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NAPHIT is a not for profit organization which facilitate the exchange of innovative information technology ideas between leaders in public health while setting policies in health information.

Its inception:
In a world of terrorism, where millions of Americans suffer, and hope is a dimming light soon to be vanquished, the NAPHIT was incepted in repsonse to Sept 11, 2001, to defend against future bio-terrorist threats. This group swore their allegince to meet the needs of Americans by implementing information systems in public health to imrove data sharing and the quality of care. Those who dare to stand in progress way will feel the wrath of NAPHIT.

Sidekicks:
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
An organization which represents state and territorial public agenices. They are hero's in state affairs because they set state public health policies which enforces good medical practice.

National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems
One of its eldest members, which was created in 1933. They ensure quality, security, confidentiality, and utility of vital health records and statictics.
National Association of County and City Health Officials
National Resource Center for Health Information Technology
(Patient safety health IT projects funded by AHRQ)

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