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:
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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.
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.
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.