American Public Health Association
800 I Street, NW • Washington, DC 20001-3710
(202) 777-APHA • Fax: (202) 777-2534 •


Overarching Priorities: APHA is a diverse community of public health professionals who champion the health of all people and all communities. Our activities are guided by three overarching priority areas:

2014 Legislative Priorities

  • Appropriations and funding (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration, funding for mental health programs)
  • Protecting the Affordable Care Act (including the Prevention and Public Health Fund)
  • Violence prevention/reducing gun violence
  • Transportation reauthorization


APHA also has the flexibility to act, when appropriate, on other pressing public health issues that may not easily be categorized under the three overarching priority areas or that fall outside of our yearly legislative priorities.

To find out more about we're doing, visit our Advocacy Activities page.