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Rural Public Health Agencies Organizations

American Public Health Association (APHA)
Works to improve and promote the health of the public and achieve equality in health status. Influences policy, sets public health priorities, advances prevention, and promotes wellness.
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American Public Health Association Rural and Frontier Health Committee
Committee of APHA’s Medical Care Section focused on the health challenges and needs of people living in rural and frontier areas. For information, contact Barbara Levin at BarbL11@aol.com or Cody Mullen at cmullen@indianarha.org.
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Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)
Represents member schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Provides information on research, training, funding opportunities, and areas of study.
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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Represents state and territorial public health agencies in the U.S., including the District of Columbia. Works to inform public health policy and practice, advocate for public health professionals, and provide technical assistance to public health agencies. Includes a Preparedness Policy Committee to assist public health agencies responding to public health threats and emergencies.
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Center for Sharing Public Health Services
Serves as a national resource on cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) to deliver essential public health services. Develops resources for communities, including rural and small jurisdictions and tribal issues, to build evidence and share best practices and lessons learned.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad. Work includes disease prevention and control, environmental health, emergency preparedness and response, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
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National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Provides education, advocacy, resources, research, and technical assistance to member local health departments.
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National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)
Provides education, technical assistance, and advocacy for local boards of health to strengthen and improve public health governance and the health of the communities they serve.
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National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
The principal health statistics agency for the U.S. Compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve health.
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National Indian Health Board (NIHB)
Works to strengthen tribal management capabilities in health and human service delivery.
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National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI)
Provides technical assistance, training, research, program evaluation, capacity building, and program development to partners at the local, state, and national level to address public health issues.
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Network for Public Health Law
Provides legal technical assistance, information, and opportunities to build connections for local, tribal, state, and federal officials; public health practitioners; attorneys; policy-makers; and advocates. Network leaders provide expertise, while their website contains a blog and resource pages covering various public health law topics.
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Public Health Foundation (PHF)
Assists public health agencies and other community health organizations by providing resources, tools, information, and training to improve community health outcomes.
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Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
Works to ensure that rural and small communities have access to safe drinking water and sanitary wastewater and solid waste disposal.
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Trust for America's Health (TFAH)
Works to protect the health of every community and to make disease prevention a national priority.
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Last Reviewed: 3/6/2018