Public Policy Resources

Children's Medical Center promotes children's issues on many legislative fronts, including sponsoring bi-annual advocacy trips to the state Capitol.

Web sites of interest on children's issues

Local

2-1-1 Texas InfoLine Database (Referrals to local resources)

http://www.rtmdesigns.net/ccgd/

The ChildCareGroup

http://www.childcaregroup.org

Community Council of Greater Dallas

http://www.ccgd.org

Dallas Area Coalition to Prevent Childhood Obesity

http://www.ccgd.org/youth_health/prevent_child_obesity.html

North Texas Food Bank

http://www.ntxfoodbank.org

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

http://www.unitedwaydallas.org/

Texas

Center for Public Policy Priorities

http://www.cppp.org

Children's Hospital Association of Texas

http://www.childhealthtx.org/

Prevent Child Abuse Texas

http://www.preventchildabusetexas.org

Texans Care for Children

http://www.texanscareforchildren.org

Texas CHIP Coalition

http://www.texaschip.org

Texas Council on Family Violence

http://www.tcfv.org

Texas Health Institute

http://www.healthpolicyinstitute.org/

Texas Kids Count

http://www.cppp.org/category.php

TexProtects: Texas Association for the Protection of Children

http://www.texprotects.org

National

American Academy of Pediatrics

http://www.aap.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov

Child Statistics from the U.S. Government

http://www.childstats.gov

Child Welfare League of America

http://www.cwla.org

Covering Kids and Families

http://www.coveringkidsandfamilies.org

Future of Children

http://www.futureofchildren.org

March of Dimes

http://www.marchofdimes.com

National Association for the Education of Young Children

http://www.naeyc.org

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Improving the Health and Healthcare of All Americans
http://www.rwjf.org

Safe Kids USA

http://www.usa.safekids.org

Voices for America's Children

http://www.voices.org

Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC)

http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic

For more information about the Children's public affairs program, send e-mail inquiries to Julia Easley, director of advocacy, at julia.easley@childrens.com.