North Dakota Public Health Association

The mission of NDPHA is to improve, promote, and protect health for residents of North Dakota through leadership in policy, partnerships, and best practices.

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Welcome to the North Dakota Public Health Association

The North Dakota Public Health Association (NDPHA) is an organization that gives a voice to public health matters and provides opportunities to partner, create new vision, and be an instrument affecting the health status for citizens all across the state. It is a conduit to bring together persons interested in public health for the purpose of fostering a better understanding of public health problems and practices and to facilitate the interchange of ideas relating to methods for solutions of these problems. NDPHA aids in the promotion of state and local legislation in the interest of public health with particular focus on the interrelationship between health and quality of life.

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Public heath funding crucial to creating healthy communities

Nationwide, communities are changing the way they care for their health as public health efforts are equipping Americans with the tools and knowledge to take charge of their health. Community planning that encourages physical activity, ensures easy access to healthy foods, provides strong programs for getting vaccinated and quitting smoking and plans for emergencies are all contributing to a framework that will help build the healthiest nation in one generation. However, our progress has become tenuous as we head down a path of disinvestment and unstable funding for these proven community-based health programs.  More

Relationship with the American Public Health Association

North Dakota Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Since 1918, 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. They strengthen the profession of public health, promote best practices and share the latest public health research and information. APHA is 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.

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