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Advocates for Youth (AFY) – National organization dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) – Provides educational materials on pregnancy, birth, contraception, reproductive health, and women's issues such as violence against women, smoking cessation, adolescent/pediatric health, and underserved women.

Answer Provides resources, advocacy, training and technical assistance in support of age-appropriate, balanced, comprehensive sexuality education covering topics including adolescent health, teen pregnancy and teen parenting.

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) – AMCHP is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs.

 
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO): MCH program – Addresses issues affecting families, women of reproductive age, infants, children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. The ASTHO MCH program aims to increase state capacity to develop and implement policies and programs that respond to challenges and effectively promote state MCH.

Camp Fire USA – Implements programs that include mentoring opportunities through community clubs and environmental education through direct child care services integrating gang peace programs, pregnancy prevention programs, and a course that teaches teens to provide respite care for children with disabilities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – CDC works to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

  • Adolescent and School Health Promotes the health and well-being of children and adolescents to enable them to become healthy and productive adults.
    • The new resource Health and Academic Achievement is a synthesis of evidence showing that the health of students is linked to their academic achievement. The Health and Academic Achievement Overview and PowerPoint presentation include:  Evidence linking healthy eating and physical activity with academic achievement; evidence-driven messages with specific benefits to states, school districts, schools, parents, and students; specific, feasible, and effective actions to support healthy eating and physical activity in schools; and key resources to learn more.
  • National Center for Health Statistics – Collects and disseminates data on major health and nutrition indicators affecting the population. Data are presented so that specific groups, such as children and adolescents.
  • Preconception Care and Health Care – Provides links to educational materials and tools from the CDC and other organizations for women and men of childbearing age.
  • Teen Pregnancy – Resource site which provides fact sheets, presentations, and guidelines on various teen pregnancy prevention topics for health care providers, public health practitioners and parents. 

Child Trends – Nonprofit research center that works to improve the quality, scope, and use of statistical information on children and adolescents. Statistics regarding child and adolescent health indicators, including data on adolescent pregnancy and childbearing, are available on request.

Children's Safety Network-- A national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence. Contains resources on a wide range of injury topics to State and Territorial Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) programs.

CityMatCH – Contains tools and resources for promoting adolescent health.

DiversityDataKids.org – A new online data and analysis tool from the Institute for Child, Youth, and Family Policy that monitors progress towards improved wellbeing for children of all racial/ethnic groups through the creation and dissemination of unique indicators and analysis of the state of wellbeing, diversity, opportunity, and equity of children in the U.S., and the availability, capacity and effectiveness of public policies and programs to equitably serve children of all racial and ethnic groups and reduce disparities among them. In addition to hundreds of standard measures broken down by race and ethnicity, this site generates unique, equity-focused data on known structural factors that drive existing racial/ethnic inequities among children. It allows users to zoom in from a national perspective to small levels of geography such as states, metropolitan areas, school districts, cities and counties, and in some cases even neighborhoods, providing pinpoint views of the often nuanced inequities present among children of various racial and ethnic groups.  

ETR Associates (ETR) – Develops and distributes maternal and child health pamphlets, booklets, videos, and charts, including more than 46 pamphlets on pregnancy and childbirth. Other topics include family life education, abstinence, birth control, reproductive health, sexual responsibility, self-esteem, drug use, and sexually transmitted disease.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) – Research organization that conducts and supports laboratory research, clinical trials, and epidemiological studies that explore health processes related to events that happen prior to and throughout pregnancy and childhood and human growth and development across the lifespan.

Federal Partners on Bullying Prevention present the 2014 Federal Bullying Prevention Summit on Friday, August 15, 2014 in Washington, DC.  This year's theme is Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in Bullying Prevention. The event will also be presented as a live streaming webcast available to anyone with an interest in bullying prevention who cannot attend in person. To register to join the Summit virtually, visit: http://www.wciconferences.com/BullyingSummit-VirtualMeeting/index.html. The Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Steering Committee is an interagency effort led by the Department of Education that works to coordinate policy, research, and communications on bullying topics.  The Federal Partners include representatives from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, the Interior, and Justice, as well as the Federal Trade Commission and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Got Transition? Center for Health Care Transition Improvement – National resource center that aims to improv