August 16, 2015
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.
American Psychiatric Association (APA): The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the world’s largest psychiatric organization. It is a medical specialty society representing more than 38,000 psychiatric physicians from the United States and around the world. Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including intellectual disability and substance-related disorders. APA is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry.
Bi-State Nursing Workforce Innovation Center: Focused on innovation in nursing practice and quality outcomes for citizens in Kansas and Missouri.
Bringchange2mind.org: National mental health anti-stigma campaign.
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare: Provides child welfare professionals with easy access to vital information about selected child welfare related programs.
Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco: Offers solutions-driven approaches to the toughest health care challenges through three areas of focus: Leadership programs, research and consulting services.
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.
Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS): Focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.
Health Literacy Missouri: Advocates for health literacy issues at the state and national level, working to effect policy change, inform stakeholders, and support and initiate grassroots and community activities.
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.
Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services: Protecting children and promoting adult self-sufficiency.
Kansas Health Literacy Council: A group of organizations dedicated to coordinating health literacy initiatives throughout Kansas; linking Kansas to state and national resources on health literacy including funding opportunities; and advising practitioners on best practices related to building health literacy among key population 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 Department of Mental Health: State law provides three principal missions for the department: (1) the prevention of mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling; (2) the treatment, habilitation, and rehabilitation of Missourians who have those conditions; and (3) the improvement of public understanding and attitudes about mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling.
Missouri Health Equity Collaborative: A website designed to empower Missourians to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities through communication and collaboration.
Missouri Institute for Mental Health: A center for policy, research and training.
Missouri League for Nursing: Supports the delivery of quality health care by nurses and other health care providers through education, collaboration, and information.
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 Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Grassroots organization providing mental health awareness and support, education, and advocacy.
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 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 Database of Nursing Quality Indicators: A database that collects and evaluates unit-specific nurse-sensitive data from hospitals in the United States.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
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 Nursing Practice Network: A consortium of acute care healthcare agencies committed to the use of evidence-based practices (EBP) through a collaborative model designed to promote shared learning and participation.
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.
Putting Patients First: A guide for understanding out-of-pocket spending
RTC for Pathways to Positive Futures: Aims to improve the lives of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions through rigorous research and effective training and dissemination.
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis: Provides timely analysis to federal and state health policy makers, based on the best available research.
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.
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 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.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA): Directed by Congress to target effectively substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system.
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).