Partner Profiles: American Public Health Association (APHA)
The American Public Health Association (APHA) works to make connections between healthy communities and healthy people and brings national attention to environmental public health issues. APHA focuses attention on the needs of underserved communities and vulnerable populations and advocates for health to be included in all policies.
APHA is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872. APHA aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA represents a broad array of health professionals and others who care about their own health and the health of their communities.
APHA builds a collective voice for public health, working to ensure access to health care, protect funding for core public health services and eliminate health disparities.
APHA partners with the National Center for Environmental Health at CDC to increase awareness and support for the Tracking Program and Network among public health professionals and policymakers.
APHA supports the work of the Tracking Program by:
- Serving as co-chair for the policymakers workgroup
- Educating APHA members and policy makers about the Tracking program and network
- Helping develop, promote and distribute key messages, network updates, and other outreach materials regarding the Network
- Expanding partnership engagement for the Tracking program