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Policy Statements

In addition to APHA’s 25,000 members, the organization represents another 25,000 individuals who are members of our affiliated state and regional public health associations and others who are committed to creating a health global society. APHA members and staff work closely with members of Congress, regulatory agencies and other public health organizations to ensure that public health is priority in the legislative and policymaking process.

The policy statement development process for the Association is designed to be open to full participation of the membership and to ensure careful review by appropriate APHA boards, committees and other membership entities. 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. For more information, email us.

WHAT'S NEW?:

NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING POLICY STATEMENT ARCHIVING RECOMMENDATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED FROM JUNE 25 to JULY 23.

 

The Policy Statement Archiving process is currently underway:
Members are invited to work with their components as 34 policy statements from the 1960s are under review for archiving this year. Members should contact their component's chair or policy chair for more information. Final component recommendations are due by July 23. To learn more about how to work with your group to submit archiving recommendations, view our brief APHA policy statement archiving webinar.

The 2014 APHA policy statement review process is underway:
All proposals have been reviewed by the Science Board and Joint Policy Committee and have been given an assessment. Authors may now edit the proposals based on JPC recommendations and submit them as resubmission by the August. 13 deadline. Minutes from the JPC's Spring Business Meeting are now available below:

Additional Resources:

Policy Review and Archiving Process   

Evidence Framework - Final 2013 document