Public health is a vast network of community partners that includes government agencies, medical professionals, community groups, advocates, private industry, and individual citizens- all working together to make our communities healthier.  The Arizona Public Health Association is a key Stakeholder by pulling all the partners together.  They’re a non-profit organization that’s been around since 1928. 

AzPHA provides a way for members to network with other public health and medical professionals from around the state, enhance their skills by attending professional development trainings, and advocate for a better public health system in Arizona.  The AzPHA holds an annual conference every fall and a spring conference that gathers public health and community leaders to work on issues that help make Arizona a healthier state and to bolster professional development. Next week’s spring conference (April 24) will focus on health equity and will feature a keynote address from Dr. Richard Carmona, who served as the 17th Surgeon General. 

Members of AzPHA also have the chance to have their work and accomplishments recognized by several awards given out by the Association.  The AzPHA also gives back to the community by offering scholarships to our future public health workforce…  and offer discounted memberships for those working for the state as public health professionals.  Take a look at their website to learn about all the benefits of joining and the discounted memberships.