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.

About US

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

August 2019 E-Newsletter

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 […]

July 2019 E-Newsletter

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 […]

June 2019 E-Newsletter

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 […]

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Get Involved


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

Meet The Board

Meet Board Members



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.