Advocacy and Research Organizations
Work and Family Balance
The National Partnership for Women and Families works to promote fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.
The Labor Project for Working Families is a collection of community organizations, neighborhood activists, and labor unions, working to build a society that works for all of us, with a major focus on issues that affect working- and middle-class families, such as jobs, taxes, schools, public transportation, affordable housing, and healthcare.
Family Values @ Work is a national network of 16 state and local coalitions working to promote family-friendly workplace policies such as paid sick days and family leave insurance.
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialog, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.
The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action.
A Better Balance works to promote equality and expand choices for men and women at all income levels, employing a range of legal strategies to promote flexible workplace policies, end discrimination against caregivers and value the work of caring for families.
CEPR analyzes how families balance work and care, and how public policies affect family well-being.
Promoting policy solutions that improve job quality is an essential part of CLASP's agenda to reduce poverty, support families, reward effort and expand opportunity. CLASP's advocacy on work/life and job quality concentrates on paid leave, predictable and responsive schedules, and advancement opportunities.
The New Jersey Time to Care Coalition supports initiatives that make sure working families have paid time to care.
Early Childhood Education and Development
Zero To Three is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
Winning Beginning NY is a statewide coalition working to inform policy makers and the public about the many benefits of early care and learning including home visiting, child care and Pre-K.
MomsRising is an online and on-the-ground multicultural organization of more than million members and over a hundred aligned organizations working to increase family economic security, to end discrimination against women and mothers, and to build a nation where both businesses and families can thrive.
For Our Babies is a national movement promoting healthy development in U.S. children from conception to age 3, advocating for the types of environments, experiences, and relationships that infants and toddlers need in order to thrive.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
- American Academy of Pediatrics, et. al. (2016). Poverty and Child Health in the United States.
- American Academy of Pediatrics, et. al. (2011). Caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards; guidelines for early care and education programs.
The American Public Health Association aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States.
- Policy Statement: Support for Paid Sick Leave and Family Leave Policies (2013).
- Policy Statement: Expanded Family and Medical Leave (2000).
The Surgeon General of the United States is the nation’s leading spokesman on matters of public health.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2011). The Surgeon General’s call to action to support breastfeeding [PDF].
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation.
The Public Health Association of New York City is an active organization of public health professionals committed to improving public health.
The New York Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition is an advocacy, not for profit organization focusing on issues that affect breastfeeding.