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 2018 Theme — Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now

Creating health equity is a guiding priority and core value of APHA. By health equity, we mean everyone has the opportunity to attain their highest level of health. Health equity is a health, economic, human rights and social justice issue that calls for fairness. Health equity addresses inclusion along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation and disability.    Learn More


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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NDPHA Executive Director Position Open 

This part-time appointment position is a newly revised position and is funded through membership dues and program revenue. The goals for this position are outlined below and the purpose of this position is to support the strategic direction, goals, and infrastructure set by the Governing Council. Additionally, over the next 3 years, the objective of this position will be to transition from 100% membership based funding to 50% membership and 50% grant funded position. This revised Executive Director position purpose is to become established as a self-sustaining part-time position responsible for organizational growth and day-to-day management and operations. The ED works under the direction of the NDPHA President and Governing Council.  

If you are interested in applying, please email a cover letter and your resume to Sherry Adams and Renae Moch (;

Click on the link below to view the position description.  

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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