Center for Public Health Policy

APHA's Center for Public Health Policy highlights the connections between communities — where we live, work, play and learn — and our collective health.

We advance evidence-based policies and practices to address the social determinants of health and create health equity for all. We serve as a catalyst for positive change by influencing public policy at all levels of government and within the private sector.

With an experienced staff and a vast network of diverse partners, we create resources that support APHA’s central challenge: To create the healthiest nation in one generation.


Mimi MusaOlubukolami "Mimi" Musa
Program Associate
National Environmental Health Partnership Council
Environmental Health Coalition

Surili Patel smilingSurili Patel
Deputy Director
(Director, Center for Climate, Health and Equity)
Climate Change
Children's Environmental Health
Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank

Kate Robb smilingKatherine Robb 
Senior Program Manager, Environmental Health
• Building Partnerships
• Healthy Housing
• Transportation and Health

Tia Taylor-Williams smilingTia Taylor Williams
• Health Equity
• Health in all Policies
School, Health and Education


Ivana Castellanos smilingIvana Castellanos
Policy Analyst
•  Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank