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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is the national nonprofit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. ASTHO's members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy, and to assuring excellence in state-based public health.

Review Date: November 02, 2011

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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Information Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances. ATSDR is directed by congressional mandate to perform specific functions concerning the effect on public health of hazardous substances in the environment. These functions include public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, applied research in support of public health assessments, information development and dissemination, and education and training concerning hazardous substances.

Review Date: June 22, 2011

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AgingStats.Gov - Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics

The Forum was established to encourage cooperation and collaboration among federal agencies to improve the quality and utility of data on the aging population. The Forum, made up of 13 federal agencies that produce or use statistics on aging, provides these agencies with a venue to discuss data issues and concerns that cut across agency boundaries; facilitates in development of new databases; improves mechanisms currently used to disseminate information on aging-related data; invites researchers to report on cutting-edge analyses of data; and encourages international collaboration.

Review Date: November 15, 2009

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Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) advises the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on policy development in health, disability, human services, data, and science, and provides advice and analysis on economic policy. ASPE leads special initiatives, coordinates the Department's evaluation, research and demonstration activities, and manages cross-Department planning activities such as strategic planning, legislative planning, and review of regulations. Integral to this role, ASPE conducts research and evaluation studies, develops policy analyses, and estimates the cost and benefits of policy alternatives under consideration by the Department or Congress.

Review Date: June 22, 2011

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Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration

The Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration, improves the health status of the population by providing national leadership in the development, distribution and retention of a diverse, culturally competent health workforce that provides the highest quality care of all. HRSA programs train health care professionals and place them where they are needed most. Grants support scholarship and loan repayment programs at colleges and universities to meet critical workforce shortages and promote diversity within the health professions.

Review Date: June 27, 2011

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Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC's Center for Global Health coordinates and manages the agency's resources and expertise to address global challenges such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, emergency and refugee health, non-communicable diseases, injuries, and more. CDC works in close partnership with a wide array of international agencies and institutions to shape global health policies and to fund, implement, and evaluate programs.

Review Date: July 06, 2011

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. 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. CDC is composed of the Office of the Director, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Center for Global Health, and five Offices, including Public Health Preparedness and Response; State and Local Support; Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services; Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health; and Infectious Diseases. CDC employs more than 15,000 employees in more than 50 countries and in 168 occupational categories.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) consists of nine divisions that support a variety of activities that improve the nation's health by preventing chronic diseases and their risk factors. Program activities include supporting states’ implementation of public health programs; public health surveillance; translation research; and developing tools and resources for stakeholders at the national, state, and community levels. The Center’s surveillance activities provide data and statistics relevant to each of its program areas.

Review Date: August 09, 2011

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National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) aims to detect, prevent, and control infectious diseases from spreading, whether they are naturally occurring, unintentional, or the result of terrorism. With a focus on diseases that have been around for many years, emerging diseases (those that are new or just recently identified), and zoonotic diseases (those spread from animals to people), NCEZID's work recognizes the vital interconnectedness of microbes and the environment, and involves many scientific disciplines to attain better health for humans and animals and improve our environment. Each of the center’s seven divisions works with partners to protect and improve the public’s health in the United States and worldwide.

Review Date: July 18, 2011

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National Center for Health Statistics - NCHS
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. NCHS is a unique public resource for health information - a critical element of public health and health policy. NCHS collects data from birth and death records, medical records, interview surveys, and through direct physical exams and laboratory testing. NCHS is a key element of our national public health infrastructure, providing important surveillance information that helps identify and address critical health problems.

Review Date: August 09, 2011

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National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - NCIPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In June 1992, CDC established the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). As the lead federal agency for injury prevention, NCIPC works closely with other federal agencies; national, state, and local organizations; state and local health departments; and research institutions.

Review Date: June 30, 2011

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National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers. Using a database that contains descriptions of health-related organizations, NHIC staff refer people to the most appropriate resource. Spanish language information specialists are available.

Review Date: July 14, 2011

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National Pesticide Information Center, Oregon State University

NPIC provides objective, science-based information about a wide variety of pesticide-related topics, including: pesticide product information, information on the recognition and management of pesticide poisonings, toxicology and environmental chemistry. Highly trained specialists also provide referrals for the following: investigation of pesticide incidents, emergency treatment information, safety information, health and environmental effects, and clean-up and disposal procedures. NPIC has a toll-free telephone service available to anyone in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands including the general public, the hearing impaired, and medical, veterinary, and other health care professionals. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 3:30 p.m. PST. Voicemail and email are available for after hour inquiries. We have Spanish speaking specialists to assist with pesticide questions and provide service in over 170 different languagesincluding Mandarin, French and German. Pesticide information is also available by visiting our new, user-friendly website at http://npic.orst.edu. Both our full-color English and Spanish brochures are available online. Other outreach materials are available upon request. NPIC is a cooperative effort between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Review Date: June 15, 2011

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NIH National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities

The mission of the National Center on Minority Health and Disparities (NCMHD) is to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. In this effort NCMHD will conduct and support basic, clinical, social, and behavioral research, promote research infrastructure and training, foster emerging programs, disseminate information, and reach out to minority and other health disparity communities.

