American Association of Birth Centers

Mission

"The American Association of Birth Centers promotes and supports birth centers as a means to uphold the rights of healthy women and their families, in all communities, to birth their children in an environment which is safe, sensitive and cost effective with minimal intervention." (http://www.birthcenters.org/about-aabc/mission)

Issue areas: Health | Women's Health | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Breast Cancer Action

Mission

"Breast Cancer Action carries the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic." (http://bcaction.org/about/mission-values/)

Issue areas: Women's Health | Cancer | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Center for Health and Gender Equity

Mission

"The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) is a U.S.-based non-governmental organization whose mission is to ensure that U.S. foreign policies and programs promote womenís and girlsí sexual and reproductive health within a human rights framework. CHANGE believes that every individual has the right to basic information, technologies, and services needed to enjoy a healthy and safe sexual and reproductive life free from coercion and preventable illness. CHANGE envisions a world where sexual and reproductive health and rights are universally recognized and sexual and reproductive health care is accessible and available to all." (http://www.genderhealth.org/about_us/our_mission_and_history/)

Issue areas: Women's Health | Abortion and Reproduction | International Aid | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Childbirth Connection

Mission

"Our mission is to improve the quality and value of maternity care through consumer engagement and health system transformation. Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care and is a voice for the needs and interests of childbearing families." (http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10253) [Formerly known as Maternity Center Association]

Issue areas: Women's Health | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

International Cesarean Awareness Network

Mission

"The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)." (http://www.ican-online.org/about)

Issue areas: Women's Health | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

NARAL Pro-Choice America

Mission

"We are made up of pro-choice women and men across the United States. Together, we protect a woman's right to choose." (http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/about-us/)

Issue areas: Women's Health | Abortion and Reproduction | Women and Men
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

National Breast Cancer Coalition

Mission

"NBCC's mission is to eradicate breast cancer by focusing the administration, U.S. Congress, research institutions and consumer advocates on breast cancer. NBCC encourages all those concerned about this disease to become advocates for action and change. The Coalition informs, trains and directs patients and others in effective advocacy efforts. Nationwide, women and men are increasing the awareness of breast cancer public policy by participating in legislative, scientific and regulatory decisions, promoting positive media coverage and actively working to raise public awareness." (http://www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org/about/index-1.html)

Issue areas: Women's Health | Cancer
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National Women's Health Network

Mission

"The National Women's Health Network improves the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making. The Network aspires to a health care system that is guided by social justice and reflects the needs of diverse women." (http://nwhn.org/about-national-womens-health-network)

Issue areas: Women's Health | Women and Men | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Planned Parenthood

Mission

"...The mission of Planned Parenthood is to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual; to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services; to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality; to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications." (http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-are/vision-4837.htm)

Issue areas: Women's Health | Abortion and Reproduction | Women and Men
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

Society for Women's Health Research

Mission

"SWHR aims to bring attention to the myriad of diseases and conditions that affect women uniquely." (http://www.womenshealthresearch.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_main)

Issue areas: Women's Health | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile