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APHA 2022 Annual Meeting and Expo

150 Years of Creating the Healthiest Nation: Leading the Path Toward Equity

The 2022 APHA Annual Meeting will take place Nov. 6-9, 2022 in Boston. Check back on June 27, 2022 for the registration link. In the meantime, review the student rates and lodging information found here.

For those unable to attend the Annual Meeting in person, a digital version of the program will be held on Nov. 14-16. You will have access to over 120 recorded sessions, including the Featured and General Session, and up to two additional sessions selected by each APHA section. You will even have the option to participate in the live Opening General Session on Nov. 6!

Nominations for the Trong D. Nguyen Memorial Award closes soon!

Each year, the APHA-SA recognizes one student who has made a significant leadership contribution to the field of public health. The award consists of a plaque, one-year APHA membership, Annual Meeting registration, and a $250 stipend for travel and lodging to attend the Annual Meeting. Nominees will be judged by a committee of reviewers based on a personal essay about their public health leadership accomplishment and at least one letter of recommendation. Applications are due by May 20, 2022 at 11:59 EST, and award winners will be notified in July.

For additional information on the Trong Award, visit the APHA-SA Awards webpage.

APHA Policy Action Institute

The APHA's Policy Action Institute features elected leaders and policy experts in the public health and private sector inspiring us with ways to put policy in action to improve community health. Attendees will hear from influential leaders, discuss the latest topics in Public Health, including the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and learn from one another during networking and interaction times.

This year's conference theme is "Advancing Policy to Improve Health", and will be held in Washington, D.C. and online on June 14th at 9am-5:30pm EST. Register now by clicking here

Student Assembly Mentoring Webinar Series (postponed)

The SA Mentoring Committee's inaugural Student Assembly Mentoring Webinar series is postponed until further notice. We will share information about the rescheduled date as soon as possible. In the meantime, please email the Mentoring Committee Co-Chairs, Samantha Meeker and Tiara Scott, at with any questions.

National Public Health Week: April 4-10, 2022

Thank you for celebrating APHA's National Public Health Week (NPHW)! This year's theme was "Public Health is Where You Are". Keep the NPHW energy going by watching a webinar recording, exploring different public health topics through fact sheets, infographics, and shareables, or taking action on public health with your local elected leaders. 

Reflections from the APHA-SA Board Representatives

During NPHW, we asked our APHA board representatives to reflect on the daily themes. See the links below to read their reflections:

Next year's NPHW will be held April 3-9, 2023. See you then!