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Mission, Vision & Goals


The Maryland Public Health Association (MdPHA) is one of the oldest and most vibrant state affiliates of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and Maryland’s leading professional organization for those working in the field of public health. MdPHA remains dedicated to increasing health equity for Marylanders through advocacy and community collaborations. 

We are committed to engaging the public health community in networking and educational events, advocacy activities and in emerging issues affecting the health of MarylandersWe provide our members with a bi-weekly, informative e-blast, hold our annual membership meeting in the fall and a tri-state public health conference with our affiliate colleagues in Pennsylvania and Delaware in the spring, actively participate in advocacy activities during Maryland’s legislative session (January-April), and offer opportunities to network throughout the year.


We champion health equity for Marylanders through advocacy and community collaborations.


Our vision is Healthy Marylanders living in healthy communities.


  1. Connect and support champions for health.
  2. Promote healthy and equitable communities for all where we live, work, and play.
  3. Address the current and emerging threats to the health of the public through advocacy, policy, and coalition-building.
  4. Empower the next generation of public health leaders.

Contact Us:

The Maryland Public Health Association
PO Box 7045
6801 Oak Hall Lane
Columbia, MD 21045-9998


MdPHA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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