The purpose of the academia section of IPHA is to promote increased linkages and collaboration between the public health academic community and the practice community. Academic public health presentations and sessions at IPHA meetings will be promoted as well as involvement in IPHA activities by health professions students in the state of Illinois.

Academia News

Emergency Preparedness and Response

The Emergency Preparedness and Response Section is dedicated to creating and promoting a state of readiness and prompt response to protect the health of Illinois communities during catastrophic events, large scale disasters and health emergencies. Through regular meetings and ongoing communication, this Section supports the exchange of ideas, develops position statements, coordinates education opportunities, and works to strengthen relationships at the local, regional and state level to advance the field of emergency preparedness and response.

Emergency Preparedness and Response News

Epidemiology and Health Statistics

The Epidemiology and Health Statistics Section allows for the exchange of ideas, promotes the incorporation of epidemiology principles to public health problems and programs, fosters the development and use of epidemiologists, provides expert consultation to the IPHA on pertinent issues, and assists in the implementation of Association policy where applicable.

Epidemiology and Health Statistics News

Family Planning & Maternal and Child Health

The purpose of the Family Planning & Maternal and Child Health Section are to support the exchange of ideas, the development of positions on MCH issues and further the dissemination of those positions, and contribute to the development, coordination and extension of MCH programs at the local, regional and state level.

Family Planning & Maternal and Child Health News

Health Equity

The Health Equity Section aim to increase awareness about health disparities gaps, and promotes the formulation of public health strategies, policies and research that improve access to a healthy living and quality of life. The section fosters the enhancement of data that recognizes emerging concerning trends and successful outcomes through the utilization of a broad range of communication and health education strategies.

Health Equity News

HIV/AIDS, STIs and Viral Hepatitis

The HIV/AIDS, STIs and Viral Hepatitis section of IPHA is to promote the development of public health efforts to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and viral Hepatitis and to enhance the lives of people living with these conditions in Illinois.

HIV/AIDS, STIs and Viral Hepatitis News


The purposes of the nursing Section are to advance the cause of public health nursing in Illinois, to support the exchange of ideas, knowledge and skills among members and to support the increase of membership and participation in the IPHA.

Nursing News


The goal of this section is to further the development of students, the next generation of professionals in public health and health-related disciplines. This section represents and serves students of public health and other health-related disciplines by connecting individuals who are interested in working together on public health and student-related issues.

Student News