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Children's Health Fund
Founded by singer/songwriter Paul Simon and pediatrician/child advocate Irwin Redlener, MD in 1987, The Children's Health Fund (CHF) works nationally to develop health care programs for the nation's most medically underserved population - homeless and disadvantaged children. CHF brings medical care and essential services directly to underserved children in rural and urban communities via Mobile Medical clinics (doctor's offices on wheels) and fixed site clinics.
The Immunization Initiative at the Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) is devoted to promoting and improving childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization coverage levels among migrant and other mobile underserved populations. Funding for this project is obtained from a cooperative agreement with the National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
PandemicFlu.gov: One Stop Access to US Government Avian and Pandemic Flu Information
Informative website about pandemic and avian flu topics.
Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding
There is convincing evidence that breastfeeding provides substantial health benefits for children and adequate evidence that breastfeeding provides moderate health benefits for women. This link provides a summary of the 2008 recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on counseling to promote breastfeeding.
Breast Cancer Network of Strength
The mission of Breast Cancer Network of Strength is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. Support programs, outreach programs, breast health workshops, wigs and prostheses banks for women with limited resources. 1-800-221-2141 (interpreters in 150 languages). (Formerly known as Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization)
Lead in Mexican Candy
Comprehensive website about lead in candy. Information in English and Spanish for providers and patients.
Health Brochures by the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
The US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants has recently posted 10 NEW health brochures on their website. All the brochures are available for download free of charge. The topics covered in this new batch of brochures are as follows: Violence in the Home, Health Insurance and Medicaid, Living with Disabilities in the US, Personal and Home Hygiene, Dental Care and Hygiene, Healthy Pregnancy, Keeping Your Baby Healthy, Watching Your Child Grow, Common Respiratory Infections (Bronchitis, Influenza, and Pneumonia) and Asthma.
Free Consumer Health Fact Sheets
For the first time, all Office on Women’s Health (OWH) consumer fact sheets are available in Spanish. OWH recently released 42 new Spanish-language publications on a range of topics including depression, generic drugs, heart disease, cosmetics, arthritis, mammography, HIV, and food safety. These easy-to-read fact sheets complement OWH's other Spanish language materials on diabetes, menopause, and safe medication use. OWH invites organizations and consumers to distribute these free publications to women and their families.
Breast and Cervical Cancer in Texas
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program (BCCS) offers clinical breast examinations, mammograms, pelvic examinations, and Pap tests throughout Texas at no or low-cost to eligible women. BCCS is partly funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).
Emergency Planning Tips If You Are Pregnant or Have Young Children
To help ease the burden of displacement in the face of disaster/emergency, new information for pregnant women and mothers of young children has been uploaded to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) web site. Because you are recognized as an important champion in the community and can provide a channel for vital emergency information.