Established in 1939 and receiving 501(c)3 status in 1952, the Idaho Public Health Association (IPHA) is the oldest nonprofit organization representing public, private, and consumer health interests in Idaho. The purpose of IPHA is to foster and support improvements in the health and welfare of Idaho citizens and to provide a forum for the expression and dissemination of current health issues, trends, and technologies.
Who we are
IPHA is governed by a Board of Directors, see Board of Directors Page for more information.
What we do
IPHA has organized diverse stakeholders to advocate for important health policies related to air quality, seatbelt use, child care regulations and school nutrition and physical activity.
IPHA initiated a campaign to support and showcase National Public Health Week throughout the state, and recognizes public health professionals with the Governor's Proclamation of Idaho Public Health Day.
The IPHA strategic plan includes work focused on the following priority areas:
Strengthen Public Health Practice
Build a Public Health Movement
Align Organizational Capacity and Infrastructure
The IPHA mission is to provide a forum for individuals and organizations to work collectively to assure conditions which Idahoans will be healthy.
The Idaho Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). We have collaborated with APHA to grow stronger as organizations, to share expertise, influence, and resources, and to advocate for common priorities at the local, state and federal levels.
APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. It is the only organization that combines a nearly 150-year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health. Learn more at www.apha.org.