Council of Affiliates

The Council of Affiliates was formed to promote efficient and effective communication and coordination of affiliate activities and affairs with APHA. The CoA:

  • Promotes active involvement of affiliates in APHA programs and activities through effective communication;
  • Keeps APHA informed of affiliate activities, advocating for involvement and assistance when needed;
  • Identifies and works to resolve affiliate concerns;
  • Maintains working relationships with the Executive Board and Governing Council as well as with other APHA groups and committees including the Inter-Sectional Council;
  • Organizes and conducts several activities every year at APHA's Annual Meeting, including:
    1. Affiliate Day
    2. CoA Awards Reception
    3. Candidates Forum
    4. Scientific Sessions (3)
    5. Poster Sessions (graduate, undergraduate and affiliate)
  • Plan and coordinate joint meetings of affiliate and section members at APHA’s midyear meeting and annual meeting; and
  • Works collaboratively with APHA affiliate staff.

The CoA Chairperson serves as an ex officio member of the APHA Executive Board and is a voting member of the Executive Board.

Council of Affiliates members

Affiliate Online Community Guide (PDF)

Council of Affiliates 2015 Annual Report (PDF)

Council of Affiliates Organizational Chart (PDF)

For additional information, please contact:

Melissa McNeily, MS
Phone: 202-777-2508