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  ·  American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFL-CIO)American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFL-CIO). Promotes health and safety issues, and working class organizing to promote change.
  ·  American Public Health Association The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health.
  ·  Americans for Safe AccessWorking to promote legal access to cannabis for medical purposes.
  ·  Educators for Sensible Drug Policy

Educators for Sensible Drug Policy is a fledging organizations whose membership is International with members in six countries, Canada, U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and Japan.

Our primary motivation is the fact that teachers, more than any other professional group, have a responsibility to provide children with accurate and useful information as a foundation for further knowledge. EFSDP is devoted to bringing the training, influence and credibility of the teacher profession to drug law debate and reform.

  ·  Health Policy Tracking Service

HPTS identifies, researches, monitors and reports on state health legislation, policies and programs that affect the private and public sectors.

HPTS information comes from an extensive network of state contacts in legislatures and health, human service and insurance agencies, access to all health legislation in the states and many task force and study committee reports, commission recommendations and press releases.

  ·  Health PoliticsHealth Politics with Dr. Mike Magee is a weekly, Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex topics at the intersection of healthcare and policy. Supported by veteran health leader and media expert Dr. Mike Magee, Health Politics provides education and insight into health policy in a highly condensed and easily understood format.
  ·  Journal of Public Health Policy

From the mission of the journal:

To provide a medium for publication of scholarly articles on the epidemiologic and social foundations of public health policy; to present the results of research bearing on such policy; to evaluate administrative experience in the implementation of specific public health policies and programs; and to help make more effective the services provided by health departments, other health agencies, and public health workers in protecting and improving the health of the public.

  ·  MedscapeMedscape is a partnership between WebMD and APHA. From their 'about us' link: Our goals are:
  • To provide clinicians and other healthcare professionals with the most timely source of clinical information that is highly relevant to their patients and practice;
  • To make the clinician's task of information gathering simpler, more fruitful, and less time-consuming;
  • To make available to a broad medical audience clinical information with the depth, breadth, and validity needed to improve the practice of medicine.
  ·  Public Health Policy Advisory BoardThe Public Health Policy Advisory Board is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to achieving effective public health policy through a process of sound, science-based policymaking. The Board covers emerging and current public health policies, science and data; improved processes for science-based public health policy making, and public health priorities and resource allocations.
  ·  Transform Drug Policy Foundation

Transform Drug Policy Foundation is a charitable think tank that seeks to draw public attention to the fact that drug prohibition itself is the major cause of drug-related harm to individuals, communities and nations, and should be replaced by effective, just and humane government control and regulation.

Transform has emerged in response to the increasingly apparent failings of current UK and international drug policy. As illegal drug use and the problems associated with illegal drug markets have continued to grow, Transform is providing new thinking on alternatives to the current enforcement-oriented regime of prohibition.

  ·  World Federation of Public Health Associations The World Federation of Public Health Associations is an international, nongovernmental organization bringing health workers throughout the world together for professional exchange, collaboration, and action. Its members, currently numbering 70, are multidisciplinary national and regional public health societies whose own memberships include nurses, sanitarians, administrators, physicians, health educators, pharmacists, anthropologists, researchers, and many other persons interested in public health. Founded in 1967, WFPHA is the only worldwide professional society representing and serving the broad field of public health, as distinct from single disciplines or occupations. WFPHA enjoys official relations status with the World Health Organization and maintains close ties with UNICEF and other international organizations.
  ·  World Health OrganizationThe UN agency charged with international health concerns.
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