Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
- ACF is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal
organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child
care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and
Afterschool Alliance – A
nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of
after school programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
- Information from AHRQ’s research helps people make more informed decisions
and improve the quality of health care services.
Alliance of Community Health Plans
– A leadership organization that brings together innovative health plans and
provider organizations that are among America’s best at delivering affordable,
high-quality coverage and care in their communities.
America's Promise - To mobilize
people from every sector of American life to build the character and competence
of our nation’s youth by fulfilling Five Promises: ongoing relationships with
caring adults, safe places with structured activities, a healthy start,
marketable skills, and opportunities to give back.
American Academy of Family
Physicians – One of the largest national medical organizations,
representing more than 94,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and
medical students nationwide.
American Academy of Pediatrics - 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 Physicians – The
nation's largest medical specialty society.
American Dental Association – The
professional association of dentists committed to the public’s oral health,
ethics, science and professional advancement.
American Federation of Teachers – Represents
the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers.
American Hospital Association
national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health
care networks, and their patients and communities.
American Medical Association – The
nation’s largest physician’s group that advocates on the issues vital to the
American Medical Student Association – The
oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the
American Public Health Association – Works
to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health
American Public Human Services
Association (APHSA) - APHSA develops, promotes, and implements public
human service policies and practices that improve the health and well-being of
families, children, and adults.
Annie E. Casey Foundation - The primary
mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms,
and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's
vulnerable children and families.
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
– A resource and advocate for quality health care for women, children and
Association of State and Territorial Dental
Directors – Provides leadership to advocate a governmental oral health
presence in each state and territory, to formulate and promote sound oral
health policy, to increase awareness of oral health issues, and to assist in
the development of initiatives for prevention and control of oral diseases.
Association of State and Territorial Health
Officials – Dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health
policy, and to assuring excellence in state-based public health practice.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – A
not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient
organization for people with asthma and allergies, and the oldest asthma and
allergy patient group in the world.
Black Leadership Forum –
Promotes creative and coordinated Black Leadership, diverse in membership but
clear on its priority, to empower African Americans to improve their own lives
and to expand their opportunities to fully participate in American social,
economic and political life.
Bureau of the Census - The Census Bureau
serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and
California HealthCare Foundation - An independent philanthropy committed to improving the way health care is delivered and financed in California.
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS)
- CHCS promotes high quality health care services for low-income populations
and people with chronic illnesses and disabilities.
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) -
CLASP is an organization of program staff whose work is concentrated on family
policy and access to civil legal assistance for low-income families.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services (CMS) - CMS is committed to assure quality health care for all
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
- CBPP is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the
federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low-
and moderate-income families and individuals.
Care Law Center - The Child Care Law Center uses legal tools to foster
the development of quality, affordable child care--for every child, every
parent, every community.
Child Welfare League of America - Committed
to engaging people everywhere in promoting the well-being of children, youth,
and their families, and protecting every child from harm.
Children's Defense Fund
- The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind® and
to ensure every child a successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring
families and communities.
Children’s Health Fund –
Committed to providing health care to the nation’s most medically underserved
children and their families through the development and support of innovative
primary care medical programs, response to public health crises and the
promotion of guaranteed access to appropriate health care for all children.
The Commonwealth Fund - The Commonwealth
Fund is a private foundation that supports independent research on health and
social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy.
Community Development Institute - HEAD
START (CDI) We work with the community to ensure that Head Start
services continue for the children and families.
Community Transportation Association - CTAA
conducts research, provides technical assistance, offers educational programs
and serves as an advocate in order to make coordinated community transportation
available, affordable and accessible.
Corporate Voices for Working Families
is a non-partisan, non-profit corporate membership organization created to
bring the private sector voice into the public dialogue on issues affecting
working families. The organization developed the Earned Income Tax Credit
(EITC) Toolkit as a resource for employers to educate employees about the tax
credit available for eligible working families that provides tax refunds of up
- An initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from 1998-2002 and
directed by the Southern Institute designed to increase enrollment and
retention of eligible children in Medicaid and SCHIP. Click on the link to
access the national program report, which is located on the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation’s Web site.
Covering Kids & Families
(CKF) - CKF works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults
who are eligible for public health care coverage programs but not enrolled.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation - The
Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following program
areas: Conservation and Science; Population; and Children, Families, and
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
- DHHS is leading America to Better Health, Safety and Well-Being.
Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
- ESRI conducts research and studies directed at enhancing the effectiveness of
social programs, improving the way health care services are organized and
delivered, making quality health care accessible and affordable.
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) -
EDC is dedicated to enhancing learning, promoting health and fostering a deeper
understanding of the world.
Every Child Matters - The Every Child Matters Education Fund (ECMEF) is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on making the needs of children and youth a national political priority and promoting the adoption of smart policies for children, youth, and families.
Families USA - Families USA is a
national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of
high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
Families USA Faith-Based Resource Center - Empowers those in the faith community who wish to advocate for high-quality health care for all and helps advocates seeking to reach out to communities of faith.
Family Voices – A national
grassroots network of families and friends which advocates for health care
services and provides information for families with children and youth with
special health care needs
Farmworker Health Services, Inc.
– Committed to improving the quality of life of our nation's farm workers in
collaboration with local communities and their existing health delivery
Federation of American Hospitals – The
national representative of investor-owned or managed community hospitals and
health systems throughout the United States.
