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Rural Public Health Organizations

American Public Health Association (APHA)
Works to influence policies and set priorities in public health.
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American Public Health Association Rural and Frontier Health Committee
A 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 BarbL11@aol.com.
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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).
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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Represents state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia. Helps formulate public health policy and assure excellence in state-based public health practice. Includes a preparedness section that helps state public health agencies respond to public health threats and emergencies.
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Center for Sharing Public Health Services
Helps communities learn how to work across jurisdictional boundaries to deliver essential public health services. Develops resources for communities, including rural and small jurisdictions, to provide essential public health services 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, information, research, and technical assistance to local health departments.
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National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)
Works to strengthen local boards of health, enabling them to promote and protect the health of their communities, through education, technical assistance and advocacy.
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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 strength 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
Regional offices offer 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 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.
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Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
Provides technical assistance services and training related to rural solid waste programs, housing, economic development, public health, comprehensive community assessment and planning, and environmental regulations.
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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: 6/4/2015