Iowa Public Health Association

IPHA is a state affiliate of the American Public Health Association (APHA). 


APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We are the only organization that influences federal policy, has a 140-plus year perspective and brings together members from all fields of public health.


APHA publishes the American Journal of Public Health and The Nation’s Health, convenes an Annual
Meeting and Exposition where thousands of participants share the latest public health research and leads public awareness campaigns such as Get Ready and National Public Health Week. Learn more at www.apha.org.


Click here to view the video "Together We Can Do Better."


Healthiest Generation in One Nation


Let’s face it – as a nation we’re not nearly as healthy as we should be. Compared to other developed nations, we’re lagging far behind.  But it doesn’t have to be this way. With your help, we can make America the healthiest nation in just one generation.


Want to know more? Watch the Healthiest Nation in One Generation viral video.


Share the video with your friends and family and encourage them to get involved.  America can make this the healthiest nation in one generation. We all have to do our part. What will you do?


Iowa's Affiliate Representative to APHA: Deb Vander Plas

APHA affiliates are organized geographically into regions.  IPHA is part of APHA Region VII which also includes:

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Click here to access The Nation's Health, APHA's monthly newletter.

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