Who we are
The New Mexico Public Health Association (NMPHA), founded in 1917, is a private, non-profit membership association of individuals and organizations committed to a vision of New Mexico as a place where the resources, socioeconomic conditions, and environment exist in which ALL people can be healthy.
The mission of the New Mexico Public Health Association is to promote public health practice, policies, and systems that support health equity in New Mexico. We accomplish our mission by providing a forum for sharing research and practices, and serving as a base for leadership development, networking, and action.
Membership consists of approximately one-third community organizations/coalitions (including private consultants doing public health work), one-third government employees (state, county, city, federal) and one-third university/ academic-related (staff, faculty, students), representing over 30 different communities in New Mexico and neighboring states. Countless others are not actual members, but still consider themselves part of the NMPHA family and benefit from NMPHA events and activities.
NMPHA is the New Mexico state affiliate of the American Public Health Association (APHA) which represents more than 30,000 members nationally and worldwide.