upcoming meetings, scientific societies, grant and research information, and e-mail discussion groups.

Site: The Urban Institute
URL:
http://www.urban.org/
Description: The Urban Institute "investigates social and economic problems confronting the nation and government policies and programs designed to alleviate them." This site includes "Assessing the New Federalism," a state-by-state database on state social policies and family well-being.

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Site: Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
URL:
http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/
Description: ACF promotes economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. This site provides a broad range of federal programs and services that address the needs of children and families.

Site: Advocates for Youth
URL:
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/
Description: This site provides information and advocacy education to youth-serving agencies, professionals, policymakers, and the media.

Site: Agency for Health Care Policy Research (AHCPR)
URL:
http://www.ahcpr.gov/
Description: AHCPR is "the lead agency designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services."

Site: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
URL:
http://www.aafp.org/
Description: Information on a wide range of medical problems and health issues that affect families. Included on this site are AAFP’s publications and position statements.

Site: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
URL:
http://www.aap.org/
Description: The AAP is "committed to increasing services and enhancing the quality of information available." This site provides updates from the Washington office, state offices, and AAP publications.

Site: The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
URL:
http://www.abanet.org/domviol/home.html
Description: This site includes statistics, and related resources and publications.

Site: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
URL:
http://www.acog.com/
Description: ACOG is the national professional society for ob/gyns. This site includes publications and patient education materials in the areas of sex education, parenthood, maternal health care, nutrition, adolescent pregnancy, and sexual assault.

Site: American Dietetic Association (ADA)
URL:
http://www.eatright.org/
Description: This site contains position papers, fact sheets, press releases and publications on issues regarding nutrition, including child nutrition and nutrition during pregnancy.

Site: American Humane Association (AHA)
URL:
http://www.americanhumane.org/
Description: The goal of the Children’s Division of the AHA "is to ensure that there are effective and responsive services available in every community for families at risk of abuse and neglect." Specific services offered include: information services, program evaluation/consultation services, and training and educational resources. Available on their web site are AHA publications, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Site: American Nurses Association (ANA)
URL:
http://www.nursingworld.org/
Description: This site contains position statements, fact sheets, and press releases on immunization, reproductive health, home care after deliveries, and other issues.

Site: American Public Health Association (APHA)
URL:
http://www.apha.org/
Description: This site contains news and publications, legislative and policy information and membership information.

Site: American Public Human Services Association
URL:
http://www.aphsa.org/
Description: This site contains information on welfare from the federal, state, and local perspectives, related publications, and links to other related web sites.

Site: Annie E. Casey Foundation
URL:
http://www.aecf.org/
Description: This site provides updates on AECF initiatives, the full text of evaluations and reports, and data on the well-being of children, including AECF At-A-Glance, a mailing list, a search engine, KIDS COUNT, Publications, Initiatives and more.

Site: Association of MCH Programs (AMCHP)
URL:
http://www.amchp.org/
Description: AMCHP is a "national non-profit organization, which brings together public health programs addressing the needs of women in their reproductive years, children, and their families." This site provides information on Title V programs and other national and state level programs and policies which affect women, children, and families, including children with special health care needs. In addition, AMCHP has disseminated a list of Top Website Links for Children’s Health Insurance Information, which includes: the Health Care Financing Administration, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Governors’ Association, Families USA, the Institute for Child Health Policy, the MCH Bureau’s publication list and links to other MCH-related sites.

Site: Association of Schools of Public Health
URL:
http://www.asph.org/
Description: This site contains links to schools of public health in the U.S. and internationally.

Site: The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
URL:
http://www.astho.org/
Description: ASTHO is engaged in a wide range of legislative, scientific, educational, and programmatic issues and activities on behalf of public health. This site also includes listing of State Health Departments with www sites.

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Site: Bread for the World
URL:
http://www.bread.org/
Description: Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian movement lobbying for the world’s hungry people. This site lists resources to help the fight against hunger; publication information; action alerts; their newsletter, containing upcoming events; and general information about hunger and poverty.

Site: Building Bridges Between Traffic Safety and Public Health
URL:
http://www.edc.org/HHD/csn/buildbridges
Description: A project of the Education Development Center, it promotes collaboration among public health, traffic safety, emergency medical service, and law enforcement professionals to prevent motor vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle injuries. T his site contains Building Bridges newsletters as well as the summary of the "Putting Partnerships into Practice: Strategies for Injury Control and Highway Safety Collaboration" conference, which can be downloaded and printed by the user.

Site: Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
URL:
http://bphc.hrsa.gov/
Description: The mission of the Bureau is "to increase access to comprehensive primary and preventive health care and to improve the health status of underserved and vulnerable population." This site contains an on-line information system to answer policy questions, improve BPHC policy dissemination to the field. This site also contains access to a number of databases, such as state profiles from a primary care perspective, and links to related primary care sites.

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Site: The Cato Institute
URL:
http://www.cato.org/
Description: Cato posts many of its materials on this Web site, including policy reports and its policy forum.

Site: CDC Wonder
URL:
http://wonder.cdc.gov/
Description: "CDC Wonder provides a single point of access to a variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and even numeric public health data."

Site: Center for Child Health and Mental Health Policy
URL:
http://www.dml.georgetown.edu/depts/pediatrics/gucdc/policy1.html#centers
Description: The Center for Child Health and Mental Health Policy, within the Georgetown University Child Development Center, "addresses key policy issues to improve the physical and mental health of children and families."

Site: Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
URL:
http://www.chcs.org/
Description: This site provides links to Health Strategies Quarterly, reports on Children’s Issues in Managed Care (an Annie E. Casey Foundation initiative), The Medicaid Managed Care Program and Building Health Systems for People with Chronic Illnesses (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation programs).

Site: Center for Health Program Development and Management (CHPDM) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County
URL:
http://www.umbc.edu/chpdm
Description: This site provides copies of draft regulations, guidelines, and Maryland’s 1115 Waiver information.

Site: The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
URL:
http://www.clasp.org/
Description: This site provides policy research papers and advocacy information associated with improving the "economic conditions of low-income families and children."

Site: Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health
URL:
http://www.med.upenn.edu/~crrwh/
Description: This site contains an extensive list of links to related meetings, scientific societies, research centers, worldwide universities and agencies, population centers.

Site: Center for the Future of Children, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
URL:
http://www.futureofchildren.org/
Description: This site provides "reports related to children’s well-being, with special emphasis on providing objective analysis and evaluation, translating existing knowledge into effective programs and policies, and promoting constructive institutional change."

Site: Center on Access to Disability Data
URL:
http://www.infouse.com/disabilitydata/
Description: This site contains references on national statistical information on disability, including excerpts from the "Chartbook on Disability in the United States." In addition, it lists federal U.S. organizations that collect disability data.

Site: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
URL:
http://www.cbpp.org/
Description: This site provides reports on the budget, welfare reform, living standards, and health policy.

Site: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
URL:
http://www.cdc.gov/
Description: This site provides information about health risks, prevention guidelines, diseases, injuries and disabilities, immunization, and infants’, children’s, and women’s health.

Site: Center for Medicare
URL:
http://www.medicare.gov/
Description: This site provides general information on Medicare as well as more specific information for Medicare and Medicaid enrollment.

Site: Child Abuse Prevention Network
URL:
http://child-abuse.com/
Description: The "nerve center" for professionals in the field of child abuse prevention. Eight partner organizations can all be reached under one umbrella, and extensive resources are available online.

Site: Child Health Research Project
URL:
http://www.childhealthresearch.org/
Description: Collaborative research on childhood diseases and the improvement of prevention. Its collaborating partners include: WHO/Child Health and Development, Harvard Institute for International Development/Health Office Group, Center for Health and Population Research, and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Site: Child Trends, Inc.
URL:
http://www.childtrends.org/
Description: "Child Trends, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and data analysis." This site contains information on their current research project s; abstracts of recent papers; a publication list; press releases; job announcements; and facts-at-a-glance.

Site: Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
URL:
http://www.cwla.org/
Description: CWLA provides a wide range of services to vulnerable children and youth, and strengthen and support families and children. CWLAs publication list, upcoming conferences and training, and regular updates and recommended actions on major issues can be viewed on this site.

Site: Children Now
URL:
http://www.childrennow.org/
Description: This site provides information about Children Now, including action alerts and a publication list. Children Now addresses many issues related to children, including media issues, safety, education, child care, and health.

Site: Children, Youth and Family Consortium Electronic Clearinghouse
URL:
http://www.cyfc.umn.edu/
Description: Information related to the health, education and welfare of children, youth and families is available.

Site: Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)
URL:
http://www.childrensdefense.org/
Description: Legislative updates on current health and welfare issues effecting children are available as well as information on various CDF initiatives.

Site: Children’s Safety Network (CSN)
URL:
http://www.edc.org/HHD/csn/
Description: This site provides information on injury and violence prevention.

Site: Clemson University Quality Management
URL:
http://deming.eng.clemson.edu/
Description: This site is a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Server. It provides information on quality improvement and education in quality.

Site: Combined Health Information Database (CHID)
URL:
http://chid.nih.gov/
Description: CHID is a "database produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government. This database provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources. The value of this database is that it lists a wealth of health promotion and education materials and program descriptions that are not indexed elsewhere."

Site: The Commonwealth Fund
URL:
http://www.cmwf.org/
Description: This site provides information on research on health and social policy issues, including programs, recent work, and publications produced under the auspices of this national foundation.

Site: Connect For KIDS
URL:
http://www.connectforkids.org/
Description: This site is an interactive place to get and share information about kids platforms.

Site: The Council on Foundations
URL:
http://www.cof.org/
Description: "An association of foundations and corporations serving the public by promoting and enhancing effective and responsible philanthropy."

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Site: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
URL:
http://www.dhhs.gov/
Description: From the home page of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the visitor can go to the home pages of different agencies within DHHS, search databases, etc. (see Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal an d Child Health Bureau, and the Office of Population Affairs addresses).

Site: Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
URL:
http://www.jhsph.edu/dept/pfrh
Description: "The Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health (PFRH) was created in 1998 from the former Departments of Population Dynamics and Maternal and Child Health to address problems and changing patterns of population growth and reproduction globally and to assure the health and development of human populations across the life span with a special focus on vulnerable populations- mothers and infants, families, adolescents, children with special health care needs, women and the elderly- in the United States and internationally." Along with a calendar of events and a seminar series, information is available on admissions, the Department’s Annual Report, alumni, and links to related activities under the auspices of the Department.

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Site: Electronic Policy Network
URL:
http://movingideas.org/
Description: Virtual magazines of interest provided here are "Welfare and Families" and "Health Policy." Links from this site include: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Center for Law and Social Policy, Political Science Quarterly, The Future of Children, The Commonwealth Fund, and the Center for Urban Policy Research.

Site: Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)
URL:
http://www.ems-c.org/
Description: EMSC is concerned with the needs of ill and injured children. This site links to pediatric literature, and also provides the opportunity to browse the EMSC product catalogue, EMSC News Highlights, and current issues in EMSC.

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Site: Family Health International (FHI)
URL:
http://www.fhi.org/
Description: FHI works "to improve reproductive health around the world, with an emphasis on developing countries." This site includes information on HIV/AIDS, STDs, family planning, women’s studies, and FHI publications.

Site: Families USA
URL:
http://www.familiesusa.org/
Description: Information at the grassroots level for organizations and individuals to "participate constructively in shaping health care policies in the public and private sectors." Reports and analyses for the public, policymakers and the media also are available.

Site: The Federal Information Center (FIC)
URL:
http://fic.info.gov/
Description: Trained staff will answer your questions about the U.S. Federal Government.

Site: FedWorld
URL:
http://www.fedworld.gov/
Description: On-line assistance with accessing U.S. Government information. One-stop location for the public to locate, order, and have information delivered to them.

Site: FeMiNa
URL:
http://www.femina.com/
Description: This is a searchable directory for links to women-related websites about health, family, education, fitness, culture and diversity, and more.

Site: Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit - University of Washington, School of Medicine
URL: http://depts.washington.edu/fadu/

Site: Food and Nutrition Information Center, USDA
URL:
http://www.nalusda.gov/fnic
Description: This site contains databases and publications on food safety, healthy school meals, WIC, nutrition education, dietary guidelines, and links to related Internet sites.

Site: Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
URL:
http://www.frac.org/
Description: This site contains current news and analyses; information on federal food programs, hunger in the U.S., FRAC’s Building Blocks Project and on the Campaign to End Childhood Hunger. It also lists publications and products offered by F RAC.

