Search Organizations (English): Consumer advocacy

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Consumer Health Organization of Canada  
http://www.consumerhealth.org/home.cfm
Center for Science in the Public Interest  
http://cspinet.org/
Provides useful, objective information to the public and policymakers and to conduct research on food, alcohol, health, the environment, and other issues related to science and technology. Represents the American citizen’s interests before regulatory, judicial and legislative bodies on food, alcohol, health, the environment, and other issues. Ensures that science and technology are used for the public good and to encourage scientists to engage in public-interest activities. (See Details)
German Federal Congress of Development Action Groups  
http://www.bukopharma.de
Encourages rational use of drugs. Advocates against irresponsible business practices of multinational pharamaceutical companies, focussing on Germany and various Third World countries. Cooperates with doctors and pharmacists, consumer organisations, students and a network of 200 Third World groups in Germany. Collaborates with groups in more than 70 countries through participation in network of Health Action International (HAI). (See Details)
Stirrups and Stories  
http://stirrupsandstories.mosaicglobe.com/

Stirrups and Stories is a grassroots initiative to improve health outcomes and the care women receive in the OB or GYN office by collecting women's stories to educate and empower both patients and providers.

The purpose of Stirrups and Stories is multi-fold: first and foremost, to give space to women to talk about their experiences. Who really asks, 'so how is OB/GYN care for you, ladies?' Not usually the providers or medical establishment, and other women tend to ask (in our experience) in one-on-one or friendship settings. But this information is valuable! If we start listening to the women, and collecting their stories, we can discover reasons women do or do not seek care, what concerns women actually have, how providers can improve the care they give their patients, what's going divinely right and what's going egregiously wrong.

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