UPHA stands with APHA's Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD - "Wednesday’s [January 6, 2021] egregious act of violence against our government and assault on American democracy at the U.S. Capitol was horrifying to watch and underscores the great divide that exists in this nation. And just yesterday, our country experienced the deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic, surging past 4,000 deaths for the first time.... We have a lot of work to do to rebuild confidence in our collective actions. We now need to begin restoring trust and achieving justice in the middle of a pandemic... We cannot allow hate to divide us at the very time we need everyone’s help in ending these dual public health crises — violence and the pandemic."  Read the full statement HERE.


UPHA Calls upon the Public to Adhere to Health Order Issued by Governor Herbert - Find the full  statement HERE.

Deseret News (November 10, 2020) Utah Reports 7th Straight Day with Over 2000 New Cases

UPHA Commends Governor Herbert for Implementing COVID-19 Transmission Index and Recommends Further Action in a Time of Crisis - Find the full statement HERE.

KLS (October 28, 2020) Health Association Calls for Stricter COVID-19 Measures in Utah

During this unprecedented threat to the public’s health, the Utah Public Health Association stands behind Utah’s public health workers who work continuously to create conditions where all Utahans can be as healthy as possible.  UPHA is committed to the health and safety of all communities and shares our concern for humanity at this time.  We lean on our guiding principles to support our community.  We reaffirm, especially during this great public health crisis, our commitment to:

  1.  Advocating for sound public health policy
  2.  Ensuring a healthy and safe environment by supporting people to “stay safe and stay home”
  3.  Informing and engaging the community about public health issues and disseminating accurate information to diverse communities
  4.  Supporting the public health workforce who is working tirelessly to mitigate COVID-19
  5.  Championing health equity and social justice so that the greatest burden of COVID-19 does not fall on our most vulnerable citizens, and
  6.  Promoting access to health care – because no one deserves to suffer without care, or care that is much too costly

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.

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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.

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UPHA 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

What is Public Health

What is Public Health

Latest News

November 2020 E-Newsletter

President’s Message No matter what our role in public health is, for the past eight months we have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. I have seen such unwavering efforts by so many to contact trace despite the steady often rising case counts. The emergency response teams have continuously responded to requests for supplies […]

October 2020 E-Newsletter

President’s Message  Utah Public Health Association 2020-2021: Virtually Unlimited The COVID-19 pandemic seems to bring many changes, which limit the way things have been done in the past. I want to suggest that rather than being limited this upcoming year, the Utah Public Health Association (UPHA) 2020-2021 is virtually unlimited in many ways. We are […]

September 2020 E-Newsletter

President’s Message With the summer almost behind us, now is a great time to get involved with the Utah Public Health Association (UPHA). If you are not a member yet, we invite you to join us. UPHA is an organization that supports the development of the public health workforce and as such provides opportunities for […]

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Giving you an avenue for easy engagement in public health policy issues that impact your work


Providing opportunities for professional development, enhanced learning, and networking


Providing an organizational structure for members of similar professional interests to learn, partner, and collaborate

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Hold office & voting rights - Serve on committees - Networking opportunities - Legislative updates & alerts - Discount at Public Health Conference for Utah
Eligibility: Any interested person


Same benefits as Individual
Eligibility: Any active student enrolled at least halftime in a College or University

Early Career Professional

Same benefits as individual
Eligibility: Any person who has graduated from an educational institution within the past 2 years

Community Health Worker

Same benefits as Individual
Eligibility: Any person who participates in the Community Health Workers Section


Same benefits as Individual / Membership for life
Eligibility: Any person who is interested in the cause of public health


Same benefits as Individual
Eligibility: Any retired person who is interested in the cause of public health

Partner Organizations


UPHA is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Since 1918, we have collaborated with APHA to grow stronger as  organizations, to share expertise, influence, and resources, and to advocate for common priorities at the local, state, and federal levels.  APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. They are the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health and a member community from all public health disciplines and over 40 countries.

Learn more about APHA.