August 16, 2015
A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health website offers CME/CE credit and equips health care professionals with awareness, knowledge, and skills to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population they serve.
Action for Healthy Kids: A volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by helping schools become healthier places and our kids learn to eat right, be active every day and be ready to learn.
Action on Smoking and Health: America’s first anti-smoking and nonsmokers’ rights organization.
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare: Provides child welfare professionals with easy access to vital information about selected child welfare related programs.
Child Welfare League of America: Provides expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children in all 50 states.
Children’s Dental Health Project: Designs and advances research-driven policies and innovative solutions by engaging a broad base of partners committed to children and oral health, including professionals, communities, policymakers and parents.
CivilEats.com: Civil Eats promotes critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems as part of building economically and socially just communities.
Clean Air Kansas City: Supports smoke-free air ordinances, laws and policies in the metro area and the state; as well as a comprehensive approach to reducing tobacco use and exposure to second hand smoke.
Crimes Against Children Research Center: Combats crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners.
Farm to School: Farm to School connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy: Coordinates activities related to rural health care within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Food Politics Blog by Marion Nestle: Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University.
Futures Without Violence: Futures Without Violence works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence.
Immunization Action Coalition: Information for healthcare professionals about childhood, adolescent, and adult immunizations.
Intercultural Cancer Council: Promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence: KCSDV focuses on the prevention and elimination of sexual and domestic violence through a statewide network of programs providing support and safety for all victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking, with primary focus on women and their children; direct services; public awareness and education; advocacy for victims; comprehensive prevention; and, social change efforts.
Metro Green: MetroGreen is an interconnected system of public and private natural areas, greenways and trails linking communities throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. The 1,144-mile greenway plan covers Leavenworth, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri.
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault: MOCSA offers therapy, support and advocacy for victims of rape and sexual assault, for sexually abused children and families, for adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and for others touched by sexual violence. Through the years MOCSA has enhanced and increased outreach, prevention and education programs focused on children, youth, professionals and community groups.
Missouri Association of Rural Health Clinics: Health professionals committed to providing a forum to exchange information specific to federally-certified Rural Health Clinics.
Missouri Rural Healthcare Association: A non-profit, grass-roots, member-driven organization whose mission is to safeguard and improve the health of rural Missourians.
National Association for Health and Fitness: Improving the quality of life for individuals in the United States and its territories through the promotion of physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles by fostering and supporting Governor’s and State Councils on physical fitness and sports.
National Center for Cultural Competence: The mission of the NCCC is to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity.
National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity: Uniting the strengths of public, private, and industry efforts into collaborative partnerships that inspire and empower all Americans to lead more physically active lifestyles.
National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence: NCCAFV provides prevention services by bringing together community and national stakeholders, volunteers and professionals to prevent intergenerational family violence: child abuse and neglect, spouse/partner abuse, and elder abuse and neglect.
National Institute on Drug Abuse: Leading the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
National Network for Immunization Information: Provides up-to-date, science-based information to healthcare professionals, the media, and the public: everyone who needs to know the facts about vaccines and immunization.
National Rural Health Association: The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues.
National Rural Heath Resource Center: Provides technical assistance, information, tools and resources for the improvement of rural health care.
Oral Health America: A helpful collection of oral health research, policy and programming information, including report cards on parity-focused initiatives.
Oral Health for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women Knowledge Path: High-quality resources that analyze data, describe effective programs, and report on policy and research aimed at improving access to oral health care and quality of oral health for infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant women. Georgetown University.
Oral Health Kansas: Kansas oral health coalition working to improve oral health in Kansas through advocacy, public awareness and education.
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition: Acts as a catalyst to promote healthy lifestyles through fitness, sports and nutrition programs and initiatives that educate, empower and engage Americans of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
Rural Assistance Center: Information portal that helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.
Rural Assistance Center: Dental Health Resources: Information, resources and success stories about rural dental health.
Rural Policy Research Institute: Based out of the University of Missouri, Iowa State University, and the University of Nebraska, the Rural Policy Research Institute provides unbiased analysis and information on the challenges, needs, and opportunities facing rural America. RUPRI’s aim is to spur public dialogue and help policymakers understand the rural impacts of public policies and programs.
Safe Routes to School National Partnership: Serving a diverse national community of organizations that advocates for and promotes the practice of safe bicycling and walking to and from schools throughout the United States.
The Food Action and Research Center (FRAC): Working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.
The Kansas City Community Gardens: A not-for-profit organization that provides self-help and educational assistance to low-income people, children and community groups in the metropolitan area to grow their own food from garden plots located in backyards, vacant lots, schoolyards and at community sites.
The Kansas City CSA Coalition: Working to increase food access and food security in the Kansas City metropolitan area by promoting Community Supported Agriculture initiatives including CSA farm operations, market and community gardens, urban and rural agricultural sites, and value-added product operations, and by addressing the rapid decline of family farms and the loss of agricultural land by linking small and medium-scale food producers to new markets in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: MCADSV is a statewide membership coalition of organizations and individuals working to end violence against women and their children through direct services and social and systemic change.
The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence: NCDSV designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation, influences policy, promotes collaboration and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: NCADV’s mission is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: The Hotline is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families. The Hotline answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence advocates government officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public.
Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition: Assisting Kansans in avoiding the negative health and economic impact of tobacco use.
Tobacco Free Missouri: Working statewide to reduce tobacco use and eliminate secondhand smoke for all Missourians through education and policy change.
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities: In My Own Words: Narratives, each told in the storyteller’s own words, about their experiences either growing up with disabilities or being part of a family who has been affected by disabilities. The stories are available in both English and Spanish. Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).