Join Your Colleagues in Working for a Healthier Southern California.

Become a member of the Southern California Public Health Association – an affiliate of the American Public Health Association.


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Since 1927 SCPHA has served Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, & Ventura Counties. SCPHA is organized exclusively to improve the health of the people of Southern California by collaborating, educating and advocating with organizations and individuals who share this common vision.

Becoming a member of SCPHA provides you with the following benefits:

  • Continuing Education Opportunities!  As a member you receive registration discounts and membership in an affiliate of the American Public Health Association (APHA).  APHA is the national representative organization for the public health profession.
  • Get The Latest News! Receive the association newsletter providing updated information on individuals, programs, and activities related to community and public health.
  • Become Involved! Participate in a dynamic, growing organization through active involvement in local community issues.
  • Increase Your Professional Network!  Meet with individuals who have related interests in community and public health.
  • Speak Up and Get Active! SCPHA is an active forum for political advocacy on critical community and public health issues

When applying for SCPHA membership, you are asked to identify your interest in joining a Special Section.   *Please note: guidelines and descriptions for the sections below are currently in progress, members will be notified once a section has been officially formed with additional details including how you can join.

Environmental Health – The Environmental Health section focuses on and shares information about environmental factors that may adversely impact human health or the ecological balances essential to long-term human health and environmental quality.

Epidemiology– The Epidemiology section supports epidemiological research and science-based public health practice: serve as a conduit between the epidemiological research community and users of scientific information for the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies affecting the public’s health.

Health Administration – The Health Administration section concentrates on improvement of health service administration, including cost-benefit and operations research, program activities, finances, standards, and monitoring the organization of health services. This section models and promotes ethical principles and practices in health administration.

Health Care Delivery/Medical—The Health Care Delivery/Medical section focuses on the role of clinicians, technicians, and other health professionals directly involved in health care delivery.

Health Education/Health Promotion – The Health Education/Health Promotions section brings together a community of members who Members of this section carry out and advocate for health education, disease prevention and health promotion that are directed to individuals, groups and communities.

Nursing – The Nursing section seeks to develop public health nursing practice and research; assures consideration of nursing concerns by providing mechanisms for interdisciplinary nursing collaboration in public health policy and program endeavors, and advocate for improved patient care.

Policy/Advocacy – The Policy/Advocacy section focuses on monitoring, identifying, and addressing local, state, and federal legislative and regulatory activities that could impact the health of the public.

Social Work – The Social Work section focuses on establishing standards for social work in health care settings; contributing to the development of public health social work practice and research; promoting social work programs in the public health field.
**An additional SCPHA Student Section will be offered to all Student Members, all students may select to join an additional section that matches their area of interest.

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