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NYSPHA  -  A Proud Affiliate of the American Public Health Association

The New York State Public Health Association (NYSPHA) is an affiliate of the American Public Health Association and serves as a statewide organization for members from all disciplines in the public health spectrum including state and county health departments, healthcare; policy and advocacy organizations; community based health and human service programs and workers; academia and research.

NYSPHA advocates for policies at the national, state and regional levels that support equity in health status and an end to health disparities for all.

NYSPHA is among the nation’s oldest, independent, nonprofit public health organizations. We serve as a broad-based statewide organization devoted to promoting and protecting the health of all New Yorkers.

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Our mission is to promote and protect the public's health through professional development, networking, advocacy and education.

Our vision is for NYSPHA to serve as a leading voice and resource for public health in New York State. Our active and engaged membership represents the diversity of individuals and organizations working in public health.  Empowered NYSPHA members work across the state, at all levels, to promote and implement prevention-oriented policies and practices that support healthy behaviors, advance health equity, and foster healthy communities.


NYSPHA News and Legislative Updates

NYSPHA Strategic Plan

Our Board of Directors

As a statewide, multi-sectoral public health organization, we have a Board of Directors that is representative of our membership and capable of bringing a level of expertise to our Association through their various educational and career experiences.

Members of the Board of Directors include representatives from fifteen organizations in New York State and have expertise within school-based health; oral and rural health; maternal and child health; epidemiology and bio-statistics; healthy eating and physical activity; community public health education; tobacco-free living; policy and advocacy and regional health planning.

Executive Board and Staff

Board Nomination Application

Internship Opportunities


Our Committees

With our mission to protect and promote the public's health throughout New York State, it is only through active member participation that we are able to achieve our goals.  At NYSPHA we have long-standing and emerging committees that  our members are actively involved with in an effort to drive our association's efforts.  Visit the pages below for a description of our committees.  We are continuously looking for additional NYSPHA members to join our committees, and so if you are a member of NYSPHA or are looking to join our organization and you take interest in one or more of these areas, please let us know!  We encourage you to contact the designated committee Chair(s) at any time if you're looking to explore the possibility of how you can get involved. If you are interested in joining a NYSPHA committee, visit the following page.  

Events Planning and Education Committee

Policy and Advocacy Committee

Communications and Membership Committee 

Fund Development Committee

Our Policies

Sponsorship and Advertising Guidelines

Social Media Policy

Who to Contact 

  • General information
  • Partnership opportunities
  • Membership / benefits inquiries
  • Sponsorship and advertising opportunities
  • Posting jobs with NYSPHA
  • Community relations

  • Policy and advocacy matters 

  • NYSPHA's President

NYSPHA's Committee Chair Contact Information

 Events/ Annual Planning Chair

 Erin Sinisgalli: 

 Policy and Advocacy Chair Gus Birkhead:
 Communications and Membership Chairs Brianna Maher: 
Joelle Monaco:
 Fund Development Chair

Leah Wentworth:

 Board and Staff Development Chair  Brett Harris:
 Public Health in Action Chairs

 Joann Stevelos :

Brett Harris:

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