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The Arkansas Public Health Association (APHA) is committed to protecting the health of Arkansas. 


The mission of the Arkansas Public Health Association is to foster collaboration between organizations promoting and protecting the public’s health, to promote education in the field of public health, and to support public health policy and influence legislation beneficial to public health at the local, state, and federal levels.

The vision of the Arkansas Public Health Association is to be the leader in unifying and empowering public health professionals and communities through education, improving health statewide.


The Arkansas Public Health Association is an Affiliate of the American Public Health Association.


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