Advocacy

Advocacy

Choosing Wisely

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy
Community education/development

An American campaign by Advancing Medical Professionalism to Improve Health Care to encourage physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary, and that in some instances can cause harm.

Country: 
USA

Unite Here: Real Food, Real Jobs

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
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Advocacy

An organization of food service workers in the US who want to cook and serve ‘real food’ – with local, fresh, sustainable ingredients – not processed and frozen products.

Email Address: 
http://www.realfoodrealjobs.org/contact-us/

The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

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English
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Advocacy
Information provision and referral
Policy development
Research

A non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma. Builds broad-based consensus to change diet and activity patterns, while holding industry and government agencies responsible for safeguarding public health. Serves as a leading research institution and clearinghouse for resources that add to understanding of the complex forces affecting how we eat, how we stigmatize overweight and obese people, and how we can change.

Primary Telephone: 
203-432-6700
Email Address: 
rudd.center@yale.edu
Fax Number: 
203-432-9674
Street Address: 
Yale University
Addt'l Street Address: 
PO Box 208369
City: 
New Haven
Province: 
Connecticut
Postal/ZIP Code: 
06520-8369
Country: 
USA

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
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Advocacy
Policy development
Research

Works to achieve food security for all - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

Primary Telephone: 
(+39) 06 57051
Email Address: 
FAO-HQ@fao.org
Fax Number: 
(+39) 06 570 53152
Street Address: 
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: 
00153 Rome
Country: 
Italy

Food Research and Action Centre

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
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Advocacy

National nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. Works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty. 

Primary Telephone: 
202-986-2200
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
202-986-2525
Street Address: 
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 540
City: 
Washington
Province: 
DC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20009
Country: 
USA

Diabetes and the Environment

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Private foundation
Service Language: 
English
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Advocacy
Information provision and referral

Website of Sarah Howard, National Coordinator of The Collaborative on Health and the Environment's Diabetes-Obesity Spectrum Working Group. Provides links to research and other information on the relationships between environmental chemicals and the development of diabetes.

Toxic Free Canada

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Advocacy
Community education/development

Brings together environmentalists and health activists, unions and green businesses, parents and teachers, scientists and cancer prevention advocates to eliminate health and environmental toxins and reduce our carbon footprint on the planet. 

Primary Telephone: 
604-669-1921
Email Address: 
http://www.toxicfreecanada.ca/contact-us.asp
Street Address: 
PO Box 1010 2480 East Hastings St.
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
BC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5K 1Z
Country: 
Canada

Alliance for Cancer Prevention

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Advocacy

A multi-stakeholder group in the UK working together on cancer prevention. Members campaign on issues to ensure that the cancer establishment acknowledges the environmental and occupational risk factors for preventable cancers.

Primary Telephone: 
07960033687
Email Address: 
info@allianceforcancerprevention.org.uk
Country: 
United Kingdom

Trans PULSE Project

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
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Advocacy
Community education/development
Policy development

A community-based research (CBR) project that is investigating the impact of social exclusion and discrimination on the health of trans people in Ontario, Canada. They aim to provide the information necessary to change policies and practices to improve the health of trans communities.

Primary Telephone: 
1-877-547-8573
Email Address: 
info@transpulseproject.ca
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-877-547-8573
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Country: 
Canada

Women in Europe for a Common Future

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
German
Services Provided: 
Advocacy
Policy development
Research

International network of over 100 women’s, environmental and health organisations implementing projects in 40 countries and advocating globally for a healthy environment for all. Strives for balancing the environment, health and economy, taking the different needs and perspectives of women and men into account. Enables women and men to participate at local and global levels in policy processes for sustainable development. Implements solutions locally and influences policy internationally.

Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
wecf@wecf.eu
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