Advocacy for Public Health

APHA, in coordination with its members and state and regional Affiliates, works with key decisionmakers to shape public policy to address today's ongoing public health concerns. Those include ensuring access to care, protecting funding for core public health programs and services and eliminating health disparities. APHA is also working on other critical public health issues including public health and emergency preparedness, food safety, hunger and nutrition, climate change and other environmental health issues, public health infrastructure, disease control, international health and tobacco control.


  • Participate in APHA's legislative action alerts and urge policymakers to vote for public health.
  • Tap into APHA's resources and Speak for Health.
  • Coming to D.C.? Make visiting your members of Congress part of your trip! Check out our sample email meeting requests, materials to bring to your meeting, Frequently Asked Questions and more.
  • Get involved in APHA's policy statement development process.



Take Action Now!

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Speak for Health

Your advocacy can make a difference

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