Fight Crime, Invest in Kids - Our
mission is to take a hard-nosed, skeptical look at the research about what
really works-and what doesn't work-to keep kids from becoming criminals.
Food Research and Action Center – The
leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and
public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and under nutrition in the
General Accounting Office (GAO) - GAO exists
to support the Congress in meeting its Constitutional responsibilities and to
help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal
government for the American people.
GovBenefits.gov is a partnership of Federal agencies with a shared vision - to
provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs. The
site’s online screening tool helps identify government benefit programs you may
be eligible for along with information on how to apply.
Head Start Bureau - Head
Start serves the child development needs of preschool children (birth through
age five) and their low-income families.
HOPE for Kids, a program of HOPE
worldwide - HOPE world wide's mission is as simple as its name: to bring
hope to a hurting world.
Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) - KFF focuses
on the major health care issues facing the nation.
March of Dimes – Improves the health
of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) -
MCHB strives for a society where children are wanted and born with optimal
health, receive quality care and are nurtured lovingly and sensitively as they
mature into healthy, productive adults.
Minority Health Professions
Foundation – A nonprofit, educational and scientific organization that
provides support for professional education, research and community service
that promote optimum health among minority and the under-served.
National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People (NAACP) – Ensures the political, educational, social, and
economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and
National Association for the Education of Young
Children (NAEYC) - NAEYC exists for the purpose of leading and
consolidating the efforts of individuals and groups working to achieve healthy
development and constructive education for all young children.
National Association of Child Care Resource and
Referral Agencies - Mission is to provide vision, leadership, and
support to community child care resource and referral and to promote national
policies and partnerships committed to the development and learning of all
National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions –
A not-for-profit organization of children's hospitals, large pediatric units of
medical centers and related health systems, including those that specialize in
rehabilitative care of children with serious chronic or congenital
National Association of Counties – The only
national organization that represents county governments in the United States.
National Association of Public Hospitals and Health
Systems – Represents more than 100 of America's most important safety
net hospitals and health systems.
National Association of Social Workers –
The largest membership organization of professional social workers in the
National Assembly on School-Based Health Care
– Represents those who support, receive and provide health care in schools and
National Black Child Development Institute
– A nonprofit organization, has provided and supported programs, workshops, and
resources for African American children, their parents and communities
National Black Nurses Association, Inc. –
Provides a forum for collective action by black nurses to investigate, define
and advocate for the health care needs of African Americans and to implement
strategies that ensure access to health care, equal to, or above health care
standards of the larger society.
National Child Care Information Center
- A national resource that links information and people to complement, enhance,
and promote the child care delivery system, working to ensure that all children
and families have access to high-quality comprehensive services.
National Conference of State Legislatures –
Provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to
exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.
National Council of Jewish Women – Inspired
by Jewish values, NCJW courageously takes a progressive stance on issues such
as child welfare, women's rights, and reproductive freedom.
National Governors' Association
- Ongoing mission is to support the work of the governors by providing a
bipartisan forum to help shape and implement national policy and to solve state
National Head Start Association – A private
not-for-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the
needs of Head Start children and their families.
National Health Law Program – A
national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for
America's working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with
National Healthy Mothers, Health Babies Coalition
– Improves the health and safety of mothers, babies and families through
education and collaborative partnerships of public and private organizations.
National Latino Children’s
Institute – Focuses the nation's attention on policies, programs, and
community initiatives that lead to the full and healthy development of Latino
National League of Cities – The oldest and
largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the
National Maternal and Child Health
Programs - Promotes and improves the health of our Nation's mothers,
infants, children, and adolescents, including low-income families, those with
diverse racial and ethnic heritages, and those living in rural or isolated
areas without access to care.
National Medical Association – Promotes
the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent.
National Rural Health Association – The
voice of rural health, promoting leadership, communication, education,
research, and advocacy since 1978.
National WIC Association – A voluntary,
non-profit membership organization that represents 90 Geographic, Territorial
and Native American State Agencies and more than 2,000 Local Agencies that
together provide quality nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health
care and other referral services to over 8.00 million at-risk women, infants
and children in over 10,000 WIC clinics nationwide.
National Women’s Health Resource Center
– Develops and distributes up-to-date and objective women's health information
based on the latest advances in medical research and practice.
National Women’s Law Center – Protects and
advances the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually
every aspect of their lives.
Prevent Child Abuse America
– Builds awareness, provides education and inspires hope to everyone involved
in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - The
Foundation is dedicated to improve the health and health care of all
State Children's Health Insurance
Program (SCHIP) - This program enabled States to initiate and expand
health insurance coverage for uninsured children.
Families After Welfare Reform - An initiative funded by the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation and directed by the Southern Institute committed to the
enrollment retention of Medicaid, SCHIP and Food Stamp recipients.
"Teach More, Love More"
(Public Awareness Campaign in Miami, Florida) - To ensure that all
children in Miami-Dade County have the community's attention, commitment and
resources and, hence, the chance to develop intellectually, emotionally,
socially and physically.
United States Department of Agriculture,
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) - FNS increases food security and
reduces hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing
children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition
education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public
United Way of America – Partners
in change, working with a broad range of people and organizations to identify
and resolve pressing community issues.
Urban Institute - A nonprofit nonpartisan
policy research and educational organization established to examine the social,
economic, and governance problems facing the nation.
Voices for America’s Children
– A nonpartisan, national organization committed to speaking out for the
well-being of children at the federal, state and local levels of government.
Zero to Three -
Promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by
supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their