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. Affiliate Reception and Awards
    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.

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