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

Vision, Mission and Goals

Excellence in Public Health Practice defined by recognized Performance Standard

To improve the quality of public health practice and performance of public health systems.

Provide performance standards for public health systems and encouraging their widespread use

  • Encourage and leverage national, state, and local partnerships to build a stronger foundation for public health preparedness
  • Promote continuous quality improvement of public health systems
  • Strengthen the science base for public health practice improvement


Updated: July 23, 2012