American Public Health Association

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About us

APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the public health profession. We speak out for public health issues and policies backed by science. We are the only organization that influences federal policy, has a 140-plus year perspective and brings together members from all fields of public health.

APHA publishes the American Journal of Public Health and The Nation's Health newspaper. At our Annual Meeting & Exposition, thousands of people share the latest public health research. We lead public awareness campaigns such as Get Ready and National Public Health Week. Together, we are creating the healthiest nation in one generation. 

Our Mission 
Improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status

Our Vision
Create the healthiest nation in one generation

Our Values
Our values reflect the beliefs of our members from all disciplines of public health and over 40 countries.


Contact information

Government ID number: 13-1628688

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Phone: 202-777-2742

Fax: 202-777-2534

800 I Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001-3710, US

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