About APHA

"We all deserve access to a culture of health – living as long as you can, as well as you can and having a short but glorious ending. It also means having a system in place that ensures we can all achieve it." – APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the public health profession. We speak out for public health issues and policies backed by science. 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.

Our Mission
Improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status

Our Vision
Create the healthiest nation in one generation

Our Values
Our values reflect the beliefs of our members from all disciplines of public health and over 40 countries.

Our strategic plan  
Strategic plan summary

APHA publishes the American Journal of Public Health and The Nation's Health newspaper. At our Annual Meeting & Exposition, thousands of people share the latest public health research. We lead public awareness campaigns such as Get Ready and National Public Health Week. Together, we are creating the healthiest nation in one generation. 

Get involved. Join us in discussing the latest news and research, sharing best practices and advocating for the health of all people.

APHA is a 501(c)(3) organization. And we're a Bicycle-Friendly Business!

Read the "Principles of the Ethical Practice of Public Health" (PDF).

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