Life Care (Health & Environment)

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Policy.com - Organizzation by issues
Public Health Resources
AZA Related Information Resources
Links to CWLA Member Agencies
Council on Foundations Recommended Links
Links for Social Workers
American Medical Association - Links to Other Medical Sites
childrensdefense.org - Links for Child Advocates
 
Family Research Council (FRC) Protecting the traditional family
Families USA Advocates high-quality, affordable health and long term care for all Americans
Alliance for Americaa coalition of grassroot organizations concerned with protecting the constitution, property rights, humans, and the environment
American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) a national advocate of lawsuit reform
The Association for California Tort Reform
International Downtown Association an advocate for North America's urban and community centers; coalescing public, business and non-profit interests into civic partnerships that affirm the diversity of these centers, and creating livable communities
Crossroads Safehouse end family violence in Larimer County, Colorado. Crossroads provides emergency shelter, counseling, and support services to victims of domestic violence
The Empower Program a non-profit educational organization dedicated to empowering all people to understand their power and role in preventing gender-based violence
Minnesota Higher Education Center Against Violence & Abuse
The Rape Crisis Center Online
Silent Witness National Initiative promotes peace, healing and responsibility in adult relationships in order to eliminate domestic murders in the United States by the year 2010
The Glass Ceiling Commission - 1992 Fact Finding Report is a 2l-member body appointed by the President and Congressional leaders and chaired by the Secretary of Labor. Created as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Commission works to identify glass ceiling barriers and expand practices and policies which promote employment opportunities for the advancement of minorities and women into positions of responsibility in the private sector
Legal Info. Institute
The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FUND) focuses on domestic violence education, prevention and public policy reform
Center for Law and Social Policy Seeks to improve the economic conditions of low-income families with children and secure access for the poor to our civil justice system.
California Social Work Education Center is a partnership among California's10 graduate schools of social work and social welfare, the 58 county departments of social services, and the National Association of Social Workers, promoting the preparation of students for careers in publicly supported social services
Civic Practices Network (CPN) for a "new citizenship" and "civic revitalization" bringing practical methods for public problem solving into every community and institutional setting in America
Economic Security Project opposing poverty, unemployment, inequality, greed, and materialism Promoting personal growth, mutual support, spiritual enrichment, and economic security for all
American Council on Science and Health a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health
Alabama Family Alliance its guiding philosophy is that all public policy is family policy, and that strong families are indispensable to the preservation of free markets and a free society
St. Christopher's-Jennie Clarkson Child Care Services a lifeline for families in crisis
Pew Partnership for Civic Change A national initiative committed to community building, especially in the smaller cities of our nation, creating new ways for citizens to tackle tough community issues--at-risk youth, job creation, family health, and neighborhood revitalization
Center for Neighborhood Technology promote public policies, new resources and accountable authority which support sustainable, just and vital urban communities
HungerWeb
National Right To Life Committee The National Right to Life Committee, founded in 1973, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian federation that works to protect newborn and young children whose lives are threatened.
