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American Public Health Association (APHA)

APHA logoThe American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872. The Association aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA represents a broad array of health professionals and others who care about their own health and the health of their communities.

For more information: http://www.apha.org/

Council of Accredited MPH Programs (CAMP)

The Council of Accredited MPH Programs (CAMP) was established in 1999 with the mission to enhance the public's health by fostering and promoting Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation for MPH programs for the development of the public health workforce.

CAMP was formed to promote communication, networking and collaboration among accredited MPH Programs and to create linkages with public and private sector agencies. In particular, CAMP was developed to facilitate collaborative and consultative opportunities with national and international agencies and to work cooperatively with other professional associations.

For more information: http://www.mphprograms.org/

Career Opportunities

School of Public Health Career Services

Job opportunities for School of Public Health majors are diverse and expanding as the emphasis on living a healthy lifestyle grows around the world. Career Services experts in each of our academic departments will provide one-on-one counseling and career building opportunities throughout your academic career, from choosing the right major to developing a strategy to find a job.

For more information: http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/careers/index.shtml

IU Career Services

Professional career counselors are ready to help students pick a career focus, find real-world experience, write an effective resume, and meet the people at the companies, agencies, and organizations who can hire them.

For more information: http://www.iub.edu/student/career.shtml

Certified in Public Health (CPH) Examination

Becoming Certified in Public Health helps the public health profession by setting standards consistent with the expectations of the public. Becoming a Certified in Public Health professional is an investment in your career, livelihood, and future. Becoming a Certified Public Health Professional has multiple benefits:  

  • Sets a standard of knowledge and skills in public health
  • Encourages life-long learning
  • Adds credibility to public health profession
  • Increasing public health awareness
  • Fosters environment of a professional community

For more information: http://www.nbphe.org/aboutthecph.cfm

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Certification

The CHES designation after a health educator's name is one indication of professional competency and commitment to continued professional development. Whether you are a graduating health education student, a practicing health education professional, an employer looking for qualified health educators, or a consumer interested in health and wellness, NCHEC.org has something for you.

For more information: http://www.nchec.org/

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs offered in settings other than schools of public health. These schools and programs prepare students for entry into careers in public health. The primary professional degree is the Master of Public Health (MPH) but other master’s and doctoral degrees are offered as well.

For more information: http://www.ceph.org/

Indiana Public Health Association (IPHA)

IPHA logoThe Indiana Public Health Association was formed in 1946 with the mission of providing a networking partnership for health professionals and members of the public with an interest in the health of the people of Indiana.

For more information: http://www.inpha.org/index.php

Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA)

The Indiana Rural Health Association is a not-for-profit corporation developed for the purpose of improving the health of all Indiana citizens in rural settings.

For more information: http://www.indianaruralhealth.org/

Indiana Society for Public Health Education (InSOPHE)

The purpose of Indiana SOPHE is to promote, encourage, and contribute to the advancement of the health of all people and to advance the health education/promotion profession through research, service, leadership, education, and distribution of appropriate materials.

For more information: http://www.insophe.org/

What is Public Health?

Public health is a field that offers an abundance of job opportunities to suit a variety of interests and skills. Whether you are more interested in crunching numbers, conducting research, or working with people, there is a place for you in the field of public health. Recent college graduates and those that have been in the field for years have something to offer and to gain in this field. Public health is ideal for those that gain satisfaction knowing that they are working to improve the lives of others.

For more information: http://www.whatispublichealth.org/faqs/index.html

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