New York State Department of Health

"The New York State Department of Health works to protect and promote the health of New Yorkers through prevention, science and the assurance of quality health care delivery. Through a commitment to education, innovation, leadership in crises, customer respect, and research, the Department of Health strives to make New Yorkers the healthiest people in the nation."

North East New York's site

"The mission of Albany Medical Center is a simple one: to provide the region with excellence in medical education, biomedical research, and patient care. The Center is unique to this area in that it combines the strengths and resources of a prominent medical college, the skills of its faculty, and patient care services of a major hospital. Here, all three - education, research and patient care - come together resulting in exceptional health care."

Central New York's site

"To serve mothers and children via education, research and patient care, to optimize family health."

Perinatal Network of Monroe County

"Perinatal Network of Monroe County is a not-for-profit organization whose membership brings together local health and human services providers, consumers, and the community to ensure the quality, comprehensiveness, and availability of programs and services focused on improving perinatal health in Monroe County."

The National Perinatal Association

"The National Perinatal Association promotes the health and well being of mothers and infants enriching families, communities and our world."

The New York State Perinatal Association"The New York State Perinatal Association (NYSPA) is a state-wide alliance of health and human service professionals and consumers concerned with perinatal health issues from preconception through early childhood. NYSPA advocates for optimal perinatal care and parenting and promotes education and research, influences state priorities and encourages a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary approach to maternal and child health."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

"ACOG works primarily in 4 areas: Serving as a strong advocate for quality health care for women; maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education for its members; Promoting patient education and stimulating patient understanding of and involvement in medical care; increasing awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women's health care."

American Academy of Pediatrics

"Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults."

American Academy of Family Physicians

"The American Academy of Family Physicians is the national association of family doctors. It is one of the largest national medical organizations, with more than 93,100 members in 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam."

The Office On Women's Health

"The Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the government's champion and focal point for women's health issues, and works to redress inequities in research, health care services, and education that have historically placed the health of women at risk. The Office on Women's Health coordinates women's health efforts in HHS to eliminate disparities in health status and supports culturally sensitive educational programs that encourage women to take personal responsibility for their own health and wellness."

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

"AMCHP is the national organization representing state public health leaders in maternal and child health and other interested individuals and organizations working to improve the health and well-being of women in their reproductive years, children and youth, including those with special healthcare needs and families."

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health

"The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health provides national leadership to the maternal and child health community in three key areas—program development, policy analysis and education, and state-of-the-art knowledge—to improve the health and well-being of the Nation's children and families."

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

"The mission of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is to provide national leadership, in partnership with key stakeholders, to improve the physical and mental health, safety and well-being of the maternal and child health (MCH) population which includes all of the nation’s women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families, including fathers and children with special health care needs."

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

"The mission of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) is to improve the health and safety of mothers, babies and families through education and collaborative partnerships of public and private organizations."

National Healthy Start Association

"The National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) was formally established in the spring of 1998 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for the purpose of promoting community-based maternal and child health and the reduction of infant mortality, low birthweight and racial disparities in perinatal outcomes."

Healthy People 2010

" Healthy People 2010 challenges individuals, communities, and professionals—indeed, all of us— to take specific steps to ensure that good health, as well as long life, are enjoyed by all."

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