Advocacy

Advocacy

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Spanish
Chinese
Korean
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy
Policy development

The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

Contact Info
Email Address: 
http://www.epa.gov/planandbudget/contactus.html
Website/URL: 

Prisoners with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

PASAN is a community-based prisoners’ rights organization that strives to provide advocacy, education and support to prisoners and ex-prisoners in Ontario on HIV, HCV and other harm-reduction issues. Established in 1991, PASAN is the only community-based organization in Canada exclusively  providing HIV and HCV prevention, education and support services to prisoners, ex-prisoners, youth in custody and their families.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
1-416-920-9567
Email Address: 
info@pasan.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
1-416-920-4314
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-866-224-9978
Street Address: 
314 Jarvis St. #100
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5B 2C5
Country: 
Canada

Association for Size Diversity and Health

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Community education/development
Advocacy

An international professional organization of individuals committed to Health at Every Size principles. Their mission is to promote education, research, and the provision of services which enhance health and well-being, and which are free from weight-based assumptions and discrimination.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
1-877-576-1102
Email Address: 
http://www.sizediversityandhealth.org/contact.asp
Street Address: 
PO Box 3093
City: 
Redwood City
Province: 
California
Postal/ZIP Code: 
94064
Country: 
USA

Health at Every Size Community

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Community education/development
Advocacy

HAES calls itself “the new peace movement”, and maintains that good health can best be realized independently from considerations of size, and supports people of all sizes in addressing health directly by adopting healthy behaviours.

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Unite Here: Real Food, Real Jobs

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy

An organization of food service workers in the USA who want to cook and serve “real food”—with local, fresh, sustainable ingredients—not processed and frozen products. Their goal is “to change a food system that leaves our fellow food workers living in poverty, lacking access to healthy food for their families and at the highest risk for diet-related diseases.”

Contact Info
Email Address: 
http://www.realfoodrealjobs.org/contact-us/
Country: 
USA

Food Research and Action Center

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

National nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. Works with national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty. 

Contact Info
Website/URL: 
Street Address: 
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Addt'l Street Address: 
Suite 540
City: 
Washington, DC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20009
Country: 
USA

Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

A collaboration of consumer, provider, government, labor, business, health insurers and quality-of-care organizations united to drive innovative and practical strategies that combat obesity. The Alliance Steering Committee is comprised of a variety of public and private sector organizations including the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans, American Medical GroupAssociation, Canyon Ranch Institute, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) and others.  The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance receives funding from founding sponsor, sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, and supporting sponsors, Allergan, Inc. and Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  

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TEDX (The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, Inc.)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy

An prevention-driven organization that focuses primarily on the human health and environmental problems caused by low-dose and/or ambient exposure to chemicals that interfere with development and function, called endocrine disruptors.  Its large databases on this topic are available for those concerned about public health and environmental quality. 

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(970) 527-4082
Email Address: 
http://www.endocrinedisruption.com/contact.php
Fax Number: 
(970) 527-4082
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 1407
City: 
Paonia
Province: 
CO
Country: 
USA

Bay Area Queer Women/Transfolks and Cancer Project

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Groups Served: 
Lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

A project seeking to learn more about how a diverse and trans-inclusive group of Bay Area (a) queer women and transfolks and (b) health advocates: (1) locate and make use of cancer knowledge, and (2) experience cancer health and care. All past, present and future women (of any taxonomic category) who self-identify as queer – that is, people who identify as “lesbian”, “gay”, “bisexual”, “queer”, and who may or may not identify as “trans”, and/or “Other” are included here. All trans folks who feel themselves part of (even if only historically) and comfortable in, the very diverse and multiple group that constitutes “women” & “trans folks” are welcome.

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Bay Area Working Group on the Precautionary Principle

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

A diverse collaborative of organizations and individuals that promotes and implements precautionary action to protect health and the environment.  Works for fundamental changes in decision making that build healthier, more just, and sustainable communities, and serves as a resource and catalyst that works locally, regionally, and beyond to promote the precautionary principle through education and outreach, public mobilization, grassroots participation, and policy reform.

Contact Info
Email Address: 
info@takingprecaution.org
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