While APHA is the national voice on public health, it could not succeed without the complementary efforts of its Affiliates. Since 1918, APHA’s 54 state and regional public health associations have championed the same goals as APHA to promote, protect and advocate for the public's health. APHA Affiliates are independently established and have their own infrastructure, policies, processes and procedures. Each year, APHA Affiliates participate, implement and advocate on behalf of various public health issues through:
- Annual meetings
- Program development
- Continuing education
- Professional development
- Advocating on behalf of good state public health policy and legislation
Visit your State and Regional Public Health Associations to learn how you can help strengthen local efforts.
Link to the APHA Affiliate Online Community to begin sharing with and learning from other Affiliate leaders.
Staff contact for Affiliates:
Affiliate Affairs Department
Melissa McNeily, MS
Director of Affiliate Affairs
More about Affiliates
If you were a member of the Joint Membership Pilot in California-North, Kansas, Massachusetts or Ohio, please visit the JMP page for more information about the transition of the program.