Virginia Public Health Association
Our advisory committees help achieve VPHA’s mission of strengthening public health practice , fostering health equity, and promoting sound public health policy.
The Communications Committee helps share our work with public health faculty and students, public health and other health professionals, policymakers, and the public by creating and disseminating messages that promote public health in Virginia. This includes, but is not limited to, our bi-monthly newsletter, website, and social media accounts.
Health Equity Committee
The Health Equity Committee ensures that VPHA's mission – to strengthen public health practice and promote sound public health policy – is fulfilled equitably throughout the Commonwealth. The Committee is responsible for conducting VPHA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) readiness survey, developing and tailoring DEI strategies, and assessing membership demographic data to identify opportunities to diversity VPHA's members and leadership.
The Membership Committee is responsible for membership recruitment and retainment. Its goal is to develop and maintain a membership base that reflects the professional, racial, and geographic diversity in the public health community.
Policy & Advocacy Committee
The Policy & Advocacy Committee helps shape our policy priorities and advocacy efforts. This includes developing our Policy Priorities Survey, conducting policy analysis, and collaborating with organizations that share our values.
Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee promotes the professional development of our members. This includes hosting educational webinars, the annual conference, and other professional development events.
Interested in serving on an Advisory Committee? Email Kim Baskette at firstname.lastname@example.org