Sections are the primary professional units of the Association and conduct activities that promote the mission and fulfill the goals of APHA. Sections create a variety of opportunities for member involvement, making the APHA experience richer for those who choose to interact with their Sections.
APHA has 32 Sections that represent major public health disciplines or public health programs. These Sections allow members with shared interests to come together to develop scientific program content and policy papers in their areas of interest or fields of practice, and they provide for professional and social networking, career development and mentoring.
To be an active Section member, an individual must have a current membership in APHA. Anyone who is a member of APHA may become a member of two Sections.
For more information on APHA Sections, contact Caitlin Sarlo and Frances Atkinson