Iowa Public Health Association

Welcome to the Iowa Public Health Association. 

The Iowa Public Health Association (IPHA) is the professional association for Iowa's public health community.  IPHA's diverse membership is unified by a shared mission and vision.

Mission Statement: IPHA is the voice of public health in Iowa through advocacy, membership services and partnerships.

Vision Statement: Advancing public health in Iowa  

Click here to view a brief slide show about IPHA - who we are and what we do.

Since 1925, IPHA has improved the health of Iowa's people and communities by:

  • Supporting public health professionals in ways that help them do their jobs better;
  • Fostering understanding, engagement and support for key public health issues; and
  • Influencing public policy to improve health.

More than just a professional association, IPHA is a community of public health professionals and the collective voice for the health of Iowans.  IPHA is positioned to champion and strengthen public health in our state as the convener, promoter and supporter of Iowa’s public health community.  An affiliate of the American Public Health Association, IPHA stands ready as a credible, evidence-driven community of professionals urging wise policy and financial investments that value the health of Iowans.  Public health is fundamental to every sector.  Healthy kids are better prepared to learn, a healthy workforce is more productive and healthy communities thrive.

What is public health?  Who does it?  Why is it important?

Here are some great resources for general information to answer these questions:


Iowa Public Health Association

P.O. Box 13181. Des Moines, IA 50310  //  515.491.7804


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