Our Shared Journey: Influence, Build, Connect

APHSA is a network of state, local, and social sector leaders that pursue excellence in health and human services (H/HS). We work with and through our members to serve as a hub for the H/HS community. Our mission is to influence integrated and outcome-focused policy and practice to advance system-level transformation in H/HS. To build knowledge and capacity in the field that enables Value Curve Progression and fosters the desired outcomes. And to connect members, peer communities, and partners with each other to accelerate learning and generate solutions together.

Our members are dedicated, passionate human service professionals who provide families and individuals the opportunity to live their healthiest lives and reach their full potential. Millions of children, adults, and families in our country experience barriers daily in achieving well-being. APHSA and its members work to take down these barriers. We believe that all should have a chance to be well regardless of where we live, our histories, or our life experiences.

APHSA, with our members and partners, influences policy and practice by creating tools and resources for a modern, responsive health and human services system. Together our mission is to break down barriers and enable individuals, families, and communities to thrive! So begin today on this journey with us!

Hear from Our Current Members...

Being able to connect with peers in the legal areas of health and human services through my participation in APHSA is an invaluable resource for me and my team. As a volunteer leader with the AAHHSA affinity group, I am able to stay in tune with the latest on federal policies as well as learn from some of the best thought leaders on child welfare and Medicaid legal issues which states and localities are facing. These connections have helped me to resolve issues throughout my practice in health and human services and I look forward to creating new connections every year through APHSA."

~ Jerald A. Sharum, JD, MPA, Director, Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance, Arkansas Department of Human Services Chair, AAHHSA

Primary Membership Levels

State Agency Membership

State Agency

These members are those responsible for administering health and human services at the state level. State agency membership includes the agency CEO (appointed by the Governor of each state) and all agency staff.

Local Agency Membership

Local Agency

These members are those responsible for administering health and human services at the county or municipal level. City and county agency membership includes the agency CEO and all agency staff.

Associate Membership


These members are organizations connected to the field of health and human services including state associations, nonprofits, advocacy and community-based organizations, universities and other academic institutions, and state, local, or community agencies not directly represented through the APHSA Affinity Groups.

Individual Membership

For more information about membership, please contact:
Jordan Ahmad

Membership Manager
(202) 866-0567


Partnership Opportunities

SIP Partners

Strategic Industry Partner Program

These partnerships are organizations that share our values of creating a modern H/HS system that leads to stronger, healthier individuals, families and communities. These partners are actively involved in helping to shape national policies that positively affect human serving agencies by working with APHSA and our members on specific issues which benefit from private sector input and support. Our Partners are engaged members of the H/HS community—supporting and working with APHSA's Collaborative Centers on policy initiatives, attending and speaking at conferences and events, hosting informative discussions that benefit H/HS leaders and acting as a transformative force to bring positive change to the broader H/HS community.

Strategic Industry Partner Program

For detailed information, please download the PDF about the partnership by clicking the button below.

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