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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
This website offers press releases, news updates, public policy issues and resources, statistics and general information about their programs.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health's goal is to improve the health and well-being of the Hispanic population. The Alliance seeks to inform and mobilize consumers, support providers in the delivery of quality care, promote appropriate use of technology, improve the science base for accurate decision making; and promote philanthropy. The website provides an action forum where the user can find action alerts, legislation and election information. The resources section provides funding leads, health fact sheets, helplines and hotlines, publications and the Hispanic Health Needs Assessment. The community section provides alliance and health news, national conference information and Medicare information.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NaCOA)
This website furthers the mission of NaCOA to advocate for all children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies. Users will find articles, research, publications, videos, and a special section designed for children.

National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
NCCP is designed to identify and promote strategies that reduce the number of young children living in poverty in the United States. This site has research briefs, fact sheets, data, and publications related to child poverty, substance abuse, family support, and welfare. NCCP publishes Map and Track, which documents state initiatives related to the well-being of children and families. Material from Map and Track is available on the website.

National Center for Service Integration (NCSI)
This website provides strategies for and information on integrating and strengthening educational, health, and other human services directed to children and families. NCSI is a collaboration of five organizations—Mathtech, Inc., Child and Family Policy Center, the Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University, National Governors' Association, Policy Studies Associates, Inc., and the Bush Center on Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University. NCSI's mission is to stimulate and actively support service integration efforts across the country by serving as an information clearinghouse for documents, programs, and organizations. NCSI also produces its own publications, including excellent Resource Briefs on the critical issues communities and states face in developing more comprehensive, community-based service systems.

National Conference of State Legislatures - Immigrant Policy
This section of the National Conference of State Legislatures' website gives information about immigrant policy as it relates to benefits, health, education, citizenship, asset development, immigration law and the immigration policy project. There are also featured links, news and reports related to these areas of immigration.

National Council of La Raza
The National Council of La Raza is a national, private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt, constituency-based Hispanic organization established to reduce poverty and discrimination and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans. The council works in the following areas: capacity-building assistance; applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy; public information efforts; and special and international projects. These areas support the Council's strategic priorities: education, assets/investment, economic mobility, health, and media/image/civil rights. The website provides news alerts and information, resources for its affiliates, researchers, policymakers, and advocates. The publications section includes white papers, issue briefs, research reports, presentation and testimonies in the work areas and strategic priorities described above.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence fights the stigma and the disease of alcoholism and other drug addictions and provides education, information, help, and hope to the public. It also advocates prevention, intervention, and treatment. The Council accomplishes this mission through advocacy work, awareness activities, and policy work such as the Committee on Treatment Benefits and the National Intervention Network, which helps others in need of intervention.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
NCJRS is a federally sponsored information clearinghouse for people around the country and the world involved with research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. Users can share and learn through email lists; access, read, and request publications and other products; and learn from the experiences of others through one of the largest criminal and juvenile justice libraries and databases in the world, the NCJRS Abstracts Database. Users also can have their questions answered.

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