Organizations

  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
    APHA is the oldest and largest association of public health professionals in the world.  APHA provides a searchable web site in support of their mission to protect communities from preventable health threats.  The section of the web site devoted to Programs and Resources is of primary interest in the area of Public Health.
  • World Health Organization (WHO).  
    This is the home page of the World Health Organization, the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.  The site offers many pages of information on the history of WHO and WHO programs.  Public Health information is available geographically and by topic.  The site also includes data and statistics, as well as links to WHO publications.
  • World Federation of Public Health Associations
    The WFPHA was founded in 1967 and the members are national and regional public health associations, as well as regional associations of schools of public health presently numbering more than 70.  The site offers links to programs and publications of WFPHA as well as a page of resources featuring links to journals and Global Public Health links.
  • NAPHP  
    The mission of the National Association of Public Health Policy is “to improve the health of the people of the United States by helping to develop health policy, formulating and initiating legislation to implement such policy, and supporting measures to strengthen the public health services.”  The searchable web site contains NAPHP policy statements and links to the International Science Oversight Board, an independent body formed by NAPHP to monitor research for impartiality from business interests.  The web site also contains articles on Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Illicit Drug Policy and Public Policy.
  • NALBOH
    The mission of the National Association of Local Boards of Health is “to prepare and strengthen boards of health, empowering them to promote and protect the health of their communities through education, training, and technical assistance.”  The site contains a directory of contact information for local Boards of Health and information on NALBOH educational programs and publications.  Of interest is a page with links to each State Board of Health and the corresponding legislative code.
  • National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP). 
    The NPHPSP is a collaboration of public health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who have partnered to develop clear, measurable performance standards for state and local public health systems to help ensure the delivery of the Essential Public Health Services.  The site features data collection instruments for health system assessments.
  • National Network for Immunization Information   
    The National Network for Immunization Information (NNii) provides up-to-date, science-based information to healthcare professionals, the media, and the public: everyone who needs to know the facts about vaccines and immunization.
  • New York State Public Health Association 
    The NYSPHA is a professional organization with a mission “to improve community health through education and prevention.”  Of interest is a page within the site which answers the question “What is Public Health?” and another page called “TrainingNet” which serves as a clearinghouse for public health training and education nationwide.
  • New York State Association of County Health Officials
    NYSACHO is a membership organization representing all 58 local health departments.  The mission of NYSACHO is “to support local health departments in their efforts to provide and improve essential public health services in their communities.”  The site includes a link to the parent organization, the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) http://www.naccho.org/.
  • PHANYC—Public Health Association of New York City
    PHANYC, formed in 1936, is an affiliate of the American Public Health Association.  The site contains information on public health advocacy and policy, as well as publications of PHANYC.
  • Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation—Health Policy, Public Health Education—Kaiser Family Foundation. 
    The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation which “develops and runs its own research and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with other non-profit research organizations or major media companies” (see more at http://www.kff.org/about/index2.cfm).  This web site is full of information with reports of many types (i.e. fact sheets, charts and data, interactive tools, issue briefs, presentations, reports and studies, surveys, testimony).  Public Health topics covered in depth include Medicaid, Medicare, Costs / Insurance, Uninsured / Coverage, State Policy, Prescription Drugs, HIV / AIDS, Minority Health, Women’s Health Policy, and Entertainment Media Studies.
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
    APIC’s mission is to improve health and patient safety by reducing risks of infection and other adverse outcomes.   The site features APIC Guidelines and Standards, Public Policy links and extensive Resources links.
  • Federation of American Scientists: Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases  
    ProMed is the FAS policy initiative calling for global monitoring of emerging diseases.  This is a very simple web site with links to the International Society for Infectious Disease and WHO Outbreak News, as well as ProMed papers and resources,