Research

imgresAmerican College of Nurse-Midwives is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives in the United States. With roots dating to 1929, ACNM is the oldest women’s health care organization in the United States. ACNM provides research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress. ACNM

 

logoArmy of Women (Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation) is a research initiative focused on recruiting women (and men) of every age and ethnicity, including breast cancer survivors, women at high-risk for the disease, and healthy women and men, to partner with breast cancer researchers and directly participate in the research that will lead to eradicating breast cancer once and for all. Their goal is to challenge the scientific community to shift the emphasis of research beyond the cure to focus on breast cancer prevention research and recruit one million women. Army of Women

 

imagesAssociation for Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health‘s mission is to educate professionals and the public about, and advocate for, the life-changing discoveries made in the area of prenatal and perinatal psychology and health. APPPAH illuminates the life-long impact of conception, pregnancy and birth on babies, families and society. They create conferences, workshops, and other educational opportunities, publish peer reviewed Journal and newsletter, promote research, and partner with local, regional, national and international groups. APPPAH

 

imgres-1Attachment Parenting International seeks to educate and support all parents in raising secure, joyful, and empathic children in order to strengthen families and create a more compassionate world. API promotes parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents, so they can take those bonds with them into their adult lives and share them with their children. Through education, support, advocacy and research, API’s principal goal is to heighten global awareness of the profound significance of secure attachment and to reduce and ultimately prevent emotional and physical mistreatment of children, addiction, crime, behavioral disorders, mental illness, and other outcomes of early unhealthy attachment. API

 

imagesBirthworks International embodies the philosophy of developing a woman’s self-confidence, trust, and faith in her innate ability to give birth. It is their mission to train childbirth educators and doulas who in turn provide evidence-based, current information to birthing families through a unique experiential approach that is based on human values. BirthWorks seeks working relationships with other childbirth related organizations, striving together to help birthing families make more informed and safe choices for birth. Birthworks

 

images-1Business and Professional Women’s Foundation is dedicated to conducting research and providing information solely about working women. Since then, we have partnered with employers to create successful workplaces that embrace and practice diversity, equity and work-life balance convening employers, working women and policymakers to promote systemic workplace change. BPW Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) research and education organization. They supports workforce development programs and policies that recognize the diverse needs of working women, communities and businesses. BPW

 

images-1Centers for Disease Control & Prevention‘s Parent Information page offers a wealth of information from across all of CDC, covering everything from safety at home and the community to immunization schedules and developmental milestones. Let the CDC’s Parent Information site help you keep your child healthy and safe.  CDC Information for Parents

 

 

imgresThe Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of more than 31,000 dedicated people from over 120 countries. We work together to help healthcare practitioners, policy-makers, patients, their advocates and carers, make well-informed decisions about health care, by preparing, updating, and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews. Their work is internationally recognized as the benchmark for high quality information about the effectiveness of health care. Cochrane Reviews

 

 

imgresForté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of leading companies and top business schools working together since 2001 to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women. They seek to achieve this goal by motivating young women to prepare for a business career, increasing women’s access to education, supporting women financially in their advanced business education, encouraging cutting edge research, and raising awareness on the impact of women on business and society. Forte Foundation

 

imgresThe Foundation for Women’s Cancer was founded by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology in 1991.  It is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization dedicated to funding research and training, and ensuring education and public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early detection and optimal treatment. Programs are designed to raise awareness, provide education, and support innovative research. Foundation for Women’s Cancer

 

 

side_geena_370The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media seeks to change female portrayals and gender stereotypes in children’s media and entertainment since 2004. The Institute is uniquely positioned to spotlight gender inequalities at every media and entertainment company through cutting-edge research, education, training, strategic guidance and advocacy programs. Our mission is to work within the entertainment industry to dramatically alter how girls and women are reflected in media. Geena Davis Institute

 

imgresThe Jean Hailes Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation providing important services for women across Australia, from adolescence to midlife and beyond. Established in Victoria in 1992, it is now regarded throughout Australia as a leader in women’s healthcare. Their strength lies in the integration of a team of internationally recognized researchers, clinicians and educators delivering programs and resources to improve Australian women’s health. Dr. Jean Hailes was a pioneer in women’s health in Australia. In 1971 she began the first clinic in Australia dedicated to the management of women in midlife and beyond. Following Jean’s death in 1988, her colleagues and friends created a foundation to honour her memory. The Jean Hailes Foundation strives to improve the health and wellbeing of all women. Jean Hailes Foundation

 

nichd_NationalChildMaternalHealthEducationProgramNational Child & Maternal Health Education Program conducts and supports laboratory research, clinical trials, and epidemiological studies that explore health processes; examines the impact of disabilities, diseases, and variations on the lives of individuals; and sponsors training programs for scientists, health care providers, and researchers to ensure that NICHD research can continue. NCHD

 

imgres-1National Council for Research on Women is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors. NCRW

 

imgresThe Noreen Fraser Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization raises funds for women’s cancer research and awareness of the importance of early detection. NFF supports translational cancer research aimed at developing new prevention methods, diagnostic tools and non-toxic therapies to treat women’s cancers. Our programs urge women to be proactive and have regular screenings. Our hope is that until there are cures, women’s cancers will become manageable diseases controlled with targeted therapies that protect patients’ quality of life. A multi-disciplinary approach and collaboration among researchers in the various fields of women’s cancers is absolutely necessary to accelerate the development of reasonable treatment options and potential cures. NFF

 

imagesThe Society of Gynecologic Oncology is the premier medical specialty society for health care professionals trained in the comprehensive management of gynecologic cancers. As a 501(c)(6) organization, the SGO contributes to the advancement of women’s cancer care by encouraging research, providing education, raising standards of practice, advocating for patients and members and collaborating with other domestic and international organizations. SGO

 

imgres-11-150x150Society for Menstrual Cycle Research is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary research organization. They includes researchers in the social and health sciences, humanities scholars, health care providers, policy makers, health activists, and students with interests in the role of the menstrual cycle in women’s health and well-being. They strive to be the source of guidance, expertise, and ethical considerations for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funding resources interested in the menstrual cycle. Society for Menstrual Cycle Research

 

imagesThe Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium  is a collaborative group founded in 2005 to conduct innovative and high-impact clinical research trials for breast cancer. The TBCRC is composed of seventeen  clinical sites, five core subcommittees and working groups. Their mission is to conduct innovative, high impact, biologically-driven translational and clinical research and lessen the burden of breast cancer by using a multidisciplinary approach to discover mechanisms of breast cancer pathogenesis and test innovative, basic science-based therapeutic strategies. Members work together closely to speed the completion of clinical trials, share biologic specimens and clinical data, and conduct tissue-based investigation with cutting-edge molecular approaches aimed at discovering mechanisms of breast cancer pathogenesis that can be applied to clinical investigation and, eventually, clinical practice. TBCRC

 

imagesWorking Mother Research Institute is home to more than 25 years of data and studies targeting the key concerns impacting working mothers today.From flexibility and child care to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women, the Working Mother  Research Institute is dedicated to tracking and promoting the best practices of today while also creating marching orders for tomorrow. WMRI’s goal is to give both working mothers and their employers the information they need to be truly family friendly. WMRI