Promote the development and support of community-based public health (CBPH).
Identify and enhance the capacity of community-based organizations to address community
health issues through CBPH approaches and CBPH partnerships.
Promote the understanding and practice of CBPH research, teaching and service. Gather and share information about organizations, programs, funding sources and other
resources engaged in promoting CBPH.
Promote linkages with organizations (including other APHA caucuses and sections) which
share goals with those of this Caucus.
Develop and promote policies which support and advance CBPH at all levels and among
academic programs, community-based organizations, governmental agencies, and funders
of public health programs.
In 2013, the Caucus received funding from the National Institute on Minority Health
and Health Disparities of the National Institutes to support scholarships for community-based
organizations leaders to attend APHA and enhance their skills in CBPR.
In 2012, the Steering Committee adopted a new governance structure, which can operate
basic Caucus functions without staff signed an agreement with Community-Campus Partnerships
for Health (CCPH) to support each other’s work and collectively advance our shared
goals of health equity and social justice.
In 2010, the CBPH Caucus celebrated 10 years at APHA. The Caucus has over 425 members.
The Presentations Publications Work Group has organized a full schedule of sessions
each year since 2001.
In 2010, the Membership Development Work Group helped initiate the CBPH Caucus Youth
Council to encourage youth participation in public health and social justice.
In 2004, NCBON’s first annual Business Meeting was held. Starting in 2005, NCBON has
held an annual community reception to honor local community organizations where the
APHA conference takes place.
In 2004, the Policy Work Group drafted and APHA accepted the first Policy Statement
on Community Based Participatory Research.
Since 2000, the CBPH Caucus has awarded almost 200 travel scholarships for community
members and youth to come to APHA to meet and present.