20 Public Health Organizations All Graduate Students Should Know

If you are a graduate student with an interest in public health or medicine, there are many important public health organizations out there you should know. The more of these organizations you know, the more tied into the latests public health trends you will be. The top 20 are listed below.

  1. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR): This agency is part of the US Department of Health and Human services, and takes public health actions as needed.
  2. American Public Health Organization (APHO): The oldest and most diverse public health professionals organization in the world.
  3. Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL): This dynamic organization works to boost the strength of laboratories that work in the interest of the public health both in the US and around the world.
  4. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH): Worldwide group of scientists, clinicians, and program professionals who promote public health.
  5. Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO): The largest nonprofit group in the US for representing public health agencies in the country.
  6. Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH): This association is the representative of schools of public health that are accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH).
  7. California Association of Public Health Laboratory Directors: This organization serves as one of the leading public health organizations in the US that is designed specifically for lab directors.
  8. Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC): A public health service in the Caribbean that is dedicated to giving the best health and disease prevention information to the islands.
  9. The Carter Center: This organization conducts health programs around the world that help to fill many of the vacuums in global health.
  10. Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE): Organization of member states/territories that represent public health epidemiologists.
  11. National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO): This organization is the comprehensive representative body for more than 2,700 local health departments in the US.
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  13. National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH): This national association represents more than 1,000 local health boards located in all 50 US states.
  14. National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC): Founded in 1996 as a grassroots group that helps to serve women with cervical cancer and HPV disease, or at risk.
  15. National Environmental Health Association (NEHA): A national professional society of environmental health practitioners. Started originally in the state of California.
  16. National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH is the nation’s top medical research organization, and it makes many important discoveries that boost health and save people’s lives.
  17. Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): A health agency that has over a century of experience is boosting the health and living conditions of the countries in the Americas.
  18. The Public Health Foundation (PHF): Dedicated to creating communities of good health through the use of training, research and technical support.
  19. Public Health Laboratory Service, United Kingdom:
  20. US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps: Provides needed health care services underserved and needy populations within the United States.
  21. World Health Organization (WHO): WHO directs and coordinates health activities within the system of the United Nations.
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