Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC’s top organizational components include the Office of the Director, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and six Coordinating Centers/Offices. CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) protects the health of Americans at every stage of life by encouraging regular physical activity, good nutrition, and preventing adult and childhood obesity. The scope of DNPAO activities includes epidemiological and behavioral research, surveillance, training and education, intervention development, health promotion and leadership, policy and environmental change, communication and social marketing, and partnership development.
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American Heart Association, Office of State Advocacy
The Office of State Advocacy maintains an active presence in all 50 states, advocating for state laws and local ordinances that impact heart disease and stroke risk factors as well as policies that protect survivors of heart disease and stroke. Their obesity prevention portfolio includes policies that promote quality physical education, increased opportunities to be physically active, and strong nutrition policies.
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Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) operates Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program), Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), and other public health care programs for Coloradans who qualify. Their mission is to improve health care access and outcomes for the people we serve while demonstrating sound stewardship of financial resources.
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Georgia Department of Public Health
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency in preventing disease, injury and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing for and responding to disasters from a health perspective. At the state level, DPH functions through numerous divisions, sections, programs and offices. Locally, DPH funds and collaborates with Georgia's 159 county health departments and 18 public health districts.
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Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) is an organization of approximately 2,000 pediatricians in Illinois. Primary activities include advocacy on behalf of children, families, and health professionals in Illinois; the provision of continuing medical education and other resources for pediatricians, pediatric specialists, and other child health care providers; and collaboration with other state organizations and agencies on programs and projects that improve the health and well-being of children.
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Medicaid Health Plans of America, Center for Best Practices
For 50 years, Medicaid has helped ensure that millions of Americans who need it have access to health care for preventive, primary and specialty services. Every day MHPA advocates exclusively and without conflict on behalf of MMCOs and the 75 million Medicaid enrollees that they serve.
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Mississippi State Department of Health
Mississippi's State Board of Health was established in 1877 to protect and advance health throughout Mississippi, and became the Mississippi State Department of Health in 1982. Major operations of the agency involve health protection, health promotion and health planning.
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National Academy for State Health Policy
The National Academy for State Health Policy is a nonpartisan forum of policymakers throughout state governments, learning, leading and implementing innovative solutions to health policy challenges.
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Nebraska Medical Association
The Nebraska Medical Association is the preeminent, unifying physician organization in the state of Nebraska. The NMA, founded in 1868, is an advocacy organization comprised of 3,000 physicians (MDs and DOs), residents and medical students from across all areas of Nebraska.
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Virginia Department of Health, Central Virginia Health District
The Central Virginia Health District strives to nurture the community’s well-being by practicing public health, meeting the needs of the present while planning for the future. They service Virginia residents in Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County, and Lynchburg City.
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