Affinity Groups

APHSA houses several health and human service disciplines, whose members are the administrators that operate agency divisions or departments in the states and localities and for the most part report to a commissioner. The affinity groups cover a range of program specializations as well as support functions. APHSA’s members support the Association’s policy work by providing critical insight and expertise in their subject area and developing detail policy and practice recommendations.

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American Association of Health and Human Services Attorneys (AAHHSA)

Facilitating the exchange of information between government attorneys to promote collaboration and innovation in representing agencies administering legal health and human services.

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Association of Administration of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (AAICPC)

Establishing uniform legal and administrative procedures governing the interstate placement of children.

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American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD)

Providing expert leadership and consultation on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and income assistance issues.

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IT Solutions Management for Human Services (ISM)

Promoting collaboration and innovation in Health and Human Services Information Technology (IT) systems.

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National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (NAPCWA)

Developing and influencing national policy, strengthening leaders of public child welfare agencies, and advancing innovative practices on improving resilience and protective factors, promoting healthy child development, and strengthening communities.

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National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement (NAPIPM)

Achieving better outcomes for children, families, and communities by strengthening program integrity, accountability, data analysis, and measurement.

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National Association of State Child Care Administrators (NASCCA)

Advancing federal, state, and local policies and programs that improve access to and quality of child care and support families in today’s rapidly changing environment.

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National Association of State Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Administrators (NASTA)

Helping families obtain temporary cash assistance and skills for gainful employment leading to self-sufficiency.

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National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA)

Improving the well-being of children, families and communities through innovations in staff and organizational development.

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