NDPHA is a dynamic multidisciplinary organization recognized as the voice for public health in North Dakota. Our members (as a member you can view the member directory) include individuals, as well as representatives of public, private, non-profit organizations and institutions who are interested in the health of North Dakotans; are poised for leadership to 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.
History of NDPHA
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. Our vision is that in North Dakota, NDPHA is the leading professional organization recognized as the voice for public health.
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.