American Association of Public Health Physicians

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The American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP),[1] is a professional association of public health physicians. Its motto is "the voice of Public Health Physicians / Guardians of the Public's Health".

Brief history[edit]

AAPHP was founded in 1954 and was incorporated in Texas.[2] Its initial purpose was to serve as the voice of physician directors of state and local health departments at the national level. Since its inception, AAPHP has been recognized by the American Medical Association as a medical specialty society, with formal representation in the AMA House of Delegates.[3]

Initiatives and Health Policy Objectives[edit]

AAPHP's objectives now include advocacy on behalf of all public health physicians and Health Officers, whether employed in public or private settings, or academia. Current collaborations include National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC),[4] One Health[5] and NextGenU.[6] Current major issues include tobacco control,[7][8] injury prevention, public health surveillance, disease control, correctional (prison/jail) health, policy and management training,[9][10] workforce issues,[11][12][13] and issues pertaining to access to health care, health equity, health disparities, cultural competence and preventive services.[14][15]


  1. ^ "AAPHP The American Association of Public Health Physicians". Retrieved August 15, 2009.
  2. ^ "Articles of Incorporation of the American Association of Public Health Physicians" (PDF). Retrieved June 23, 2013.
  3. ^ AMA House of Delegates November 2008 & June 2009
  4. ^ "NCCHC is supported by the major national organizations representing the fields of health, law and corrections". Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  5. ^ "One Health Discussed at American Association of Public Health Physician's (AAPHP) Annual Meeting". Archived from the original on March 17, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  6. ^ " is your portal to the world's first free, accredited, higher education". Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  7. ^ "Principles to Guide AAPHP Tobacco Policy". Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  8. ^ Nitzkin JL, Rodu B, 2008. The case for harm reduction for control of tobacco-related illness and death. Resolution and White Paper, American Association of Public Health Physicians. Adopted October 26, 2008. [1] Archived May 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Preventive Services Tool Kit". Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  10. ^ "Preventive Medicine Toolkit, example module" (PDF). Retrieved August 25, 2009.
  11. ^ letter to the editor, January 2006 AJPM. 30. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2006. p. 101.
  12. ^ =Nitzkin, J.L. (2002). Response to "Public Health Physicians: An Endangered Species. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol 22 No. 3. pp. 214–216.
  13. ^ Nitzkin, J L; Falcao, P; Janusz, N; Arraiano, J (Jan 2001). "Report of Two Preventive Medicine Job Market Surveys". American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 20 (1): 56–60. doi:10.1016/s0749-3797(00)00259-2. PMID 11137776.
  14. ^ "Center for Minority Health /UPitt". Archived from the original on August 7, 2008. Retrieved August 21, 2008.
  15. ^ "AAPHP E news and bulletins". Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2009.

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