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About the Event

Shared Vision, Collective Impact: Shaping Our Future Together

The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) National Human Services Summit offers unparalleled access to learning, peer networking, and connecting with a wide array of committed partners and organizations all working toward:

  • Moving Human Services Upstream

  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility

  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector

APHSA strives to create an experience for Summit attendees that fosters knowledge-building on emerging national policy issues affecting state, county, and city agencies delivering human services in our communities. At the Summit, we seek to highlight and showcase innovative practices and models from state and local jurisdictions, with a special focus on individuals with lived experience and leveraging community and human-centered design strategies and successes; process innovations and agile technology solutions; and strategies that center equity, inclusivity, and belonging in all the work of the human services sector.

We look forward to seeing you in Arlington!

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Who Attends?

2022 Summit Attendees by Sector

Public Agency: State

Public Agency: Local

Public Agency: Federal

Private Sector: For-profit Organizations

Non-profit Organizations/Community-Based Organizations

Academia Research Organizations


The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) supports leaders from state, county, and city human
services agencies to advance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities nationwide. As a bipartisan membership association, we work with our members to generate pragmatic solutions grounded in lived experience with a lens for equity and belonging.

APHSA members administer, oversee, and align programs that build resilience and bolster family well-being through access to food, health care, housing, employment, child care, and many other key building blocks necessary for thriving communities. Our members also work to modernize and align human services Information Technology (IT) systems, performance measurement
and data analysis, workforce development and training, and the legal dimensions of the sector.

Our Vision
A nation of thriving communities built on human potential.

Dedicated to public service and the common good, our members build well-being from the ground up so that everyone can thrive

Our Mission

Influence, Build, Connect

In partnership with our members, we influence modern approaches to sound policy, build the capacity of public agencies
to enable healthy families and communities, and connect leaders to accelerate learning and generate practical solutions together.

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