Publications & Periodicals

Control of Communicable Diseases Manual cover imageThe American Public Health Association Press publishes and sells over 70 public health books and texts. Several of these are THE reference source for their specialty within public health practice, such as Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (20th edition) and Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater (21st edition). New titles include Healthy and Safe Homes: Research Practice, and Policy, and Confronting ViolenceThird Edition.  To see a full list of titles, visit the APHA bookstore.

The American Journal of Public Health is the preeminent peer reviewed journal for public health workers and academics, publishing 12 issues per year. Special emphasis is given to research and practitioners' experiences as well as a historical context to new and old problems.  Voted one of the 100 Most Influential Journals in Biology & Medicine by the BioMedical & Life Sciences Division of the Special Libraries Association, the journal garnered more than three times as many votes as any competitor - a 4.552 impact factor for 2014.

The award-winning newspaper The Nation’s Health publishes 10 times per year with public health news and updates. In addition, it informs members about the goings-on within the Association’s sections, affiliates and other special interest groups and caucuses. Read our Q & As with public health leaders on key topics of the day.


All APHA members get full access to AJPH and The Nation's Health. Join APHA today! Or find out more by contacting our Membership Department via email or by calling 202-777-2400.

Free Publications

National Healthy Housing Standard (PDF)

Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments (PDF)

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