Public Health Organizations

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The American Public Health Association (APHA) is a professional organization for public health professionals in the United States whose mission is to “improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status” by championing the health of all people and all communities, strengthening the public health profession, and speaking out for public health issues and policies backed by science.

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Shape Your Future encourages parents, children and all Oklahomans to live healthier lives every day by eating more fruits and vegetables, getting the appropriate amount of physical activity and being tobacco free. Their website includes tips and tools for spreading messages on eating healthy, keeping active and staying tobacco-free.

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This summer, Shape Your Future is encouraging Oklahomans to “Rethink Your Drink” and choose water over sugary beverages as part of an ongoing statewide health initiative supported by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) and the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).

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The UDETC provides a variety of science-based, practical, effective training and technical assistance services to support, enhance, and build leadership capacity and increase state and local community effectiveness in their efforts to enforce underage drinking laws and prevent underage drinking. Their work includes onsite training and technical assistance, national leadership conferences, webinars, distance learning courses and other online resources and tools.

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The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is a division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (“the Academies”). The Academies are private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to inform public policy.  The IOM’s aim is to help those in government and the private sector make informed health decisions by providing reliable, scientific evidence.

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In 2000, Oklahoma voters made a momentous decision, a decision that would change the health of generations to come. This 27-minute video, Oklahoma TSET: Keeping the Promise for Health tells the story of how the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust was created, born from the vision of state leaders and voters who were willing to invest in a long-term solution to improving Oklahoma’s health status, without regard to partisan politics.

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Prevention Institute is nonprofit research, policy, and action center that works nationally to promote prevention, health, and equity. Prevention Institute provides services to support prevention initiatives throughout the country and offers free tools on its website for creating effective strategies, building cross-sector collaboration, and strengthening communities.

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As the nation’s doctor, the Surgeon General is tasked with providing Americans with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. The Surgeon General’s Reports and Calls to Action are evidence-based documents that highlight important public health issues and are available on the Surgeon General’s website.

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