Uniting and strengthening
the voice for public health
in Iowa

Iowa Public Health Association is the non-partisan, nonprofit membership organization of public health professionals and allies in Iowa. Together, we work to inform the public, educate our members, and influence policy-makers on matters critical to public health. We are leaders in health equity and promote evidence-based decision-making.

Mission

To unite and strengthen the voice for public health in Iowa.

Vision

A healthy and thriving
Iowa

IPHA is a membership organization that is...

Community -
Focused

The core of public health practice and research is doing good for others, for our communities and for the population at large. We strive to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Disciplined

We work to scale advocacy and education
in core public health
areas to support our members‘ work, in their communities, across the state.

Fact-Based

We frame our public health priorities and around data and research-based evidence. Our motives are true to health, without corporate or partisan pressure or influence.

Equitable

Factors such as age,
gender, race, sexual orientation, and creed
should not determine an individual’s health. We are a voice for all Iowans and are working to eliminate health disparities.

Community -
Focused

The core of public health practice and research is doing good for others, for our communities and for the population at large. We strive to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Disciplined

We work to scale advocacy and education
in core public health
areas to support our members‘ work, in their communities, across the state.

Fact-Based

We frame our public health priorities and around data and research-based evidence. Our motives are true to health, without corporate or partisan pressure or influence.

Equitable

Factors such as age,
gender, race, sexual orientation, and creed
should not determine an individual’s health. We are a voice for all Iowans and are working to eliminate health disparities.

Inclusive

We value and seek varying perspectives and experiences from a diverse range of individuals and strive to include those outside the health sector in public health conversations.

Proactive

We monitor statewide, regional, and national trends and stand ready to lead in the early stages of public health challenges when evidence and our membership compel us to act.

Pragmatic

We understand that coalition building is critical to public health success. We seek small wins when the ultimate goal is not quickly or easily attainable.

Inclusive

We value and seek varying perspectives and experiences from a diverse range of individuals and strive to include those outside the health sector in public health conversations.

Proactive

We monitor statewide, regional, and national trends and stand ready to lead in the early stages of public health challenges when evidence and our membership compel us to act.

Pragmatic

We understand that coalition building is critical to public health success. We seek small wins when the ultimate goal is not quickly or easily attainable.

Iowa Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. They are the only organization that combines a 140- plus year perspective, the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health and a member community from all public health disciplines and over 40 countries. Learn more at www.apha.org.

Why join Iowa Public Health Association?

Advocacy opportunities

Create IPHA’s legislative platform, develop policy positions and promote public health issues

Leadership opportunities

Grow your connections and career and undertake a position on the board or on
various committees

Networking connections

Build your network with access to public
health colleagues and leading
professionals from across the state