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Final Project Source Notes (5)

Posted by mattieliz on February 3, 2009

Source Notes (5): APHA Releases Public Health Priorities for New Congress and Administration

Title: APHA Releases Public Health Priorities for New Congress and Administration

Summary: APHA is a non-profit association of individuals and organizations working to improve the public’s health status by emphasizing in prevention of diseases and promoting overall good health.

Topic: Universal Health Care

Category: Institutional (Non-profit)

What is it?: A non-profit web site to promote good health to the public.

Publication Information: American Public Health Association (APHA),

January 14, 2009, Washington D.C.

Author: No author listed


Accessed: February 2, 2009

Support: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); Food and Drug Administration (FDA); National Institutes of Health; George C. Benjamin, executive director of APHA.

The American Public Health Association is including these names, organizations and challenges the nation faces to be addressed by the new congress and administration.

Audience and Agenda: The APHA is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world to improve public health since 1872. Audience includes over 50,000 health professionals and other members who work to promote good health and prevent diseases. This non-profit website is paid for through it’s two flagship publications: the American Journal of Public Health and The Nation’s Health.

Usefulness: This web site was useful to me but somewhat irrelevant to my topic. The only thing it had in it was the health challenges the nation faces. The article did not go into great detail about providing health care to all Americans but did mention it briefly. Overall, I found it somewhat useful to my topic.

Works cited:

“APHA Releases Public Health Priorities for New Congress and Administration.” American Public Health Association. 14 Jan. 2009. 2 Feb. 2009 <;.


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