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- American Association of Colleges of Nursing
AACN is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education. AACN's educational, research, federal advocacy, data collection, publications, and special programs work to establish quality standards for nursing education; assist deans and directors to implement those standards; influence the nursing profession to improve health care; and promote public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice.
- American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
AACOM represents the administration, faculty and students of all of the osteopathic medical colleges in the United States.
- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
AACP is the national organization representing pharmacy education in the United States.
- American Dental Education Association
As the sole national organization representing academic dentistry, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education.
- Association of American Medical Colleges
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a not-for-profit association representing all 137 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 47 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and 90 academic and scientific societies
- Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
Allied Health professionals are involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; rehabilitation and health systems management, among others. Allied health professionals, to name a few, include dental hygienists, diagnostic medical sonographers, dietitians, medical technologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiographers, respiratory therapists, and speech language pathologists.
- Association of Schools of Public Health
The Association of Schools of Public Health represents the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools of public health.
- National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
NONPF is the only organization specifically devoted to promoting quality nurse practitioner (NP) education at the national and international levels.
- Physician Assistant Education Association
PAEA is the only national organization representing the 164 physician assistant educational programs in the United States.
Accreditation and Licensing
- Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is responsible for the Accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States.
- American Board of Preventive Medicine
The American Board of Preventive Medicine grants and issues, to qualified, licensed physicians, certificates of special knowledge in Preventive Medicine and in one of the specialty areas of Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine or Public Health and General Preventive Medicine or in one of the subspecialties of Medical Toxicology or Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.
- Council on Education for Public Health
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs offered in settings other than schools of public health.
- Liaison Committee on Medical Education
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the MD degree in the United States and Canada. The LCME is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association.
- National Board of Public Health Examiners
The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) is an independent organization that administers a voluntary certification exam and maintenance of certification program for students and graduates from schools and programs of public health accredited by CEPH.
- National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
NCHEC's mission is to enhance the professional practice of Health Education by promotion and sustaining a credentialed body of Health Education Specialists (CHES and MCHES).
- American Public Health Association
APHA is the primary voice for public health advocacy and represents a broad array of health providers, educators, environmentalists, policy-makers and health officials.
- Coalition for Health Funding
The Coalition for Health Funding is the oldest and largest nonprofit alliance working to preserve and strengthen public health investments in the best interest of all Americans
- Partnership for Prevention
A nonpartisan organization of business, nonprofit and government leaders working to increase understanding and use of clinical preventive services and population-based prevention to improve health.
- Prevention Institute
A national non-profit organization committed to preventing illness and injury, to fostering health and social equity, and to building momentum for community prevention as an integral component of a quality health system.
- Trust for America's Health
Trust for America's Health (TFAH) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As 1 of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services.
- Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (the CMS Innovation Center) fosters health care transformation by finding new ways to pay for and deliver care that improve care and health while lowering costs. The Center identifies, develops, supports, and evaluates innovative models of payment and care service delivery for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries using an open, transparent, and competitive process.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human
- Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
- National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
- Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
ODPHP is within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and plays a vital role in developing and coordinating a wide range of national disease prevention and health promotion activities.
- Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation supports projects that broaden and improve health professional education.
- Public Health Foundation
The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is dedicated to achieving healthy communities through research, training, and technical assistance.
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is to improve the health and health care of all Americans.
- American Interprofessional Health Collaborative
The American Interprofessional Health Collaborative transcends boundaries to transform learning, policies, practices, and scholarship toward an improved system of health and wellness for individual patients, communities, and populations.
- Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
Six national education associations formed a collaborative in 2009 to promote and encourage constituent efforts that would advance substantive interprofessional learning experiences to help prepare future clinicians for team-based care of patients. These organizations that represent higher education in allopathic and osteopathic medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and public health created core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice that can guide curricula development at all health professions schools.
- Macy Foundation IPE Publications
The Foundation’s grantmaking is focused, in part, on projects that demonstrate or encourage interprofessional education and teamwork among health care professionals.
- Guide to Community Preventive Services
The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.
- Healthy People 2020
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.
- Institute of Medicine
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public.
- U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an independent group of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, or preventive medications.
Web-based Teaching Resources
- CDC Learning Connection
CDC Learning Connection (CDC LC) is a one-stop learning resource that can help increase public health knowledge and skills and meet professional development needs. CDC LC was created to simplify and increase access to quality public health learning. Features include: Quality e-learning; a monthly spotlight on public health topics; CDC TRAIN, a dynamic public health learning management system (LMS); Quick Learn lessons for mobile learning on the go.
These features form a learning system that provides free access to products developed by CDC, CDC partners, and other organizations recognized for developing public health education and training resources.
- CDC Preventing Chronic Disease Journal
Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The mission of PCD is to promote the open exchange of information and knowledge among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others who strive to improve the health of the public through chronic disease prevention.
- CDC Stacks
CDC Stacks is a free, digital archive of scientific research and literature produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This online archive is composed of curated collections tailored for public health research needs. This repository is retained indefinitely and is available for public health professionals, researchers, as well as the general public.
- County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, the County Health Rankings illustrate what we know when it comes to what’s making people sick or healthy. The County Health Roadmaps show what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborates with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to bring this groundbreaking program to cities, counties and states across the nation.
- Kaiser EDU
KaiserEDU provides students, faculty and others interested in learning about health policy with background and analysis on health policy topics at the center of national debates. KaiserEDU libraries synthesize seminal background research with the latest data and developments on key health policy issues and can easily be used as part of an academic course or for independent research. The information is presented in a variety of formats, providing a full array of multimedia tools for different methods of teaching and learning. Site features include narrated slide tutorials, a syllabus library, a video library, a directory of fellowship and internship opportunities, pre-queried searches on various health policy topics from different search engines and a journal browser providing links to the most recent table of contents of leading health policy journals.
MedEdPORTAL Publications promotes educational scholarship and collaboration by facilitating the open exchange of peer-reviewed health education teaching and assessment resources.
MedEdPORTAL Publications is a free publication service provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges in partnership with the American Dental Education Association. MedEdPORTAL Publications maintains a rigorous peer review process based on standards used in the scholarly publishing community. Each submission is scrutinized by editorial staff and independent reviewers using a standardized review instrument grounded in the tenants of scholarship. Published authors receive a formal citation for their accepted publication. MedEdPORTAL publications are considered by many to be scholarly works that may support faculty advancement decisions.
- PHPartners CE and Training Opportunities
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet. This page offers links to educational events and resources, including opportunities for distance learning.
- Pop Med Portal
An online resource and communication forum for learners and educators with an interest in the population dimensions of health care.
- Primer on Population Health
A virtual textbook on Public Health concepts for clinicians.
The Primer is tailored for medical students, students of other healthcare professions and all health professionals interested in improving their knowledge. Covering the population health objectives of the Medical Council of Canada, the Primer presents the population perspective of health that is relevant to clinical practice and illustrates how public health concepts can be used in clinical situations.
- TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN)
The TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network, or TRAIN, is the nation’s premier learning resource for professionals who protect the public’s health. TRAIN is comprised of the national www.train.org site and participating TRAIN affiliate sites. Affiliate sites are managed by many state public health agencies, academic partners, and others. As TRAIN grows, it serves a larger portion of the U.S. public health workforce.