The Education Board

The Education Board is charged with maintaining and enhancing professional knowledge, to increasing technical proficiencies, and enabling members to promote and protect environmental and community health. The term for members of the Education Board is three years.

Mission/Vision Statement

The purpose of the Education Board is to assure a better educated public health workforce and an informed public. Appointed from the membership of APHA the Education Board reviews, advises, guides and advocates for policies and programs to advance public health education of the workforce and of the public.

The American public recognizes the role and importance of public health in maintaining the health and viability of the nation and that education is an integral part of public health. A competent Public Health workforce is supported by lifelong learning that enhances its abilities to act on current needs, to respond to emerging needs, and to work with communities to promote and protect the public’s health.


  • Improve competency of the public health workforce directly and through collaborations;
  • Approve and provide continuing education for the public health workforce;
  • Assess the ongoing educational needs and assets of the public and the public health workforce; and,
  • Enhance the public’s knowledge of public health.

What does the Education Board do?

Current Education Board Members

APHA Education Board Working Committees

Education Board Orientation Manual


Staff Liaison: Annette Ferebee
Office: 202-777-2521

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