• Stay up-to-date with the latest environmental public health research and news.
  • Attend and present in a robust scientific program at the APHA Annual Meeting.
  • Participate in Environment Section events, including Midyear Meetings, webinars and professional development events.
  • Lead or support topic committees related to important areas of environmental health.
  • Influence APHA policies and priorities on environmental health issues.
  • Engage with and in APHA governance.
  • Access a national platform for advocacy.
  • Use APHA Connect to share and receive information from other members.
  • Participate in student development opportunities.
  • Access relevant job opportunities and professional development resources.
  • Nominate yourself or others for environmental public health awards.

Learn more about the benefits of joining APHA.

Why Join APHA’s Environment Section?

"Joining APHA will allow you to work in the many facets of public health right along side the best in the business. You will have the opportunity to influence policy, nationally and internationally. You will possibly find an area that you had an interest in and never before knew it was being regulated or researched. You will work with business executives, leaders in government and federal agencies, and military leaders and planners. You will get a jumpstart in your public health career as a member of APHA. Finally, the country is looking at you for expert guidance in times of concern for America’s health and homeland security. In this time of world travel, emerging disease, terrorism and environmental degradation, your expertise and caring attitude is of vital importance. Take a look at APHA, find a member to talk to – in fact, find several members to talk to. Find out about the team you are about to be a member of — a team that values your input."

Lieutenant Colonel (R) Michael L. Reiss, MPH, REHS/RS
Preventive Medicine Science Officer, US Army
Member Since 1990

"I have been a member of APHA and the Environment, and Occupational Health and Safety, and School Health Education and Services Sections since 1996, when I was first a graduate student in public health at Yale University. The main advantages to being an active member, in my opinion, are networking with colleagues—professionals, advocates, policymakers, researchers and fellow graduate students—nationwide and in your region (including APHA-affiliated state and regional public health associations). In addition, APHA provides career resources and outstanding educational opportunities. So much remains to be done to improve the public's health and our environmental quality!"

Derek G. Shendell, D.Env, MPH
Associate Professor
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Public Health
Member Since 1996