Organisations

Family Health International (FHI)

Kenya

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PO Box 38835
Nairobi

Works to improve reproductive and family health around the world through bio-meical and social science research, innovative health service delivery interventions, and training and information programmes. It works in partnership with universities, ministries of health and NGOs, conducting on-going projects in the USA and more than 40 developing countries. The resource centre is open to the public

Community Health Works of San Francisco

USA

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1600 Holloway Avenue
HSS 301
San Francisco 94132

Focuses on the health of low income communities, in particular in the health of colored and immigrant communities. It is committed to the diversification of the health care workforce and the elimination of health disparities. Their programmes include the first college-based certificate for community health workers in the USA; an urban health oriented Drug and Alcohol Counsellor training programme; a programme to reintegrate internationally trained health professionals who have immigrated to the USA into the US health system; an urban asthma partnership; and the Regional Health Occupations Resource Centre, which disseminates innovative educational programmes to San Francisco Bay Area regional community colleges

The International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW)

UK

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2C Leroy House
436 Essex Road
London N1 3QP

An organisation run for and by HIV positive women that exists to promote the voices and improve the situation of HIV positive women throughout the world. It aims to raise the awareness of HIV positive women's issues and promote affective action to address them; reduce the isolation of HIV positive women and overcome the stigma of HIV/AIDS; promote the rights of HIV positive women globally; and empower HIV positive women to address and promote changes in issues of importance to HIV positive women's lives

Music Therapy International (MTI)

USA

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PO Box 1216, Bowling Green
OH 43402-8016

MTI's mission is to design and implement music therapy programmes for refugees facing psychological and other mental health problems arising from civil wars in Africa in the last two decades. Specific foci are on children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) living in the United States and in Kenya

Stylus Publishing LLC|(distributor of Oxfam Publications)

USA

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PO Box 605
Herndon VA 20171-0605

Stylus is an independent publisher, as well as the distributor of independent publishers and NGOs, meeting the needs of a wide range of audiences, including: teachers, faculty developers, and administrators in higher education; policymakers, researchers, and teachers concerned with the environment and sustainable development; development and Third World practitioners, policymakers, and academics; academics interested in Irish culture and history, African studies; managers, trainers, and teachers of business studies; professionals interested in all facets of green building; teachers from preschool through high school; psychologists, psychoanalysts, and psychotherapists. Publications can be ordered online, by phone, fax or mail.

Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM)

USA

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One Guest Street
Boston
MA 02135

A non-profit research and development (R&D) organisation dedicated to achieving media access equality for people with disabilities. NCAM's mission is to expand access to present and future media for people with disabilities; to explore how existing access technologies may benefit other populations; to represent its constituents in industry, policy and legislative circles; and to provide access to educational and media technologies for special needs students

Disability Cultural Center, Syracuse Univeristy

USA

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Disability Cultural Center
105 Hoople Building
805 South Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244

"DCC will work to:

  • Establish and celebrate a community that fosters pride in one’s identity and creates a culture of inclusion.
  • Build a community that values the capabilities of all people and recognizes that all individuals have the potential to excel and contribute to the academic and social environment at Syracuse University and beyond.
  • Serve as a meeting place for students, faculty, staff, and others who seek a safe environment in which all individuals are welcomed, respected, and included as full and equal members, within both the university and global communities.
  • Serve as a catalyst for and a sponsor of a variety of essential programs, inside and outside of the classroom.  The programs will heighten awareness and understanding, as well as promote dialogue and learning about disability rights as human rights.  Programs will therefore emphasize that disability rights are expressions and forms of cultural diversity.
  • Create programming that emphasizes but is not limited to advancing the civic, economic, and social participation of persons with disabilities in a global society.
  • Serve as a resource for sharing information on media, periodicals and other readings, websites, services, advocacy groups, and local, regional, national, and international organizations that focus on disability issues, including the history of disability, pedagogy and disability, and disability culture.
  • Work collaboratively with other campus organizations and offices that celebrate difference"

Arion Global, INC

USA

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2919 Tanager Ave
Los Angeles
California
90040

Arion Global, Inc. has positioned itself in the re-provisioning supply chain for the world’s manufacturing industries, providing a green alternative to the expensive mining of natural resources.

Mesothelioma.net

USA

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440 Louisiana Street, Suite 1212
Houston, Texas 77532

Information is provided on mesothelioma prognosis, symptoms, diagnosis, types, staging, causes and treatment options. Treatment options are outlined. Information is given on asbestos and mesothelioma trust funds based in the USA and also on claims and benefits available to US veterans. News items are presented.

 

United Cerebral Palsy

USA

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1825 K Street NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Its mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network. Provides a list of resources covering topics including public policy, education, employment, assistive technologies, health, housing and travel. A list of related organisations in other areas of the world is given. 

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

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Provides guidance and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. An overview is given of the different types, symptoms, and causes of cerebral palsy together with diagnosis and therapy options. Financial assistance available in the USA is outlined. Information is provided on living with a child with cerebral palsy (mobility, communication problems, meals, sleeping, hygiene, play, learning, school, inclusion, bullying and transition to adulthood).

Cerebral Palsy Group

USA

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13506 Summerport Village Pkwy
Windermere, FL 34786407-501-5056

Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, birth injuries, or brain injuries. The team was created to provide answers and all types of assistance needed to help improve the quality of life for loved ones and family members with cerebral palsy. It helps provide free support and useful resources to individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other disabilities

University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability/UCED

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10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NH 03824

The Institute on Disability improves knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of people with disabilities & their families.

The IOD aligns its projects and strategic initiatives with current and emerging national, regional, and state priorities related to individuals with disabilities. A majority of IOD grants and programs are concentrated within the following areas:
Assistive Technology, Community Living & Employment, Health & Genetics, Inclusive Early Care & Education

The IOD makes significant contributions to the body of knowledge related to disability through a variety of research and evaluation activities including data analysis, focus group facilitation, model demonstration projects, or project outcome evaluation.

As a grant-funded research institute, the coordinates a number of state and national projects and programs which address a broad range of disability topics across the life span.

The IOD supports the efforts of consumers and professionals to create more inclusive communities by providing local, regional, and national services, that represent current and emerging best practices.
 

CIET International

USA

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511 Avenue of the Americas #132
New York, NY 10011

CIET is an international group of professionals from a variety of disciplines, including epidemiology, medicine, planning, communications and other social sciences, who bring scientific research methods to community levels. By involving people at these levels in information gathering and analysis, CIET helps them to participate, in an increasingly informed way, in decisions that affect their lives. Through both formal and on-the-job training over a series of reiterative survey cycles, CIET shares its collective skills and its methods with national, regional and local planners to help develop local stakeholder information systems and build indigenous capacities for evidence-based planning and action. CIET is also an academic centre, based at the Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero in Mexico that provides formal training in evidence-based planning through short courses and an intensive eight-week course as well as through diploma, masters and doctoral programmes. In addition to New York and Mexico, it also has offices in Nicaragua, Pakistan, London, Ottawa and Johannesburg

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