Our mission is to promote a healthy Wyoming. The means in which we fulfill our mission are by creating a forum for discussion of public health issues, enhancing health consciousness through leadership in public health activities, and promoting the professional growth of our members.
We are an entirely volunteer-run nonprofit organization. Members of the Board of Directors work with additional WPHA members to accomplish the organizaion's mission via the following committees. Interested in joining a committee? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public policy committee is responsible for establishing and managing the process for soliciting, reviewing, editing, and presenting position papers and resolution for the Board or Association approval as well as guiding the implementation of these after their adoption. This committee leads and coordinates the Association's efforts regarding local, state, and federal health policy.
The annual meeting committee is responsible for planning, coordinating, budgeting, and evaluating all aspects of the association's annual meeting.
Outreach and Education
The outreach and education is responsible for coordinating outreach, marketing, and education of the association to fulfill the mission. This committee maintains the website, coordinates newsletters, and develops public information for the association.
The Membership Committee has the responsibility to conduct membership drives and outreach for recruitment purposes and coordinates all activities relating to membership services.
Public Health Nursing
The Public Health Nursing committee's goal is to have an active and engaging role in WPHA. According to the American Public Health Association Nursing Section, the definition of public health nursing is 'the practice of promoting and protecting the health of populations using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences.
The nomination committee is responsible for soliciting nominations for elected officers and annual awards.