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American Public Health Association

  1. Manning Feinleib

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470011815.b2a17001

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

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Feinleib, M. 2005. American Public Health Association. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 1.

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  1. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

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  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005


TheAmerican Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, with more than 50 000 members in over 50 occupations of public health in 2004. APHA covers issues affecting personal and environmental health, including funding for health programs, pollution control, programs and policies related to chronic and infectious diseases, a smoke-free society, and professional education in public health. APHA's activities include scientific and practice programs, annual meetings, and an awards program; it also publishes the American Journal of Public Health and The Nation's Health.


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