Site: Foundation Center
URL:
http://fdncenter.org/
Description: The Foundation Center "maintains a comprehensive and up-to-date database on foundations and corporate giving programs, by producing directories, and by analyzing trends in foundation support of the nonprofit sector." This Web site includes postings of information on grantmakers, past editions of the "Philanthropy News Digest," links to other foundation sites, and other materials.

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Site: The Grantsmanship Center
URL:
http://www.tgci.com/
Description: The Grantsmanship Center is a fundraising, training and information center providing workshops, seminars, publications and foundation information.

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Site: Hardin MD (Meta Directory): Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health
URL:
http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/
Description: This is a guide to the most frequently cited lists of women’s health links.

Site: Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
URL:
http://cms.hhs.gov/
Description: This site provides information on Medicare, Medicaid, laws and regulations, statistics and data, publications and grant forms.

Site: Healthfinder
URL:
http://www.healthfinder.gov/
Description: This site links visitors to publications, databases, government and non-profit organizations that produce consumer health information.

Site: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
URL:
http://www.hrsa.gov/
Description: This site contains links to HRSA’s programs (including the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Center for Managed Care, and the Bureau of Primary Health Care) as well as information on grant contracts and HRSA’s budget and appropr iations.

Site: HRSA Women’s Health
URL:
http://www.hrsa.gov/womenshealth/
Description: This site contains "an overview of HRSA’s Women’s Health office as well as the complete text of the HRSA’s Women’s Health Agenda, and the Women’s Health Fact Sheet". Relevant contact information and organizational resources are also provided as well as updates on upcoming agency events and activities related to women’s health.

Site: Healthy People 2000
URL:
http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/pubs/hp2000/
Description: This site contains fact sheets, progress reviews, and publications on national health promotion and disease prevention objectives.

Site: Healthy Steps for Young Children
URL:
http://www.healthysteps.org/
Description: This site focuses on the components of the Healthy Steps for Young Children Program. It is "a new across-the-board approach to pediatric health care for all children from birth to age three that focuses on their physical, psychological, emotional, and intellectual growth and development." Related publications and information about the program sites are also available.

Site: House Ways and Means Committee
URL:
http://waysandmeans.house.gov/
Description: This committee covers legislative areas on taxes, health, social security and welfare. This site contains links to committee activity and related documents.

Site: Human Services Policy Center
URL:
http://hspc.org/
Description: The mission of this Center is "to improve the well-being of children and families by promoting collaborative and preventive approaches to service across professions."

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Site: "I AM YOUR CHILD" Early Childhood Public Engagement Campaign
URL:
http://www.iamyourchild.org/
Description: This site contains information about early childhood development and related resources for parents and caregivers.

Site: Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP)
URL:
http://www.ichp.edu/
Description: Through the resources of the universities in Florida, this site provides assistance to lawmakers, health care providers and families, in the formulation and evaluation of health policies, programs and systems, including reports and publications. It contains a connection to MCH-NetLink, an information and education dissemination service, in addition to training and technical assistance to the MCH community through new technologies such as MCHNet Gopher and the Children with Special Health Care Needs ListServ.

Site: Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
URL:
http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/irp/
Description: The Institute for Research on Poverty conducts research "into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the U.S." This site gives the visitor access to research and publications of the IRP as well as links to related resources.

Site: Intergovernmental Health Policy Project at The George Washington University (IHPP)
URL:
http://www.ncsl.org/ihpp/
Description: Provides research and reports on health care policy at the state and local levels. Issues of State Health Notes also are available.

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Site: Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health
URL:
http://www.jiwh.org/
Description: The Jacobs Institute is an organization "committed to excellence in women’s health care." This site contains information of current issues in women’s health, publications, and grant information.

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Site: Kaiser Family Foundation
URL:
http://www.kff.org/
Description: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public. The Foundation is primarily an operating organization that develops and runs its own research and communications programs, often in partnership with outside organizations.

Site: Kids Count
URL:
http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/
Description: Kids Count is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. It is "a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States." The website contains 1998 Kids Count data online; model child care programs and policies; yearly overviews and summaries of Kids Count; data on the well-being of children in large cities; and contacts for state Kids Count projects.

Site: Kidshealth.org
URL:
http://www.kidshealth.org/
Description: This site contains information from the duPont Hospital for Children. Nemours Children’s Clinic on growth, nutrition, childhood illnesses, immunizations, and treatments.

