Strategic Plan Overview

The Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) began its strategic planning process in 2019 with a stakeholder survey. The IPHA Strategic Planning Committee was formed after the COVID-19 pandemic derailed the original strategic planning process. The Committee presented a final report to the Executive Council in December 2020.  

IPHA 21-25 Strategic Plan


IPHA will lead in the enhancement and support of the public health system and the practice of public health, focused on health equity and improved health throughout Illinois.


Optimal health for all Illinoisians achieved through a robust public health system

Strategic Goals

I. Increase advocacy capacity for the public health system

II. Lead a movement that promotes policies and practices in Illinois that address health equity and racial justice with a focus on structural and social determinants of health

III. Enhance and expand partnerships and collaborations to promote the value and practice of public health

IV. Lead public health workforce development and recruitment

V. Enhance infrastructure for IPHA, its members, and public health in Illinois




IPHA Bylaws

The bylaws provide a framework for the Association's operation and management and can only be amended by vote of the membership. The bylaws were last amended June 19, 2019.

IPHA Bylaws 2019