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About Us

Mission & Vision

The Arkansas Public Health Association (APHA) is committed to protecting the health of Arkansas. Through our partnerships, collaborations and membership, APHA is the voice for public health in Arkansas. From those who have chosen public health as a career to those who just want to make a difference in the health of their communities, APHA offers an opportunity to promote and support public health from all levels. If you aren’t a member, we encourage you to join us in our efforts. Everyone has a stake in public health!

The Arkansas Public Health Association (APHA) is an affiliate of the American Public Health Association, Inc., and the Southern Health Association. The membership of the APHA is made up of individuals from public health disciplines, as well as persons interested in the advancement of public health.


APHA is a private, non-profit organization of health professionals and others that promote and protect the public’s health.

APHA members aspire to exercise leadership in protecting and promoting personal and environmental health.

APHA represents you and your interests at the state and local level of government as well as to industry and the general public.

APHA helps shape health policies.

APHA provides an opportunity for you to contribute in solving state and local public health problems.

APHA provides opportunities for professional development.

APHA alerts you to critical trends and changes in public health policy that may affect your career.

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