Review Date: February 15, 2011

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NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. NIAAA also provides leadership in the national effort to reduce the severe and often fatal consequences of these problems by: conducting and supporting research directed at determining the causes of alcoholism, discovering how alcohol damages the organs of the body, and developing prevention and treatment strategies for application in the Nation's health care system; supporting and conducting research across a wide range of scientific areas; conducting policy studies that have broad implications for alcohol problem prevention, treatment and rehabilitation activities; conducting epidemiological studies; collaborating with other research institutes and Federal programs relevant to alcohol abuse and alcoholism, and providing coordination for Federal alcohol abuse and alcoholism research activities; maintaining continuing relationships with institutions, professional and voluntary associations at international, national, state and local levels engaged in alcohol-related work; and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.

Review Date: August 11, 2011

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Office of Disease Prevention

The Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) assesses, facilitates, and stimulates research into disease prevention and health promotion in collaboration with NIH and other public and private partners, and disseminates the results of this research to improve public health. ODP works to create a society that utilizes evidence-based strategies to reduce the incidence of avoidable diseases and deaths, and increase healthy years of life.

Review Date: August 17, 2011

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Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The mission of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is to provide leadership for disease prevention and health promotion among Americans. ODPHP undertakes this mandate through the formulation of national health goals and objectives; the coordination of the Department of Health and Human Services activities in disease prevention, health promotion, preventive health services, and health information and education with respect to the appropriate use of health care; and the stimulation of public and private programs and strategies to enhance the health of the Nation. ODPHP is organized around four areas: prevention policy, clinical preventive services, nutrition policy, health communication, and Telehealth. ODPHP's Prevention Policy oversaw the development of HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000, the national prevention agenda, and manages the process by which progress is monitored. ODPHP's Clinical Preventive Services staff promote the appropriate use of immunizations, screening tests, patient counseling, and other prevention activities in clinical settings. The staff coordinate the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and its development of age- and sex-specific guidelines for preventive services. ODPHP acts as a catalyst for activities that strengthen the Department's capabilities and national leadership in nutrition research, nutrition monitoring, nutrition services and training, nutrition education, food safety and quality, and international nutrition. ODPHP promotes improved access to health information through coordination of Federal health information resources and partnerships with local channels, such as libraries. ODPHP manages the Federal gateway to consumer health information on the Internet, healthfinder (www.healthfinder.gov). ODPHP also operates the National Health Information Center (NHIC). The Science Panel on Interactive Communication and Health (SciPICH) is promoting the evaluation of effective communication technology for health information and education.

Review Date: August 31, 2011

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Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA's goal is to provide an environment where all people enjoy the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to maintain a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work. EPA's environmental justice mandate extends to all of the Agency's work, including setting standards, permitting facilities, awarding grants, issuing licenses and regulations and reviewing proposed actions by the federal agencies. EPA works with all stakeholders to constructively and collaboratively address environmental and public health issues and concerns. The Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) coordinates the Agency's efforts to integrate environmental justice into all policies, programs, and activities. The Office also provides information, technical and financial resources to assist and enable the Agency to meet its environmental justice goals and objectives.

Review Date: December 15, 2011

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Office of Global Health Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of Global Health Affairs provides support to the Assistant Secretary for Health and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in developing policy and coordinating activities of the Public Health Service in the field of refugee and international health. It works closely with the World Health Organization and international organizations, and it oversees PHS participation in a number of binational cooperative health agreements. Several desk officers serve as experts on various regions of the world.

Review Date: August 31, 2011

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Office of Minority Health and the Office of Minority Health Resource Center

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was created in 1986 and is one of the most significant outcomes of the 1985 Secretary's Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health. OMH's primary responsibility is to improve health and healthcare outcomes for racial and ethnic minority communities by developing or advancing policies, programs, and practices that address health, social, economic, environmental and other factors which impact health. OMH is committed to culturally and linguistically competent systems that will ensure the needs of minority communities are integrated and addressed within health-related programs across the nation. OMH programs address disease prevention, health promotion, risk reduction, healthier lifestyle choices, use of health care services, and barriers to health care.

Review Date: June 29, 2011

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Office of National Drug Control Policy, The White House

The principal purpose of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program. To achieve this, the Director of ONDCP is charged with producing the National Drug Control Strategy, which directs the Nation's anti-drug efforts and establishes a program, a budget, and guidelines for cooperation among Federal, State, and local entities. By law, the Director of ONDCP also evaluates, coordinates, and oversees both the international and domestic anti-drug efforts of executive branch agencies and ensures that such efforts sustain and complement State and local anti-drug activities. The Director advises the President regarding changes in the organization, management, budgeting, and personnel of Federal Agencies that could affect the Nation's anti-drug efforts; and regarding Federal agency compliance with their obligations under the Strategy.

Review Date: February 12, 2009

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Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) aims to integrate genomics into public health research, policy, and programs, which could improve interventions designed to prevent and control the country’s leading chronic, infectious, environmental, and occupational diseases.

