Who We Are

The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) is a bipartisan national membership association representing state and local health and human services agencies and the subject matter experts that help execute their mission to improve outcomes for people nationwide. Building on our long-standing relationships with health and human services leaders, we focus on generating pragmatic solutions that advance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

APHSA’s members are experts in administering, overseeing, and aligning programs that build resilience and bolster the well-being of people through access to food, health care, housing, employment, child care, community support, and other key building blocks. Our members are also leading experts in performance measurement and data analysis, health and human services IT systems, workforce development and training, and the legal dimensions of the field.

APHSA connects its members to national policymakers and human-serving organizations across a wide circle of stakeholders in the health and human services sector, as well as key partners in other fields. APHSA also helps members build capacity within their teams through our professional education and development conferences, technical expertise, publications, and Organizational Effectiveness practice.

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Access our 2021 Action Plan.

Check out the latest APHSA Strategic Playbook — the guidebook for our action plan for the next five years.

Our Vision

Thriving Communities BUILT on Human Potential.

Our Mission

APHSA advances the well-being of all people by influencing modern approaches to sound policy, building the capacity of public agencies to enable healthy families and communities, and connecting leaders to accelerate learning and generate practical solutions together.

APHSA Careers

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, APHSA is dedicated to improving the lives of children, families and communities and helping all citizens reach their full potential. Working with and through our members, APHSA promotes innovation in the delivery of health human services on the federal, state, local and community levels.

We believe that all of us should have the opportunity to live healthy lives and be well regardless of where we live, what our histories are or what our life experiences have been. We are a group of people who work together in smart, collaborative and innovative teams. We welcome new ideas, different perspectives and creative thinking. We respect and encourage individuality.

Team members know they are working for a cause, not just a paycheck. We believe that innovating and improving human services delivery has the power to change lives. This ideology drives everything we do, every day, in support of our members and the people they serve.

Join Our APHSA Team
It's a great place to work! Why? The people and the mission.

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, paid time off and 401(K).

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are an affirmative action employer. We welcome and encourage applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

If you have a disability and need any accommodation in the application process, please contact us at (202) 682-0100 x 287.

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Career Opportunities in Health and Human Services
APHSA also serves as a clearinghouse for job opportunities throughout the health and human services field. Employers look to APHSA for assistance in filling open positions, and job seekers will find a bevy of prospects throughout the United States.

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