Agencies+and+Organizations 4-24-08

Agencies+and+Organizations 4-24-08 - Agencies and...

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Agencies and Organizations Associated with Health Education Three primary categories of Health Agencies Governmental Health Agencies - Local Health Department o Services: Protect, promote, and enhance the health of people living in a specific geographical area Quasi-Governmental Health Agencies - American Red Cross, www.redcross.org Non-Governmental Health Agencies - Philanthropic Foundations o www.rwjf.org - Service, fraternal, and religious groups o Enhancing the health of a community Lion club Professional Health Associations/Organizations - Promotes the high standards of professional practice for their respective profesion - Improving the health of society by improving the people in the profession - Advocating for the profession - Publications (journals, newsletters) - Professional meetings (Annual) Becoming a Member of a Professional Organization as a student Memberships for students range in price from: $5-10 (state organizations) $15 (regional) $25-$30 (national) Benefits of membership are numerous - Networking opportunities with other students in same major - Networking with other professionals - Access to graduate school opportunities - Professional development Professional Health Associations/Organizations The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) - Promotion of health lifestyles related to physical being The American Association for Health Education (AAHE) Advance health by encouraging, supporting, and assisting health professionals
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