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National Public Health Organizations

American Public Health Association (APHA)
Oldest, largest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world.

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR)
The professional organization for the academic medical and public health community dedicated to prevention research and interprofessional education.

Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)
National organization representing accredited schools of public health.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) 

National organization representing state and territorial health officials.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Your online source for credible health information.

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit public health programs.

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
National organization representing local health departments.

National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE)
Independent organization that ensures students and graduates from public health programs accredited by CEPH have mastered the appropriate knowledge and skills.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
One of the world's foremost medical research centers.

National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC)
Independent organization of professionals sought after to improve America's health through public health communications.

Public Health Institute (PHI)
Independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people across the nation and around the world.

Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Health and Human Services information for rural America.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
U.S. government's principle agency for protecting the health of all Americans.


Wisconsin Public Health Organizations

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW)
Endowment of the Medical College of Wisconsin committed to improving the health of Wisconsin residents.

Health Care Workforce Development
Created by Department of Workforce Development to identify and help implement top-priority, immediate and longer-term strategies for addressing the health care worker shortages in Wisconsin.

Healthy Wisconsin People
Dedicated to providing reliable health information for the residents of Wisconsin.

Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Owned and operated by thirty-five, rural acute, general medical-surgical hospitals; emphasizes developing an integrated network among freestanding entities.

Wisconsin Area Health Education Center (AHEC) System
Dedicated to improving access to quality health care through development of community-based health professions training programs and enhancement of community health education resources throughout Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (WAHPERD)
Dedicated to the promotion and support of health enhancing lifestyles.

Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB)
State-wide organization of board of health members and administrators providing a unified forum for public health, leadership development, advocacy, education, and forging of local community partnerships for the improvement of public health.

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS)
Protects and promotes the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin.  This site also has Public Health Statistics for Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH)
Responsible for providing public health services and environmental and public health regulation in the state.

Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA)
Dedicated to promoting sound public health policy and providing public health education for its members and the people of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
Provides clinical, environmental (including water), and industrial hygiene analytical services, specialized public health procedures, reference testing, training, technical assistance and consultation for private and public health agencies.
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