An all membership organization
working to promote the health of Pennsylvania residents.

Our Priorities


Combating the Opioid Epidemic means giving people the tools to seek treatment and conquer substance misuse.


The clock is ticking. Together we can take serious action on climate.For ourselves and the health of future generation.


Everyone deserves to live in a safe environment free of violence. We need to put a stop to the bloodshed.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: PPHA 2024 Annual Conference 



Upcoming webinar events are available on our newsletter



CMS Physician Payment Rule Advances Health Equity

23July 13, 2023
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Press Release

A Pennsylvania suggests links between fracking and asthma, lymphoma in children

August 16, 2023
by Marc Levy

PA Department of Health distributing free potassium iodide tablets for residents living near Limerick Generating Station

August 15, 2023
by Jace Codi

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Affiliate Organizations

American Public Health Association

Maryland Public Health Association

Delaware Public Health Association

Delaware Academy of Medicine

Sociedad Cubana de Salud Pública

Mid-Atlantic Pulic Health Partnership

West Chester University Department of Health


Public Health Management Corporation

Temple University College of Public Health

Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health

Penn State College of Medicine

Society for Public Health Education

Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network

National Nurse-Led Care Consortium


Our Board

Maura Boughter-Dornfeld, MPH, President

Senior Research Coordinator
University of Scranton

Steven Szydlowski, DHA, MBA, MHA, Conference/Events Committee Chair

Graduate Health Administration Program Director
University of Scranton

Longjian Liu, MD, PhD, MSc, FAHA

Associaite Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Drexel University

Linda Duchak, EdM, MCHES

Associate Director for Outreach and Service
Center for Public Health Practice

Jess Boyer MPH, MSW, Past President

Associate Director of Assessment and Accreditation
Temple University, College of Public Health

Amanpreet Kaur, CFCS, MLIS

Community Health & Engineering Librarian
University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Marina Gettas, DrPH, MSN, MPH, DEI Committee Chair

Registered Nurse
UPMC Magee Women's Hospital

Sarah Hexem Hubbard, JD

Executive Director
National Nurse-Led Care Consortium

Richard Cohen, PhD, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Director
Public Health Management Corporation

Our Staff

Kristine Gonnella, Policy Director


Pennsylvania Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). We have collaborated with APHA to grow stronger as organizations, to share expertise, influence, and resources, and to advocate for common priorities at the local, state and federal levels. APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. It is the only organization that combines a 150-year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health. Learn more at


Pennsylvania Public Health Association

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Philadelphia, PA