IPHA builds capacity among public health professionals and partners to achieve health equity and well-being for all across the state of Indiana.


By the end of 2022, IPHA is valued as a robust partner, connector, and resource for advancing public health in Indiana.


In July 2019, IPHA engaged Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs Executive Education (IUEE) to facilitate a strategic planning process to guide the organization for the next three years. The process included a thorough review of the public health landscape in Indiana and across the United States, several key informant interviews, and broad stakeholder participation beyond board members. The 2020 to 2022 IPHA Strategic Plan includes a new Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Goals, 2020 Metrics, and Strategies. Plan implementation and evaluation is underway. You can read our 2021 Year in Review to see how we have been pursuing our goals.

Leadership Team

In 2019, IPHA entered into a professional services agreement with Health by Design to provide a comprehensive array of leadership, executive, management, operational, financial, and development services to assist in managing organizational activities. Beyond the leadership provided by the IPHA Board of Directors, IPHA is staffed by Kim Irwin, Administrator; Betsy Prentice, Special Projects Manager; and Katie Watson, Administrative Assistant. 

An Affiliate of APHA

Indiana Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). 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 at www.apha.org.

There are lots of ways for individuals and organizations to become members of APHA, from special student programs to agency memberships. Learn more about APHA membership benefits here.


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