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Site: Library of Congress
URL:
http://www.loc.gov/
Description: This site provides access to legislative information, library catalog, special programs and services, as well as access to other libraries.

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Site: Making the Grade
URL:
http://www.healthinschools.org/home.asp
Description: This web site provides information and technical assistance on state initiatives in school-based health care.

Site: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
URL:
http://www.modimes.org/
Description: This site contains information for health professionals including information on birth defects and infant health statistics.

Site: Maryland General Assembly
URL:
http://mlis.state.md.us/
Description: The site provides full text of bills, fiscal notes, amendments offered on the floor, bill history and proceedings, hearing schedules by committee or date, and daily synopsis of legislation which is published by Legislative Reference. Maryland statutes also are available for browsing and are linked to bills which affect them. Assembly member e-mail addresses are listed as well.

Site: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
URL:
http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/
Description: This is the homepage of the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. From this page you can access MCHB fact sheets on various programs and projects, as well as Federal Register Notices pertaining to the MCHB, and grants guidance and forms.

Site: Maternal and Infant Health
URL:
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/m_infant.htm
Description: Descriptions of CDC programs and activities in maternal and infant health surveillance systems, pregnancy risk monitoring, maternal and child health capacity building, infant mortality, women’s reproductive health, and teen pregnancy prevention are available.

Site: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
URL:
http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/
Description: "Mathematica conducts public policy research and surveys for federal and state governments as well as private-sector clients. The company studies health care, education, welfare, employment, nutrition, child development, and other policy issues." This site contains information on current research and data areas as well as access to related publications.

Site: Mcare
URL:
http://www.mcare.org/
Description: This site provides current information on managed care, long-term services and supports, including links to news articles, government documents, research and policy papers, and individual perspectives.

Site: Medicare Bureau
URL:
http://www.medicare.gov/
Description: This site provides general information on Medicaid as well as more specific information for Medicare and Medicaid enrollment.

Site: Medscape: Women’s Health
URL:
http://www.medscape.com/cmecenterdirectory/womenshealth/
Description: This site contains abstracts, peer-reviewed articles and a list of keywords that can be used for searching this topic, for health care providers and consumers (one-time registration required).

Site: MedWeb
URL:
http://www.MedWeb.Emory.Edu/MedWeb/
Description: This site connects to lists of internet resources on such issues as disabilities, databases, gynecology and women’s health, grants and funding, health care reform, nutrition, pediatrics, and public health.

Site: Minority Health Project
URL:
http://www.minority.unc.edu/
Description: The overall purpose of the Minority Health Project (MHP) is to "improve the quality of available data on racial and ethnic populations, expand the capacity of minority-health researchers to conduct statistical research and develop research proposals, and to foster a network of researchers in minority health. Toward these goals, the University of North Carolina Department of Biostatistics in collaboration with the National Center for Health Statistics and the Association of Schools o f Public Health is maintaining two databases of minority health information."

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Site: National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
URL:
http://www.naic.org/
Description: NAIC is an organization of insurance regulators responsible for protecting the interests of insurance consumers. This site provides education and publications related to health insurance.

Site: National Center on Child Fatality Review
URL:
http://ICAN-NCFR.org/
Description: The ICAN National Center serves as the unifying resource for the hundreds of local and state level Child Fatality Review Teams, and national and international organizations in the field.

Site: National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
URL:
http://www.nccp.org/
Description: The mission of the Center is "to identify and promote strategies that reduce the number of children living in poverty in the United States, and that improve the life chances of millions of children under six who are growing up poor." This site provides news releases and reports, program activity summaries, and Center publications.

Site: National Center for Education Statistics
URL:
http://nces.ed.gov/
Description: The purpose of the National Center for Education Statistics is to "collect and report statistics and information showing the condition and progress of education in the U.S. and other nations in order to promote and accelerate the improvement of American education." The site provides news updates; publication information; and data and surveys.

Site: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH)
URL:
http://www.ncemch.org/
Description: This site provides information on Bright Futures, and information resources for the MCH community and policymakers.

Site: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
URL:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/
Description: This site contains links to data from Phase 1 of the 1994 NHIS Disability Supplement, Mortality Tables, database searches and queries, publications, news releases, and fact sheets.

