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PAHO is an international public health agency working to improve health and living standards of the Americas. It is also the Regional Office for the World Health Organization.
The mission of the CDC, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. It has been in existence since 1946.
CPSC is located in Bethesda, Maryland. It is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury of death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products.
The DHHS is the government's chief agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential services. There are more than 300 programs, such as Head Start, Assuring Food and Drug Safety, and Health and Social Science Research.
Healthfinder is a website developed by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services which began in 1997. It is recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human resources information on the Internet.
In 1996, HON became one of the first URLs to guide both lay users and medical professionals to reliable sources of information on the Internet. HON is a Swiss foundation, but is linked to the United Nations.
The NIH is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency for supporting and conducting medical research. Their goal is to foster fundamental creative discoveries.
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority within the United Nations. Its mandated goal is the attainment by all peoples of the highest degree of health.
NSF International, the Public Health and Safety Company, was founded in 1944 as the National Sanitation Foundation.
Johns Hopkins University, a highly selective university located in Baltimore, Maryland, was founded in 1876. The main campus has 4400 undergraduates and 1600 graduate students.
Tulane, located in New Orleans, was founded in 1834 as a medical college. Today it offers architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, sciences, engineering, and social work.
The University of Illinois at Chicago was formed in 1982. Today there are about 25,000 students at UIC, making it the largest University in the Chicago area. There are more than 2000 faculty members.
The University of Kentucky, located in Lexington, was founded in 1865. There are more than 27,000 students enrolled at UKY; 71% of whom are undergraduates.
The University of North Carolina located in Chapel Hill, has almost 17,000 undergraduates and 11,000 graduate students with 1,382 faculty members. UNC opened in 1789.
The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City, has a total enrollment of almost 29,000 students and 2700 faculty. Economics and Political Science are the two most prevalent undergraduate majors.
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