Share the Wealth - United for a Fair Economy is part of a broad social movement of people concerned that the concentration of wealth is hurting our nation, its goal is to revitalize America through a more fair distribution of wealth
Welfare Information Network a clearinghouse for Information, Policy Analysis and Technical Assistance on Welfare Reform

Community Tool Box Promoting community health and development by connecting people, ideas and resources
The Simple Society it promotes a vision both bold and broad of a simpler, more humane society that actually solves problems, treats everyone fairly and helps everyone achieve their full potential
Zero Population Growth (ZPG) Focusing on the population crisis both nationally and globally
Nevada Policy Research Institute focuses its research on economic growth, equal opportunity, educational reform, the environment, and governmental effectiveness with the long range goal of providing a climate for responsible taxation, better schools, and a favorable business climate
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity and purpose
National Council on Aging
Safe Communities, a program of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, addresses motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and related costs
Keep America Moving a National Coalition for safe and efficient roads
Jane Addams Hull House Association a non-profit social service agency dedicated to helping people build better lives for themselves and their families
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Kennedy Krieger Institute an international resource committed to providing quality services to individuals with not only cerebral palsy, but many other disabilities
Maryland Department of Human Resources
Massachusetts Department of Social Services
New Jersey Department of Human Services
New York State Department of Family Assistance
Stevens a residential continuum, designed on an individual specific basis
Institute for Social and Economic Development
Vermont Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Association for Oncology Social Work dedicated to the enhancement of psychosocial services to people with cancer and their families
Computer User in the Social Services Network (CUSSN)an informal association of professionals interested in exchanging information and experiences on using computers in the human services
National Federation of Clinical Social Workers
Advocacy Committee for Human Experimentation Survivors - Mind Control (ACHES - MC)
Health
American Public Health Association (APHA)
Agency for Health Care Policy and Researchthe lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services
American Health Foundation's
CDC Prevention Guidelines Database includes prevention recommendations regarding disease, disability, and injury ranging from aging to water sanitation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability
Health Care Liability Alliance (HCLA) A national advocacy coalition that supports effective federal health care liability reform to enhance the fairness, timeliness and cost-effectiveness of the civil justice system in resolving health care injury disputes
CHID - the Combined Health Information Database a database produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government, providing titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources
American Association of Health Plans (AAHP)
HEDIR, the Health Education Electronic Mail Directory, is a prime discussion group for health educators. The web page provides subscription directions and lists members of the listserv.
Health Education Professional Resources is a major resource for health promotion professionals to locate conferences, learning materials, listservs, job postings, and governmental agencies.
American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation offers a database of health education materials divided by subject and format.
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Association
Americans for Free Choice in Medicine(AFCM) individual rights, personal responsibility and free enterprise in the health care industry
Association of American Medical College (AAMC)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (AFEM)
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
American Medical Informatics Association
Health Promotion on the Internet from the Monash University Faculty of Medicine Health Promotion Unit delivers the Internet Journal of Health Promotion, links to other health promotion resources, community health project reports, and health education pamphlets.
Healthy Cities promote Healthy People and Healthy Communities in a Healthy Country
Institute of Health Promotion Research at University of British Columbia (UBC) cfocus for interdisciplinary collaboration on research, education, and community partnerships in health promotion
The Department of Health Fitnessand The National Center for Health Fitness
American Psychological Association
National Health Information Clearinghouse
New York Online Access to Health a bilingual health information site, dedicated to an underserved population of health consumers, many of whom are also Spanish speaking
Wellness Web - Patient Education and Consumer Health is a "collaboration of patients, healthcare professionals, and other caregivers to help you find the best and most appropriate medical information and support available." Includes information on clinical trials, conditions, complementary and allopathic treatments.
American Association for Health Education, AAHE offers job, meetings, publications, and continuing education information.
American Evaluation Association connects to special topic interest groups in evaluation, including health education, job postings, and conferences.
American School Health Association safeguarding the health of school-aged children
Association of State and Territorial Health Officers non-profit association that represents the public health agencies of each of the U.S. states and territories
National Association of City and County Health Officials provides education, information, research, and technical assistance to local health departments and facilitates partnerships among local, state, and federal agencies in order to promote and strengthen public health
COHIS: Community Outreach Health Information System using the technology to engage adolescents and children in health promotion
Nutrition & Health from University of Arizona a catalog of nutrition related publications and links
University of Miami School of Medicine
AFSCME public employee and health care workers union
American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)
American College of Cardiology
American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)
The American Dental Association (ADA)
Sigma Theta Tau, International, Inc.
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Commonwealth Fund engages in independent research on health and social policy issues
Housing Works New York-based organization providing housing to homeless people living with AIDS or HIV
Queer Resources Directory This online gay/lesbian/bisexual information center provides HIV/AIDS related newsletters and files on epidemiology, treatment, prevention, and advocacy.
Action on Smoking and Health concerned about smoking and protecting the rights of nonsmokers
I Smoke and I Vote!
