Health Science Organizations

American Academy of Health Behavior
The mission of the American Academy of Health Behavior is to serve as the "research home" for health behavior scholars whose primary commitment is to excellence in research and the application of research to practice.

American Alliance for Health, Phys. Ed., Rec., and Dance (AAHPERD)
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle. 

American Association for Health Education (AAHE)
The American Association for Health Education (AAHE) envisions health education as a dynamic collaborative process directed at protecting, improving, and promoting the health of all people.

American College Health Association (ACHE) 
The American College Health Association (ACHA) will be the principal advocate and leadership organization for college and university health. The association will provide advocacy, education, communications, products, and services, as well as promote research and culturally competent practices to enhance its members' ability to advance the health of all students and the campus community.

American Public Health Association (APHA)
The American Public Health Association is the oldest, largest 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 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. 

American School Health Association (ASHA)
The Association is a multidisciplinary organization of administrators, counselors, health educators, physical educators, psychologists, school health coordinators, school nurses, school physicians, and social workers. Its mission is to protect and promote the health and well-being of children and youth through coordinated school health programs as a foundation for school success. 

Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG)
This honorary, which was established on the campus of Ball State University in 1967, has grown to include over 100 chapters throughout the United States. The primary purpose of Eta Sigma Gamma, from its inception, has been to further the professional competence and dedication of individual members of the health education profession. 

International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)
The IUHPE is a leading global network working to promote health worldwide and contribute to the achievement of equity in health between and within countries. It draws its strength and authority from the qualities and commitment of its diverse network of members, and it has an established track record in advancing the knowledge base and improving the quality and effectiveness of health promotion and health education practice.

Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
The mission of the Society for Public Health Education is to provide leadership to the profession of public health education and to contribute to the health of all people and the elimination of disparities through advances in health education theory and research, excellence in professional preparation and practice, and advocacy for public policies conducive to health.
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