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Children's Medical Center promotes children's issues on many legislative fronts, including sponsoring bi-annual advocacy trips to the state Capitol. Children’s is one of many organizations who serve as advocates for the issues facing children in our community. You can find out more about the organizations, the issues, and how you can help, or get help, from the following sites.
 

Local organizations
 

The Child Care Group

This local organization focuses on expanding quality child care, especially for infants, as well as on subsidized childcare for working poor families.
http://www.childcaregroup.org

Community Council of Greater Dallas

The Community Council of Greater Dallas is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Greater Dallas, enabling individuals to achieve their full potential.
https://www.ccadvance.org/

The Dallas Area Coalition to Prevent Childhood Obesity

The Coalition promotes healthy lifestyles in Dallas area children through physical activity and nutrition.
http://www.ccgd.org/health/dacpro.html

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Its focus is preparing kids to graduate and succeed, helping families leave poverty permanently and enabling people to live healthy, responsible lives.
http://www.unitedwaydallas.org/
 

Statewide organizations
 

The Center for Public Policy Priorities – Working for a Better Texas

The CPPP is an organization dedicated to independent research and policy analysis, public education, advocacy, and coalition-building.
http://forabettertexas.org/home.html

Texas Kids Count

Bringing awareness to problems our children face and highlighting policy solutions.
http://www.cppp.org/sotc/

Texas Well and Healthy

This statewide, a grassroots organization is devoted to working with fellow Texans to deliver its vision of health care for every child, family, and patient who needs it.
http://texaswellandhealthy.org/

Cover Texas Now

Cover Texas Now is seeking a sustainable health care system and to provide quality, affordable health coverage.
http://www.covertexasnow.org/

Prevent Child Abuse Texas

PCATX is a statewide non-profit organization working to prevent child abuse and neglect in all its forms throughout Texas.http://www.preventchildabusetexas.org

Texans Care for Children

Their mission is to help ensure that every child can start life healthy with good nutrition, the chance to see a doctor, and opportunities to be active and play.
http://www.texanscareforchildren.org

Texas CHIP Coalition

The Coalition brings together state and local organizations to support adequate state funding and program improvements for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Children’s Medicaid.
http://www.texaschip.org

Texas Council on Family Violence

This organization promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence.
http://www.tcfv.org

Texas Health Institute (THI)

THI is dedicated to improving the health of Texans and their communities.
http://www.healthpolicyinstitute.org/

TexProtects: Texas Association for the Protection of Children

TexProtects’ mission is to reduce and prevent child abuse and neglect through research, education and advocacy.
http://www.texprotects.org
 

National organizations
 

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

http://www.rwjf.org

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