INDIGENOUS PUBLIC HEALTH SECTION
The objectives of the Indigenous Public Health Section are to protect and promote personal, public, and environmental health; to bring together persons interested in Indigenous public health for the purpose of fostering a better understanding of public health problems and practices and to facilitate the interchange of ideas relating to methods for the solution of these problems and for assaying the value of public health practices in Tribal communities; to provide for scientific advancement of members; and to aid in the promotion of tribal, state and local legislation in the interest of Indigenous public health with particular focus on the interrelationship between health and the quality of life.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
This section looks at the environmental health issues that pertain not only to North Dakota, but also nationally. This section also looks at issues that revolve around emergency preparedness such as emerging pathogens, disasters that affect the environment, and prevention. There is a strong legislative factor with this section, which can focus on topics such as cottage foods, septic systems, air quality, and various hazardous spill incidents.
PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEMS AND PRACTICE
The Public Health Systems and Practice Section allows the North Dakota Public Health Association to formally discuss and decide what the priorities and mission of our group are, as they relate to health policy. This interdisciplinary group convenes individuals from the different areas of public health to organize efforts and support public health solutions at the regional and national level.
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We are a multidisciplinary group interested in local, national and global food and nutrition issues and in working to influence policies, programs, research and education related to public health nutrition.
The Public Health Nursing Section advances this specialty through leadership in the development of public health nursing practice and research. The Section assures consideration of nursing concerns by providing mechanisms for interdisciplinary nursing collaboration in public health policy and program endeavors.
The Student Section of the Public Health Association is a collection of students and young professionals with a vested interest in current public health issues. This section allows assists with the creation of connections and collaborations in public health fields.
TOBACCO PREVENTION & CONTROL
This section promotes public health policy approaches for the prevention, education and treatment of tobacco at local and statewide levels. We also work to engage youth and adults in advocacy efforts to change policy that directly affect the health and well being of all North Dakotan's.