The Utah Public Health Association (UPHA) is a leader in promoting public health, advocating for sound public health policy, and providing professional development opportunities for the public health community. Our 200+ members include public health professionals, health educators, doctors, nurses, community leaders, students, and citizens committed to improving the health of Utahns.
If you are not yet a member of UPHA, we encourage you to join and get involved. There are many opportunities available to anyone with an interest in promoting and protecting public health. You can add your voice to advocacy initiatives about pressing public health issues, attend or even help to plan one of our professional development events, apply for a community grant, join a Section or Special Interest Group to focus on a specific public health issue, sit on a committee, volunteer as an intern, and much more! Explore the website to find out more about what we do and how you can be a part of our public health community.
Who We Are?
UPHA is a leader in public health advocacy, improving public health practice, and providing professional development opportunities for members and the public health community. Founded in 1916, UPHA is the largest public health organization in Utah and is an affiliate of the American Public Health Association. Our members include professionals from a variety of sectors all committed to improving the health of Utahns.
OUR VISIONUPHA strives to:
- Advocate sound public health policy
- Ensure a healthy and safe environment
- Promote community and population health
- Inform and engage the community about public health issues
- Support and develop the public health workforce
- Champion health equity and social justice
- Promote access to health care
If I asked you to “speak for health” what would you say? I believe UPHA members speak for health all the time – at work, at home, and within our communities. Recently, Patty Cross (Vice President) and I had the opportunity to visit the offices of Mitt Romney and Mike Lee to talk about UPHA’s […]
The Utah Public Health Association has been working diligently to establish and offer mini grants to communities and individuals for projects that are focused on protecting and improving the health of Utah citizens. UPHA is pleased to announce the availability of three grants for public health projects. Each grant award will be for $1,000. Applications […]
Celebration is in order for our wonderful organization, which is aging very well in its 103rd year of operation. Despite UPHA’s age, I see signs that UPHA is in the adolescent phase of its life-span. This is partly due to my optimism that UPHA will operate for at least 500 years. It is also due […]