Review Date: August 01, 2011

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (formerly the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness) was created under the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act in the wake of Katrina to lead the nation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters. ASPR focuses on preparedness planning and response; building federal emergency medical operational capabilities; countermeasures research, advance development, and procurement; and grants to strengthen the capabilities of hospitals and health care systems in public health emergencies and medical disasters. The office provides federal support, including medical professionals through ASPR’s National Disaster Medical System, to augment state and local capabilities during an emergency or disaster.

Review Date: August 24, 2011

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Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of the Surgeon General, under the direction of the Surgeon General, oversees the operations of the 6,500-member Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and provides support for the Surgeon General in the accomplishment of her other duties. The Office is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General serves as America's Doctor by providing Americans the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury.

Review Date: August 24, 2011

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White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The vision of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) is to "create productive and meaningful change in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities." Towards the accomplishment of this vision the President has appointed a fifteen-member Commission composed of AAPI leaders to advise him on three major goals: develop, monitor and coordinate federal efforts to improve Asian American and Pacific Islander participation in government programs; foster research and data collection for AAPI populations and sub-populations; and increase public and private sector and community involvement in improving the health and well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Visit this agency's web site to learn more about the activities and progress of the AAPI initiative.

Review Date: May 01, 2009

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Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics

Since 1981, the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) has been dedicated to strengthening society’s defenses against infectious disease by promoting appropriate antimicrobial access and use and controlling antimicrobial resistance. With a network of affiliated chapters in over 65 countries, more than 33 of which are in the developing world, APUA stands as the world’s leading organization conducting focused antimicrobial resistance research, education, and advocacy at the grassroots and global levels. APUA’s goal is to improve antimicrobial policy and clinical practice so as to preserve the power of these lifesaving agents and improve treatment for patients with acute bacterial diseases, tuberculosis, AIDS, and malaria.

Review Date: March 08, 2013

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American College of Preventive Medicine

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) helps to improve the health of individuals and populations through evidence based health promotion, disease prevention, and systems-based approaches to improving health and health care.

Review Date: December 07, 2011

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American Foundation for AIDS Research

AmFAR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research (both basic-biomedical and clinical research), AIDS prevention, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. To fund its research, advocacy, and public information programs, AmFAR mobilizes the good will, energy, and generosity of caring people everywhere to unite in support of the research effort that ultimately is the only means through which a solution to the epidemic of HIV/AIDS will be found. Since 1985, AmFAR has invested more than $140 million to support its programs, primarily through grants to more than 1,700 research teams.

Review Date: April 10, 2012

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American Lung Association

The American Lung Association (ALA), formerly the National Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association, was founded in 1904 to combat tuberculosis. Since 1907, ALA has promoted Christmas Seals to raise public funds to fight lung disease, the third leading cause of death in America. ALA is primarily a health education agency, emphasizing anti-smoking and clean air activities to prevent and control lung hazards. Its self-management programs teach those suffering from lung disease, such as asthma, how to live with their condition. ALA also creates educational programs to teach lifelong good health habits, and it provides professional education to health care providers to help them deliver effective lung health care to their patients. ALA also awards grants for medical research and sponsors fellowships for young medical professionals to encourage them to specialize in pulmonary care. There are 110 State and local Lung Associations throughout the country. The American Thoracic Society is the medical arm of ALA.

Review Date: November 24, 2008

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American Nurses Association

In 1896 a group of nursing alumnae formed an organization that was incorporated as The Nurses Associated Alumnae in 1901. In 1911, the name was changed to the American Nurses Association (ANA). This professional organization offers services to nurses in such areas as continuing education, professional standards, conferences, governmental relations, economic and general welfare, and research, and provides services to its constituent nurses' associations in each State, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. ANA publications serve those in the profession as a forum for research and a voice among peers.

Review Date: April 12, 2010

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American Public Health Association

The American Public Health Association (APHA), formed in 1872, serves the interests of professionals in the public health field. APHA services include publications, annual meetings, programs for each of 25 special interest fields, low-cost group insurance, awards, and career opportunity listings. APHA activities include setting standards for solving health problems, research, health improvement programs, public awareness campaigns, and legislative action.

Review Date: May 04, 2011

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American Society of Safety Engineers

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the world's oldest and largest professional safety organization. ASSE's mission is to foster the technical, scientific, managerial and ethical knowledge, skills and competency of safety, health and environmental professionals for the protection of people, property and the environment, and to advance the status and promote the advancement of the safety profession.

Review Date: August 27, 2008

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Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is a national health policy organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPI). Our mission is to advocate for greater recognition, inclusion and engagement of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders on policies and programs that are critical to the health and well-being of our diverse and vibrant communities. APIAHF's programs work with community leaders, health advocates and providers, and community-based organizations and provide guidance by offering technical assistance, trainings, and help with organizational development.

