Goals and Accomplishments


  1. Promote the development and support of community-based public health (CBPH).
  2. Identify and enhance the capacity of community-based organizations to address community health issues through CBPH approaches and CBPH partnerships.
  3. 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.
  4. Promote linkages with organizations (including other APHA caucuses and sections) which share goals with those of this Caucus.
  5. 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.