American Public Health Association:
The American Public Health Association is the oldest, largest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872. The Association aims to protect all Americans 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. APHA represents a broad array of health professionals and others who care about their own health and the health of their communities.
Link URL: www.apha.org/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
CDC′s Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
Link URL: www.cdc.gov
Federal health sites:
www.health.gov is a portal to the Web sites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other Federal departments and agencies.
Link URL: www.health.gov/default.asp
Health Administration Degrees
HealthAdministrationDegrees.com interviews Todd Linden, President and CEO of Grinnell Regional Medical Center (about rural healthcare management); Paul Levy, former CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Dr. Robert Wachter, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (author of "Understanding Patient Safety" and the blog "Wachter's World"); and Shahid Shah, the Healthcare IT Guy (who tells us about technology in the healthcare field). Watch the video here.
Health Resources and Services Administration State Profiles:
HRSA is the nation's access agency – improving health and saving lives by making sure the right services are available in the right places at the right time.
Link URL: www.hrsa.gov
National Board of Public Health Examiners:
Welcome to NBPHE The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) was established in September 2005 as an independent organization, the purpose of which is to ensure that students and graduates from schools and programs of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) have mastered the knowledge and skills relevant to contemporary public health. This purpose will be accomplished by developing, preparing, administering and evaluating a voluntary certification exam.
Link URL: www.nbphe.org/
U.S. Surgeon General:
The Office of the Surgeon General, under the direction of the Surgeon General, oversees the operations of the 6,000-member Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and provides support for the Surgeon General in the accomplishment of his other duties. The Office is part of the Office of Public Health and Science in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General serves as America's chief health educator by providing Americans the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. The acting Surgeon General is Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H.
Link URL: www.surgeongeneral.gov/
Universal Health Care Campaign:
UHCAN believes strong grassroots organizing capacity at the local and state level is essential to build the political power needed to ensure that future health reform enacted in the U.S. is consistent with these principles. UHCAN’s mission is to help build, strengthen and connect organizations and coalitions in states and nationally that can effectively engage the public, policymakers and key constituencies to achieve affordable, quality health care for all.
Link URL: www.uhcan.org/