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bullet The Black Church and Domestic Violence Institute
http://www.bcdvi.org/
The Center is an interreligious educational resource addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence. Our goal is to engage religious leaders in the task of ending abuse, and to prepare human services professionals to recognize and attend to the religious questions and issues that may arise in their work with women and children in crisis. Our emphasis is on education and prevention.

bullet Breast Cancer as I Lived It
http://healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/MScanlon2/index.htm

bullet Global Women Intact
http://www.celebrateclitoris.com/
Governmental efforts to end the practice of female circumcision have largely failed. Where it has been made illegal, the practice has often gone underground, increasing the health risks to the young girls undergoing the procedure. Our unique vision and status as cultural insiders (Sia Amma was subjected to the practice at the age of 9) have led us to build an organization with a distinctly different grassroots approach to this issue.

bullet Hair Care Tips for Sisters on the Move: Feeling Fit and Looking Fine
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/healthliteracy/sisters-on-the-move/
Hair Care Tips for Sisters on the Move: Feeling Fit and Looking Fine is a booklet on hair care and physical activity focused on African American women.

bullet HEAL:BCC Website
http://healthliteracy.worlded.org/heal/
The HEAL:BCC Website is designed to support teachers using the HEAL:BCC Curriculum, and to introduce others to breast and cervical cancer education materials for adults with limited literacy skills. From this Web site you can get many of the HEAL:BCC materials for free. This site also includes articles from educators with experience teaching about breast and cervical cancer in adult basic education (ABE) and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes. These resources will inspire you and give you courage to explore health content in the classroom or community.

bullet Keiser Family Foundation: Women's Health Policy
http://www.kff.org/womenshealth/index.cfm

bullet National Breast Cancer Coalition
www.stopbreastcancer.org
The National Breast Cancer Coalition is the nation's largest breast cancer advocacy group, with more than 600 member organizations and 70,000 individual members and supporters. Committed to ending breast cancer, NBCC and its sister organization, the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, work to educate and train individuals to be effective activists and to influence the public policies that affect breast cancer research and treatment.

bullet The National Women's Health Information Center
http://womenshealth.gov/
The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC), a service of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. The NWHIC provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources. Our site on the World Wide Web can help you link to, read, and download a wide variety of women's health-related material developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, other Federal agencies, and private sector resources.

bullet National Women's Health Network
http://www.nwhn.org/
The National Women's Health Network is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We are the only national public interest membership organization dedicated exclusively to women's health.
We do not accept financial support from pharmaceutical companies, tobacco companies or medical device manufacturers.

bullet National Women's Health Resource Center
http://www.healthywomen.org/

bullet Planned Parenthood
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., is the world's largest and most trusted voluntary reproductive health care organization. Founded by Margaret Sanger in 1916 as America's first birth control clinic, Planned Parenthood believes in everyone's right to choose when or whether to have a child, that every child should be wanted and loved, and that women should be in charge of their own destinies.

bullet Population Council
http://www.popcouncil.org/
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research.

bullet Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better
http://win.niddk.nih.gov/sisters/index.htm
Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better is a national initiative designed to encourage Black women 18 and over to maintain a healthy weight by becoming more physically active and eating healthier foods.

bullet Women, Work, and Literacy. ERIC Digest No. 92.
http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-9213/work.htm



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