Policy Websites

August 16, 2015
Source: Various

Action for Healthy KidsA volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by helping schools become healthier places and our kids learn to eat right, be active every day and be ready to learn.

Action on Smoking and Health:America’s first anti-smoking and nonsmokers’ rights organization.

African-American Health Resources

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

American Lung Association

American Psychiatric Association (APA)The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the world’s largest psychiatric organization. It is a medical specialty society representing more than 38,000 psychiatric physicians from the United States and around the world. Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including intellectual disability and substance-related disorders. APA is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry.

An Extensive Catalog of Surveys Related to Oral Health

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Bi-State Nursing Workforce Innovation CenterFocused on innovation in nursing practice and quality outcomes for citizens in Kansas and Missouri.

Bringchange2mind.orgNational mental health anti-stigma campaign.

California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child WelfareProvides child welfare professionals with easy access to vital information about selected child welfare related programs.

Census of Agriculture

Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San FranciscoOffers solutions-driven approaches to the toughest health care challenges through three areas of focus: Leadership programs, research and consulting services.

Child Welfare League of AmericaProvides expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children in all 50 states.

Children’s Dental Health ProjectDesigns and advances research-driven policies and innovative solutions by engaging a broad base of partners committed to children and oral health, including professionals, communities, policymakers and parents.

Choose My Plate: Super Tracker and Other Tools

CivilEats.comCivil Eats promotes critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems as part of building economically and socially just communities.

Clean Air Kansas CitySupports smoke-free air ordinances, laws and policies in the metro area and the state; as well as a comprehensive approach to reducing tobacco use and exposure to second hand smoke.

Cover Missouri

Crimes Against Children Research CenterCombats crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners.

CyberAccess Electronic Health Record Program for MO HealthNet

Family Well-Being Research

Farm to SchoolFarm to School connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.

Federal Office of Rural Health PolicyCoordinates activities related to rural health care within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Food Politics Blog by Marion NestleMarion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University.

Futures Without ViolenceFutures Without Violence works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence.

Glossary-The Most Important Terms in Health Care Policy, From A to Z

Health Care Leader Action Guide on Implementation of Electronic Health Records

Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)Focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

Health Literacy and Health Disparities

Health Literacy MissouriAdvocates for health literacy issues at the state and national level, working to effect policy change, inform stakeholders, and support and initiate grassroots and community activities.

Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy Out Loud

Health Literacy Overview and Resources

Health Reform Central, Families USA

Health Reform GPS: Navigating Implementation

Health Reform Implementation Timetable

Health Reform in Action


Hispanics and Health Care in the United States

HPV Resources

HPV, Cancer, and HPV Vaccines – Frequently Asked Questions

Illustrating Health Reform: How Health Insurance Coverage Will Work

Immunization Action CoalitionInformation for healthcare professionals about childhood, adolescent, and adult immunizations.

Intercultural Cancer CouncilPromotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll

KanCare: A Review

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic ViolenceKCSDV focuses on the prevention and elimination of sexual and domestic violence through a statewide network of programs providing support and safety for all victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking, with primary focus on women and their children; direct services; public awareness and education; advocacy for victims; comprehensive prevention; and, social change efforts.

Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation ServicesProtecting children and promoting adult self-sufficiency.

Kansas Health Institute: Health Reform

Kansas Health Literacy CouncilA group of organizations dedicated to coordinating health literacy initiatives throughout Kansas; linking Kansas to state and national resources on health literacy including funding opportunities; and advising practitioners on best practices related to building health literacy among key population groups.

Kansas Health Matters Brings Health Data to Life

Kansas Immunizations Resources

KC Healthy Kids

Keeping Your Mouth and Teeth Healthy

Let’s Move

MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute (HSI)

Mental Health America

Mental Health America of the Heartland

Mentalhealth.gov: Let’s Talk About It

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault

Mid-America Immunization Coalition

Missouri Association of Rural Health ClinicsHealth professionals committed to providing a forum to exchange information specific to federally-certified Rural Health Clinics.

Missouri Department of Mental HealthState law provides three principal missions for the department: (1) the prevention of mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling; (2) the treatment, habilitation, and rehabilitation of Missourians who have those conditions; and (3) the improvement of public understanding and attitudes about mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling.

Missouri Department of Mental Health Mental Illness Fact Sheets

Missouri Health Equity CollaborativeA website designed to empower Missourians to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities through communication and collaboration.

Missouri Health Matters

Missouri Immunizations Resources

Missouri Institute for Mental HealthA center for policy, research and training.

