Policy Priorities

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Advocacy Groups

  • AARP Foundation
    AARP Foundation Grandparenting Program helps grandparents and grandchildren have access to resources that strengthens their health, finance, and family connections. AARP Foundation serves grandparents and professionals in a variety of ways, including initiatives around work issues for grandfamilies, a online database that connects grandparents raising grandchildren and/or those seeking visitation with local supportive services and programs, and research about grandparenting.
  • Access for Infants and Mothers
    The AIM Program is low-cost health coverage for pregnant women. It has been designed for middle-income families who don’t have health insurance and whose income is too high to qualify for no-cost Medi-Cal. AIM is also available to those who have health insurance if their deductible or co-payment for maternity services is more than $500. If you qualify for AIM, your baby is automatically eligible for enrollment in the Healthy Families Program unless your infant is enrolled in employer-sponsored insurance or no-cost full scope Medi-Cal.
  • Act4JJ.org
    ACT 4 Juvenile Justice (ACT4JJ) is a campaign of the National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition composed of juvenile justice, child welfare and youth development organizations exploring opportunities related to the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), scheduled for 2009.
  • Advancement Project
    We are an innovative civil rights law, policy, and communications “action tank” that advances universal opportunity and a just democracy for those left behind in America. We believe that sustainable progress can be made when multiple tools—law, policy analysis, strategic communications, technology, and research— are coordinated with grassroots movements.
  • AIDS Project Los Angeles
    AIDS Project Los Angeles is dedicated to: improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease; reducing the incidence of HIV infection; and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy.
  • Alliance for Children and Families
    The Alliance for Children and Families provides services to nonprofit child and family serving and economic empowerment organizations in order to strengthen the capacities of these organizations to serve and to advocate for children, families and communities.
  • Alliance for Health Reform
    The Alliance for Health Reform is a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that provides an array of resources and viewpoints to help policymakers, journalists, and advocates undersatnd the nation's health care proplems and proposals for changes.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to improve the health and well-being for all children. Their website is a resource for general information related to child health as well as policies and publications.
  • American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law
    The ABA Center on Children and the Law, a program of the Young Lawyers Division, aims to improve children's lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice and public policy. Their areas of expertise include child abuse and neglect, child welfare and protective services system enhancement, foster care, family preservation, termination of parental rights, parental substance abuse, adolescent health, and domestic violence.
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    The ACLU is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization of more than 500,000 members and supporters. They handle nearly 6,000 court cases annually from offices in almost every state. The ACLU has maintained the position that civil liberties must be respected, even in times of national emergency. The ACLU is supported by annual dues and contributions from its members, plus grants from private foundations and individuals.
  • American Humane Association
    The Children's Division of American Humane develops programs, policies, training, research and evaluation, and cutting-edge initiatives to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect while also working to strengthen families and communities and enhance child protection systems at the state and county levels.
  • American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)
    The APHSA, is a nonprofit, bipartisan organization of state and local human service agencies and individuals who work in or are interested in public human service programs. Their mission is to develop and promote policies and practices that improve the health and well-being of families, children, and adults.
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation - Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
    The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) was designed to support the Casey Foundation’s vision that all youth involved in the juvenile justice system have opportunities to develop into healthy, productive adults. JDAI focuses on the juvenile detention component of the juvenile justice system because youth are often unnecessarily or inappropriately detained at great expense, with long-lasting negative consequences for both public safety and youth development.
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Youth Advocacy Network (AYAN)
    The purpose of AYAN is to create a "single voice" for the unmet needs of the Asian & Pacific Islander (API) youth in San Francisco. Partnering with 17 local community organizations and community leaders, AYAN is finding solutions to the Education, Juvenile Justice and Behavorial Health issues facing API youth and their families.


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