Who We Are
Established in 1940, the Illinois Public Health Association is the oldest and largest public health association in the State of Illinois. As one of the largest affiliates of the American Public Health Association, IPHA is widely recognized as a leader in the field of public health advocacy, health education and public health programming.
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
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