Missouri League for NursingSupports the delivery of quality health care by nurses and other health care providers through education, collaboration, and information.

Missouri Medicaid Coalition

Missouri Rural Healthcare AssociationA non-profit, grass-roots, member-driven organization whose mission is to safeguard and improve the health of rural Missourians.

Missouri: Health Reform Grants and Activities

Missourians’ Life Expectancy

MO HealthNet

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)Grassroots organization providing mental health awareness and support, education, and advocacy.

National Center for Cultural CompetenceThe mission of the NCCC is to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

National Council on Child Abuse and Family ViolenceNCCAFV provides prevention services by bringing together community and national stakeholders, volunteers and professionals to prevent intergenerational family violence: child abuse and neglect, spouse/partner abuse, and elder abuse and neglect.

National Database of Nursing Quality IndicatorsA database that collects and evaluates unit-specific nurse-sensitive data from hospitals in the United States.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

National Institute on Drug AbuseLeading the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

National Network for Immunization InformationProvides up-to-date, science-based information to healthcare professionals, the media, and the public: everyone who needs to know the facts about vaccines and immunization.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Health Literacy Resources

National Nursing Practice NetworkA consortium of acute care healthcare agencies committed to the use of evidence-based practices (EBP) through a collaborative model designed to promote shared learning and participation.

National Oral Health Surveillance System

National Rural Health AssociationThe association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues.

National Rural Heath Resource CenterProvides technical assistance, information, tools and resources for the improvement of rural health care.

Oral Health AmericaA helpful collection of oral health research, policy and programming information, including report cards on parity-focused initiatives.

Oral Health for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women Knowledge PathHigh-quality resources that analyze data, describe effective programs, and report on policy and research aimed at improving access to oral health care and quality of oral health for infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant women. Georgetown University.

Oral Health KansasKansas oral health coalition working to improve oral health in Kansas through advocacy, public awareness and education.

Premiums and Tax Credits under the Affordable Care Act vs. the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act: Interactive Maps: Comparisons of county-level projections of premiums and tax credits for marketplace enrollees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2020 with estimates for the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) as unveiled July 20 by Senate Republicans.

Pre-Teen Vaccine Campaign

Preventing Cavities, Gum Disease, Tooth Loss and Oral Cancers

Putting Patients FirstA guide for understanding out-of-pocket spending

Reform Reality

Reports of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

RTC for Pathways to Positive FuturesAims to improve the lives of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions through rigorous research and effective training and dissemination.

RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy AnalysisProvides timely analysis to federal and state health policy makers, based on the best available research.

Rural Assistance CenterInformation portal that helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.

Rural Assistance Center: Dental Health ResourcesInformation, resources and success stories about rural dental health.

Rural Health Resources

Rural Minority Health Resources

Rural Policy Research InstituteBased out of the University of Missouri, Iowa State University, and the University of Nebraska, the Rural Policy Research Institute provides unbiased analysis and information on the challenges, needs, and opportunities facing rural America. RUPRI’s aim is to spur public dialogue and help policymakers understand the rural impacts of public policies and programs.

Show Me Health Answers

Smokefree Lists, Maps, and Data

Spotlight on Poverty Data Map

State Health Facts

State-Specific Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Adults

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

The Built Environment and Health: 11 Profiles of Neighborhood Transformation

The Food Action and Research Center (FRAC)Working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.

The Kansas Health Information Exchange

The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual ViolenceMCADSV is a statewide membership coalition of organizations and individuals working to end violence against women and their children through direct services and social and systemic change.

The National Center on Domestic and Sexual ViolenceNCDSV designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation, influences policy, promotes collaboration and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.

The National Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceNCADV’s mission is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.

The National Domestic Violence HotlineThe Hotline is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families. The Hotline answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence advocates government officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA)Directed by Congress to target effectively substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system.

The Uninsured: An Interactive Tool

The University of Missouri Extension

Tobacco Free Kansas CoalitionAssisting Kansans in avoiding the negative health and economic impact of tobacco use.

Tobacco Free MissouriWorking statewide to reduce tobacco use and eliminate secondhand smoke for all Missourians through education and policy change.

Tobacco Resources from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Tobacco Resources from the State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

UMKC School of Nursing

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities: In My Own WordsNarratives, each told in the storyteller’s own words, about their experiences either growing up with disabilities or being part of a family who has been affected by disabilities. The stories are available in both English and Spanish. Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).

University of Kansas Medical Center Rural Health Blog

University of Kansas Medical Center Rural Health Education and Services

University of Kansas School of Nursing

US Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources & Services Administration

Vaccine Information for the Public and Health Professionals

Welcome to the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care


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