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women's health : organizations

Organizations Listings:

AMANITARE, African Partnership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Girls - Ten-year initiative to promote rights of African girls and women.

American Medical Women's Association - Dedicated to the care of the woman patient and to improving the personal and professional well-being of its members. Information includes health advice and guidance for the public as well as a contact point for physicians and students.

British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health - Facilitates research on the social determinants of health for marginalized women through grants, discussion groups, educational events, and research projects. Site includes publications, contact information and grant and research news.

Centre for Research in Women's Health - A Partnership of the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada committed to conducting and fostering research relevant to women's lives, and to promoting its application in diverse communities.

Dugald Baird Centre for Research on Women's Health - Includes details about the center, research, publications, seminars and a newsletter.

FDA Office of Women's Health - Ensures that Federal Drug Administration functions remain gender sensitive, integrated and responsive, and forms partnerships with government and non-government entities to promote FDA's women's health objectives.

Global Alliance For Women's Health - Coalitions of international, national and Non Governmental Organizations (NGO's) - Women's groups, health care professionals, religious organizations, academics and individual citizens from all of the regions of the world with the intention of improving health care services and research for women. English and Spanish.

Healthy Balance Research Program - MCEWH and NSACSW are providing an innovative and collaborative program of research to better understand the connections between Women's health and well-being, family life and earning a livelihood. Includes publications and updates.

Jacobs Institute for Women's Health - Promotes environments where an interdisciplinary audience including health care professionals, researchers, policy makers, consumers, and advocates come together to discuss ways to improve health care for women.

The Jean Hailes Foundation - Women's health web site providing updates of latest research, health education and resources focusing on improving health outcomes for women throughout the life stages.

Magee-Womens Research Institute - Current research at MWRI focuses not only on the traditional areas, such as female reproductive health, reproductive genetics, and sexually transmitted diseases, but it is also expanding to address the growing health concerns of postmenopausal women in such areas as cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases and breast, cervical and ovarian cancers.

Maternal Life International - Works to provide women with emergency obstetrical care, AIDS prevention and care, and practical instruction in natural family planning.

National Asian Women's Health Organization - Works to achieve health equity for Asian Americans through research, education, leadership development and advocacy, and to strengthen systems serving Asian Americans through partnerships and capacity building.

National Association for Women's Health - Represents organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the quality of women's health by integrating the best of business, science, policy and clinical practice. Membership, publications, products, links and contacts are featured. Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.

National Black Women's Health Project - Health education, research, advocacy and leadership development institution promoting the empowerment of African American women as educated health care consumers and working for the improved health status of African American women.

National Center for Excellence in Women's Health - Located at the University of California San Francisco, advances the field of women's health by providing health care for women, promoting women's health research agenda, building partnerships and linkages with community groups and organizations, educating providers about the principles of women's health, and paving the way for women to hold key leadership positions in our institution.

National Coalition of Pastors' Spouses - H.O.P.E. for Her Heart - A national health and wellness initiative, embedded in African American churches, focused on health disparities and social ills that disproportionately impact African American women.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute - Women's Health Initiative - Large, long-term preventive study focusing on the major causes of death, disability and frailty in postmenopausal women.

National Women's Health Foundation - The non-profit support foundation of the National Women's Health Organization clinics, providing birth control and abortion services, patient education, and legal initiatives against anti-abortion harassment.

The National Women's Health Information Center - NWHIC - A service of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. The NWHIC provides a gateway to a wide variety of Federal and other women's health information resources.

NIH Office of Research on Women's Health - The focal point for women's health research at the National Institute of Health, ORWH promotes, stimulates, and supports efforts to improve the health of women through biomedical and behavioral research.

Pacific Institute for Women's Health - Improves the sexual and reproductive health and well-being of women and girls, working through advocacy, training, community involvement, applied research and evaluation.

Pan American Health Organization: Women, Health and Development - Provides technical cooperation to member countries to promote equitable and sustainable development sharing responsibilities and power between women and men in order to improve the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the entire population

Section on Women's Health - American Physical Therapy Association - Dedicated to the improvement of women's health worldwide through a commitment to quality physical therapy practice.

Society for Women's Health Research - Seeking to improve the health of women through research, education and advocacy. Includes membership details and information about research and funding. Based in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

UCSF Women's Health Clinical Research Center - Center of focused research in the areas of breast health, dementia, HIV in women, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and urinary incontinence.

The Veerni Project - Helps rural Indian women in Rajasthan with reproductive healthcare, education, and community empowerment. Site includes services provided, description of Rajasthan, links to Veerni articles and women's health in India sites, and contact information.

Women's Health Australia - Also known as The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, a project which will explore the health of over 40,000 women over a number of years. Includes project details, publications, surveys and data.

Women's Health Council (Ireland) - A statutory body set up in 1997 to advise the Minister for Health and Children on all aspects of women's health. Includes news, a forum, and a newsletter.

Women's Health Information - Information on breast care, reproduction issues, nutrition, teen health, menopause and links to other sites related to women's health. Provided by Feminist Women's Health Care, a nonprofit organization that promotes and protects a woman's right to choose and receive reproductive health care.

Women's Health Program - Located at the University of Michigan, coordinates direct care, educational and research programs in women's health.

The Women's Health Research Center - Located in Laurel Maryland, offers treatment and clinical trials for a wide range of conditions including osteoporosis, menopause,endometriosis, gynecological disorders, and various other medical conditions that affect women.

Women's Health Statewide - Government-funded health service for the women of South Australia. Site features current projects, activities and research, recent publications, health questions and answers.

World Health Organization Women's Health - Descriptions of activities, reports, news and events; contacts and cooperating partners; links to related web sites and topics.

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