Site: National Center for Infancy and Early Childhood Health Policy, University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health
URL:
http://www.ph.ucla.edu/chcfc/ntlcnter.htm
Description: "A project of the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the National Center for Infancy and Early Childhood Health Policy at UCLA conducts policy oriented research on maternal and child health policy, on managed care issues facing young children and a variety of other health issues affecting the health and well-being of infants and young children."

Site: National Children’s Coalition
URL:
http://www.child.net/
Description: This site is a central resource and referral center for information on issues and activities centered around American children and teens.

Site: The National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations (COSSMHO)
URL:
http://www.hispanichealth.org/
Description: The National Alliance for Hispanic Health's vision is "Strong, healthy Hispanic communities whose contributions are recognized by a society that fosters the health, well-being, and prosperity of all its members."

Site: National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA)
URL:
http://www.ncqa.org/
Description: NCQA is dedicated to "assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans and health maintenance organizations." This site provides information on performance measurement/report cards (HEDIS) and Accreditation Summary Reports.

Site: National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) - Health Policy Tracking Service
URL:
http://www.stateserv.hpts.org/
Description: This site is maintained by NCSL’s Forum for State Health Policy Leadership. It contains "detailed summaries of each state plan; links to other important children’s health sites; CHIP-related publications, including recent articles from State Health Notes; multi-colored maps that list approved states as well as those that are pending; and tables that describe what each state is doing about key issues, such as cost sharing and mental health and substance abuse coverage."

Site: National Governors’ Association (NGA)
URL:
http://www.nga.org/
Description: This site contains NGA policy positions, press releases, issue briefs, access to NGA publications, and welfare reform information.

Site: National Health Information Center
URL:
http://www.health.gov/nhic/
Description: The National Health Information Center is a health information referral service, putting health professionals and consumers with health questions in touch with the organizations best able to provide answers. The NHIC is a branch of the Public Health Service. This site has details on ODPHP, PHS, and HHS activities, health information resource databases, federal health information centers and clearinghouses, and publications.

Site: National Health Policy Forum
URL:
http://www.nhpf.org/
Description: This site includes "a searchable catalogue of Forum activities since August 1995; Issue Briefs from recent meetings, downloadable as PDF files; links to other policy sites; and Forum facts and figures."

Site: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICYD/NICHCY)
URL:
http://www.nichcy.org/
Description: "NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals." NICHCY publications, referrals to other organizations and access to their databases and Library are available through this web site.

Site: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
URL:
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/
Description: This site provides information on research relating to "neurobiologic, developmental, social, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of children, adults, families and populations."

Site: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
URL:
http://www.infouse.com/disabilitydata/
Description: This site contains references on national statistical information on disability, including excerpts from the "Chartbook on Disability in the United States." In addition, it lists federal U.S. organizations that collect disability data.

Site: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
URL:
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
Description: U.S. government agency that conducts and supports research in mental illness and mental health. This site offers documents, publications, and grant information.

Site: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
URL:
http://www.nih.gov/
Description: Information on AIDS, the Women’s Health Initiative and others areas (see National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) are provided on this site.

Site: National Library of Medicine
URL:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
Description: This site provides fact sheets, reports and ordering information, as well as grant information from the National Library of Medicine.

Site: National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse (NMCHC)
URL:
http://www.ask.hrsa.gov/MCH.cfm
Description: The NMCHC "distributes publications and provides referrals to additional resources in response to requests for information about maternal and child health from Federal, State, and local agencies; health professionals; educators; voluntary organizations; and the public." Subjects include: adolescent health, breastfeeding, CSHCN, infant and child health, maternal and child health services and programs, nutrition, prenatal care, SIDS, violence and injury prevention, and women’s health.

Site: National Partnership for Women and Families
URL:
http://www.nationalpartnership.org/
Description: This site contains information about the National Partnership’s new initiatives and national poll; guides to learn about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); in formation about their Work and Family Program and Health Care Program; and their latest press releases.

Site: National Safety Council
URL:
http://www.nsc.org/
Description: This site provides information on programs and publications on safety and health, and environmental health.

Site: National Youth Rights Association
URL:
http://www.youthrights.org/
Description: The National Youth Rights Association seeks to protect the civil rights of young Americans.  Youthrights.org offers news, policy and advocacy topics related to rights for youth.

