Newfoundland & Labrador Public Health Association
Welcome to the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Health Association (NLPHA) website.
The Newfoundland & Labrador Public Health Association (NLPHA) is an independent, voluntary, non-profit provincial advocacy group comprised of health professionals, community members, and affiliated organizations who promote and support public health.
The Association is affiliated with the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and is a member of the Canadian Network of Public Health Associations.
The Vision of the NLPHA is an effective public health system that promotes and supports the health and well being of the people and communities of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Mission of the NLPHA is to be an active voice to promote public health in Newfoundland and Labrador and to enhance and support public health capacity guided by the principles of disease prevention, health promotion and protection, and healthy public policy.
The Goals of the NLPHA are:
• To establish NLPHA as a credible voice on current and emerging public health matters.
• To advocate for public policies that promote supportive environments for health.
• To support and encourage a vibrant diverse membership.
• To liaise and partner with CPHA and other provincial and territorial associations.
Origins of the NLPHA
On January 24, 1979, Newfoundland Public Health Association received its Certificate of Incorporation under the Companies Act of Newfoundland & Labrador. On January 8, 2007 NLPHA's Articles of Incorporation were amended under the Corporations Act of Newfoundland & Labrador to reflect the name change of our organization to Newfoundland & Labrador Public Health Association