Since 1925, IPHA has been the voice for public health in Iowa and a driving force behind important public health discussions and decisions affecting all Iowans.
IPHA champions and strengthens public health in our state as the convener, promoter and supporter of Iowa’s public health community. We stand ready as a credible, evidence-driven community of professionals urging wise policy and financial investments that address the social determinants of health and value health equity. Read more about our strategic approach to achieving our vision of a healthy and thriving Iowa.
Our non-profit association is led by a committed board of public health professionals and is powered by the engagement of more than 400 public health professionals and advocates from across the state. Our members and partners cover all sectors, including federal, state and municipal agencies; non-profit providers; private sector health providers; educators; community advocates; and retirees. Collectively, IPHA is a force multiplier for advancing public health in Iowa and nationally.
IPHA is an affiliate 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.
Membership in IPHA gives you the opportunity to engage with colleagues around the state. Our standing committees are not only great for networking, but they truly keep the organization going and growing. Committees are member-led, with chair positions rotating every 1-2 years, giving ample opportunity to practice your leadership skills.