Listed below are links to state and national maternal and child health initiatives and agencies.
Advocates for Children of New Jersey
ACNJ influences policymakers to create better laws to protect the state's children. Their website includes Kids Count data and publications detailing child welfare laws.
New Jersey Department of Health
This site provides information on state health programs, consumer reports and the latest facts about current health issues and emergencies within the state.
New Jersey FamilyCare
NJ FamilyCare is the state-funded health insurance for low-income families. Their website discusses a range of health care issues from eligibility requirements to immigrant coverage and provides an online application form.
NJDOH Division of Family Health Services/Maternal & Child Health
The Department of Health website includes reports on MCH data specific to NJ including breastfeeding, cesarean births and HIV in pregnancy.
ShapingNJ, a program of the DOH, uses community and policy initiatives to improve nutrition and lower obesity rates within the state. The program’s website offers toolkits with easy, actionable steps to promote nutrition in child care services, schools and the workplace and provides data on obesity rates statewide.
Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey
A clearinghouse website with resources for smoking cessation support, smoke-free communities and professional training and education.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
The Campaign works to reduce tobacco use and advocates policy to protect kids from smoking. The site includes detailed information on federal and state tobacco laws and current events.
Child Welfare League of America
CWLA is a coalition of organizations working to protect children and vulnerable populations. Their website includes a Child Welfare Journals detailing welfare policies and national research on the topic
Families USA promotes health care for all Americans and their website offers the latest information on insurance issues including Medicare, Medicaid and global health insurance.
Future of Children
FOC uses research to create and promote policy that protects and benefits children. FOC Journals detail current social and economic issues affecting our children- literacy challenges, children with disabilities, immigrant children health, etc.
It's Your Sex Life
Written by teens, for teens, this site uses video, blogs and social media to discuss sex, body image, unplanned pregnancy and much more.
March of Dimes
MOD works to promote the health of babies by providing education and support to pregnant women and families. Their website offers advocacy tools and research data on infant health, birth defects and prematurity.
My Birth Matters
The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) and Consumer Reports have partnered on the consumer education campaign My Birth Matters to educate mothers about the overuse of c-sections.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
NCADD offers information on recovery services, education on drugs and dependence and assistance for friends and family.
National Healthy Start Association
The National Healthy Start Association works to improve birth outcomes in communities of color and its website offers information about the program and its national publications and newsletters.
National Perinatal Association
The NPA website provides information for psychologists in the NICU and the FAN program and offers information on membership and upcoming conferences.
Power to Decide: The Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy
This national campaign provides national and state data on teen and unplanned pregnancy rates.
An MTV-run website promoting safe sex practices and pregnancy prevention with an anonymous forum for question and answer.
A program of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, Text4baby is a free text messaging service for pregnant women offering three personalized texts per week with information on prenatal care, nutrition, immunizations and more.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Foundation promotes policies to help disadvantaged children. Their website offers information on current initiatives and its vast Knowledge Center provides resources for child reform laws.
Zero to Three (National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families)
Zero to Three advocates for policies promoting the health of infants and toddlers. This website includes a Public Policy Center that offers resources addressing federal policy and infant-toddler policy issues.
Alan Guttmacher Institute
The Institute utilizes research and policy to spearhead reproductive health issues. This site provides data on a range of sexual health topics from abortion rates internationally to minors' access to prenatal care.
A resource of the National Institutes of Health, MedlinePlus provides in-depth drug and health information with updates and videos detailing symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention on a range of health topics.
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
A clearinghouse for MCH data, this site includes research on a range of issues from mental health in teens to prenatal health to nutrition.
National Library of Medicine-Health Services/Technology Assessment Texts
A free resource of full-text documents that provide health information on preventative medicine, tobacco dependence, protocols and more.
Office on Women's Health
This website discusses in detail women's health topics from a-z and includes daily current event stories relating to women's health issues.
Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children
A nation-wide initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2 to 5. Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community and those with autism, See Amazing in All Children offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities. At the same time, the project fosters an affirming narrative around autism for all families and children.