North Dakota Public Health Association

The mission of NDPHA is to improve, promote, and protect health for residents of North Dakota through leadership in policy, partnerships, and best practices.


APHA 2019 Theme - Creating the Healthiest Nation. For Science. For Action. For Health.

DATE: November 2-6 | LOCATION: Philadelphia PA

APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest and most influential annual gathering of public health professionals. Nearly 13,000 attendees join us each year to present, learn and find inspiration. 


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By becoming a member you will instantly be part of a dynamic and professionally diverse network of over 200 public health professionals and students in North Dakota. 


Welcome to the North Dakota Public Health Association

The North Dakota Public Health Association (NDPHA) is an organization that gives a voice to public health matters and provides opportunities to partner, create new vision, and be an instrument affecting the health status for citizens all across the state. It is a conduit to bring together persons interested in public health for the purpose of fostering a better understanding of public health problems and practices and to facilitate the interchange of ideas relating to methods for solutions of these problems. NDPHA aids in the promotion of state and local legislation in the interest of public health with particular focus on the interrelationship between health and quality of life.

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for the 2020 NDPHA Awards 

Its that time of year again to get your nominations in for the 2020 NDPHA Awards! The awards will be presented at the annual banquet at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health on June 4, 2020 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND. 

Public Health Worker of the Year: honors a current member of NDPHA for outstanding public health contributions or achievements in the past year.

Public Health Team of the Year: honors a team that worked collaboratively on a unique, creative or outstanding public health effort, program or goal in the past year.

Outstanding Service Award: honors an individual (lay or professional) for outstanding work or achievement over their lifetime in the field of public health.

If you know someone or a group of someones who fit the bill for any of the above award categories and they are a member of NDPHA we encourage you to take the time and nominate them!

Click the link below to begin the nomination process:

Nominations are due February 10, 2020. For more information visit or contact Amy Burke at or call 701.328.2784.

Relationship with the American Public Health Association

North Dakota Public Health Association 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 strengthen the profession of public health, promote best practices and share the latest public health research and information. APHA is 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 at

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