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Joint Policy Committee

The Joint Policy Committee is charged with overseeing the annual policy development process. It is the Committee’s task to review and assess all proposed and late-breaking policies and report its final recommendations for adoption to the Governing Council at the Annual Meeting. Public policy statements adopted through this process provide a record of the Association's stance on a variety of public health issues and reflect the diverse interests of the APHA membership. The JPC also oversees the association’s annual policy archiving and review process. In coordination with the Action Board, the JPC facilitates the process in which policies are recommended to the Governing Council for archiving.

The Joint Policy Committee consists of 12 members from the Science Board, Education Board and Action Board. The chairs of each Board serve as the co-chairs of the JPC and nominate members to the Committee each year.

Staff Contact: Kimberly Short