American Public Health Association

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The American Public Health Association in Washington, D.C. is an organization for American public health professionals. It was founded in 1872 by Dr. Stephen Smith, and now has more than 30,000 members worldwide. APHA is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals anywhere. Its aims to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure that community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventative health services are universally accessible in the United States.

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