Site: National Women’s Health Information Center
URL:
http://www.4women.gov/
Description: This site is a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health. This site is "a one-stop gateway for women seeking health information. NWHIC is a free information and resource service on women’ s health issues".

Site: The New York Times Women’s Health Page
URL:
http://www.nytimes.com/women/nyt
Description: This site contains resources, data, and information on women’s health issues.

Site: The Northwestern/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research
URL:
http://www.jcpr.org/
Description: "The Poverty Center focuses on the causes of poverty and the effectiveness of policies aimed at reducing poverty...[in addition] facilitates the collection of new data, including state administrative data sets..." The site contains a working paper series, policy briefing materials, newsletters, information on small grants, as well as links to related sites.

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Site: Office of Minority Health Resource Center
URL:
http://www.omhrc.gov/
Description: A national resource and referral service on minority health issues, this site provides information on a variety of health topics, databases, publications, and funding resources.

Site: Office of Population Affairs (OPA)
URL:
http://opa.osophs.dhhs.gov/index.html
Description: This web site provides information on reproductive health, family planning, and adolescent pregnancy.

Site: Office of Research on Women’s Health
URL:
http://www4.od.nih.gov/orwh/nihpubs.html
Description: This site contains information about "NIH funding priorities for women’s health; the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993, which provides guidelines for including women and minorities in clinical studies; and the office’s activities to promote women in biomedical careers."

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Site: The Pew Charitable Trusts
URL:
http://www.pewtrusts.com/index.cfm
Description: This site contains information programs, publications, and grant guidelines of the Pew Charitable Trusts

Site: Harriet Lane Links
URL:
http://derm.med.jhmi.edu/poi/
Description: This site is a useful starting point for investigating pediatrics on the web. It offers a large directory of institutions, information sources and agencies currently posted on the internet.

Site: Policy.com
URL:
http://www.policy.com/
Description: This site provides policy and news updates.

Site: Prevention Yellow Pages
URL:
http://www.tyc.state.tx.us/prevention/
Description: "A worldwide directory of programs, research, references, and resources dedicated to the prevention of youth problems and the promotion of nurturing children."

Site: PREVLINE—Prevention Online
URL:
http://www.health.org/
Description: "PREVLINE offers electronic access to searchable databases and substance abuse prevention materials that pertain to alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.

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Site: Reproduction and Women’s Health-Related Science Sites
URL:
http://www.med.upenn.edu/~crrwh/ScientificSites.html
Description: This site provides information on upcoming meetings, scientific societies, grant and research information, and e-mail discussion groups.

Site: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
URL:
http://www.rwjf.org/main.html
Description: Access to Health Tracking to examine and report on the nation’s changing health care system, American Healthline, and the Foundation’s programs and projects which focus on improving health and health care for all Americans are avail able on this site.

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Site: Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECS)
URL:
http://www.siecus.org/
Description: The mission of SIECS is "to develop, collect, disseminate information to promote comprehensive education about sexuality, and to advocate the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices." This site contains information about SIECS programs, publications, and other resources.

Site: Social Security Administration
URL:
http://www.ssa.gov/SSA_Home.html
Description: This site contains information regarding benefits, laws and regulations, Medicare, public information resources, and links to other related sites.

Site: Social Statistics Briefing Room (SSBR)
URL:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/ssbr.html
Description: The purpose of this site is to provide easy access to current federal social statistics. This site provides links to information produced by all federal agencies. All information is maintained by the statistical units of those agencies.

Site: Stand for Children
URL:
http://www.stand.org/
Description: "Stand For Children is a national organization that encourages individuals to improve children’s lives." Their mission is to "identify, train, and connect local children’s activists engaging in advocacy, awareness-raising, and service initiatives on an ongoing basis as part of Stand For Children Chapters also known as Children’s Action Teams (CATs)." This site contains their newsletter; resources and updates on the organization.

Site: StateSearch
URL:
http://www.nasire.org/ss/
Description: StateSearch of The National Association of State Information Resource Executives (NASIRE), is a directory for state government information on the Web. It is searchable by subject areas including, health, human services and welfare.

