Advocacy

Advocacy

American Medical Association

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Advocacy

The American Medical Association is an advocate for American physicians and medical students. They promote professionalism in medicine, set standards for medical education, practice, and ethics, and advocate for change around medical policy issues. Their core purpose is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of public health.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(312) 464-5000
Street Address: 
515 N State St
City: 
Chicago
Province: 
Ilinois
Postal/ZIP Code: 
60610

Canadian Health Coalition

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

Coalition of groups representing women, seniors, unions, students, consumers and health care professionals from across Canada to preserve medicare. Web site provides links to their publications on diverse subjects.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
613-521-3400 ext. 311
Email Address: 
info@healthcoalition.ca
Fax Number: 
613-521-9638
Street Address: 
2841 Riverside Dr
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1V 8X7

HERA action sheets

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
HERA: Health, Empowerment, Rights, and Accountability
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Examines topics as gender equality and equity, women's empowerment, and adolescents' sexual and reproductive rights and health.

The Leadership Council

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Research
Advocacy

Provides the public with accurate, research-based information about a variety of mental health issues and to preserving society's commitment to protect its most vulnerable members.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
610-664-5007
Email Address: 
http://www.leadershipcouncil.org/Contact_Us/Feedback/feedback.html
Fax Number: 
610-664-5279
Street Address: 
C132-191 Presidential Blvd
City: 
Bala Cynwynd
Province: 
Pennsylvania
Postal/ZIP Code: 
19004

Center for Women Policy Studies

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

Forms an organization that is a unique resource for policy makers, researchers, advocates and community leaders. Identifies cutting edge issues and trends and shape multiethnic feminist responses. Addresses the combined impact of gender, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status on issues affecting women and girls. Grounds their work in the belief that all issues affecting women are interrelated.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
202-872-1770
Email Address: 
cwps@centerwomenpolicy.org
Fax Number: 
202-296-8962
Street Address: 
1211 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Suite 312
City: 
Washington
Province: 
District of Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20036

Guide to the groups: key organizations in biotechnology activism

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Online
Publisher: 
Working Group on Women, Health and the New Genetics

Provides a detailed list of organizations, both Canadian and international, interested in the area of biotechnology and its potential impact on health.

How to influence public policy

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides six practical tips to influence the development of public policy in its development stage.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

The busy woman's guide to the Internet: activism and research on-line

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Kelly Mannix
Publisher: 
International Women's Rights Project and the Centre and the Centre for Feminist Research
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides resources and inspiration for women to use the Internet to promote women's equality in human rights. Includes tips on how to get started on the Internet, getting acquainted with the World Wide Web (WWW), and how to be part of the Internet community.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ADVO.M36 1999
ISBN 1550143824

Lies, damn lies and public protection: corporate responsibility and breast cancer activism

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Laura Potts
Publisher: 
Journal of International Women's Studies
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Bridgewater, MA

Discusses breast cancer risk and responsibility discourses between health professionals, epidemiologists, statutory bodies, and activists.

ISBN/ISSN: 
BREC.P67 2001
ISSN 15398706
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Resources for research and action: a policy handbook: strategies for effecting change in public policy

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Print
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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Salli Abbott
Jennifer Birch-Jones
Lorraine McKay
Danette Steele
Publisher: 
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents a 'how-to' working document for leaders interested in developing provincial and/or municipal policies on women and girls in sport and physical activity. Dddresses advocacy and lobbying as well as policy writing, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation with special reference to the major issues facing females in sport and physical activity. Also includes case studies.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ADVO.A23 1991
ISBN 0919653618
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