NDPHA is a dynamic multidisciplinary organization recognized as the voice for public health in North Dakota. NDPHA has nearly 200 members across the state of North Dakota from various sectors representing public, private, non-profit organizations and institutions and public health professionals who are passionate about improving the health and safety of all North Dakotans.
NDPHA members are poised leaders who can influence public health policies and practices at the local, state, and national level; and are informed of current issues and topics of interest to public health advocates.
The North Dakota Public Health Association (NDPHA) was established at a town hall meeting in Fargo, ND on May 18, 1944 as a non-profit organization to improve the health of all North Dakotans. The activities of NDPHA are guided by the Governing Council which is comprised of officers elected by the membership, and of the Chairs of each of the sections of the 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.
All members are encouraged to participate in one or more committees and up two sections. NDPHA members receive our quarterly newsletter the "North Dakota Public Health News" that provides information on public health issues and activities of the association. Members are kept abreast of current events, new programs and services, and are provided opportunities for professional growth, leadership, and networking with colleagues on key issues.
The association is organized into sections and committees. Each section represents a discipline of public health. Each section and committee meet twice during the year by conference call or video conference.
NDPHA meets annually, in conjunction with the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health. During the annual meeting Governing Council Members are elected and NDPHA business is conducted.