Who We Are

Our objectives

  • Recruit and involve a diverse group of professionals who are representative of the nation’s populations and who have an interest in health education, disease prevention, and health promotion pertaining primarily to the lower extremity.
  • Encourage the inclusion of lower extremity health education, disease prevention, and health promotion activities in all of the nation’s health programs.
  • Stimulate thought, discussion, research, and programmatic applications aimed at improving the public’s podiatric health and raising awareness of the essential role the profession of podiatric medicine plays in the public health care system.
  • Mobilize advocacy action among the Section’s membership on APHA public policy priorities at the national, state, and local levels that pertain to lower extremity health.
  • Improve the quality of research and practice in public health programs of lower extremity health education, disease prevention, and health promotion.
  • >Provide the Association with expertise and leadership regarding health education, disease prevention, and health promotion pertaining to the lower extremity and the podiatric profession.
  • Provide networking opportunities for persons whose professional interests and training include, but are not limited to, lower extremity health education, disease prevention and health promotion.
  • Provide members with opportunities to become informed and engaged in all of the activities and matters of concern to the Association.
  • Facilitate collaboration with all of the Association’s boards, committees, sections, SPIGs, caucuses, and affiliates.
  • Provide Section members with benefits such as the annual meeting program, continuing education opportunities, newsletters, community and a structure for exercising Association leadership.
  • Identify and recognize individuals who make outstanding and substantial contributions to lower extremity health education, disease prevention, health promotion, the podiatric public health community, and the operation of the Section.