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This list includes organizations and agencies dedicated to improving public health. A variety of health issues concerning families are covered. Under each resource you will find Web sites, links to local contacts, and a toll free phone number when available.

5 A Day Fruit and Vegetable Campaign
Phone: (800) 311-3435
State Coordinators:
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/
5aday/coordinators/coordinators.htm

Programs and Campaigns:
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/programs/index.htm
Home Page:
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/5aday/index.htm

Administration for Children and Families
Financial Assistance:
www.hhs.gov/children/index.shtml#income
Regional Centers:
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/oro
Home Page:
www.acf.hhs.gov

American Cancer Society
Phone: (800) 227-2345
Home Page:
www.cancer.org

(Go to “In My Community” for local information.)

American Dental Association
Phone: (312) 440-2500
Acess to Dental Care: www.ada.org/public/topics/access.asp
State Listings:
www.ada.org/ada/organizations/searchcons1.asp
Home Page:
www.ada.org/index.asp

American Diabetes Association
Phone: (800) 342-2383
Community Programs and Local Events:
www.diabetes.org/communityprograms-and-localevents/whatslocal.jsp
Home Page:
www.diabetes.org/home.jsp

American Heart Association
Phone: (800) 242-1793
Local Offices:
www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=10000028
Home Page:
www.americanheart.org

American Public Human Services Association
Phone: (202) 682-0100
Human Services Agencies by State: www.aphsa.org/home/StateContacts.asp
Home Page:
www.aphsa.org/Home/News.asp

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Phone: (800) 232-4636
Home Page:
www.cdc.gov

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Phone: (877) 267-2323
State Programs:
www.cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/statemap.asp

Medicaid Consumer Information:
www.cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/consumer.asp

Home Page:
www.cms.hhs.gov

Community Voices
Phone: (404) 752-1977
Local Contacts:
www.communityvoices.org/Contacts.aspx

Home Page:
www.communityvoices.org

Departments of Public Health
State-by-State Listing:
www.fda.gov/oca/sthealth.htm

Environmental Protection Agency
Phone: (202) 272-0167
List of Regional Offices:
www.epa.gov/epahome/postal.htm
Home Page:
www.epa.gov

Head Start Program
Phone: (866) 763-6481
Information Center:
www.headstartinfo.org/infocenter/infocenter.htm
Local Contacts:
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/hsb/contacts/index.htm

Home Page:
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/hsb

Health Resources and Services Administration
Phone: (301) 443-3376
Find a Health Center:
http://ask.hrsa.gov/pc

Home Page:
www.hrsa.gov

Home Safety Council
Phone: (202) 330-4900
Fire Safety Literacy Project:
www.homesafetycouncil.org/
expert_network/en_literacy_w001.aspx

Local Contacts:
www.homesafetycouncil.org/contact/contact.aspx

Home Page:
www.homesafetycouncil.org

Insure Kids Now
Phone: (877) 543-7669
State Contacts:
www.insurekidsnow.gov/states.htm

Home Page:
www.insurekidsnow.gov

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Phone: (888) 842-6355
State Contacts:
http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/
cancercontacts/nbccedp/contacts.asp

Home Page:
www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/about.htm

National Cancer Institute
Phone: (800) 422-6237
Publications:
www.cancer.gov/publications
Home Page:
www.cancer.gov

National Center for Farmworker Health
Phone: (800) 531-5120
Directory of Centers:
www.ncfh.org/00_ns_doc.php
Home Page:
www.ncfh.org

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Phone: (800) 695-0285
State Resources:
www.nichcy.org/states.htm
Home Page:
www.nichcy.org

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Phone: (800) 344-3555
Fire Safety Educators:
www.nfpa.org/riskwatch/advocate_stbyst.html
Risk Watch Programs:
www.nfpa.org/riskwatch/home.html
Home Page:
www.nfpa.org

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Publications:
www.niaaa.nih.gov/Publications
/PamphletsBrochuresPosters/English

Home Page:
www.niaaa.nih.gov

National Institutes of Health
Consumer Health Information:
www.medlineplus.gov

List of Institutes:
www.nih.gov/icd

Home Page:
www.nih.gov

National Library of Medicine
Phone: (800) 338-7657

National Network of Libraries of Medicine:
www.nlm.nih.gov/nno/nnlmlist2.html
Home Page:
www.nlm.nih.gov

National Mental Health Information Center
Phone: (800) 789-2647
Mental Health Topics:
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/topics/explore/children
Events Page:
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/topics
/events.aspx?topic=Children+and+Families

Home Page:
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov

NYU Child Study Center: Changing the Face of Child Mental Health
Phone: (212) 263-6622
Parent Letter in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean:
www.aboutourkids.org/aboutour/parent_letter

Home Page:
www.aboutourkids.org

Office on Women’s Health
Phone: (800) 994-9662
State Contacts:
www.4women.gov/owh/reg/contacts.htm
Home Page:
www.4women.gov

Parents Helping Parents
Phone: (408) 727-5775
Events Listing:
www.php.com/include/events/?PHPSESSID=
8296d6174b19f7338c16bd9b1b8e140f

Home Page:
www.php.com

Planned Parenthood
Phone: (800) 230-7526
Local Health Services:
www.plannedparenthood.org/pp2/
portal/healthservices/findhealthcenter/

Home Page:
www.plannedparenthood.org

Poison Control Centers
Phone: (800) 222-1222
Local Centers:
www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm

Home Page:
www.aapcc.org

Safe Kids Coalition
Phone: (202) 662-0600
Coalition Coordinators:
www.usa.safekids.org/tier2_rl.cfm?folder_id=182
Home Page:
www.safekids.org

Try-to-STOP TOBACCO Resource Center
Phone: (800) 784-8669 or call (800) 879-8678 if you live in RI, NH, or MA.
Quit Smoking Suport:
www.trytostop.org/QuitWizardV2
Home Page:
www.trytostop.org

Violence Against Women
Hotline: (800) 799-7233
State Resources:
http://www.4women.gov/violence/state/

Home Page:
www.4women.gov/violence

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program
Phone: (703) 305-2746
Local Nutrition and Breastfeeding Coordinators:
www.fns.usda.gov/wic/Contacts/ContactsMenu.htm
Home Page:
www.fns.usda.gov/wic

Y–Me National Breast Cancer Organization
Phone: (800) 221-2141
Local Affiliates:
www.y-me.org/affiliates/default.php

Home Page:
www.y-me.org


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