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American Academy of Nursing

Works to potentiate the contributions of nursing leaders in transforming the health care system to optimize public well-being in the United States.

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Office of Minority Health Resource Center

Works to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.

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Public Citizen

Public Citizen serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital. Since our founding in 1971, we have delved into an array of areas, but our work on each issue shares an overarching goal: To ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power.

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Institute for Women's Policy Research

Forms a public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families in the United States. Focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, the economic and social aspects of health and safety, and women's civic and political participation.

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Forms a network comprising non-governmental organizations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), cooperating agencies, and the Bureau for Global Health of USAID. Raises awareness and commmitment to synergies between gender equity and reproductive health/HIV outcomes. Collects empirical data and identifies best practices on gender issues and the interface with reproductive health/HIV. Develops operational tools for the integration of gender approaches into population, health and nutrition programming. Maintains a listserv. (See Details)
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
An independent, international professional association made up of a diverse membership of health education professionals and students. Promotes healthy behaviours, healthy communities and healthy environments through membership body, chapter network and partnerships with other organizations. Focusses on public health education. Provides leadership through: its code of ethics, a standard for professional preparation, research and practice; professional development; and, public outreach. (See Details)
National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association
Membership based organization in the US that represents the domestic family planning field, including clinicians, administrators, researchers, educators, advocates and consumers. Works to assure access to voluntary family planning and reproductive health care services and to support reproductive freedom for all. Website includes latest information on reproductive health and politics in the US, membership information, an activist toolkit, and available health services by region etc. (See Details)
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons and their families and friends through support, public education, and the opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity. Website resources include an online forum and a directory of Canadian chapters.

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The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer

Advocates on lesbian health issues in the United States. Provides direct services in the US to lesbians with cancer, their partners and caregivers, and education and information to the lesbian community about cancer. Educates the health care community about the special concerns of lesbians with cancer and their families.

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Centre for Development and Population Activities

Forms an international nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of women and girls worldwide.

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