Washington Apple

Working today for a healthier Washington tomorrow

We are a non-profit association of members who work in public health, health care, and other areas dedicated to improving health and safety in all communities across Washington. Join us to make Washington a place where we all have an equal chance to be healthy.

 

New Blog: Public Health is the New Year

What is public health? From responding to natural disasters to city planning, every sidewalk (or lack thereof), drop of (treated) water, and medical procedure has an effect on our health. Bill Foege, a past Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said this more poetically, “There is no human endeavor that is outside the realm of public health.” This is powerful and inspiring – but also makes telling the story of public health more difficult. How do we talk about public health if everything we do is in fact public health? Who can speak for public health if public health is part of all that we do? Ginny Weir, Director of the Bree Collaborative, offers some tips for talking and thinking about public health to kick start your 2019. Read more

HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

Giving a voice to public health

We represent public health interests in important policy discussions. Learn more about policy and advocacy.

Bringing together community

We connect the diverse community of individuals and organizations that contribute to improving the public’s health. Read our blog.

Helping you make a difference

We facilitate knowledge and information sharing to support you in your work to protect and promote the public’s health. Learn more about the Annual Conference.



Membership in WSPHA places you in the company of a community of individuals and organizations dedicated to making health and safety a reality for all people in our state. WSPHA offers both individual and organizational memberships. BECOME A MEMBER

 




One of the most long-standing affiliates of the American Public Health Association (APHA), we have been working to protect and promote the public’s health in Washington State since 1935.