The new APHA


The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. We are the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health.

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

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

  • Community
  • Science and evidence-based decision making
  • Health equity
  • Prevention and wellness
  • Real progress in improving health

Our strategic map
2014-2016 Strategic Map

For science. For action. For health.
To ensure our effectiveness, we have developed a new framework for our work that more fully reflects the goals of today’s APHA.

For science – Together we will leverage cutting edge research and promote best practices.

For action – Together we will advocate to put innovative policies and programs into practice.

For health – Together we will improve the health of all people and all communities.

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.