Member Types and Rates

APHA's membership categories represent the professional stages of a person's career. All categories receive APHA's core benefits including award-winning publications, networking opportunities and career services.

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Open to health professionals, other career workers in the health field and any persons interested in public health.

Individuals whose annual salary is less than $45,000 USD or the equivalent for foreign nationals receive a discount on Regular membership (formerly Special Health Worker membership). Proof of Status is required annually.

Person who has retired and no longer derives income from current work-related activities. Declaration of status is required annually.

Early Career Professional
Person who graduated in the last 24 months and is transitioning into the workforce. Includes programs specific to new public health professionals. This member type is available for three consecutive years. Proof of Status is required annually. 

Individuals must be enrolled in a degree program. Qualifying student should be taking at least 6 credit hours (undergraduate degree) or 3 credit hours (graduate degree) per semester or comparable credits in a quarter system. Student membership is available for up to six years per degree. Proof of Status is required annually.  

fees vary
Agency membership is open to federal, state and local officials and voluntary organizations engaged in public health work or other programs having a close relationship to health services. Membership requires approval from APHA's Executive Board. Once approved, staff/employees of the agency are eligible to register for APHA's Annual Meeting at a discounted fee. 

Green Discount 
Save $20 on your membership when you choose online-only access to the American Journal of Public Health. With this discount, you will no longer receive a print copy of AJPH. You will have full online access to AJPH, including the e-reader (Green Discount does not apply to Agency Membership).

To learn more, please contact APHA's Membership Department at 202-777-2400 or email us.

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