Podiatric Health

The mission of the Podiatric Health Section of APHA is to move the public health agenda forward through advocacy, education and promotion of public health principals in order to establish and maintain a healthy society that views health as a personal responsibility and public trust. Further, the Section seeks to promote the essential role the profession of podiatric medicine plays in the public health care system.

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We are building a better APHA. Check back often to see how we’re expanding and improving our Section’s Web pages.


James J. DiResta, DPM, MPH

Ajitha K. Nair, DPM, MPH

Program Planner
James R. Christina, DPM


Short on time? You can still be more involved in our Section:

  • Respond to an advocacy alert.
  • Post field-related information or opportunities on your online community/listserv.
  • Write an article for our Section's News & Events page.
  • Encourage a colleague to join APHA.
  • Review abstracts.
  • Join a committee (advocacy, communication, membership, etc.)

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