The NLPHA was formed in 1967 (under the leadership of Dr. D. Sheddon and Mr. D. Strong.
Throughout the years, the NLPHA has focused on a number of community health issues for advocacy, education, and prevention programming. For more information on recent issues and subsequent actions, please visit our Position Papers page.
NLPHA has had four major reviews in its history, with an assessment of roles and structure in 1977, three major strategic planning processes first initiated in 1990, and the last review of strategic plan in 2011. We revised our Strategic Plan 2011-2014 on April 11, 2011. We revised our By Laws on November 29, 2011.
The NLPHA has hosted three CPHA national conferences. It also hosts provincial conferences and workshops. [View Conferences]
Regular meetings are held on alternate months to Executive Meetings. There are no regular meetings scheduled for July and August.
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.