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25th Anniversary

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The 25th Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Public Health Association

November 4, 2021

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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 residents

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Member benefits

This is an example of member benefits. Describing advantages for your members can help you to attract new members.

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

Conferences: Conferences can provide quality education and networking for public health professionals.  You can contribute to the content of this site or RIPHA in general, help plan a Conference or attend to enhance your 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 help keep track of public health issues under consideration by the RI General Assembly. 

Free Informational Services: RIPHA keeps members in touch with each other and current issues through our web site, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as upcoming new newsletters regarding the workings of our organization and emerging issues relevant to public health. 

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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

APHA's Response to the Death of Daunte Wright

Read the press release here

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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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