Other Organizations

MPH students may also be interested in the following other health education organizations. Check their websites for conferences and journal topics:

Website: http://acha.org

The American College Health Association (ACHA) strives to be the principal advocate and leadership organization for college and university health. By providing advocacy and representation, education, research, service and communication, the association enhances the ability of its members to improve the health of all students and the campus community. ACHA's membership comprises 2.500 individuals and 925 institutions, and includes 11 regional affiliated organizations.

ACHA publishes the Journal of American College Health.

Website: http://ashaweb.org

The American School Health Association (ASHA) is the leading membership organization for school health professionals. It is concerned with all health factors that are necessary for students to be ready to learn, including optimum nutrition, physical fitness, emotional well-being, and a safe and clean environment. This broad spectrum of topics makes ASHA unique among health and education organizations and sets the stage for collaboration among its membership and partners.

Because of its diverse membership and proximity to Washington D.C., ASHA is able to collaborate and quickly respond to developments in the arena of school health. The visionary leadership of its board, staff, and membership makes the association a mainstay in the effort to promote health for everyone learning and working in America's schools. ASHA publishes the Journal of School Health.

Website: http://dhpe.site.ym.com

DHPE's membership reflects a variety of state organizational structures and program emphases. One of DHPE's strengths is its ability to conduct programs in numerous public health areas that emphasize community-based prevention, and health promotion/health education. Policy, programs, training, and resources comprise the main functions for DHPE. Its mission is to strengthen, promote, and enhance the professional practice of health promotion and public health education nationally and within State health departments.

Website: http://cnheo.org

The Coalition has as its primary mission the mobilization of the resources of the Health Education Profession in order to expand and improve health education, regardless of the setting. Their activities include: facilitating national level communication, collaboration and coordination among the member organizations; providing a forum for the identification and discussion of health education issues; formulating recommendations and take appropriate action on issues affecting member interests; serving as a communication and advisory resource for agencies, organizations and persons in the public and private sectors on health education issues; and serving as a focus for the exploration and resolution of issues pertinent to professional health educators. The Coalition comprises ten national health education organizations as it members.