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COMMUNITY RESOURCES/DIRECTORY
CDC's Reproductive Health Information Source
Because reproductive health issues are a focus of many projects within CDC, this site features information from various programs, not just the Division of Reproductive Health.
BabyCenter
This site contains information on maternal and child health topics, news features on infant health, a pregnancy calendar, a "find a health care provider" search tool, and online shopping for baby products.
California Department of Health Services Office of Patient Advocate
The Office of the Patient Advocate is an independent office under the Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency. Established in July 2000, The Office is responsible for protecting patient rights. The Office of the Patient Advocate informs consumers about their HMO rights and responsibilities and helps assure the highest level of customer service at the Department of Managed Health Care's HMO Help Center.
SafeNetwork
SafeNetwork is a project of the California Department of Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Branch, Domestic Violence Section (DHS-MCH/DVS) operated by the California District Attorneys Association. The goal of the SafeNetwork website is to provide crucial Internet-based resources for domestic violence agencies and prevention programs.
California Family Violence Resource Directory For Los Angeles County
The following types of programs are listed for Los Angeles County: Domestic Violence Hotlines, Domestic Violence Shelters, Domestic Violence Programs, Counseling Services for Victims, Counseling Services for Batterers, Victim Services, Legal Services, District Attorney, Child Abuse, Elder Abuse
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Guide to Winning Grants
Los Angeles County Child Care Directory
The child care directory provides names of licensed child care centers and large family child care homes (up to 14 children). The listing is provided and maintained by the California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division. The directory does not provide names of licensed small family child care homes or unlicensed child care providers. Note: The directory is a resource of child care providers. The names listed in the directory are neither recommendations nor endorsements by Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Child Abuse Directory of Health Professionals
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Public Health Nursing Community Planning Database
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
LAHSA's Mission is to support, create and sustain solutions to homelessness in Los Angeles County by providing leadership, advocacy, planning, and management of program funding. For information regarding the Winter Shelter Program, please click on Winter Shelter or call 1-800-548-6047 for shelter locations and transportation schedule.
National Women's Health Resource Center
This site provides information on numerous women’s health topics, and includes an online community bulletin board, a health question and answer page, numerous women’s health links, and an email list to receive information from the National Women’s Health Resource Center
State of California Department of Justice, Crime & Violence Prevention Center
The Attorney General's Crime and Violence Prevention Center creates and promotes effective policies and strategies for law enforcement and communities to build a safer state for our children, families and communities.
The Pregnancy Place
This site contains information on family and birth planning, delivery and labor (such as stages of labor, medicine, and pain control), and books and products to order.
We've Got You Covered - Los Angeles County Guide to Free and Low Cost Health Care Services
The Los Angeles County Guide to Free and Low-Cost Health Care Services contains information about many free and low-cost health care services and programs for residents of Los Angeles County. These are health programs to cover the needs of everyone, regardless of age, race, or immigration status. We have programs for pregnant women, children, adults, families, and persons who are blind, disabled, or age 65 and older.
Ultrasound and Other Prenatal Diagnostic Tests
This site contains information on prenatal tests such as ultrasounds, genetic amniocentesis, Rh disease in pregnancy, and Cystic Fibrosis Screening information.
ORGANIZATION/COUNCIL/COMMISSION
Alan Guttmacher Institute
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) is a non-profit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research,policy analysis and public education. AGI publishes Family Planning Perspectives, International Family Planning Perspectives, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy and special reports on sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Institute's mission is to protect the reproductive choices of all women and men in the United States and throughout the world. It is to support their ability to obtain the information and services needed to achieve their full human rights, safeguard their health and exercise their individual responsibilities in regard to sexual behavior and relationships, reproduction and family formation.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community- based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.
California Budget Project
The California Budget Project (CBP) was founded in 1994 to provide Californians with a source of timely, objective and accessible expertise on state fiscal and economic policy issues. The CBP engages in independent fiscal and policy analysis and public education with the goal of improving public policies affecting the economic and social well-being of low and middle income Californians.
Community Health Council, Inc
Community Health Councils, Inc. (CHC, Inc.) is a non-profit community-based health advocacy organization that strives to increase access to health and quality health care for uninsured, economically disadvantaged and underserved populations. CHC, Inc. was established in 1992 in an effort to increase the community's participation and role in defining state and local policy that impacts access to, and quality of health care.
California Family Health Council
CFHC carries out its mission by coordinating and supporting the delivery of health services in community-based organizations throughout California. The organization directs funding for providers of family health services, performs advanced research in reproductive health care and contraception, conducts education, training and community outreach efforts, and tests, implements and monitors effective programs. CFHC also acts as a catalyst for expanding health care services by building the capacity of community organizations and providing an informed public voice in support of family planning, reproductive health and high quality women's health care services.
Child Health and Development
This site contains a link to WHO’s Child Health and Development Program, a site focused on the integrated management of Childhood Diseases.
Get Real About Teen Pregnancy!
Teen pregnancy is also an adult problem. Young people need education and support to make responsible decisions about their sexuality. For more information about efforts in California that working to reduce teen pregnancy, please visit this website.
Los Angeles County Children and Families First Act Proposition 10 Commission
Proposition 10 is a citizen initiative approved by California voters in the November 1998 election. The proposition creates the Children and Families First Program to "promote, support, and optimize (the) early childhood development" of children from the prenatal stage until their fifth birthday. The program may also assist families and others who care for young children.
March of Dimes
Four major problems threaten the health of America's babies: birth defects, infant mortality, low birthweight, and lack of prenatal care. The March of Dimes has adopted goals to bring us closer to the day when all babies will be born healthy.
