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National Institutes of Health  
http://www.nih.gov/
Is an Agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that acts as the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation; it is comprised of the Office of the Director and 27 Institutes and Centers. Is one of the world's foremost medical research centers whose mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. (See Details)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  
http://www.ahrq.gov/
Translates research findings into better patient care and provides policymakers and other health care leaders with information needed to make critical health care decisions. (See Details)
Information and Knowledge for Optimal Health Project (the INFO Project)  
http://www.infoforhealth.org/about.shtml
Ensures that information, knowledge, and best practices for family planning and reproductive health are accessed by multiple audiences with different needs by working to achieve the following results: identify, synthesize, and make available information on useful and best approaches and findings, enhance local capacity to serve local information needs, and strengthen South-South and South-North knowledge communities and networks. Website contains publications and provides information about tools and services they provide. (See Details)
Center for Health and Gender Equity  
http://www.genderhealth.org
Forms an international reproductive health and rights organization that seeks to ensure that the operational policies and practices of international institutions promote informed choices in the delivery of reproductive health technologies, including contraceptive methods, are based on gender-sensitive approaches to the prevention of unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion, and sexually transmitted diseases, address gender-based violence and coercion as a key factor in high rates of reproductive morbidity and mortality, and as a violation of women's fundamental human rights, promote the development of equitable health systems through health sector reforms that are responsive to reproductive and sexual rights concerns. Analyzes key operational policies and the involvement of U.S.-supported donor institutions within focus countries conducting field research and demonstration projects to fill critical gaps in information. Develops conceptual frameworks to change the discourse within and across issue areas. Analyzes program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Advocates for changes in budgets and priorities, and in the legal and policy framework of U.S. international assistance. (See Details)
Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment  
http://www.cwpe.org/
Forms a multi-racial alliance of feminist activists, health practitioners and scholars committed to promoting the social and economic empowerment of women in a context of global peace and justice and to eliminating poverty, inequality, racism, and environmental degradation. Builds collaborations among the public health, drug treatment and reproductive rights communities to resist the unethical tactics of the cash-for-sterilization program known as C.R.A.C.K. Monitors and opposes quinacrine chemical sterilization. Provides new analysis on the experiences of women of color with the violence of law enforcement. Opposes the 'greening of hate,' the penetration of the environmental movement by conservative anti-immigrant individuals and organizations. Surveys secondary-school social studies textbooks on population and the environment and working to develop alternative curricula. Educates population and environmental organizations on the problems of using demographic alarmism and rationales in explaining the causes of global problems. Campaigns against immunological contraceptives and dangerous contraceptive practices. (See Details)
Incontinence & Pelvic Pain Clinic
A division of Nova Physiotherapy & Sports Fitness Clinic.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service  
http://www.ncjrs.org
Offers justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. (See Details)
The Johns Hopkins University Press  
http://www.press.jhu.edu/
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine  
http://nccam.nih.gov/
Conducts and supports research and training on complementary and alternative medicine and disseminates information to practitioners and the public. Web site provides background information on NCCAM, alternative health practices, the full text of many articles, and access to citations on alternative health from the MEDLINE database and news. (See Details)
National Vulvodynia Association  
http://www.nva.org/
Forms an organization that works to improve the lives of individuals affected by vulvodynia, a spectrum of chronic vulvar pain disorders. Educates affected women about vulvodynia to enable them to make informed choices about their treatment. (See Details)