Review Date: June 09, 2009

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Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) is a national network of organizations and individuals working towards social justice and a tobacco-free Asian American and Pacific Islander community. APPEAL’s mission is to champion social justice and achieve parity and empowerment for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders by supporting and mobilizing community-led movements through advocacy and leadership development on critical public health issues.

Review Date: November 10, 2011

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Association of Schools of Public Health

The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) was established in 1953 to facilitate communication among the leadership of schools of public health in the United States. The Association assists its member schools in the development and coordination of national health policies and provides a focus and platform for the enhancement of academic public health programs. ASPH also serves as an information center for government agencies and private groups interested in higher education for public health. Through its data collection center, ASPH develops a profile of the applicants, students, graduates, and faculty of the 37 accredited schools of public health in the United States.

Review Date: September 29, 2010

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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) is a non-profit organization representing the directors and staff of state public health agency programs for oral health. ASTDD assists state dental programs in the development and implementation of programs and policies for the prevention of oral diseases. The Association builds awareness and strengthens dental public health professionals' knowledge and skills, providing information on oral health to health officials and policy makes, publishing a quarterly newsletter, and conducting conferences for the dental public health community.

Review Date: October 26, 2011

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CARE USA

CARE works to reduce poverty. They design and manage community-based projects in areas such as education, health care and economic development. These projects aim to strengthen poor communities with information, skills and resources. Together, CARE and communities build a foundation for self-sufficiency and lasting solutions to problems caused by poverty.

Review Date: February 12, 2009

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CDC’s Office of Minority Health & Health Equity

The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) aims to accelerate the work of CDC and its partners in improving health by eliminating health disparities, promoting conditions conducive to health, and achieving health equity.

Review Date: October 19, 2011

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Center for Health, Environment and Justice

Founded in June 1981, this nonprofit organization serves citizens' groups, individuals and small municipalities working to solve hazardous and solid waste problems. CCHW supplies information needed to understand, prevent, reduce or eliminate exposure to toxic chemicals through customized assistance, both in-house and on referral, a research library and service, publications and newsletters. All of the organization's support comes from private foundations, donations and membership fees.

Review Date: February 05, 2009

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Childreach - PlanUSA

Founded in 1937, PlanUSA is an international humanitarian, child-focused development organization without religious, political or governmental affiliation. Child sponsorship is the basic foundation of the organization. PlanUSA's mission is to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries through a process that unites people across cultures, and adds meaning and value to their lives by: enabling deprived children, their families and their communities to meet their basic needs and increase their ability to participate in and benefit from their societies; fostering relationships to increase understanding and unity among peoples of different cultures and countries; promoting the rights and interests of the world's children. PlanUSA is committed to achieving excellence in meeting the needs of the people it serves by continuous improvement of its programs, processes and services.

Review Date: December 16, 2008

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Children's Environmental Health Network

The Children's Environmental Health Network is a national multi-disciplinary project whose mission is to protect the developing child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthier environment. We focus on research, education, and policy. Our goals are to: promote the development of a sound public health and child-focused national policy; stimulate prevention-oriented research; educate health professionals, policy makers, and community members in preventive strategies; and elevate public awareness of environmental hazards to children.

Review Date: February 12, 2009

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Colorado Department of Human Services

Colorado Department of Human Services consists of over 7,500 county or state employees dedicated to providing human services to Colorado residents. It provides services through 63 county or district departments of social services, 2 State Maternal Health Institutes, 10 Youth Corrections Facilities, 5 Nursing Homes, 28 Vocational Rehabilitation Offices, 3 regional Centers for persons with developmental disabilities, and numerous community-based public and private providers. In addition CDHS contracts with several agencies to provide human services. CDHS also administers and provides oversight for a variety of federally funded programs. The Department has five goals, or desired outcomes, for the individuals and families who receive services. they are: economic self-sufficiency; family and community connections; health and rehabilitation; independent living; and safety.

Review Date: August 30, 2011

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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is charged with protecting and maintaining the health and environment of the citizens of Colorado. The Department has 13 main health and environment divisions including Family Health Services; Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology; Consumer Protection; Hazardous Materials and Waste Management; Water and Air Pollution Control; Radiation Control; Health Statistics and Vital Records; Health Facilities; the Rocky Flats Program (coordinates the state's oversight of the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant northwest of Denver); Emergency Medical Services; Laboratory Division -- chemistry, microbiology, alcohol testing, and newborn screening sections, and a toxicology program; and the Division of Prevention Programs.

Review Date: August 30, 2011

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Connecticut Department of Public Health

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is the state's leader in public health policy and advocacy. The agency is the center of a comprehensive network of public health services, and is a partner to local health departments for which it provides advocacy, training and certification, technical assistance and consultation, and specialty services such as risk assessment that are not available at the local level. The agency is a source of accurate, up-to-date health information to the Governor, the Legislature, the federal government and local communities; this information is used to monitor the health status of Connecticut's residents, set health priorities and evaluate the effectiveness of health initiatives. The agency is a regulator focused on health outcomes, maintaining a balance between assuring quality and administrative burden on the personnel, facilities and programs regulated. The agency is a leader on the national scene through direct input to federal agencies and the United States Congress.

