Maternal and Child Health Resource Links
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- American Academy of Family Physicians
The American Academy of Family Physicians is the national association of family doctors. It is one of the largest national medical organizations, with more than 93,100 members in 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Founded in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, ACOG today has over 43,000 members and is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women.
- Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
AMCHP is the national organization representing state public health leaders in maternal and child health and other interested individuals and organizations working to improve the health and well-being of women in their reproductive years, children and youth, including those with special healthcare needs and families.
- Health Foundation for Western and Central New York
Health Foundation for Western and Central New York is dedicated to improving the health and healthcare of the people and communities of western and central New York.
- Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
The mission of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) is to improve the health and safety of mothers, babies and families through education and collaborative partnerships of public and private organizations.
- Healthy People 2020
Healthy People 2020 challenges individuals, communities, and professionals—indeed, all of us— to take specific steps to ensure that good health, as well as long life, are enjoyed by all.
- March of Dimes
To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant death.
- Maternal and Child Health Bureau
MCHB continues to provide its leadership, partnership, and resources to advance the health of all our Nation's mothers, infants, children and adolescents - including families with low income levels, those with diverse racial and ethnic heritages and those living in rural or isolated areas without access to care.
- National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health provides national leadership to the maternal and child health community in three key areas -- program development, policy analysis and education, and state-of-the-art knowledge -- to improve the health and well-being of the Nation's children and families.
- National Healthy Start Association
The National Healthy Start Association (NHSA), whose members include most of the 94 federally funded Healthy Start projects in the United States, promotes community-based maternal and child health programs, particularly those that focus on the reduction of infant mortality, low birthweight and racial disparities in perinatal outcomes.
- National Perinatal Association
The National Perinatal Association promotes the health and well being of mothers and infants enriching families, communities and our world.
- New York State Department of Health
Information about maternal and child health programs can be accessed through this webpage.
- New York State Perinatal Association
NYSPA is a state-wide alliance of health and human service professionals and consumers concerned with perinatal health issues from preconception through early childhood. NYSPA advocates for optimal perinatal care and parenting by promoting education and research, influencing state priorities and encouraging a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary approach to maternal and child health.
- Office On Women's Health
The Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the government's champion and focal point for women's health issues, and works to redress inequities in research, health care services, and education that have historically placed the health of women at risk. The Office on Women's Health coordinates women's health efforts in HHS to eliminate disparities in health status and supports culturally sensitive educational programs that encourage women to take personal responsibility for their own health and wellness.
- Quit Smoking Guide
- RTS Bereavement Services
RTS Bereavement Services is a program designed to support parents and families who have experienced the loss of a baby. Whether due to an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, therapeutic termination, stillbirth or neonatal death, we are here to listen. For more information about local bereavement services or to reach a counselor, contact Janet Press, RNC or Kathy Gorzka at 315 470-2768.
- Support for Women
Smoking's impact on women and how more women can work towards quitting.
- Rx Dangers
The purpose of RX Dangers is to educate the American public on current pharmaceutical drugs and devices commonly being used within the United States. While prescription painkillers and other drugs are being abused by addicts, other life-saving drugs, and devices that the general public has presumed safe are causing just as much harm to people’s health and even death in some cases.
- Tobacco Free Life