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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 the Metropolitan Washington area.

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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Member benefits

Connection: You are connected to a larger group banded together to produce positive results for public health in our region.

Conferences: Conferences can provide quality education and networking for public health professionals, and you may offer a significant discount to members.  You can offer members to contribute to the content, help plan the Conference or attend to enhance their professional development.

Public Policy / Advocacy: You can offer contribution to the 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 State Legislature. Arrange PublicHealth contracts with a lobbyist to advocate for priority public health issues.

Free Informational Services: 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. Your  members remain informed about public health in your region and in a way that saves them time.

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Who We Are

DCPHA is dedicated to betterment of health in the Metropolitan DC Area. This organization is comprised of public health practitioners throughout the region who are passionate about improving public health. 



Contact Us

2 Massachusetts Ave NE
Suite 1885
Washington, DC 20013

info@dcmetropha.org


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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