A Message from the President:

Welcome to our website, and thank you for your interest in the New York State Public Health Association!

This is such an exciting time for NYSPHA - during the last two years we've seen growth like never before, we've organized several successful advocacy days at the Capitol, we've hosted networking events with tremendous feedback, and our annual conferences have gotten consistently bigger (and better!) over the years.

I'm excited to have transitioned my role from a Director on NYSPHA's Board to Vice President, and as of July 1st now President of this great association.

Please take a moment to meet the rest of our team of dedicated public health advocates who direct our association - we warmly welcome a few new Directors on our Board (Timothy Legg, Perry Halkitis, and Robert Furlani), as well as Denise Tahara who has transitioned her role from Director on our Board to Vice President.

I'm looking forward to many more exciting milestones in the months and years ahead for NYSPHA, and on behalf of all of us we can't wait to share them with you!                                                                          


Yours in good health,

Rosie Perez, RN, MAHN

NYSPHA President



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Highlights from NYSPHA's 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference at the Otesaga Resort - Cooperstown, NY 

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Public Health News 


NYSPHA Supports Tobacco 21

In recent weeks NYSPHA has received media coverage in support of the Tobacco 21 legislation in Albany County.  Albany County residents are strongly encouraged to contact County Executive McCoy by or before June 9th asking him to support this measure to protect young people from tobacco.

NYSPHA Outlines 2015-2016 Policy Update

Click here to review an outline of NYSPHA's policy and legislative priority areas in 2015 and 2016.  NYSPHA's Annual Day of Action at the Capitol has been announced - click here for additional information about participating in our 2016 Day at the Capitol.

NYSPHA Member Recognized on National Rural Health Day

November 19th, 2015 marked the National Office of State Offices of Rural Health 5th Annual National Rural Health Day.  Among many of her esteemed colleagues, NYSPHA member and Community Wellness Specialist  at Alice Hyde Medical Center Josy Delaney was designated as one of this year's Rural Health Champions.  Nominator Erin Streiff of the Franklin County Public Health Department stated, "Josy's most significant contribution, above and beyond improving the health of the community through evidence-based interventions, has been her beautiful attitude, enthusiasm, and knack for generating cohesion and getting her fellow Public Health Professionals 'fired up' to make positive changes."


The New York State Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Since 1918, 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. They strengthen the profession of public health; share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. APHA is the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health and a member community from all public health disciplines and over 40 countries.

APHA publishes the American Journal of Public Health and The Nation’s Health, convenes an Annual Meeting and Exposition where thousands of participants share the latest public health research and leads public awareness campaigns such as Get Ready and National Public Health Week. Learn more at www.apha.org.




New York State Public Health Association

PO BOX 38127

Albany, NY   12203 

Tel:  518.427.5835

Email: info@nyspha.org


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