Public Health Resources

About Partners

            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.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)   - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. AHRQ supports health services research that will improve the quality of health care and promote evidence-based decision making.

American Public Health Association (APHA)   - APHA is an Association of individuals and organizations working to improve the public's health and to achieve equity in health status for all. We promote the scientific and professional foundation of public health practice and policy, advocate the conditions for a healthy global society, emphasize prevention and enhance the ability of members to promote and protect environmental and community health.

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)   - The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) is the voice of accredited public health education, representing the schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), as well as associate members, which are schools or programs that intend to become fully accredited. ASPPH is the membership organization for these prestigious academic institutions.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   - The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) is one of the operating components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC's mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)   - HRSA works to improve and extend life for people living with HIV/AIDS, provide primary health care to medically underserved people, serve women and children through state programs, and train a health workforce that is both diverse and motivated to work in underserved communities.

Medical Library Association (MLA)   - The Medical Library Association (MLA) is a nonprofit, educational organization of institutions and individual members in the health sciences information field, committed to educating health information professionals, supporting health information research, promoting access to the world's health sciences information, and working to ensure that the best health information is available to all. (Medical Library Association)

National Agricultural Library (NAL)   - U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library (NAL) is the world's largest and most accessible research library focused on agriculture. From its headquarters in Beltsville, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., NAL serves the world with information germane to agriculture and its related sciences. Many of the Library's services and information resources are available to customers worldwide via NAL's Web site.

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)   - NACCHO is the national organization representing local public health agencies. NACCHO works to support efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.

National Library of Medicine (NLM)   - The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)   - The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.

Public Health Foundation (PHF)   - Dedicated to achieving healthy communities through research, training, and technical assistance. For more than 35 years, this national, non-profit organization has been creating new information and helping health agencies and other community health organizations connect to and more effectively use information to manage and improve performance, understand and use data, and strengthen the workforce.

Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)   - The Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) is an independent, international professional association made up of a diverse membership of health education professionals and students. The Society promotes healthy behaviors, healthy communities, and healthy environments through its membership, its network of local chapters, and its numerous partnerships with other organizations.