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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF)

BATF is a federal law enforcement entity within the U.S. Department of the Treasury responsible for regulating tobacco and alcohol and for reducing violent criminal activity and violence through law enforcement and com­munity outreach. The bureau strives to foster public safety through a trained workforce.

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Canadian Council for Tobacco Control (CCTC)

The Canadian Council for Tobacco Control (formerly the Canadian Council on Smoking and Health) was founded in 1974 by nongovernmental organizations focusing on tobacco use in Canada. The council is dedicated to diminishing the adverse impact of tobacco products on Canadians and is committed to disseminate information on tobacco, to raise public awareness regarding the dangers of smoking, and to lobby for smoke-free public areas.

Address: 75 Albert Street, Suite 508, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 5E7 Web Site:


Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)

CPHA is a not-for-profit voluntary association for health professionals. It supports health and social programs nationally and internationally. The association represents public health in Canada with links to the interna­tional public health community and provides members with an opportu­nity to speak out on broader public health issues. It aims at improving and maintaining personal and community health according to the public health principles of disease prevention, health promotion and protection, and healthy public policy.

CPHA is responsible for several publications, including the Canadian Journal of Public Health, a monthly professional journal, and a quarterly magazine titled CPHA Health Digest.

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Center for the Advancement of Health

The Center for the Advancement of Health provides leadership to ensure that money is invested in health research. The center is involved with trans­lating health research findings into policy, as well as practice, and fostering alliances between research scientists and policymakers. It strives to com­municate the best and most recent research findings and needs through its publication, Health Behavior News Service.

Address: 2000 Florida Avenue, N.W., Suite 210, Washington, DC 20009 Web Site:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC was established as the Communicable Disease Center in 1946 in Atlanta, Georgia, and has directed efforts toward preventing diseases such as malaria, polio, smallpox, toxic shock syndrome, Legionnaires’ disease, AIDS, bioterrorism, and other health issues.

CDC is the leading federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people nationally and globally and is concerned with health education and promotion activities such as chronic disease prevention and control, tobacco use prevention and control, and injury prevention and control. CDC is also involved in health surveillance and selected treatment activi­ties that support prevention.

According to CDC advertising, the mission of the agency is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. Its mission is accomplished through national and international leadership; applied epidemiology, laboratory, and behavioral research; building the public health system through technical and financial assistance and training; setting standards and guidelines; and surveillance and data analysis. Research findings and surveillance data are published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Address: 1600 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30333

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Coalition of National Health Education Organizations (CNHEO)

CNHEO is a nonpartisan, nonprofit coalition of nine national professional organizations. Its purpose is to advance the health education profession and to mobilize resources for the expansion and improvement of health educa­tion through its member organizations.

Web Site: Community Campus Partnership for Health (CCPH)

CCPH is a nonprofit organization whose focus is to promote health by creat­ing partnerships between higher institutions of learning and their local com­munities. Health promotion is accomplished through service-learning projects, community service, community-based research, and other strategies that might be used by the partnerships to improve the health of communities.

Address: 3333 California Street, Suite 410, San Francisco, CA 94118 Web Site:


Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

CEPH is the national accreditation body for schools of public health and certain graduate public health education programs offered in education set­tings other than schools of public health. It is the agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for this accreditation function.

CEPH aims at promoting quality in education for public health through a continuing process of self-evaluation by the schools and pro­grams that seek accreditation, assuring the public that institutions offering accredited graduate instruction in public health meet standards essential for conducting such programs, and encouraging improvement in the qual­ity of education for public health through periodic review, research, publi­cation, and consultation. The council also establishes its own accreditation policies, procedures, and fees for consultation and accreditation.

Address: 800 I Street, N.W., Suite 202, Washington, DC 20001 Web Site:

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