Engage in Mentoring

Welcome to APHA Mentor Match!

APHA Mentor Match is APHA’s unique online networking and career development tool to help you find and connect with public health mentors from around the world. Sign up as a mentee and learn from experienced professionals who were once in your shoes. APHA Mentor Match is a one-of-a-kind tool for members, which reflects our commitment to you and your professional development.

You can join APHA Mentor Match by following these four simple steps: 

Step 1: Create / Complete Your Profile

Complete your APHA profile. Make sure your contact information is up to date, add a recent professional profile picture and add details about your bio, education and job history. Having a complete and accurate profile is crucial to the success of selection and matching. Once your profile is complete, return to this page and move on to step 2. 

Step 2: Enroll

Are you looking to be a mentor or mentee? Perhaps both? Sign up: 

Make selections for each of the program demographics to set your preferences. Demographics include topics, venue, specialties, career stage and start/end date. Please note that "ALL" fields are required for enrollment. 

Step 3: Search

Search the Mentor Program Directory and input your search criteria. Start by selecting the topic(s) of interest, which include: 

  • Geographic Location
  • Field of Interest
  • Career/Member Stage


You can also take advantage of features to help you find mentors: 

  • Track your mentoring relationships
  • Participate in discussion forums on mentoring topics
  • Search for helpful mentoring resources

Step 4: Connect

Congratulations! You completed steps 1-3. Now it's time to establish those new relationships.

Once you’ve used the search function from step 3 and found a mentor(s), select the mentor's name whom you're interested in establishing a connection with. The link will bring you to their profile page.

Look around. If you think it’s a good match, select the Request Mentor button on their profile page. If it's not a good match, select the back button to return to your previous search results and/or consider refining your search criteria.


View our Mentor Match FAQs! Still have questions after browsing our FAQs, contact us at LEADhelp@apha.org.