Join Together is a community health promotion site related to substance abuse and violence prevention containing over 14,000 documents online and interactive tools.
Mothers VoicesThis national grassroots network of mothers promotes public policy for AIDS education, prevention, research and treatment.
Harm Reduction Coalition a national organization promoting a compassionate, realistic, respectful approach to substance abuse problems
NASEN The North American Syringe Exchange Network, connecting needle exchange programs all over the continent
National Coalition to Save Lives Now Coalition of organizations working to repeal the ban on federal funding of needle exchange programs
The Chicago Recovery Alliance Chicago's needle exchange and harm reduction program
Safe Works AIDS Project Minneapolis' needle exchange program
National Alliance of Methadone Advocates a national organization advocating deregulation and greater societal acceptance of methadone maintenance as an addiction treatment modality.
Drug Watch International promotes the creation of healthy drug-free cultures in the world and opposes the legalization of drugs: upholds a comprehensive approach to drug issues involving prevention, education, intervention/treatment, and law enforcement/interdiction
Drug Policy Alliance an alternative approach to drug policy and treatment that focuses on minimizing the adverse effects of both drug use and drug prohibition [Formerly The Lindesmith Center - Drug Policy Foundation]
Casa Columbia The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
Alliance Of International Medical Doctors (AIMD)
1-800-Therapist Dedicated to the treatment and prevention of mental illness. Free referrals and resources.
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
American Association of Suicidology Dedicated to the unerstanding and prevention of suicide
 
Nursing Center
American Nurses Association
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American Holistic Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses
Emergency Nurses Association
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
National Association of School Nurses, Inc.
Oncology Nursing Society
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
American Nephrology Nurses Association
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association
International Society of Nurses in Genetics
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society
Philantrophy
The Council of Foundations (COF) An association of foundations and corporations, serving the public good by promoting and enhancing effective and responsible philanthropy
Independent Sector working to encourage philanthropy, volunteering, not-for-profit initiative and citizen action
National Center for Nonprofit Boards
Environmental Child Welfare League of America Grantmakers Network a voluntary association of foundations and giving programs concerned with the protection of the natural environment
Grantmakers Evaluation Network promotes the development and growth of evaluation in philanthropy
Associated Grantmakers of Massachusetts
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
The Metropolitan Association for Philanthropy (St. Louis, MO)
Council of Michigan Foundations
Delaware Valley Grantmakers
The Donors Forum of Chicago
Indiana Donors Alliance
Southern California Association for Philanthropy
New York Regional Association of Grantmakers
ARNOVA Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
Impact Online facilitates and increases community involvement via the internet
Internet NonProfit Center home to donors and volunteers
The Library at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy
Planned Giving Today a newsletter publication focusing on planned giving issues important to nonprofit organizations and those who support them
U.S. Internal Revenue Service's resources for Exempt Organizations provides information regarding the requirements for tax-exempt organizations, how to apply for recognition of tax-exempt status by the IRS, and the annual filing requirements for tax-exempt organizations
National Coalition for the Homeless A national advocacy network of homeless persons, activists, service providers, and others committed to ending homelessness. Its primary principle of practice seeks to have homeless and formerly homeless persons actively involved in all levels of its efforts.
RESULTS An international grassroots citizens' lobby, creating the political will to end hunger and poverty, and empowering people to realize their own personal and political power. RESULTS identifies sustainable solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world and works to generate the resources necessary to make them succeed
Young Preston
Highfields A charitable organization providing Family Opportunities, Youth Opportunities and Learning Opportunities
The Israel Emergency Solidarity Fund
Children
Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
The Child Abuse Legislation Study Project
Child Welfare League of America An organization devoted entirely to the well-being of America's vulnerable children and their families, providing a wide range of services to protect abused, neglected, and otherwise vulnerable children and youths, and strengthen and support families for children.