Review Date: April 01, 2011

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Delaware Health and Social Services-DHSS

The mission of the Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) is to protect and enhance the health of the people of Delaware by working together with others; addressing issues that affect the health of Delaware; keeping track of the State's health; promoting positive lifestyles; responding to critical health issues and disasters; and promoting the availability of health services.

Review Date: December 29, 2011

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Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

The objectives of the Department of Epidemiology fall into three broad categories: research, teaching, and professional and community service. As a community service, the department sponsors sites on both bioterrorism and anthrax.

Review Date: November 20, 2008

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Department of Human Services

The Department of Human Services is committed to ensuring that all Victorians have access to quality services that protect and enhance the community's physical, mental and social well-being.

Review Date: December 08, 2008

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District of Columbia Department of Health

The District of Columbia Department of Health provides an extensive range of health care services, human services, and information materials. Direct health services include blood tests, cardiac and chest clinics, dental services, eye clinics, tuberculosis clinics, diabetic screening, and venereal disease clinics, among others. Alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment activities are provided by the Department. Child services include a disabled children's unit, child abuse prevention and control, day care services, and assistance for children with speech problems. Maternal and child health services, geriatric services, school health services, and mental health services are provided by the Department. The Department also maintains a rape and sexual assault crisis center, a suicide prevention line, and an information and referral center. The Department maintains hotlines for child abuse and neglect, drug emergency, families and children in trouble, poison control, protective services, rape crisis center, suicide prevention, and AIDS.

Review Date: January 13, 2012

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Farm Animal Rights Movement, Vegetarian Information Service

Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization working to end the use of animals for food through public education and grassroots activism. FARM believes in the inherent self-worth of animals, as well as environmental protection and enhanced public health.

Review Date: June 02, 2011

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Florida Department of Health

The mission of the Florida Department of Public Health is to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts. Florida's public health and related agencies take on three main roles: 1) Health Protection - Environmental conditions, some occurring naturally and others manmade, have an effect upon the well-being of Florida's inhabitants. These effects are often of such magnitude and complexity that only government can mount an adequate response. Contamination of the air, ground, water, and food may cause disease or death. Public health tries to prevent or contain such contamination. 2) Health Promotion and Disease Prevention - Prevention is the key to success in public health. Health promotion and education programs are designed to inform individuals about positive ways in which they can preserve or restore their own health-smoking cessation, moderation in alcohol consumption, proper diet and exercise, wearing seat belts,, etc. Disease intervention programs work to stop the transmission of diseases from a carrier to others by immunizing people against certain diseases, treating new cases as they occur and isolating carriers if necessary, and finding and testing people who have been in contact with an infected patient to administer the proper treatment before the disease becomes contagious. 3) Health Treatment - Health care of the sick and disabled is a role that public health undertakes when individuals are too poor or otherwise lack access to health care services.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

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Georgia Division of Public Health

The Georgia Division of Public Health is responsible for the administration and delivery of extensive health care services and public health functions. The Division's services include child health, dental health, family services, immunizations, maternal and infant care, the WIC program (nutrition services for women, infant and children), sewage/water/institutional inspections, food service inspections, sexually transmitted disease control, AIDS prevention and surveillance, TB control, stroke and heart attack prevention programs, diabetes program, older adult and rehabilitation programs. Children's medical services, nutrition, pharmaceutical services, occupational health and injury control, laboratory services, emergency health, the primary health care system, environmental and infectious disease epidemiological surveillance (including rabies and refugee programs); and vital records and health statistics are also part of the department's function.

Review Date: April 07, 2011

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Global Health Council

The Global Health Council (GHC), formerly the National Council for International Health, is a private and voluntary organization of concerned groups and individuals working together to promote more effective United States involvement in international health programs. Founded in 1971, the Council works to gather, coordinate, and disseminate new ideas and technological resources among private and public agencies oriented toward international health; enhance the effectiveness of private and voluntary sector organizations involved in international health activities through training, education, planning, and networking; and channel the technical assistance resources of the United States, particularly via domestic private sector groups, to improve basic health services in the developing world. The Council offers technical support in the form of international conferences, training courses, consultation, and networking (communication and manpower exchange among private and public sector and national and international organizations).

Review Date: August 27, 2008

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Hawaii Department of Health

The Department of Health (DOH) believes that health, that optimal state of physical, mental, social and environmental well-being, is a right and responsibility of all of Hawaii's people. The DOH aims to prevent disease and injury, promotes health and well-being, healthy lifestyles and workplaces, and the strength and integrity of families and communities. The DOH ensures that core public health functions - assessment, policy, and assurance - are implemented or maintained; federal mandates, including court-ordered settlements are satisfied; resources are directed at those problems that pose the greatest risk to the public's health and the environment; appropriate and cost-effective resources are dispersed geographically and the health department is the service provider of last resort for uninsurable populations and where there is no other satisfactory alternative.

