Policy Statement Development Process

The policy statement development process is how APHA addresses external policy matters. It is intended solely to develop recommendations for the policy guidance of others.

These guidelines, adopted by the Governing Council, are to give direction to the Association's policy statement development process by setting forth principles to govern, and outlining procedures to guide, the coordinated participation of all parties. The Executive Board is charged to monitor operation of the policy statement development process, to assure adherence to the principles set forth here and to report any procedural modifications adopted to facilitate the development of more valid public policy for APHA. The Joint Policy Committee is charged with overseeing the annual policy statement development process. For more information about the policy statement development process, please email us.

For more information, check out the Policy Statement Development Process Policies and Procedures (PDF) - updated Annual Meeting 2013

2017 Policy Statement Development Process News:

APHA is currently is in the process of updating documents for the 2017 policy statement development cycle, including the Calendar, Policy Statement Gaps and Author Guidelines. Stay tuned to this page for new materials in the coming weeks.

Other Policy Statement Development Resources: