A section of the American Anthropological Association devoted to the subfield of anthropology that draws upon social, cultural, biological, and linguistic anthropology to better understand those factors which influence health and well being. See: http://www.medanthro.net/definition.html
This guide is an overview of how to read and write anthropology. It was prepared in 2007 by Smita Lahiri, Lilith Mahmud, and James Herron, and revised in 2010 by Smita Lahiri and James Herron. A Gordon Gray Faculty Grant funded the writing and design of the original version of the guide. The Anthropology Department and the Harvard Writing Project funded the printing of this revised version, which was designed by Karen Hendrickson-Santospago.
APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. It strengthen the public health profession, speaks out for public health issues and policies backed by science, influences federal policy, and brings together members from all fields of public health.
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As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.
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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), founded in 1902, is the world’s oldest international public health agency. It provides technical cooperation and mobilizes partnerships to improve health and quality of life in the countries of the Americas. PAHO is the specialized health agency of the Inter-American System and serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). Together with WHO, PAHO is a member of the United Nations system.
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.