Adoptive Families of America bringing together people interested in adoption and resources to support adoption and children without permanent homes
Allegheny County Children and Youth Services the county's public agency mandated by law to protect children from abuse and neglect
Annie Malone Children & Family Service Center is the oldest facility in St. Louis dedicated to caring for disadvantaged youth
ARCH National Resource Center for Respite and Crisis Care Services a service in which care is provided to children with disabilities, chronic or terminal illnesses, and/or to children at risk of abuse and neglect
Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Foundation This international association works to help children affected by AIDS, includes also a report on the Second International Conference on Health and Human Rights
The Boys and Girls Aid Society of Oregon for those who want to be Emancipated and want to live on their own
Boysville of Michigan a Catholic-oriented, nonprofit child care and family preservation agency
California Association of Services for Children seeks to improve the quality of life for California's children and families by insuring the availability of a continuum of high quality, nongovernmental services for children
Casa de los Ninos helps protect our community's greatest natural resource: our children
Child and Family Services of Michigan, Inc.
Childhelp USA
Children's Board of Hillsborough County
Children's Bureau of Southern California
Children's Council of San Francisco
The Children's Home To help children and their families by providing professional therapeutic and supportive services which will enable them to achieve their full potential
Children's Home Society of Florida
Children's Institute International an internationally recognized model of comprehensive care and assistance for at-risk children and their families
The Children's Study Home providing support services to children and families in need
Communities for People a private, non-profit agency chartered to provide treatment and care for Emotionally Disturbed adolescents and/or Mentally Retarded individuals of both sexes through a variety of long and short term residential programs
COMPASS dedicated to serving high-risk inner city children and their families who have a history of emotional, social and educational difficulties
Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents strengthening Foster and Adoptive Families through support, training and advocacy with the aim of nurturing child safety, well being and stability in partnership with child welfare professionals and the entire community
Devereux Creating Communities of Hope for children, adolescents, and adults who have a wide range of emotional and developmental needs
Edgewood Children's Center dedicated to the treatment, education, and physical care of severely emotionally disturbed children and their families and to intensive prevention efforts in the community
Adoption designed to provide accurate information in regard to adoption
Five Acres The Boys and Girls Aid Society of Los Angeles
Fresh Air Fund an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.6 million disadvantaged New York City children
Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Montgomery County, OH Children Services
National Adoption Center
National CASA Association advocating children
North Carolina Child Advocacy Institute
Parsons Child and Family Center provides services which enable children and families to reach their potential, always respecting the dignity of every individual, the importance of family, and enduring relationships
Philadelphia Society for Services to Children
Ruth Dykeman Children's Center providing care for troubled and at-risk children and their families
Ryther Child Center shaping the state of our future by enhancing the state of our children
South Carolina DSS, Child Welfare
Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of America (SAFY) provides treatment foster care in the states of Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Nevada and Texas
Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children provides adoption and adoption-related services
St. Vincent's Services a refuge for destitute boys, Foster Family and Adoption Services, Group Homes for Adolescents, Positive Caring Services for HIV-positive children, a Mental Health Clinic, and Developmentally Disabled Services for individuals who cannot care for themselves
Texas Children's Protective Services Training Institute
Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
Tri-County Youth Programs, Inc. serving some of the most challenging emotionally disturbed children and their families in Massachusetts
The Village Family Service Center providing services to children and families
Wedgwood Christian Youth and Family Services
Wisconsin Association of Family and Children's Agencies
YouthCare
Voices for Illinois Children about kids and the problems they face
Annie E. Casey Foundation - Kids Count Data Book a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States
School Health (DASH) Identifies the highest priority health risks among youth, monitors the incidence and prevalence of those risks, implements national programs to prevent risks
Institute for Child Health Policy improve the health status of infants and by integrating the resources of the universities in the state to assist in the formulation and evaluation of health policies, programs and systems
Maternal and Child Health Bureau to serve all children, to try to work out standards of care and protection which shall give to every child his fair chance in the world
National Center for Education on Maternal and Child dedicated to improving the health of children and families through national leadership in three key areas: state-of-the-art knowledge, program development, and policy analysis and education
Survivors Foundation provides recovery assistance to people who were abused or neglected as children, regardless of age, gender, race, occupation, religious beliefs or sexual orientation
Environment
Bioneers brings together leading scientific and social visionaries with practical solutions for restoring the earth
Earth Island Institute
Earth Policy Institute
Environmental Working Group
Audubon
Natural Resources Defense Council
Sierra Club
Rainforest Action Network
Environmental Law Institute (ELI)
American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA)
Center for Maine Conservation (CMC)Protecting ocean environments and conserving the global abundance and diversity of marine life
Earth First Energizing the environmental community against the corporate environmental community. It supports all ranges of activism from grassroots organizing to civil disobedience
League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Using politics to help win elections and protect the environment.
