Iowa Public Health Association

IPHA is committed to building shared value for public health in Iowa.  

We are the professional association for Iowa's diverse public health community and are united by our shared mission and vision.

Mission: Uniting and strengthening the voice for public health in Iowa.

A healthy and thriving Iowa because of the strong foundation laid by public health.
  • Independent and respected. 
  • United and inclusive.
  • Focused and proactive.


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Since 1925, IPHA has improved the health of Iowa's people and communities by:
  • Supporting public health professionals in ways that help them do their jobs better;
  • Fostering understanding, engagement and support for key public health issues; and
  • Influencing public policy to improve health.

IPHA is positioned to champion and strengthen public health in our state as the convener, promoter and supporter of Iowa’s public health community.  

An affiliate of the American Public Health Association, IPHA stands ready as a credible, evidence-driven community of professionals urging wise policy and financial investments that value the health of Iowans.  

Public health is fundamental to every sector.

Healthy kids are better prepared to learn. 

A healthy workforce is more productive.

Healthy communities thrive.

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What is public health?  Who does it?  Why is it important?

Here are some great resources for general information to answer these questions:


Iowa Public Health Association | P.O. Box 13181. Des Moines, IA 50310 | 515.491.7804

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