Review Date: January 06, 2012

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This independent health care philanthropy group is focused on four main areas: health policy, reproductive health, HIV policy, and health and development in South Africa. Grants are awarded annually--over $26 million in 1995--and the Foundation's staff review grant applications on a continuing basis. The Foundation also maintains a special interest in health policy and innovation in its home state of California.

Review Date: December 03, 2008

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Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) was created in 1974 to provide for the health and human services needs of the people of Idaho. The DHW offers programs that deal with complex social, economic and individual issues, often helping people in crisis situations. The programs are designed to strengthen families and promote self-reliance.

Review Date: December 29, 2011

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Illinois Department of Public Health

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is responsible for protecting the state's 12.4 million residents, as well as countless visitors, through the prevention and control of disease and injury. The Department's nearly 200 programs touch virtually every age, aspect and cycle of life. Some of the services provided by the IDPH are vaccinations to protect children against disease; testing to assure the safety of food, water and drugs; licensing to ensure quality health care in hospitals and nursing homes; investigations to control the outbreak of infectious diseases; collection and evaluation of health statistics to develop prevention and regulatory programs; screening newborns for genetic diseases; programs to meet the special health needs of women. Combined, these vital programs and services make up Illinois' public health system, a system that bears major responsibility for the quality of life in the state.

Review Date: January 11, 2012

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Indiana State Department of Health

The Indiana State Department of Health supports Indiana's economic prosperity and quality of life by promoting, protecting and providing for the health of Hoosiers in their communities. The Department is also responsible for the administration of two special institutions--the Indiana Veterans' Home and the Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home. The Indiana Family Helpline links residents with maternal and child health services, WIC services, and other support services throughout Indiana.

Review Date: June 21, 2011

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Institute of Medicine, The National Academies

The Institute of Medicine was established in 1970 under the 1863 charter of the National Academy of Sciences for the purpose of advancing and disseminating scientific knowledge to improve human health. The Institute provides objective, timely, authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy to government, the corporate sector, the professions and the public. The IOM issues research reports, organizes symposia and workshops, and arranges lectures.

Review Date: March 28, 2011

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International Association of Providers of AIDS Care

The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) represents clinicians and lay persons providing HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. Its mission is to improve the quality of prevention, care, and treatment services delivered to people at risk for and those living with HIV/AIDS and comorbid conditions, including viral hepatitis. The mission is advanced through educational, technical assistance, advocacy, and other initiatives spearheaded by IAPAC members.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

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International Healthy Cities Foundation

The International Healthy Cities Foundation was created to assist people and groups from many different sectors. The mission of the IHCF is to facilitate linkages among people, issues and resources in order to support the development of Healthy Cities initiatives. The IHCF will both link people, organizations, and networks currently working to advance Healthy City goals and provide linkages with others dealing with significant and related areas of work.

Review Date: May 22, 2014

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Iowa Department of Public Health

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) partners with local public health, policymakers, health care providers, businesses and many others to fulfill our mission of promoting and protecting the health of Iowans. IDPH is organized into six divisions and the Director's office. The director is the spokesperson and advocate for public health in Iowa and acts as a liaison to local boards of health, local public health agencies, health care providers, and consumers. The director also represents the department in a variety of national organizations and works with policymakers at the local, state, national and international levels. The other divisions include: The Iowa Dental Board, the Iowa Board of Medicine, the Iowa Board of Nursing, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, the Office of the State Medical Examiner, and the State Board of Health.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment was created in 1974 to replace the Kansas State Board of Health, established in 1885. The Department consists of the Office of the Secretary with all supporting services, a Division of Health with eight bureaus, the Center for Health Equity and the Center for Performance Management, and a Division of Environment with six bureaus and six regional offices. There are two support bureaus -- Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics and the Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratory -- which provide information resource management and laboratory assistance to the other divisions and the general public. The Office of Vital Statistics, within the Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics is responsible for registering births, deaths, marriages and divorces and issuing appropriate certificates.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

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Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is home to most of the state's human services and health care programs, including Medicaid, the Department for Community Based Services and the Department for Public Health. The CHFS consists of several agencies with various functions from internal administration to programs and direct services. The CHFS offers programs and services for seniors, families, adults and children.

Review Date: January 11, 2012

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Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

The mission of the Department of Health and Hospitals(DHH) is to protect and promote health and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all citizens of the State of Louisiana. The DHH fulfills its mission through direct provision of quality services, the development and stimulation of services of others, and the utilization of available resources in the most effective manner.

Review Date: January 05, 2012

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Maine Department of Health and Human Services

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services provides an array of health and human services to the State's citizens. The Department is divided into a number of bureaus and units, including: Elder and Adult Services, Child and Family Services, Family Independence, Medical Services and Health. The latter administers the Department's public health services. Some of its divisions include: Health Promotion and Education, Child Health, Disease Control, Public Health Nursing, Health Engineering and Dental Health. The Department is divided into three regions, with local offices throughout the State.

