Rhode Island Public Health Association 

25th Anniversary

Upcoming events

The 25th annual

Meeting of the Rhode Island Public Health Association

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet; 60 Rhodes Pl, Cranston, RI 02905

Thursday November 4th 2021

Keynote Speaker: APHA President-Elect, Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN

Keynote Address: “The Public Health System and Its Workforce: Keys to the

Future” with a reference to the post COVID world

Meeting Agenda

4-5 registration and hors d'oeuvres

5-7:30 program  

7:30 thank you & conclusion

Registration: $70 members; $75 non-members
CEUs: $10 additional charge
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Please note that full time undergraduate students will be eligible for a reduced rate.

Please note that a virtual registration option will be offered soon!

This activity has been submitted to the Northeast Multistate Division for approval to award 1.0 contact hours.  The Northeast Multistate Division is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Please be advised that we are following all APHA guidelines, and will require attestation of vaccination, masks and social distancing for all attendees.

Who we are

RIPHA brings together professionals in a unique, multi-disciplinary environment for idea exchange, study, and action. Membership in RIPHA is open to any individual employed or interested in the field of public health. 

Since its inception in 1996, RIPHA has been guided by four principles: 

  • To take leadership on issues of population and environmental health
  • To promote the discussion of issues and dissemination of information concerning public health policy
  • To conduct educational programs to increase public health knowledge and promote healthy behavior among members and the public at large
  • To foster collaboration with others interested in protecting and promoting the health of Rhode Island and tribal residents

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Rhode Island 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

Racism and Public Health

Racism and associated violence are public health issues that should have no place in our world. The Rhode Island Public Health Association stands with the Black Lives Matter movement and all of those fighting systemic institutionalized racism and injustices. Public health goes beyond vaccines and contact tracing to include social determinants of health - the conditions in our environment that impact health. We recognize racism and violence as social determinants of health that are born of ignorance, bigotry, and hatred. End racism now - there is no alternative.

RIPHA President Chris Gadbois was recently highlighted as a non-profit leader in the state of Rhode Island in Providence Business News!

click here to view the article

Covid 19 Information

Getting a vaccine for Rhode Islanders

⚬  Rhode Island Department of Health

⚬  Call  (401) 222-8022 for Rhode Island COVID questions 

⚬  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

⚬  American Public Health Association

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About RIPHA 

The Rhode Island Public Health Association (RIPHA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt, professional organization that works toward the advancement of public health. The vision of RIPHA is a safe and healthier Rhode Island and the mission of RIPHA is to influence public health policy and promote public health practice in Rhode Island. 


Address: Box 41290, Providence, RI 02940-1290

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