National Parks and Conservation Association (NPCA) Protecting, preserving and enhancing the U.S. National Park System
National Wildlife Federation Educates, inspires and assists individuals and organizations of diverse cultures to conserve wildlife and other natural resources and to protect the Earth's environment
Resources for the Future (RFF) Better decisions about the conservation and use of natural resources and the environment
Trust for Public Land Protecting open space, forests, beaches, and meadows
World Resources Institute (WRI) Meeting basic human needs and nurture economic growth without undermining the natural resources and environmental integrity
World Wildlife Fund Protecting the environment
Surface Transportation Policy Project Ensuring that transportation policy and investments help conserve energy, protect environmental and aesthetic quality, strengthen the economy, promote social equity, and make communities more livable
Center for Energy and the Global Environment (CEAGE) examines issues related to energy and its role in the global environment
Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ME3) working to improve the quality of life, the environment and the economy of Minnesota by promoting energy efficiency and the sound use of renewable energy
Center for Urban Policy Research (CUPR) About urban poverty, community development, economic development and forecasting, housing, land use, environmental policy, and Geographic Information Systems
Air Quality Standards Coalition assures that the U.S. Environmental Protection agency (EPA) makes scientifically and economically sound decisions as it reviews the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
Arctic Power - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) showing that wildlife and petroleum development and production can coexist
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission represents the governors of 36 states -- 29 members and seven associate states, for maximizing domestic oil and natural gas production, minimizing the waste of irreplaceable natural resources, and protecting human and environmental health
American Association of Zoo Keepers volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation
Animal Welfare Information Center
Bagheera a website for our endangered species
The Bartlett Society an international society of individuals interested in the history of zoos, aquariums, and the husbandry of wild animals
Consortium of Aquariums, Universities and Zoos (C.A.U.Z.)
Eco-Source Informations and services regarding ecotourism and susteinable development
Electronic Zoo
The Defenders of Wildlife dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities
Jack Hanna's Animal Adventure
NetVet Veterinary Resources
Tiger Information Center dedicated to providing information to help preserve the remaining five subspecies of tigers
U.S. Fish and Wildbfe Service a bureau within the Department of the Interior, dedicated to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people
U.S. Forest Service
Milwakee County Zoo
Biosystematics & Life Science Resources
ZooNet an attempt to provide a single point of entry to all zoos everywhere
ZooWeb.Net your direct link to zoos & aquariums in ciberspace
Green Chimneys developing a harmonious relationship between people, animals, nature and the environment through an array of mental health, educational, recreational and vocational services
STAPPA & ALAPCO State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators and Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials
National Wilderness Institute keeps people like you informed about common sense ideas covering a variety of environmental issues including endangered species, land use rights and environmental regulations
Political Economy Research Center A market-oriented think tank focusing on environmental and natural resource issues: endangered species, forestry, fisheries, parks, public lands, property rights, Superfund, water, and environmental education
The Science & Environmental Policy Project Science & Environmental Policy Project clarify the diverse problems facing the planet and, where necessary, arrive at effective, cost-conscious solutions
Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project A non-profit advocacy group working for clean, safe, renewable energy
Animal Politics Dedicated to the establishment of rights for animals through participation in the political process
Information for Action Information for Action is a free automated lobbying service for a better environment
African American Environmentalist Association Environmental Organization
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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