Review Date: July 30, 2009

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Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

The mission of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is to protect and promote the health of the public by creating healthy people in healthy communities; to strengthen partnerships between state and local governments, the business community and all health care provides in Maryland; and to build a world class organization grounded in the principles of quality and learning, accountability, cultural sensitivity and efficiency. The Health care delivery system in Maryland consists of public and private hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, home health care services, hospices, providers (such as physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) health educators, other health professionals, and many others.

Review Date: January 05, 2012

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Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is mandated by State law to "maintain, protect, and improve the health and well being of the people." To do this, DHP is divided into a central office in Boston, five district health offices and four public health hospitals located throughout the State, and the State Laboratory Institute. Major health related offices within DPH are: Family and Community Health, Substance Abuse Services, HIV/AIDS, Environmental Health, Communicable Diseases, Health Statistics, Hospitals, and Health Quality Systems. Several management, planning, and legal affairs offices are also a part of the DPH organization. A number of toll-free numbers for Massachusetts are operated by programs of the Department.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

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Michigan Department of Community Health

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is one of 18 principal departments of state government. The department, the largest in state government, is responsible for health policy and management of the state's publicly-funded health service systems. An estimated 1.5 million Michigan residents will receive services this year that are provided with total or partial support from MDCH. The department was created by an executive order issued on January 31, 1996 by Michigan Governor John Engler. The executive order consolidated the Department of Public Health, the Department of Mental Health and the Medical Services Administration, the state's Medicaid agency. The Office of Drug Control Policy and the Office of Services to the Aging were consolidated with MDCH in subsequent executive orders.

Review Date: July 28, 2009

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Minnesota Department of Health

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of Minnesotans. The department operates programs in the areas of disease prevention and control, health promotion, community public health, environmental health, health care policy, and registration of health care providers. The department is divided into two bureaus: the Health Systems and Special Populations Bureau which includes the Divisions of Community Health Services, Family Health, Health policy and Systems Compliance, and Facility and Provider Compliance; and the Health Protection Bureau includes the Divisions of Environmental Health, Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Laboratory, and Finance and Administration. Under he Office of the Commissioner are the offices of Public Affairs; Policy; Minority Health; Budget and Legislation; and Human Resource Management.

Review Date: September 22, 2010

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Mississippi State Department of Health

The Mississippi State Department of Health aims to assist every community in the state to achieve the best possible health status for its citizens. The agency carries out this mission through investing in the core functions of public health: assessing health status indicators of the state's population to document each community's health needs and conduct epidemiological and other studies of specific health problems; developing and promoting public health policy and supporting strategies that protect the state's citizens from unsanitary conditions related to the environment and that emphasize healthy lifestyles and the prevention of morbidity and mortality associated with disease and illness; and assuring access to essential health services. The State Department of Health includes four offices, in addition to the Office of the State Health Officer, 9 multi-county public health districts, and 82 county health departments.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

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Missouri State Department of Health and Senior Services

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services plans, coordinates, and delivers a variety of public health services to Missourians. These services, many of which are delivered by agencies or organizations funded by the Department, include maternal and, child health care, and services for children with special health care needs; dental health care services; immunization programs; sexually transmitted disease control programs; tuberculosis control programs; community sanitation and radiological health programs; support for emergency medical services and training for personnel; epidemiology and disease surveillance; community health nursing and home health care programs; laboratory services; licensing of hospitals; licensing of health care and day care facilities; chronic disease prevention programs; and nutrition education.

Review Date: October 27, 2011

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Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services improves and protects the health, well-being and self-reliance of all Montanans by implementing public health programs and enforcing public health laws and regulations. It assesses health care needs and problems, develops and implements programs to meet health needs and alleviate problems in cooperation with local and private sources, and evaluates current problems. The Department has four broad goals: all Montana children are wanted, safe, and living in healthy families; all Montanans are healthy and safe from injury and have access to high-quality health care; all Montanans have the tools they need to be as self-sufficient as possible; and all Montanans can contribute to these goals through community giving and service.

Review Date: June 27, 2008

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National Alliance for Hispanic Health

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the nation's foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the health of Hispanics in the United States. The Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that represents thousands of Hispanic health providers across the nation providing services to more than 15 million each year, making a daily difference in the lives of Hispanic communities and families.

Review Date: May 24, 2011

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National Association of Local Boards of Health

The National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) -- the grassroots of public health -- is the national voice for effective and competent public health governance. Our mission is to strengthen and prepare local boards of health, enabling them to protect and promote the health of their communities, through education, technical assistance, and advocacy.

Review Date: August 28, 2008

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National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc.

The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) is a private, not-for-profit corporation located in Buda, Texas dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families by providing information services, training and technical assistance, and a variety of products to community and migrant health centers nationwide, as well as organizations, universities, researchers, and individuals involved in farmworker health. Established in 1975, NCFH is guided by a nationally represented Board of Directors and available to assist organizations with a highly experienced multidisciplinary team of migrant health professionals.

