The American Public Health Association (APHA) is a professional organization that works to enhance the field of public health by disseminating scholarly research and actively working to influence federal policy. The APHA publishes the American Journal of Public Health. It also helps to organize the APHA Student Assembly, a national organization for Public Health Students. The APHA also hosts a variety of topic and identity-based caucuses.
The Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) is the professional organization for all accredited Public Health programs. It works to support and promote Public Health education and research. The ASPPH also provides resources on its website for prospective and current Public Health students.
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is the organization that accredits Public Health programs. In its role, it collaborates with the APHA and the ASPPH, which appoints members to its governing board.
Other career resources include: the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), the CDC Tribal Support, the National Council of La Raza Health & Wellness initiatives, and the Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI).
Below are various financial aid resources to help you plan your finances as you apply to Public Health programs:
- FinAid’s list of Loan Forgiveness program
- ASPPH’s Financial Aid resources
- Public Health Online’s scholarships page
- Public Health Programs List’s scholarship page