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.
The National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) is a non-profit association whose purpose is to promote the exchange of ideas on how research and statistical analysis can contribute to the development and administration of effective human services programs. The membership of NAWRS includes representatives from federal, state, and local government, from universities, and from for-profit and non-profit organizations.
NAWRS represents the full spectrum of human services programs. NAWRS membership is open to all persons interested in public human services programs. The Organization’s governing structure is the Board of Directors. The board is comprised of two representatives from each of the ten federal regions. Board membership is limited to employees of state and local government agencies. Each year during the Annual Conference, Board members are elected at the regional caucus. The caucus is comprised of Conference attendees who are also employees of state and local government agencies. Board members serve a two-year term of office.