Get Involved


Become a member of APHA and join more than 25,000 public health professionals who are committed to building a healthier nation in one generation. Section members fulfill the mission of the Aging and Public Health Section through research, practice, education and advocacy that impact aging services, communities, health systems, policies and financing, and public health programs. Members of the Aging and Public Health Section include researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students, and other professionals addressing critical issues in aging and public health.


Dedicate some time to help out and promote our Section and its mission through volunteering. Opportunities include outreach to Section members, reviewing abstracts and papers to be presented at the APHA Annual Meeting, assisting with the Section meetings and activities before and during the Annual Meeting, and many more! Contact our membership coordinators for more details.


Submit your abstract to present at the APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition and share your research with a wide audience. Deadlines are usually in February.


Join us each fall for the APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition! Connect with experts dedicated to advancing the health of older adults from all over the world. The Annual Meeting brings together tens of thousands of researchers, policymakers, health advocates and students to help advance health in the United States and abroad. Come be a part of the excitement!


Follow our social networks and join APHA Connect, our online member community.


Donate to APHA or donate directly to the Aging and Public Health Section. Contributing to APHA will connect you to thousands of dedicated individuals and organizations that invest in APHA's mission each year with a tax-deductible contribution. The Aging and Public Health Section is committed to using donations to advance the Section mission and advocate for the health of all aging populations.  Your generous donation will go towards supporting our Awards portfolio and more.  Contact Steve Wallace for inquiries related to donating to the Aging and Public Health Section. 


Short on time? You can still be more involved in our Section:

  • Respond to an advocacy alert.
  • Post field-related information or opportunities on your online community/listserv.
  • Write an article for our Section's News & Events page.
  • Encourage a colleague to join APHA.
  • Review abstracts.
  • Join a committee (advocacy, communication, membership, etc.)

Contact Cassie Jeng to learn more.