Review Date: September 15, 2010

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National Environmental Education Foundation

The Health & Environment Program focuses on advancing environmental knowledge among health professionals to improve the public’s health with a special emphasis on children and underserved populations. Through the development of national agendas, trainings, curriculum integration, and strategic partnerships, they facilitate the integration of environmental health into health care provider education and practice. Their initiatives include: Children’s Environmental Health Faculty Champions Initiative, Pediatric Asthma Initiative, Children and Nature Initiative, and Pediatric Environmental History Initiative. They also have a wide range of tools and resources on a variety of environmental health topics, including pesticides, climate change and others.

Review Date: October 17, 2011

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National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is a non-profit, tax-exempt (501c3) organization founded in 1973 and dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. NFID and the National Coalition for Adult Immunization sponsor an influenza and pneumococcal immunization awareness campaign annually to remind millions of Americans of the risks of influenza and pneumococcal disease, and ways of preventing them or their complications.

Review Date: June 21, 2011

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North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

The mission of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is to serve the people of North Carolina by enabling individuals, families, and communities to be healthy and secure, and to achieve social and economic well-being. To achieve this mission the Department will: provide comprehensive and coordinated services for prevention, intervention, assistance, education, and empowerment; ensure equal access to services; be accountable for achieving meaningful results; continuously improve service delivery by involving citizens; and support and develop employees as diverse, invaluable resources.

Review Date: July 09, 2008

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North Dakota Department of Health

The primary goal of the North Dakota Department of Health is to ensure that the state is a healthy place to live and that each person has an equal opportunity to enjoy good health. The Department is composed of six sections. The Health Resources Section is divided into the divisions of Emergency Medical Services, Health Facilities and Food and Lodging. The Medical Services Section consists of Division of Disease Control and Microbiology as well as the state forensic examiner and the field medical officers. The Community Health Section includes the divisions of Family Health, Injury Prevention and Control, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Cancer Prevention and Control, Chronic Disease, and Tobacco Prevention and Control. The Environmental Health Section consists of Chemistry, Air Quality, Municipal Facilities, Waste Management, and Water Quality. Other sections Administrative Support and Emergency Preparedness and Response.

Review Date: June 27, 2008

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Pan American Health Organization

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), was formerly known as the International Sanitary Bureau. It is composed of 35 member governments in the Americas and three European governments. PAHO, in its centennial year of existence, serves the health needs of the population of the Americas. The Organization continuously strives to address the health problems and inequities of the Americas, so that all citizens of the Region may lead socially and economically productive lives. PAHO's website provides general information about both itself and WHO, answers inquiries, and provides information on a variety of international health subjects in English and in Spanish.

Review Date: July 01, 2008

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Papa Ola Lokahi

Papa Ola Lokahi (POL) strives to improve the health status and well-being of Native Hawaiians and others by advocating for, initiating and maintaining culturally appropriate strategic actions aimed at improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of Native Hawaiians and their ‘ohana (families) and empowering them to determine their own destinies. POL is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable consortium organization which serves as an umbrella for Native Hawaiian health care planning activities in the state.

Review Date: April 21, 2011

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Public Health Foundation

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is a national, non-profit organization that focuses on applied research, technical assistance, and training around issues of public health infrastructure and information systems, workforce development, and performance management and improvement. The Foundation's Board of Directors comprises two state health officers, two local public health officers, one local board of health member, and four individuals from academic, private sector, and other public health agency settings. PHF assists health agencies and other community health system organizations by providing objective information in areas such as health improvement planning, understanding and using data, and improving performance.

Review Date: December 15, 2010

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South Asian Public Health Association

The mission of the South Asian Public Health Association is to promote the health and well-being of South Asian communities and to contribute to the advancement of public health professionals.

Review Date: December 12, 2008

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Stanford Prevention Research Center

The Stanford Prevention Research Center was formed at Stanford University in 1984 to conduct interdisciplinary research into the prevention and control of chronic disease. Funded by Stanford University and state, federal, and private grants, the SPRC is founded on a population- or community-level perspective of disease prevention and health promotion.

Review Date: October 18, 2011

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World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) came into being on April 7, 1948 when the 26th United Nations member ratified its Constitution. The objective of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. In support of its main objective, the WHO has a wide range of functions including the following: to act as the directing and coordinating authority on international health work; to promote technical cooperation; to assist Governments, upon request, in strengthening health services; to furnish appropriate technical assistance, and in emergencies, necessary aid; to stimulate and advance work on the prevention and control of epidemic, endemic and other diseases; to promote, in cooperation with other specialized agencies where necessary, the improvement of nutrition, housing, sanitation, recreation, economic or working conditions and other aspects of environmental hygiene; to promote and coordinate biomedical and health services research; to promote improved standards of teaching and training in the health, medical and related professions; to establish and stimulate the establishment of international standards for biological, pharmaceutical and similar products, and to standardize diagnostic procedures; and to foster activities in the field of mental health, especially those activities affecting the harmony of human relations. WHO also proposes conventions, agreements, regulations and makes recommendations about international nomenclature of diseases, causes of death and public health practices. It develops, establishes and promotes international standards concerning foods and biological, pharmaceutical and similar substances.

Review Date: January 05, 2009

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