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Who We Are


The mission of the APHA Health Administration Section is to promote the public’s health by advancing the quality and practice of health administration.


The Health Administration Section exemplifies leadership in public health by incubating ideas and opportunities for entrepreneurialism within APHA. 


For over a century, the Section has served our members and supported their efforts to improve the public’s health by improving and advancing the field of health administration. Founded in 1908, the original name of the section was the Municipal Health Officers section. We were known as the Public Health Officers Section in 1912 before becoming the Health Administration Section in 1916. Besides serving the needs of health administrators at the local, state and federal level, our section has also served as a "home" within APHA for members who represent payers, nonprofits, research & policy institutes, health systems, hospitals, consultants, academia, med tech, and others.