I’ve spent the past few years on a mission to educate public health professionals.
I’ve worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the FDA, the World Health Organization (WHO), and now, a new government agency in Texas, the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The mission of the NIH’s Center for the Study of Public Health, a partnership between NIH, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the University of Texas Health Science Center (USTC), is to provide the foundation for a new generation of public health experts.
When I first heard about the NIH/USTC partnership, I was a bit surprised to hear that public health would be an important part of this project.
But after reading through the announcement, I realized it wasn’t just for public health.
In addition to educating doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and other health professionals, the program also aims to provide education to children and youth.
If you want to know more about the program, I recommend reading this.
The Center for Public Health is an NIH funded, non-profit organization that focuses on advancing public health through research and educational activities.
The program’s goal is to “improve public health by developing the skills and knowledge needed for the effective management of public resources and the public’s health, well-being, and well-functioning communities.”
The National Institutes for Health (NIRS) was founded in 1948 as an arm of the National Science Foundation to pursue research that is of the greatest value to society.NIRs mission is to advance science and technology that will advance humanity’s well-known destiny in the universe.
As part of the mission, the NIH operates the NIH Public Health Research Centers and its affiliated centers.
According to the NIH website, the center is funded by a combination of federal, state, and private sources including a grant from the National Cancer Institute and a National Institutes Biomedical Research Program (NIBIR) grant.
While many of the organizations in the NIH are funded by the federal government, they are all privately funded.NIGMS is a partnership of the NIGMS Center for Health Care Policy, Innovation, and the Environment at the University and the NIRS Center for Applied Research in Public Health at the NIH.
According to their website, NIGS has more than 70,000 faculty and staff and over 10,000 researchers.
“The NIH’s Public Health Science Program, which includes the NIH Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Health, the NIA, and its partner agencies, is a significant resource for public-health professionals to improve public health and the health of the communities they serve.”
The NIRs Public Health Center focuses on: “Improving public health” in health care; “Public Health in the 21st Century” in how the world is managed; and “Achieving Sustainable Health” in public health education.
As the website notes, NIR has been recognized as a leader in improving health outcomes and providing quality care to millions of people worldwide through research.
The NIGs Public Policy Center is dedicated to providing policymakers with informed information on health issues.
Its mission is the promotion of “the public’s best interests.”NIGS is also home to a National Institute for Public Policy (NIPP) that focuses primarily on public policy.NIPPs mission is “to build and maintain effective public policies that support the public health goals and objectives of the nation.”
According the website, “The NIPP focuses on the public interest in advancing the health, safety, welfare, and economic well-Being of all Americans.”
“To achieve these ends, NIPPs public policy is the principal source of information, policy recommendations, and research on public health.”
The NIH Public Policy and Science Center focuses “on improving public policy for the benefit of all the people of the United States.”
Its mandate is to develop, disseminate, and defend policies and practices that support national security, economic growth, and public health in a democratic, inclusive, and accountable manner.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NUMM) is a non-governmental research and development center funded by NIH that aims to advance the mental health of people through scientific discovery and innovation.
According to its website,NUMM is a federally funded research and training center that focuses “in particular on the basic science of mental health.”
“It is the primary source for information on mental health issues, as well as for research on the underlying causes and mechanisms of mental illness.”
The Center on Disease Control (CDC) is the agency responsible for conducting epidemiological studies and overseeing the collection of and dissemination of data.
According the CDC website, its mission is:”To advance public health for the public good by supporting effective public health, scientific research, and national security through public health