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 APHA HA Section will be leaders in the field of health administration by providing a cutting-edge forum for timely and reliable information on the best practices of health administration and leadership.


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 title of our Section was the Municipal Health Officers section. By 1912, the Section became known as the Public Health Officers Section, and finally became known as the Health Administration Section in 1916. Over this long history, our Section has served the needs of APHA members involved in health administration, particularly in local health departments.