U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Promotion

Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The Division of Oral Health (DOH) serves as a national resource for activities to prevent oral diseases and to improve oral health. DOH can provide information on fluoridation, dental sealants, activities being conducted by state oral health programs, and statistics on oral disease and use of dental services. DOH also provides technical assistance to State public health agencies and works with the professional dental community on issues related to the promotion of oral health and infection control in dental offices.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) consists of nine divisions that support a variety of activities that improve the nation's health by preventing chronic diseases and their risk factors. Program activities include supporting states’ implementation of public health programs; public health surveillance; translation research; and developing tools and resources for stakeholders at the national, state, and community levels. The Center’s surveillance activities provide data and statistics relevant to each of its program areas.

Review Date: Tuesday, August 09, 2011

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National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Veterans Health Administration

The National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCHP) monitors and encourages Veterans Health Administration (VHA) activities that provide, evaluate and improve preventive medicine services. The Center serves as a resource for inquiry about health promotion strategies, VA policy and model programs, education of veterans, staff and trainees and as a source for data about VHA prevention programs.

Review Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH provides leadership and direction to programs designed to improve the health of the Nation by supporting research: in the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and cure of human diseases; in the processes of human growth and development; in the biological effects of environmental contaminants in the understanding of mental, addictive and physical disorders; in directing programs for the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information in medicine and health, including the development and support of medical libraries and the training of medical librarians and other health information specialists. Compromised of 27 seperate Institutes and Centers, NIH is located in Bethesda, Maryland. NIH provides information and materials to assist the general public, professional public, and media representatives in understanding the new and developing health advances from the NIH.

Review Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Navy Environmental Health Center

The mission of this branch of the armed services is to ensure Navy and Marine Corps readiness through leadership in prevention of disease and promotion of health. To achieve this goal, NEHC's vision is: to be dynamic, responsive, and innovative; to be global partners in public health: to have senior specialists and specialty leaders compete for assignment to this command; encourage a work environment that fosters team building and empowers each individual to be a leader; to develop and reinforce the definitive expertise as well as the skills necessary for individuals to participate fully as respected members of a team; to use state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that enhance teamwork and information exchange; and to provide proactive and responsive service.

Review Date: Friday, April 18, 2014

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Office of National Drug Control Policy, The White House

The principal purpose of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program. To achieve this, the Director of ONDCP is charged with producing the National Drug Control Strategy, which directs the Nation's anti-drug efforts and establishes a program, a budget, and guidelines for cooperation among Federal, State, and local entities. By law, the Director of ONDCP also evaluates, coordinates, and oversees both the international and domestic anti-drug efforts of executive branch agencies and ensures that such efforts sustain and complement State and local anti-drug activities. The Director advises the President regarding changes in the organization, management, budgeting, and personnel of Federal Agencies that could affect the Nation's anti-drug efforts; and regarding Federal agency compliance with their obligations under the Strategy.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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American Burn Association

This is an international, multi-disciplinary organization of health professionals that provide care and rehabilitation to burn patients, conduct burn-related research, educate burn team members, develop/implement burn injury prevention programs, fight fires, and address the psychosocial needs of burn victims. The ABA sponsors a variety of educational programs, fellowships, and grants.

Review Date: Friday, January 02, 2009

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American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) was formed in 1923 to develop communication and mutual cooperation among dental hygienists. Today, ADHA is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of the more than 150,000 registered dental hygienists (RDHs) in the United States. The mission of the American Dental Hygienists' Association is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene by ensuring access to quality oral health care; increasing awareness of the cost-effective benefits of prevention; promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research; and representing and promoting the interests of dental hygienists.

Review Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011

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Better Sleep Council

Established in 1979, the Better Sleep Council (BSC) is the consumer education division of the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA). The BSC is devoted to educating the public about the importance of sleep to good health and quality of life and about the value of the sleep system and sleep environment in pursuit of a good night’s sleep.

Review Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011

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