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The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this, AAP shall support the professional needs of its members.
AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The American Evaluation Association is a professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness. AEA has approximately 7100 members representing all 50 states in the United States as well as over 60 foreign countries.
APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. Our mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.
APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the public health profession. We speak out for public health issues and policies backed by science. We are the only organization that influences federal policy, has a 140-plus year perspective and brings together members from all fields of public health.
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Watch a short video to get to know about us and our work, mission, and vision. Or watch a longer version to also get to know the programs we administer including: Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Children’s Mental Health Task Force (CMHTF) is a coalition of pediatricians, child psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, insurance representatives, policy advocates, various commissioners, legislators, employer groups, nurses, and groups from the education and correctional services community in an effort to improve children’s mental health in Massachusetts. The Task Force has been successful in obtaining reimbursement for non-face-to-face care, increasing payments for child psychiatrists, helping to pass a Children’s Mental Health Bill and monitoring its implementation, facilitating funding for the Parent Advocacy League from HMO’s, and facilitating the creation of various local children’s mental health programs. The Child Psychiatry Access Project has been launched in six regional sites around the state and is enabling pediatricians to get training and consultations in psychopharmacology and managing patients with mental health problems. It has become a national model replicated in other states.
Children’s Action Network (CAN) uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life. CAN is currently dedicated to finding homes for the more than 107,000 children in the United States who are waiting for an adoptive family and improving outcomes for the more than 500,000 children in foster care.