Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Advocacy and Research Organizations

Work and Family Balance

National Partnership for Women and Families

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.

Labor Project for Working Families

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

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.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

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.

Center for American Progress

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

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.

Center for Economic and Policy Research

CEPR analyzes how families balance work and care, and how public policies affect family well-being.

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

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.

New Jersey Time to Care

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

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

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

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.

Public Health

American Academy of Pediatrics

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 Public Health Association

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.

Office of the U.S. Surgeon General

The Surgeon General of the United States is the nation’s leading spokesman on matters of public health.

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation.

Public Health Association of New York City

The Public Health Association of New York City is an active organization of public health professionals committed to improving public health.

New York Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition

The New York Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition is an advocacy, not for profit organization focusing on issues that affect breastfeeding.