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Online Press Kit

If you're a reporter on deadline looking for expert comment on a public health issue, please contact: Media Relations 

The main opportunities for journalists to work with APHA include:

  • Covering research and presentations at APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo. Sign up for access to this year's research and livestreams or to register to attend. 
  • Interviewing an APHA leader or public health expert for background or comment. 
  • Using APHA resources and materials as background for your reporting. 
  • Covering new research from the American Journal of Public Health.

Overview

The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the public health profession, promote best practices and share the latest public health research and information. We are the only organization that combines a 150-year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public's health. 

Read more about APHA’s history and notable dates.

Our Strategic Plan

Read our strategic plan summary to learn more about our vision and how we plan to achieve it.

APHA Events

Along with webinars and trainings on key issues, APHA produces three key events each year.

Publications

APHA publishes books through APHA Press and produces The Nation’s Health newspaper and Public Health Newswire to inform and educate members and promote conversations about public health. APHA connects members to the latest in public health through X, Facebook, LinkedIn and more.

APHA Initiatives

Advocacy

APHA monitors and evaluates the dynamic social, political, scientific and global environment of public health for its members and the public they serve. We are the preeminent advocate on behalf of sound policy and effective practice in public health.

One of the best examples of our national advocacy work is National Public Health Week; during the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the U.S. to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.

Research

APHA publishes the American Journal of Public Health, a monthly academic journal dedicated to the dissemination of original work in public health research, methods and program evaluation. The mission of the journal is to advance public health research, policy, practice and education.

For more information, sign up for our AJPH research alerts.

Community

APHA is responsible for building a community of public health professionals that shapes the future of this industry. APHA’s Annual Meeting and Expo is an opportunity to bring more than 12,000 of these professionals together. The public health event of the year, APHA’s Annual Meeting hosts more than 1,000 scientific sessions that provide the latest research in public health science and practice, as well as over 600 exhibits displaying state-of-the-art public health products and services.

Learn more about attending our upcoming meeting in Atlanta from Nov. 12-15, 2023 as a member of the news media.