The AAHHSA Annual Education Conference is a comprehensive learning and networking experience for attorneys who represent the state and local government agencies that administer health and human services programs. This conference promotes pragmatic innovation in health and human services while facilitating the exchange of information between attorneys from across the nation.

As the only national organization representing state and local agencies charged with administering human service programs, APHSA and AAHHSA have long endorsed transformation and innovation. It is our hope that the 2022 AAHHSA Annual Conference will assist health and human service leaders, policymakers, and legal professionals to leverage the transformative possibilities for their organizations and their clients.

We are now accepting proposals for the AAHHSA Annual Education Conference, being held October 9-12, 2022, at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio. We encourage content from state and local government agencies as well as community-based organizations and private sector organizations that deliver important programs and services through innovative solutions. APHSA and its members are committed to advancing racial equity. Content addressing structural inequities in our systems and root causes of racial disparities through policy and practice are strongly encouraged.

The AAHHSA Conference is interested in proposals that have practical application to advancing legal matters in health and human services for their constituents in the following topic areas:

  • Addressing Bias in the Legal Profession

  • Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder

  • Child Welfare / Child Support / Child Care

  • Cyber/Data Security

  • Elder Justice

  • Federal Funding

  • HHS Workforce and Operations

  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

  • Long Term Care

  • Medicaid and CHIP

  • Prevention Services

  • SNAP / TANF – Legal Focus

Learn more about the topic areas and session types in our Call for Proposals Guide, and be sure to submit your proposals by Friday, May 20!


AAHHSA 2022 Annual Education Conference

October 9-12, 2022

Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square  |  Columbus, OH


We are pleased to welcome you to the 2022 AAHHSA Annual Conference & Expo produced by the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) for the American Association of Health and Human Services Attorneys (AAHHSA) affinity group.


APHSA continues to monitor the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on our members’ work as well as our events and events-related travel. We continue to plan for our events to be in person for 2022 with safety and well-being at the forefront of all our planning.

To attend an APHSA event, all attendees will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated and/or proof of a negative COVID-19 test up to 48-72 hours prior to arriving at the event. A secure portal for uploading will be provided for attendees to provide their information.


Registration for the event will open soon. Watch for upcoming announcements.


Registration is open!


To register, you will log in using your email associated with your APHSA membership profile. Note: If you do not have a profile, you will be required to create one to register for the conference. Questions on registration profiles should be directed to Member Services at

NOTICE: Registering for this meeting is an agreement to pay the stated fees. If you register prior to receiving travel approval and you do not attend the conference, your organization will be responsible for payment of the registration fees. All registration fees are due at the time of registration with a credit card. If they cannot be paid by credit card, they must be paid prior to the start of the conference, or a Purchase Order must be on file.


The Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square is the home of the 2022 AAHHSA Annual Education Conference. Centrally located in downtown Columbus at Capitol Square, the hotel is steps away from the Ohio Statehouse, Ohio Theatre, Columbus Museum of Art, multiple art galleries, and restaurants. In addition to downtown, explore the nearby vibrant neighborhoods of the University District, Short North Arts District, German Village, and Arena District.