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Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - ACF is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - Information from AHRQ’s research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services.

American Academy of Pediatrics - Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) - APHSA develops, promotes, and implements public human service policies and practices that improve the health and well-being of families, children, and adults.

America's Promise - To mobilize people from every sector of American life to build the character and competence of our nation’s youth by fulfilling Five Promises: ongoing relationships with caring adults, safe places with structured activities, a healthy start, marketable skills, and opportunities to give back.

Annie E. Casey Foundation - The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.

Bureau of the Census - The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS) - CHCS promotes high quality health care services for low-income populations and people with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) - CLASP is an organization of program staff whose work is concentrated on family policy and access to civil legal assistance for low-income families.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) - CBPP is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - CMS is committed to assure quality health care for all Americans.

Child Care Law Center - The Child Care Law Center uses legal tools to foster the development of quality, affordable child care--for every child, every parent, every community.

Children's Defense Fund - The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Child Welfare League of America - Committed to engaging people everywhere in promoting the well-being of children, youth, and their families, and protecting every child from harm.

The Commonwealth Fund - The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy.

Community Development Institute - HEAD START (CDI)We work with the community to ensure that Head Start services continue for the children and families.

Community Transportation Association - CTAA conducts research, provides technical assistance, offers educational programs and serves as an advocate in order to make coordinated community transportation available, affordable and accessible.

Corporate Voices for Working Families is a non-partisan, non-profit corporate membership organization created to bring the private sector voice into the public dialogue on issues affecting working families. The organization developed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Toolkit as a resource for employers to educate employees about the tax credit available for eligible working families that provides tax refunds of up to $4,000.

Covering Kids & Families (CKF) - CKF works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults who are eligible for public health care coverage programs but not enrolled.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation - The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following program areas: Conservation and Science; Population; and Children, Families, and Communities.

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - DHHS is leading America to Better Health, Safety and Well-Being.

Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) - ESRI conducts research and studies directed at enhancing the effectiveness of social programs, improving the way health care services are organized and delivered, making quality health care accessible and affordable.

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) - EDC is dedicated to enhancing learning, promoting health and fostering a deeper understanding of the world.

Fight Crime, Invest in Kids - Our mission is to take a hard-nosed, skeptical look at the research about what really works-and what doesn't work-to keep kids from becoming criminals.

General Accounting Office (GAO) - GAO exists to support the Congress in meeting its Constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the American people. is a partnership of Federal agencies with a shared vision - to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs. The site’s online screening tool helps identify government benefit programs you may be eligible for along with information on how to apply.

Head Start Bureau - Head Start serves the child development needs of preschool children (birth through age five) and their low-income families.

HOPE for Kids, a program of HOPE worldwide - HOPE worldwide's mission is as simple as its name: to bring hope to a hurting world.

Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) - KFF focuses on the major health care issues facing the nation.

Let's Invest in Families Today (LIFT) - LIFT is a collaborative project between the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), and a network of state and regional advocacy organizations, endeavors to protect and increase public investments for low-income families and children.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) - MCHB strives for a society where children are wanted and born with optimal health, receive quality care and are nurtured lovingly and sensitively as they mature into healthy, productive adults.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - NAEYC exists for the purpose of leading and consolidating the efforts of individuals and groups working to achieve healthy development and constructive education for all young children.

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies - Mission is to provide vision, leadership, and support to community child care resource and referral and to promote national policies and partnerships committed to the development and learning of all children.

National Child Care Information Center - A national resource that links information and people to complement, enhance, and promote the child care delivery system, working to ensure that all children and families have access to high-quality comprehensive services.

National Governors' Association - Ongoing mission is to support the work of the governors by providing a bipartisan forum to help shape and implement national policy and to solve state problems.

National Maternal and Child Health Programs - Promotes and improves the health of our Nation's mothers, infants, children, and adolescents, including low-income families, those with diverse racial and ethnic heritages, and those living in rural or isolated areas without access to care.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - The Foundation is dedicated to improve the health and health care of all Americans.

State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) - This program enabled States to initiate and expand health insurance coverage for uninsured children.

Supporting Families After Welfare Reform - Committed to the enrollment retention of Medicaid, SCHIP and Food Stamp Recipients.

"Teach More, Love More" (Public Awareness Campaign in Miami, Florida) - To ensure that all children in Miami-Dade County have the community's attention, commitment and resources and, hence, the chance to develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.

Urban Institute - A nonprofit nonpartisan policy research and educational organization established to examine the social, economic, and governance problems facing the nation.

US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) - FNS increases food security and reduces hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.

Zero to Three - Promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf.