Considering a Career in Public Health? View these links to find out more.

American Public Health Association – What is Public Health

Explains the field and includes a video message from the Director of APHA.

CDC Foundation - What is Public Health

Explains the field and shares real life stories of public health in action.

Videos illustrating the field of public health and the impact of public health on communities:

Healthiest Nation in One Generation

What is Public Health?

What is Public Health? -Dr. Greg Martin

The Value of Certification

Professional Organizations

American Public Health Association

An organization for public health professionals. Through APHA public health professionals come together to learn, expand skills, and advocate for public health.

Society of Public Health Educators

A professional organization for public health educators. Learn more about the health education profession and how you can get more involved in the field of health education.

NYS Public Health Association

“The New York State Public Health Association (NYSPHA) is an affiliate of the American Public Health Association and serves as a statewide organization for members from all disciplines in the public health spectrum including state and county health departments, healthcare; policy and advocacy organizations; community based health and human service programs and workers; academia and research. NYSPHA advocates for policies at the national, state and regional levels that support equity in health status and an end to health disparities for all.”

Government Health Organizations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“A federal agency that conducts and supports health promotion, prevention and preparedness activities in the United States, with the goal of improving overall public health.”

Learn about current public health concerns and the CDCs role in addressing them. Also, a reliable source of health information for the public.

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.”

Learn about state of the art public health research as well as the most up to date information on public health issues. Also, a reliable source of health information for the public.

Monroe County Public Health Department

“The Monroe County Department of Public Health focuses on protecting the health and safety of our entire community. Through a wide range of services, we prevent disease, promote healthy habits and improve quality of life.”

Learn about local public health issues, find reliable health information, and obtain current health statistics.

Orleans County Health Department

“The mission of the Orleans County Health Department is to empower county residents to achieve optimal health, wellness and safety, both individually and as a community, through innovative leadership, advocacy and education.”

Learn about the Department’s activities, access useful links on important health information.

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