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public health association 

Who we are

The District of Columbia Public Health Association (DCPHA) is dedicated to protecting personal, public, and environmental health in Washington, D.C.

The Association is committed to:

  • Protecting and promoting personal, public and environmental health.

  • Studying and attempt to resolve health problems.
  • Meeting and sharing knowledge and experience in order to achieve the organization’s goal.
  • Providing leadership in public health by initiating and supporting voluntary and governmental action to meet health needs or to remedy health problems.
  • Promoting continuing educational opportunities for public health and allied workers to help them acquire new or broader knowledge and develop skills to provide more effective health services.

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The District of Columbia Public Health Association is currently seeking nominations for all positions on a rolling basis. All members and non-members may apply.*



The Treasurer will keep the GC apprised of key financial events, trends, and concerns, and assessments of the organization’s fiscal health. The Treasurer is also responsible for completing and ensuring the completion of required financial reporting forms in a timely manner and making these forms available for the GC’s review and are submitted to appropriate regulatory and affiliated entities in a timely and proactive fashion.  

*Nonmembers will be required to join the organization prior to being seated on the governing council. 

**Descriptions subject to change

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Member benefits

Connection: You will be connected to a larger group banded together to produce positive results for public health in Washington, DC.

Conferences: Conferences can provide quality education and networking for public health professionals, and you will receive a significant discount as a member. You will be able to contribute to the content, help plan the Conference or attend to enhance your professional development.

Public Policy/Advocacy: We plan to offer strong advocacy programs centered on assuring that public health voices are being heard. You can keep track of public health issues under consideration by the District of Columbia City Council. 

Free Informational Sessions: The association keeps members in touch with each other and current issues through the association’s web site and email updates of emerging issues relevant to public health. Stay informed about public health and in a way that saves you time.

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Who We Are

DCPHA is dedicated to betterment of health in Washington, DC. This organization is comprised of public health practitioners who are passionate about improving public health. 

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2 Massachusetts Ave NE
Suite 1885
Washington, DC 20013


District of Columbia Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). 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. It is the only organization that combines a nearly 150-year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health. Learn more at www.apha.org.

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