AMWA Advocacy

Advocacy Links

Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy
The Academy aspires to be the preeminent source for stimulating the development, understanding, and use of the best available health services research

Alliance for Health Reform
A non-partisan, non-profit group, the Alliance advocates no particular blueprint for changing American health care. We pursue the tandem goals of extending health coverage to all Americans and containing health care costs.

American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU works to defend and protect human rights in the US, including first amendment rights, due process, equal protection under the law and the right to privacy.

American Public Human Services Association
APHSA is a nonprofit, bipartisan organization of individuals and agencies concerned with human services.

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Looking for medically accurate, up-to-date, evidence-based educational programming for health care providers and materials for patients on all reproductive health topics, including abortion, contraception, HPV, menopause, menstruation, pregnancy, sexuality? Look no further than the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) – the leading source for trusted medical education and information on reproductive and sexual health.

California HealthCare Foundation
The mission of the California Health Care Foundation is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of the people of California.

Center for Health Affairs
The Project HOPE Center for Health Affairs (CHA), founded in 1981, is a nonprofit health policy research organization that provides objective research and policy analysis on both United States and foreign health systems.

Center for Health Care Strategies
The CHCS is a nonprofit, policy resource center that promotes high quality health care services for low-income populations and people with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

Center for Health Services Research and Policy
CHSRP conducts sponsored health services research and policy analysis on complex health policy issues.

Center for Law and Social Policy
CLASP is a national non-profit organization with expertise in both law and policy affecting the poor. Through education, policy research and advocacy, CLASP seeks to improve the economic security of low-income families with children.

Center for Reproductive Rights
CPR is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting women’s equality worldwide by guaranteeing reproductive rights as human rights.

Center for Women Policy Studies
Since its founding in 1972 as the nation’s first feminist policy research organization, the Center for Women Policy Studies has been on the front lines of efforts to promote justice and equality for women.

Coalition Advancing Multipurpose Innovations
CAMI provides a platform for product developers, researchers, advocates, and clinicians working in reproductive health to coordinate their efforts. By facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration, we advance a holistic approach to reproductive health.

Consumer Coalition for Quality Health Care
A national, non-profit membership organization of consumer groups dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of health care for all Americans.

The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Family-building and Fertility Advocacy Day—June 17
Partnering with RESOLVE to lobby congress to expand healthcare coverage for family-planning including IVF and adoption, Attend a pre-event lobby day training. Learn more and register

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Global Health Council
The world’s largest membership alliance dedicated to improving health worldwide.

GU Institute for Health Care Research and Policy
The Georgetown University Institute for Health Care Research and Policy is a multi-disciplinary group of faculty and staff dedicated to conducting research on key issues in health policy and health services research.

Guttmacher Institute
The Guttmacher Institute monitors and analyzes state policy developments in the United States—including legislative, judicial and executive actions—on a broad range of issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Our series of fact sheets provides the current legal status of key issues. Fact sheets are updated as policies change.

Healthcare 411
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Healthcare 411 audio news source provides practical health care information, research findings, and data to help consumers, health providers, health insurers, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about health care issues.

Health Reform Tracker
The Health Reform Tracker is an initiative of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy, which is supported by the California Healthcare Foundation, UC Hastings College of the Law, and the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. The website serves as a resource for consumers, healthcare providers, journalists, state policymakers, scholars and others seeking to understand national healthcare reform and its impact on California in particular.

Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies
A University-wide research center with offices on Northwestern’s Chicago and Evanston campuses.

Maternal and Child Health Information Research Center
The Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center (MCHIRC) is dedicated to the goal of helping MCH practitioners on the Federal, State, and local levels to improve their capacity to gather, analyze, and use data for planning and policymaking.

National Academy for State Health Policy
NASHP works to disseminate information designed to assist states in the development of practical, innovative solutions to complex health policy issues.

National Conference of State Legislatures
Researchers at NCSL provide lawmakers and their staffs with expert information on policy-related issues.

National Health Law Program
A national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America’s working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities.

National Health Policy Forum
A nonpartisan education and information exchange program primarily serving federal legislative and executive agency staff working in health care and related areas.

National Patient Advocate Foundation
To create avenues of access to insurance funding for evolving therapies, therapeutic agents and devices for cancer patients through legislative and policy reform.

Office of HIV/AIDS Policy 
To advise the Assistant Secretary for Health on the appropriate and timely development of HIV/AIDS policy, establishment of priorities and implementation of HIV/AIDS programs, activities, and initiatives across the Department’s health agencies.

Population Action International
PAI is dedicated to advancing policies and programs that slow population growth in order to enhance the quality of life for all people.

Population Connection
A national nonprofit organization working to slow population growth and achieve a sustainable balance between the Earth’s people and its resources.

Public Policy Institute of California
Dedicated to independent, objective, nonpartisan research on economic, social, and political issues that affect the lives of Californians.

The Trust for America’s Health
Taking action to prevent disease and protect the health and safety of our communities.

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Conducts research on national, state, and local health policy issues, provides public service to policy makers and community leaders, and offers educational opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
An independent federal government agency that conducts foreign assistance and humanitarian aid to advance the political and economic interests of the US.