*Please note that inclusion of the following resources does not imply endorsement or approval by LACPECHVC.
This list is not exhaustive and is provided only for informational purposes.*
The organizations below have newsletters or listservs that you may subscribe to:
California Family Health Council (CFHC): California Family Health Council (CFHC) champions and promotes quality sexual + reproductive health care for all. CFHC achieves its mission through an umbrella of services including clinic support initiatives, advanced clinical research, provider training, patient education, advocacy and consumer awareness. As the administrator of California’s leading Title X (ten) federal family planning program – the nation’s largest Title X system – CFHC funds family planning and reproductive health services for low-income and uninsured clients through nearly 70 health care organizations collectively operating nearly 340 health centers serving more than one million women, men and teens annually in 38 of California’s 58 counties. CFHC’s Title X provider network includes a broad spectrum of providers including federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), city and county health departments, stand alone family planning health centers, school-based clinics and community or free clinics. Stay up-to-date on the latest sexual and reproductive health news, policy, and training events.
Child Trends: Child Trends is the nation’s leading nonprofit research organization focused exclusively on improving the lives and prospects of children, youth, and their families. For 36 years, decision makers have relied on our rigorous research, unbiased analyses, and clear communications to improve public policies and interventions that serve children and families. Sign up to receive Child Trends’ weekly e-news, highlighting the latest research and resources about children and youth.
Children Now: Children Now is the leading non-partisan national, state and local research, policy development, and advocacy organization dedicated to improving children’s overall well-being. Joining simply means being identified as “Pro-Kid” and wanting children prioritized in state policymaking. You’ll also receive updates and information about key kids’ issues and campaigns.
Children’s Institute, Inc. (multiple newsletters): CII is committed to keeping our clients, staff and supporters informed. To do so, we offer a series of publications, both in print and online. Our On the Move newsletter highlights new programs and issues that affect traumatized children and families, provides information about fundraising events, and presents client success stories. Our Annual Report is a comprehensive end-of-year summary of all the major achievements of the past year, the financial health of the agency, and upcoming events and activities.
Choose Health LA Moms: Choose Health LA Moms (CHLA Moms) offers new moms a six-month program that encourages walking, drinking more water, and breastfeeding. In addition to these topics, moms can access information on contraception, mental health, overcoming barriers to health, stress, and nutrition. When you sign up, you will have access to several resources including apps for your smartphone, websites, and contacts in your community. Weekly text message reminders and a program tracker can help you monitor your progress.
Health Access: Health Access California is the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition, advocating for quality, affordable health care for all Californians. Health Access Foundation undertakes community organizing and education, applied research and policy analysis, and advocates for reform to benefit health care consumers, both insured and uninsured. Sign up today for alerts, updates, and e-newsletters from Health Access. YOU decide how much and what you get from Health Access! If you fill out your information and hit submit, you will automatically receive all action alerts. You can also set other preferences and sign up for our more in-depth Policy Matters E-Newsletter.
Healthy People 2020: Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy People 2020 continues in this tradition with the launch on December 2, 2010 of its ambitious, yet achievable, 10-year agenda for improving the Nation’s health. Subscribe to the Healthy People 2020 listserv for email updates on upcoming webinars and events!
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – Email updates: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving health and achieving health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs. HRSA’s programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable. This includes people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, mothers, and their families and those in need of high quality primary health care. HRSA also supports the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most and improvements in health care delivery. HRSA offers two maternal and child health (MCH) related e-newsletters: “
Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC): The Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC) was established in 2012 to define the national home visiting research agenda and to use innovative research methods to advance the agenda. HARC does not advocate for any specific home visiting model. Rather, it focuses on trans-model comparative effective research and dissemination and implementation research to inform policy and practice in this period of scale up. If you are interested in joining HARC’s practice-based research network [for programs, networks, or researchers], we ask that you please fill out a survey that will allow us to officially enroll you and will give us basic information that we can use when creating summary reports about HARC. Once you are enrolled, we will contact you about upcoming research opportunities.
LA Best Babies Network (LABBN) – PerinatalLinks listserv: LA Best Babies Network coordinates the work of organizations that are dedicated to improving the health of pregnant women, newborns and their families. Launched as part of First 5 LA’s Healthy Births Initiative — and based at Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center — the Network works to ensure that high-quality perinatal care and social support are available to all families throughout Los Angeles County. Perinatal Links is administered by LA Best Babies Network to give members of the Best Babies Collaboratives, Perinatal Health Collaborative of Los Angeles County and the Welcome Baby Programs the opportunity to consult, share resources, challenges, strategies, lessons learned, and opportunities for professional development.
LA County Department of Mental Health’s Infancy, Childhood, and Relationship Enrichment (ICARE) listserv: email ICARE@dmh.lacounty.gov to sign up. The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is the largest county-operated mental health department in the United States, directly operating programs in more than 85 sites, and providing services via contract program and DMH staff at approximately 300 sites co-located with other County departments, schools, courts and other organizations. Each year, the County contracts with more than 1,000 organizations and individual practitioners to provide a variety of mental health-related services.The ICARE Network sends e-mails and announcements about trainings and conferences regarding mental health for children 0-5.
Maternal and Child Health Access: Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA) improves the health of low income women and families through advocacy, education, training and direct services. MCHA has mailings for its monthly meetings, quarterly newsletters, the Women and Infants’ Enrollment Project, and the MCHA Advocate Alerts.
Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECHV) Program Technical Assistance Coordinating Center (TACC) e-newsletter: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program provides technical assistance to support grantee efforts to administer programs or activities conducted with grant funds. Grantees should [contact their] project officer to request technical assistance.
PAC-LAC: listserv sign-up at the top right of the page: The Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership, Advocacy, and Consultation (PAC/LAC) was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) agency in 1981 to improve perinatal outcomes in Los Angeles County. PAC/LAC began to promote cooperation among persons/institutions providing perinatal care and developed/supported a regionalized perinatal system to include education, referral transport and data evaluation. Today, PAC/LAC continues to work extensively with multidisciplinary providers of perinatal and neonatal care in the Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Southern Inland counties to achieve optimal pregnancy and birth outcomes for patients. As an RPPC [Regional Perinatal Program of California] for more than 30 years, PAC/LAC promotes an integrated regional perinatal system promoting high quality, risk appropriate care for pregnant women and high-risk infants, and promotes hospital-based, data-driven quality improvement projects.
Strategies: Strengthening Organizations to Support Families and Communities – sign up on the right-hand side of this page: Strategies is a nationally recognized alliance of experienced trainers, organizational development coaches, facilitators, and support staff providing training, coaching, facilitation, and technical assistance for community-based organizations, county agencies, and networks. Strategies’ focus is child abuse and neglect prevention and early intervention.
Zero to Three: ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development. Registering with ZERO TO THREE adds up to more than access to premium content. You’ll receive information about new products and services, special offers and invitations to save in our eSTORE.
To add your organization’s listserv or newsletter to this list, please email the LACPECHVC Coordinator at: LACPECHVC_Coordinator@labestbabies.org