Iowa Public Health Association

Building upon a rich history, investing in a vibrant future

Since 1925, the Iowa Public Health Association (IPHA) has been the voice for public health in Iowa.  In 2015, IPHA celebrates its 90th anniversary.  

When IPHA celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2010, then IPHA President, Dawn Gentsch, commissioned a commemorative 85th anniversary logo (right) and appointed Past Presidents, Dr. Ronald Eckoff and Kay Leeper to co-chair a celebration committee.  Click here to learn more.

To reflect on IPHA history, Dr. Eckoff, began researching and compiling information and writing a series of historical articles for Public Health Matters, IPHA's e-newsletter. 

History of the Iowa Public Health Association: 1890 - 2010 (Poster created by Dr. Ron Eckoff in collaboration with Chris Childs)


Public Health Matters Historical Articles - by Ronald Eckoff, MD
IPHA Past Presidents Reflections


Annual Meeting History

Dr. Eckoff has categorized the presentations of the annual meetings.  The spreadsheets may be sorted by date, category, etc.  A key to the categories is in the 2nd spreadsheet of each workbook.
Coming soon:
  • Listing of annual meetings (2000-present) // Joint conference with the Iowa Environmental Health Association and the inclusion of several partners


Other Historical Documents Related to Public Health in Iowa
Iowa Heritage Illustrated - Summer 2005 



This periodical is produced by the State Historical Society of Iowa.  The summer 2005 issue was dedicated solely to Iowa's public health accomplishments and is a wonderful compilation of our collective public health history.  

Two articles are posted with permission here.  Readers are encouraged to contact the State Historical Society of Iowa to order a hard copy of this special public health issue.
    Iowa Heritage Illustrated - Table of Contents (summer 2005)





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