Member Sections

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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 primary Sections.

APHA has 31 primary 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 a Section.

APHA Sections

Aging and Public Health

International Health

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs


Applied Public Health Statistics

Maternal and Child Health

Chiropractic Health Care

Medical Care

Community Health Planning and Policy Development

Mental Health

Community Health Workers

Occupational Health and Safety


Oral Health


Physical Activity


Podiatric Health


Public Health Education and Health Promotion

Food and Nutrition

Public Health Nursing

Health Administration

Public Health Social Work

Health Informatics Information Technology

School Health Education and Services


Sexual and Reproductive Health

Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

Vision Care

Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices

For more information on APHA Sections, contact Holly Grosholz