Groups and Organizations

American Public Health Association (APHA)


APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We are the only organization that influences federal policy, has a 140-plus year perspective and brings together members from all fields of public health.

Association for Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH)

The Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH) aims to provide leadership in education, research, and service in the field of Maternal and Child Health. ATMCH offers an interdisciplinary forum through which MCH-related faculty, staff, students, and practicing professionals in academic settings and MCH-related organizations can share the knowledge, ideas, and skills essential to educating/influencing students, advancing MCH research, and applying research results to MCH policies, programs, and services.


Friends of NCBDDD

Executive Committe

Communications Chair

The Friends of NCBDDD is a coalition of government and private sector participants who work together to enhance the mission and activities of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) in identifying the causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities; helping children to develop and reach their full potential; and promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities, including blood disorders.

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee  (IACC)- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 
Public Member – Appointment by the Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia M. Burwell, appointed this group of individuals to provide her with advice to advance research, strengthen services, and increase opportunities for people on the autism spectrum. The public member appointees include three adults on the autism spectrum, several family members of children and adults on the autism spectrum, clinicians, researchers, and leaders of national autism research, services, and advocacy organizations.
The responsibilities of the committee include annually updating the IACC Strategic Plan for ASD, preparing an annual summary of advances in ASD research, monitoring federal ASD activities, and providing guidance to the HHS Secretary on matters related to ASD. 

NACCHO – National Association of City & County Health Officials

NACCHO is the national organization representing local health departments (LHDs). NACCHO supports efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity, and supporting effective local public health practice and systems. NACCHO provides resources, tools, and assistance to LHD’s.