Site: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
URL:
http://www.samhsa.gov/
Description: SAMHSA’s mission is "to assure that quality substance abuse and mental health services are available to the people who need them and to ensure that prevention and treatment knowledge is used more effectively in the general health c are system." This site contains statistical information on substance abuse and mental health, managed care initiatives, and funding opportunities.

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Site: Thomas
URL:
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas2.html
Description: Thomas provides information about U.S. laws and lawmakers. It includes full texts of bills from Congress, committee hearing schedules, House floor schedules, and other materials. Future materials to be offered include full texts of the Congressional Record and the Congressional Research Services’ Bill Digest, a file containing summaries of legislation.

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Site: The Urban Institute
URL:
http://www.urban.org/
Description: The Urban Institute "investigates social and economic problems confronting the nation and government policies and programs designed to alleviate them." This site includes "Assessing the New Federalism," a state-by-state database on state social policies and family well-being.

Site: U.S. Census Bureau
URL:
http://www.census.gov/
Description: This site contains current survey reports, data on MCH-related topics, including births, and other demographic information.

Site: U.S. Department of Agriculture
URL:
http://www.usda.gov/
Description: This site contains news and information; job opportunities; current events; and related agency information.

Site: U.S. Department of Education
URL:
http://www.ed.gov/
Description: This site provides information on programs, services, publications, products, grant resources, and links to additional education sites on the web.

Site: U.S. Department of Justice
URL:
http://www.usdoj.gov/
Description: This site provides new and important information in the world of justice; information on related organizations; current news; publications and documents; employment opportunities; community support and grants; fugitives and missing persons; and justice for kids and youth.

Site: U.S. Department of Labor
URL:
http://www.dol.gov/
Description: This site contains the search engine, America’s Job Bank; a system called Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses (elaws); a list of DOL agencies; the DOL library; laws and regulations; statistics and data; news updates; and programs and services of the DOL.

Site: U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)
URL:
http://www.access.gpo.gov/
Description: This site provides documents printed by various government agencies and distributed by the Superintendent of Documents for printing and purchasing.

Site: U.S. House of Representatives
URL:
http://www.house.gov/
Description: This site provides access to legislative information as well as information about the Members, Committees, and Organizations of the House and to other U.S. government information resources.

Site: U.S. Senate
URL:
http://www.senate.gov/home.html
Description: This site provides information from and about members of the Senate, Senate Committees, and Senate leadership and support offices, as well as information about U.S. Senate legislative procedures, Senate facilities in the Capitol and the history of the Senate.

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Site: Welfare and Families
URL:
http://movingideas.org/ideas/subjects/welfare-1.html
Description: "Welfare and Families" carries new articles, reports, and other information about the national debate over welfare reform and family issues.

Site: The Welfare Information Network
URL:
http://www.financeprojectinfo.org/win/
Description: This site serves as a "clearinghouse for information, policy analysis and technical assistance on welfare reform."

Site: Welfare Policy Center of the Hudson Institute (WPC)
URL:
http://www.welfarereformer.org/
Description: The Welfare Policy Center (WPC) conducts research and provides technical assistance on welfare reform. It is a resource for policymakers, program administrators, the press, and many others seeking to learn about cutting-edge welfare reforms and what it takes to make reforms effective. This website provides up-to-date information about key welfare issues and interesting welfare reforms being implemented throughout the country.

Site: The White House
URL:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/
Description: This site contains information and services from the federal government, White House documents, daily press releases, including Saturday Radio Addresses.

Site: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
URL:
http://www.wkkf.org/
Description: "The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is ‘to help people help themselves through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations.’"

Site: Women’s Health America Group
URL:
http://www.womenshealth.com/
Description: This site provides women, men and health professionals educational information on a wide variety of women’s health topics, ranging from PMS, menopause, natural hormone replacement therapy to stress management and everything in between.

Site: Women’s Health Initiative
URL:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/whi/index.html
Description: This site "offers background and an overview of the Women’s Health Initiative activities, an update on its progress and recruitment status, as well as a list of participating institutions, studies in progress, and community prevention sites."

Site: World Health Organization (WHO)
URL:
http://www.who.ch/
Description: World Health Reports, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Statistical Information Systems, newsletters, publications.

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Site: Zero to Three
URL:
http://www.zerotothree.org
Description: This site provides information on child development, parenting, and child care, as well as Zero to Three’s publications, programs, and services.


 

 

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