Resources for the childbearing years:
March of Dimes Foundation www.marchofdimes.com
The March of Dimes also acts globally: sharing best practices in perinatal health and helping improve birth outcomes where the needs are the most urgent.
Child Birth Connection www.childbirthconnection.org
Our mission is to improve the quality and value of maternity care through consumer engagement and health system transformation. Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care and is a voice for the needs and interests of childbearing families.
Mother Friendly www.motherfriendly.org
Our mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. This evidence-based mother, baby, and family-friendly model focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs.
My Midwife www.ourmomentoftruth.com
The purpose of Our Moment of Truth™ is to improve women’s health and maternity care in the United States by re-introducing midwives and midwifery care as important options that should be the norm for women’s health care services.
Healthy Children www.healthychildren.org
HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting Web site backed by 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
The Birth Survey www.thebirthsurvey.org
Our mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs.
American Academy of Pediatrics www.aap.org
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.
Resources for childbirth education:
The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is a professional organization that supports educators and other health care providers who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.
The mission of Lamaze is to promote, support, and protect natural, safe and healthy birth through education and advocacy through the dedicated efforts of professional childbirth educators, professionals and parents.
Resources for breastfeeding:
Got Mom? www.gotmom.org
GotMom.org was created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives to provide breastfeeding information and resources for mothers and families.
LaLeche League International www.llli.org
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. All women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend the monthly Group Meetings or call a Leader for breastfeeding help.
Center for Disease Control www.cdc.gov
CDC′s Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
Resources for HealthyWomen:
HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation’s leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families.
Go Red for Women www.goredforwomen.org
To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women, a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.
American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org
The American Diabetes Association is a United States-based association working to fight the consequences of diabetes and to help those affected by diabetes.
Menopause Society www.menopause.org
Promoting women’s health at midlife and beyond
A free resource including quit coaches and quit plans supporting those wishing to quit smoking or chewing tobacco.
National Domestic Violence Hotline www.thehotline.org
Available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals. The National Domestic Violence Hotline Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services. If you or someone you know is frightened about something in your relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence www.fcasv.org
The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to victims and survivors of sexual violence and the sexual assault crisis programs who serve them. Anyone can be hurt by sexual violence. Anyone can heal from sexual violence. Everyone can help can create a world free from sexual violence. Victims need support and deserve justice. Sexual violence is never the victim’s fault. It’s normal to experience many reactions to sexual violence that impact your life.
Rape Crisis Hotline www.rainn.org
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Rape Crisis Hotline 1-888-956-RAPE (7273)
Seminole Sexual Assault Victim Services www.savsinc.com
Sexual Assault Victim Services (SAVS) is a certified rape crisis program working in cooperation with the State Attorneys Office to provide free and confidential support and advocacy services to sexual assault victims and their loved ones. Seminole Sexual Assault Victim Services (SAVS) Hotline: 321-784-4357. Services: 24-hour hotline, information and referral, crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment: general, medical and legal, support groups, prevention education and training, medical referrals and follow-up, victim/survivor follow-up and emergency financial assistance
Service Fee: Free
Services to: Adults, Children, Adolescents and Persons with Disabilities and the Visually/Hearing Impaired
Counties Served: Brevard and Seminole
Resources for Teen Health:
American Academy of Pediatrics www.aap.org
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. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Adolescence and the young adult years can be a challenge for parents. Your youngster may at times be a source of frustration and exasperation, not to mention financial stress. But these years also bring many, many moments of joy, pride, laughter and closeness.
Teen Health & Wellness
Real Life, Real Answers, the inaugural database from Rosen Publishing Online, provides students with comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.
Healthy Youth www.healthyyouthusa.com
works to makes America healthier one youth at a time