Small Community Public Health< Return to the NESC Links Page.
External sites are not endorsed by NESC and are offered for information
purposes only. Please click on the links below to see their designated pages.
Links are listed in alphabetical order.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ATSDR erves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and disease related to toxic substances.
Public Health Association (APHA)
APHA is the oldest and largest association of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 people in more than 50 public health occupations.
Society for Microbiology
American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world.
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.
Health Service (IHS)
The IHS ensures a comprehensive health care delivery system for American Indians and Alaskan natives, including water related activies.
IHS constructs safe water supplies and sanitary waste disposal systems for eligible American Indian and Alaskan native communities, helps tribes develop and adopt sanitary ordinances/codes, and works to alleviate unsafe water supplies and inadequate waste disposal facilities.
Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
KDHE's mission is to optimize the promotion and protection of the health of Kansans through efficient and effective public health programs and services and through preservation, protection, and remediation of natural resources of the environment.
Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
NEHA's mission is to advance environmental health and protection professionals for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all.
The Native Health Databases contain bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.
Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the nation. It is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency.
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Human health and human disease result from three interactive elements: environmental factors, individual susceptibility and age. The mission of the NIEHS, one of 27 NIH institutes, is to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by understanding each of these elements and how they interrelate.
Dakota Department of Health (NDHAN)
The NDHAN serves as a communication network among state and local public health agencies, health care providers, hospitals and emergency management officials.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The HHS site includes information about diseases and conditions, safety and wellness, aging, families and children, grants and funding, as well as disasters and emergencies. (See link below.)
Department of HHS Disasters and Emergencies
This site includes a huge list of Web sites dealing with Homeland Security, national disasters, bioterrorism, etc.
Department of HHS Office of Public Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health and Sciences is the program that improves the nation's health by assuring equal access to comprehensive, quality health care for all.
Department of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
OSHA's mission is to ensure safe and healthful workplaces in America.
Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization's objective is to help all people in the world attain the highest possible level of health.