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Organizations, Publications, Reports, Policy & Research

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African American Women and Breastfeeding Guide

Alan Guttmacher Institute - Sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis, and public education.

American Diabetes Association - the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum - a national advocacy organization - dedicated to promoting policy, program, and research efforts to improve the health and well-being of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

Annie E Casey Foundation - - a national foundation that fosters public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs - - AMCHP is the national organization representing state public health leaders and others working to improve the health and well being of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs.


scrollorgzBlack Healthcare - Blackhealthcare.com is a culturally oriented and ethnically focused comprehensive internet-based health and medical information provider dedicated to addressing the special health problems of African-Americans.

Black Womens Health - the premiere Internet site dedicated to promoting the physical, mental and spiritual wellness of today's African American woman.

Body and Mind - - an interactive tool for adolescents, providing up-to-date information and encouragement to increase their level of physical activity and establish fitness habits that will stay with them for life.

Building Partnerships for Youth (BPY) a project to help organizations provide youth, ages 9 to 13, with the motivation to delay the onset of sexual intercourse.

Celebra La Vida Con Salud a health campaign for the Hispanic community. ¡Celebra La Vida Con Salud! Una campaña de salud para la comunidad hispana en los Estados Unidos.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services) – administers the Medicare program and works with states to administer Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards.

CHAMP (Child Abuse Medical Provider) Toolkit -. Child Abuse Evaluation & Treatment for Medical Providers provides a single, comprehensive source of child abuse information that offers tools and resources with which to diagnose and manage child and adolescent abuse victims. It is a resource for medical providers who do not have a background or expertise in forensic pediatrics and are striving to develop best practice standards for their patient care setting.

Child Care Coordinating Council - a statewide, not-for-profit, membership organization - promoting excellence in early care and education with equal access for all families.

Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc. - a private, non-profit resource and referral organization dedicated to optimizing the quality of life for children and working parents.

Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc. - a private, non-profit working to ensure that all children in Rockland County and the surrounding areas have equal access to quality child care and early education services.

Child Care Council of Dutchess, Inc. - an agency committed to the needs of children and care givers throughout Dutchess County, New York.

Children's Defense Fund -a National Child Advocacy Organization.

Closing the Health Gap A national campaign designed to help improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations, who are affected by serious diseases and health conditions at far greater rates than other Americans.

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services --Promoting the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families.


Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease "Make the Link" Toolkit Reproducible patient handouts covering 26 Diabetes and/or CVD topics offered by the American Diabetes Association to help educate diabetes patients about how to decrease their risk for heart disease and stroke.

Dorough Lupus Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization. The Foundation's goals are to aide in research, educate the public and to provide financial assistance to organizations helping individuals living with Lupus who cannot afford treatment.

EthnicMajority - EthnicMajority.com's mission is to promote diversity by empowering African, Hispanic, and Asian Americans to achieve advancement in politics, business, work, and society in general. We do this by offering the most comprehensive, compelling, and useful information about diversity issues and the means to take action.

Everyday Choices for a Healthier LIFE - - Learn how you can significantly improve your health through everyday choices.

Families USA - - a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.


GeneTests - www.genetests.org a publicly funded medical genetics information resource developed for physicians, other healthcare providers, and researchers, available at no cost to all interested persons.

Girls Health (www.GirlsHealth.gov) developed by the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, to promote healthy, positive behaviors in girls between the ages of 10 and 16. The site gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women, and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home.

GotMom.org was created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives to provide breastfeeding information and resources for mothers and families.

Guidelines For the Treatment of People with Sickle Cell Disease - - clinical guidelines that both assist the practitioner who renders care to patients with sickle cell disease, and provide a means of assessing the adequacy of care.

Health Finder - - a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet.


Join Together Online - - Join Together Online (JTO) is a comprehensive network of free Internet services supporting community-based efforts to address substance abuse and gun violence. Thousands of community leaders, professionals and concerned citizens use JTO every day to be more informed and effective in their local efforts to reduce and prevent these devastating public health problems.

Kaiser Family Foundation - a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation.

Latino Commission on AIDS - a national and regional nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and expanding health promotion, research, treatment and other services to the Latino community through organizing, education, model program development, capacity building & training.

Let's Move! Campaign - - America's move to raise a healthier generation of kids

Lupus Data

March of Dimes - The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.

Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

Mocha Moms Westchester -- educating African-American women and families about the maternal, infant and societal benefits of breastfeeding.

Choose My Plate



National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (NAIC) provides free information on all aspects of adoption.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health - is the premier organization focusing on Hispanic Health.

scrollorgzNational Birth Defects Prevention Network - A network of birth defects programs and individuals working at the local, state, and national level in birth defects surveillance, research and prevention.

The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (BLCA) - informs, coordinates and organizes the volunteer efforts of indigenous Black leadership including clergy, elected officials, medical practitioners, businessmen and women, social policy experts, and the media to meet the challenge of fighting AIDS in their local communities.

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy - reducing the nation's rate of teen pregnancy is one of the most strategic and direct means available to improve overall child well-being and to reduce persistent child poverty.

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (National Institutes of Health) promotes minority health and leads, coordinates, supports, and assesses the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities.

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome - provides support, information, training and assistance towards the prevention of shaken baby syndrome.

scrollorgzNational Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information (NCCANCH) - collects, organizes, and disseminates information on all aspects of child maltreatment.

National Education Center on Maternal Child Health - Timely and comprehensive information on maternal child health, including extensive knowledge paths and a weekly list-serve of recent nationwide publications and reports.

National Health Observances Calendar - - list of Monthly National Health Observances.

National Medical Association provides education programs and opportunities for scholarly exchange, conducts outreach efforts to promote improved public health, and establishes national health policy agenda in support of physicians of African descent and their patients.


New York Medical College, Division of Neonatology

New York State Newborn Screening Program - - Testing all babies born in NYS for more than 40 congenital diseases and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

New York State Child Care Coordinating Council - a statewide, not-for-profit, membership organization - promoting excellence in early care and education with equal access for all families.

NHLBI Study Shows Smoking Cessation Programs Improve Survival New findings from the Lung Health Study (LHS) show that intensive smoking cessation programs can significantly improve long-term survival among smokers.


Partnership to Prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) - uniting communities nationwide in a public health response to prevent FASD.

Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc. - provides reproductive health care, education and advocacy

Prematurity Campaign - The March of Dimes has launched a five-year, $75 million research, awareness, and education campaign to help families have healthier babies. Prematurity has been escalating steadily and alarmingly over the past two decades. Between 1981 and 2002, the rate of premature births rose from 9.4 percent to 12.1 percent.

Premie Parenting - A place created for parents and loved ones of premature infants, and women experiencing a high risk or complicated pregnancy.

Protecting Our Children from Lead - NYSDOH

Putnam County Child Care Council, Inc. - a non-profit, free referral agency helping people find child care, and helping people who want to become registered or licensed providers.


REACH 2010 - RACIAL AND ETHNIC APPROACHES TO COMMUNITY HEALTH - - REACH 2010 is a federal initiative which includes the goal of eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health by the year 2010. This goal is one of two goals that parallels the focus of Healthy People 2010, which describes the nation's health objectives for the decade.


SIECUS- the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States.

The Death of a Child, The Grief of the Parents: A Lifetime Journey - A publication that seeks to help understand and address parental grief and its aftermath.

The Innovation Center - a national organization that unleashes the potential of youth, adults, organizations, and communities to engage together in creating a just and equitable society.

Toolkit for Collecting Race, Ethnicity and Primary Language Information from Patients designed to assist hospitals, health systems, community health centers, health plans, and other potential users understand the importance of accurate data collection, assess organizational capacity to do so, and implement a framework designed specifically for obtaining information from patients/enrollees about their race, ethnicity and primary (preferred) language efficiently, effectively, and respectfully developed by the Health Research and Educational Trust.

United Way of Westchester and Putnam - a local organization that brings together people and resources to impact our area's most pressing health and human service issues and create positive change in the lives of those who live and work here.


Violence Against Women and Family Violence A program of the National Institute of Justice that promotes the safety of women and family members.

Westchester Children's Association - a valued resource for policy makers and the public on issues affecting children.

Westchester County Junior Youth Council a youth-driven leadership program that seeks to empower middle school aged youth to become positive role models and active leaders in their respective communities and/or schools.

Westchester County Senior Youth Council a youth led, multi-issue advocacy program aimed at empowering teens to become an active "voice" for youth and community issues. The Youth Council provides teens with the leadership and advocacy skills necessary for success in the county, and beyond.

Westchester Medical Center


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