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Multimedia Multimedia and Book List
  This is a compiled list of books, games, movies, and documentaries, etc. that focus on various public health issues. Topics include global epidemics, chemical pollution, health food choices, health hazards such as smoking and obesity, and the effects of race, ethnicity, and class on health outcomes.
Web Web Resources
  This is a hub of job search engines, online took-kits, scholarship search websites and other useful web resources in the field of public health. Students and teachers alike will find a multitude of useful information on these websites.
Training Training and Education
  Here students can find information on Certificate and degree course programs, fellowships, internships, online courses and public health workshops or seminars. While universities and other educational institutes tend to offer degree programs, public health organizations (like the ones listed on the right) offer an array of training and education opportunities for practicing public health professionals. The websites of the CEPH accredited schools of public health also house information on training and education opportunities available at each university.
Groups Groups and Clubs
  Many schools of public health have chapters of nationwide clubs and public health organizations. Below the university level there are also a number of groups that have programs for students. Joining a club is a great way to gain hands-on experience in public health.
Webcast Podcasts and Webcasts
  Webcasts (and webinars) are an increasingly popular way for organizations to engage with their constituents. It allows anyone in the world [with a internet connection] to log-on an be involved with the presentation. The CDC, WHO, and a number of universities use podcasting and webcasting to offer fresh information at the click of a mouse. These resources truly capitalize on what technology is bringing to the field of public health.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States. The website provides a wealth of information on specific health and safety topics.

American Public Health Association
APHA is a membership association of individuals and organizations working to improve the public's health and to achieve equity in health status for all. The APHA represents over 50,000 public health professionals. The website includes access to the American Journal of Public Health and the Nation's Health, among other resources.

Association of Schools of Public Health
The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) is the only national organization representing the deans, faculty and students of the CEPH accredited member schools of public health and other programs seeking accreditation as schools of public health. The website provides practical information for students about employment and training opportunities, including internships, fellowships, and funding opportunities.

Partners in Information for the Public Health Workforce
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.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is the national nonprofit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia. ASTHO's members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy, and to assuring excellence in state-based public health practice.

National Association of County & City Health Officials
The National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) is the national organization representing the nation's approximately 3,000 local health departments (including city, county, metro, district, and tribal agencies). NACCHO supports their member by calling for strong national policy, developing useful resources and programs, seeking health equity, and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.

Association of Public Health Laboratories
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) works to strengthen laboratories serving the public's health in the US and globally. The website includes scientific studies on current public health issues and tests being conducted to combat disease, among other resources.

The National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)
The National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) is the grass roots of public health. NALBOH's mission 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.