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The Utah Public Health Association has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the 2020 Public Health Conference for Utah.  This is due to the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing to help flatten the epidemic curve.  Registration is currently on hold as we consider next steps.

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
VISIT THE UPHA COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE.

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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OUR VISION

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 2020 E-Newsletter

President’s Message August is here and the UPHA Board is gearing up for getting back to meetings (virtual) and addressing public health issues in Utah (COVID will no doubt be among them). Even though the UPHA Board takes some time off over the summer, we have been working behind the scenes on special projects. We […]

July 2020 E-Newsletter

President’s Message What an unprecedented year 2020 has been so far! This year has moved public health to the front of the stage, ready or not.  Although we are in new territory we understand how to educate, assess, develop, adapt, comfort, lead, direct, evaluate, study and define.  These skills allow us to handle whatever comes […]

May 2020 E-Newsletter

COVID-19 Information During this unprecedented threat to the public’s health, UPHA stands behind Utah’s public health professionals who work continuously to create conditions where all Utahns 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. Visit the COVID […]

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Advocacy

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

Events

Providing opportunities for professional development, enhanced learning, and networking

Sections

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

Meet The Board

Meet Board Members

Join UPHA

Individual

$40
Hold office & voting rights - Serve on committees - Networking opportunities - Legislative updates & alerts - Discount at Public Health Conference for Utah
Eligibility: Any interested person

Student

$20
Same benefits as Individual
Eligibility: Any active student enrolled at least halftime in a College or University

Early Career Professional

$30
Same benefits as individual
Eligibility: Any person who has graduated from an educational institution within the past 2 years

Community Health Worker

$10
Same benefits as Individual
Eligibility: Any person who participates in the Community Health Workers Section

Life

$400
Same benefits as Individual / Membership for life
Eligibility: Any person who is interested in the cause of public health

Retired

$20
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.