Public & Community Health Links

American Public Health Association – APHA
The American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world; protecting all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats. APHA strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. (Retrieved November 18, 2014 from:  www.apha.org )
 
Southern Health Association – SHA of the American Public Health Association
The Southern Health Association is a regional organization representing the southeastern states of: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Hamilton and Kanawha Tennessee Counties. The Southern Association of the American Public Health Association looks to promote a greater degree of scientific effort in the protection and improvement of public health and promotion of public health services. (Retrieved November 18, 2014 from: www.southernhealth.net/)
 
Kentucky Public Health Association – KPHA
The Kentucky Public Health Association (KPHA) is a nonprofit, independent, voluntary organization. The Kentucky Public Health Association is an affiliate of the Southern Health Association and the American Public Health Association. (Retrieved November 18, 2014 from:  www.kpha-ky.org/ )
           
Society for Public Health Education – SOPHE
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) promotes healthy behaviors, healthy communities, and healthy environments through its membership, network of local chapters, and partnerships with other organizations.  SOPHE members work in elementary/secondary schools, universities, voluntary organizations, health care settings, worksites, and local/state/federal government agencies. (Retrieved November 18, 2014from:  www.sophe.org )  
 
Society of Health and Physical Educators – SHAPE America
The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) SHAPE America is the largest organization of professionals involved in school-based health, physical education and physical activity. (Retrieved November 18, 2014 from: www.shapeamerica.org)
 
Southern District Society of Health and Physical Educators – SD SHAPE America
The Southern District Society of Health and Physical Educators (SD SHAPE America) supports and promotes the aims of SHAPE America.  SD SHAPE America also assists in strengthening the state associations of the thirteen district states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. (Retrieved November 18, 2014 from: www.shapeamerica.org/about/districts/southern/ )
 
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. – NCHEC
The NCHEC enhances the professional practice of Health Education by promoting and sustaining a credentialed body of Health Education Specialists.  NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development, and strengthens professional preparation and practice.  (Retrieved November 18, 2014 from: www.nchec.org)
 
HPCareer.Net
HPCareer.net works exclusively in health promotion and wellness, supporting both the profession and the industry via the following: Career Advertising, Partner Network, Continuing Education, and Web Site and Online Community Development, Support and Management. (Retrieved November 18, 2014 from: www.hpcareer.net)