Public Counsel Law Center
Public Counsel is the largest pro bono law office in the nation. Public Counsel's activities are far-ranging and impact a wide spectrum of people who live at or below the poverty level. Volunteer attorneys have the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects -- large and small, litigation and transactional matters. The staff provides training, model pleadings and forms and consultations to volunteers.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
This is the home page for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The site includes articles covering women’s health issues, information and courses for health professionals, health education, and a physician directory.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
The mission of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families by reducing teen pregnancy. The Campaign's goal is to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy by one-third between 1996 and 2005
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
United Way of Greater Los Angeles is the largest private funder of health and human services in Los Angeles County. Year after year, United Way of Greater Los Angeles renews its commitment to the community by funding charities that help nearly 4,000,000 men, women and children in need.
RESEARCH/INFORMATION/STATISTICS
California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics
The Office of Health Information and Research (OHIR) within the California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics is responsible for coordinating the development of health information systems and conducting research relating to the health status of California's population. OHIR is composed of the Vital Statistics Section and the Planning and Data Analysis.
California Teratogen Information Services
The California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS) provides information about prescriptive and non-prescriptive drugs, street drugs, alcohol, chemicals, infectious diseases and any other physical agents which may be harmful to an unborn child. This service is offered to anyone who has concerns about exposures during pregnancy including PREGNANT WOMEN, FATHERS, ADOPTIVE PARENTS, PHYSICIANS and other HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.
California Birth Defect Monitoring Program
The California Birth Defects Monitoring Program rigorously collects and analyzes scientific data to answer questions about birth defects… including the ultimate question: what causes them?
Kaiser Family Foundation
Kaiser Family Foundation provides users with complete access to the Foundation's policy research, analyses, reports and fact sheets, and media partnerships.
California Health Care Foundation
Online resources for independent research, analysis and news on issues affecting health care delivery and financing.
KIDS COUNT
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children
Maternal & Child Health & Nutrition Services
This site, maintained by the Hispanic Health Council, provides information on topics such as women’s issues, nutrition, and cultural social issues. The site also includes a listing of upcoming community events, links to other health and medical sites, and a Spanish Home Page.
Maternal and Child Health Policy Research Center
This site contains information on current Maternal and Child Health Policy Research Center projects and studies, a listing of MCHPRC publications, as well as information about the organization.
National Adolescent Health Information Center
The National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC) was established in 1993 with funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is based within the University of California, San Francisco's Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Institute for Health Policy Studies. The overall goal of NAHIC is to improve the health of adolescents by serving as a national resource for adolescent health information and research and to assure the integration, synthesis, coordination and dissemination of adolescent health-related information.
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
This site contains a newsletter, a publication listing that includes topics such as child’s health insurance and infant mortality, a programs and policy page, and links to other maternal and child health sites. The site also contains several maternal and child health databases for public use.
The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
The Forum encourages collaboration among federal agencies to improve the quality and usefulness of data on the aging population.
RAND
A nonforprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
California Department of Health Services
The mission of the California Department of Health Services (DHS) is to protect and improve the health of all Californians.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) develops and coordinates mental health services to address these needs through a community-based process. Primary services include case management, inpatient care, outpatient services (including crisis intervention/emergency response), and day treatment programs provided through a network of contracted and County-operated mental health clinics and hospitals. Using standards established by law and regulation, DMH reviews and monitors the clinical and fiscal performance of all service providers.
Office of Population Affairs
The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) within the Office of Public Health and Science of the Department of Health and Human Services provides resources and policy advice on population, family planning, reproductive health and adolescent pregnancy issues.
POLICY
California Budget Project
The California Budget Project (CBP) serves as a resource to the media, policymakers, and state and local constituency groups seeking accurate information and analysis of a range of state policy issues. Through independent fiscal and policy analysis, public education, and collaboration with other organizations, we work to improve public policies affecting the economic and social well-being of low- and middle-income Californians.
Official State of California Legislative Information
Welcome to the official site for California legislative information. This WWW site is maintained by the Legislative Counsel of California, pursuant to California law.
Children Now
Children Now is a research and action organization dedicated to assuring that children grow up in economically secure families, where parents can go to work confident that their children are supported by quality health coverage, a positive media environment, a good early education, and safe, enriching activities to do after school. Recognized for its expertise in media as a tool for change, Children Now designs its strategies to improve children's lives while at the same time helping America build a sustained commitment to putting children first. Children Now is an independent, nonpartisan organization.
The Children’s Defense Fund
The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
Families USA
Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans. Working at the national, state and community levels, we have earned a national reputation as an effective voice for health care consumers for over 15 years. We:
Health Access
Health Access Foundation is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1987 and dedicated to achieving quality, affordable health care for all Californians. For more than ten years, Health Access has played a significant role in leading the movement for health care reform in California. Health Access has promoted state-sponsored universal health care and advocated for specific incremental reforms that promise to provide immediate health care services to California's most vulnerable populations.
Latino Issues Forum
Latino Issues Forum (LIF) is a non-profit public policy and advocacy institute dedicated to advancing new and innovative public policy solutions for a better, more equitable and prosperous society. Established in 1987, LIF's primary focus is on the broader issues of access to higher education, economic development, health care, citizenship, regional development, telecommunications issues and regulatory issues. LIF also serves as a clearinghouse to assist and provide the news media with accurate information and sources in Latino community for fair and effective coverage of issues. LIF addresses public policy issues from the perspective of how they will affect the social and economic future of the Latino community.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Established in 1972, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, based in Princeton, N.J. is the largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care in the United States.
Economic Policy Institute
The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research is one of the nation's leading health policy research centers and the premier source of health policy information for California.
The Public Policy Institute of California
The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research. The institute was established in 1994 with an endowment from William R. Hewlett.
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