Health and Medicine
- AcademyHealth AcademyHealth, formed in 2000, has been advancing the health field by acting as an objective broker of information, bringing together stakeholders to address the current and future needs of an evolving health system, inform health policy and practice, and translate evidence into action. AcademyHealth envisions a future where individuals and communities are made healthier by the use of evidence in decision-making. Together with its members, AcademyHealth works to improve health and the performance of the health system by supporting the production and use of evidence to inform policy and practice.
- American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Founded in 1968, AAPA is the national professional society for PAs. AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. AAPA work to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and recognition of PAs and enhance PAs ability to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare. AAPA's vision includes PAs transforming health through patient-centered, team-based medical practice. The mission of AAPA leads the profession and empowers our members to advance their careers and enhance patient health.
- American Association of Anatomists (AAA) AAA, founded in 1888, serves as the professional home for an international community of biomedical researchers and educators focusing on the structural foundation of health and disease. Its mission is to advance anatomical science through research, education, and professional development. AAA serves as the gateway for conveying the relevance of biological structure as it relates to function from molecules to organisms, and the role of anatomy in team-based, interdisciplinary science, healthcare, and education.
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) AACN is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education. AACN exists to serve the nation by: 1) providing assistance to deans/directors and other members of the nursing community through education, research, governmental and public advocacy, and data collection; 2) establishing standards for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education and influencing deans/directors, institutions, organizations, and agencies to accept and adopt those standards; 3) influencing the nursing profession to improve health care; and 4) promoting public awareness and support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research, and practice.
- American College Counseling Association (ACCA) ACCA is made up of diverse mental health professionals from the fields of counseling, psychology, and social work. ACCA strives to support and enhance the practice of college counseling, to promote ethical and responsible professional practice, to promote communication and exchange among college counselors across service areas and institutional settings, to encourage cooperation with other organizations related to higher education and college student development, and to provide leadership and advocacy for the profession of counseling in higher education. The mission of ACCA is to be the interdisciplinary and inclusive professional home that supports emerging and state of the art knowledge and resources for counseling professionals in higher education.
- American College Health Association (ACHA) ACHA, formed in 1920, has been dedicated to the health needs of students at colleges and universities. The mission of ACHA is to serve as a leadership organization for advancing the health of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education, and research. ACHA's vision is to be the recognized voice of expertise in college health.
- American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) ACCP is a professional and scientific society that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice, research, and education. ACCP is the professional home for clinical pharmacy practitioners, scientists, educators, administrators, students, residents, and fellows committed to excellence in clinical pharmacy. ACCP purpose is to improve human health by extending the frontiers of clinical pharmacy. ACCP's vision is to drive positive changes in health care as the professional organization most influential in advancing clinical pharmacist roles and responsibilities to optimize pharmacotherapy in the prevention and treatment of disease.
- American Medical Student Association (AMSA) AMSA is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. AMSA is committed to improving health care and health care delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.
- American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) ASIP is a society of biomedical scientists who investigate mechanisms of disease. ASIP advocates for the practice of investigative pathology and fosters the professional career development and education of its members. The mission of ASIP is to promote the discovery, advancement, and dissemination of basic and translational knowledge in experimental pathology and related disciplines. This is achieved by fostering investigation into the pathogenesis, classification, diagnosis, and manifestations of disease through meetings, publications, and educational activities.
- American Society for Nutrition (ASN) ASN is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world's top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals. ASN was founded in 1928 as the American Institute for Nutrition. In 2005, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (formerly the American Institute for Nutrition) and the Society for International Nutrition merged to form ASN. Today, the Society encompasses both research and clinical focuses and is building upon its rich history.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. ASHA's vision is making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all. The Association's mission is to empower and support audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists through: advancing science, setting standards, fostering excellence in professional practice, and advocating for members and those they serve.
- Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) AAMC, founded in 1876, is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. The vision of the AAMC and its members is a healthy nation and world in which: 1) America's system of medical education, through continual renewal and innovation, prepares physicians and scientists to meet the nation's evolving health needs; 2) the nation's medical students, biomedical graduate students, residents, fellows, faculty, and the health care workforce are diverse and culturally competent; 3) advances in medical knowledge, therapies, and technologies prevent disease, alleviate suffering, and improve quality of life; 4) the nation's health system meets the needs of all; 5) concern for compassion, quality, safety, efficacy, accountability, affordability, professionalism, and the public good guide the health care community; 6) medical schools and teaching hospitals continually earn the trust and support of the public for their special missions; and 7) the AAMC and our members are a dynamic force in realizing this vision.
- Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) AAVMC provides leadership for and promotes excellence in academic veterinary medicine to prepare the veterinary workforce with the scientific knowledge and skills required to meet societal needs through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge. AAVMC promotes and protects the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment by generating new knowledge and preparing the high quality veterinary workforce needed to meet continually changing societal demands for veterinary expertise.
- Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) ASCO is the academic leadership organization committed to promoting, advancing and achieving excellence in optometric education. Since 1941, ASCO has achieved this vision by representing the interests of institutions of optometric education, enhancing the efforts of these institutions as they prepare highly qualified graduates for entrance into the profession of optometry and serving the public’s eye and vision needs. ASCO advances optometric education and research to enhance the health and well-being of the public.
- Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) ASAHP, chartered in 1967, is a not-for-profit national professional association for administrators, educators, and others who were concerned with critical issues affecting allied health education. ASAHP strives to be a leading interprofessional voice for better health and healthcare. ASAHP exists to improve health... through excellence in interprofessional education, collaboration, leadership, research, and advocacy.
- Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) AUPHA is a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals and organizations dedicated to the improvement of health care delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy education. AUPHA's mission is to foster excellence and drive innovation in health management and policy education, and scholarship while promoting the value of university-based management education for leadership roles in the health sector. The vision of AUPHA is to develop leaders who possess the values and competencies necessary to drive improvement throughout the health system.
- Foodservice Systems Management Education Council (FSMEC) FSMEC seeks to advocate for foodservice and dietetic management education, research, and practice and support members in teaching and research efforts.
- Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year in print/online issues. JAMA is a member of The JAMA Network family of journals, which includes 11 specialty journals. JAMA's key objective is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health.
- National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service, Inc. (NAPNES) NAPNES is dedicated to promoting and defending the practice, education and regulation of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), Practical Nursing Educators, Practical Nursing Schools, and Practical Nursing Students. NAPNES is a multi-disciplinary organization that welcomes LP/VNs, RNs, MDs, Student Practical Nurses, Practical Nursing Educators, Practical Nursing Schools, agencies, organizations, lay community and other individuals that are interested in promoting the professional practice, and education of practical nurses.
- National League for Nursing (NLN) NLN, founded in 1893, is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives. NLN promotes excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of our nation and the global community. The four goals of NLN include: 1) be a leader in nursing education; 2) commit to members; 3) champion for nurse educators; and 4) advance the science of nursing education.
- National Network of Health Career Programs in Two-Year Colleges (NN2) The National Network of Health Career Programs in Two-Year Colleges is an organization composed of health education leaders from across the nation from two-year colleges. NN2 is dedicated to promoting and encouraging innovation and collaboration; developing new leaders in health career education; expressing and advocating the interests of health career programs in two-year colleges; and working collaboratively to further policy related to health career education and higher education.
- Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) SHAPE America is the nation's largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals. The organization's mission is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance and sport. SHAPE's vision is a nation where all children are prepared to lead healthy, physically active lives.
- The Pennsylvania Higher Education Nursing Schools Association (PHENSA) PHENSA, established in 1977, is a consortium of nursing education leaders in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The purpose of PHENSA is to exercise responsible leadership in planning and implementing programs for action for the growth, development and advancement of baccalaureate and higher degree nursing programs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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Southwestern Oregon Community College
Coos Bay, OR
Communication Disorders (Posted 02/22/18)
College of the Desert
Palm Desert, CA
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