Who We Are

The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) is a bipartisan, nonprofit membership organization representing state and local health and human service agencies through their top-level leadership. Through our member network and three national Collaborative Centers, APHSA seeks to influence modern policies and practices that support the health and well-being of all children and families and that lead to stronger 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 education, housing, employment, and others. APHSA also helps members build more capacity for their teams through access to our professional education and development conferences, technical expertise, publications, and our Organizational Effectiveness practice.

Learn more about Who We Are.

Access our 2022 Action Plan.

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

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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