American Public Health Association
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Depending on your interests, there are several committees and sub-committees that need your participation within APHA-SA. Feel free to contact the current committee chairs to volunteer.

Action Committee

Promotes public health advocacy by keeping APHA-SA members informed about major public health policy issues as they arise and facilitating transmission of APHA-SA opinions to appropriate decision-makers/legislators.

Advancement Committee  

Encourages development of leadership skills, promote networking opportunities with fellow students and public health practitioners, and facilitates transition into professional roles.  Facilitates student access to public health-related job, internship, award and scholarship opportunities.   

Communications Committee 
Oversees and facilitates administrative functions, acting as APHA-SA secretary. It also disseminates information via the newsletter, Web pages, and listservers. The Communications Committee maintains an archive of all official Caucus minutes and correspondence.
Development Committee 
Establishes and maintains a strong financial base, supporting administration of all fund raising activities within APHA-SA.
Finance Committee

Acts as the treasurer and handles matters of monetary concern, including reimbursements, grants, etc.

Membership Committee

Maintains a current database of APHA-SA members; collaborates with and encourages campus liaisons and student associations in various activities to maintain member involvement with APHA-SA and to recruit new members; coordinates special mailings to new members.  

Mentoring (NMP) Committee

Is a national mentoring program pairing students with professionals currently in the field.
Nominations Committee

Organizes voting for new board members within APHA-SA.

Programming Committee

Coordinates APHA-SA's Annual Meeting scientific and career sessions, expo booth, and social events.


National Public Health Week Subcommittee

Promotes National Public Health Week, the first week of April, and organizes a National Public Health Week Student toolkit

Affiliate Liaison Sub-Committee

The Affiliate Liaison sub-committee seeks to improve coordination between APHA’s national Student Assembly and APHA’s local affiliate student groups through student Affiliate Liaisons by: (1) increasing Student Assembly awareness of affiliates’ student activities; (2) increasing student affiliate awareness of and involvement in national APHA programs (e.g. PHACT, NPHW, National Student Meeting etc.

Campus Liaison Program Subcommittee

The APHA-SA Campus Liaisons Subcommittee is comprised of over 80 students who are APHA-SA representatives on their local campuses. Campus liaisons disseminate information about APHA-SA to students, faculty, and administration at their schools and facilitate a sustained dialogue between individual schools and APHA-SA.

Newsletter Subcommittee 

Edits and produces the quarterly APHA-SA newsletter.

Section Liaison Subcommittee
Establishes and maintains the sharing of information about student opportunities to learn and take part in section activities guide by APHA-SA leadership and fellow APHA student members.

Student Meeting Subcommittee

Organizes the National Student Meeting(NSM) held at the Annual APHA Conference    

Website Subcommittee

Maintains and updates the website.

You can see more of our leadership organization here

Updated 08/08/2014