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Our Mission:
To promote healthy communities through advocacy, education, and leadership.

Kentucky Public Health Association
The Kentucky Public Health Association, Inc. was organized in 1949 as a nonprofit, independent, voluntary organization.  KPHA is in the capable position of confronting critical issues relating to legislation at the local, regional, and state level.
KPHA Photos on Flickr - Monday, July 01, 2019

2019 KPHA Conference pictures from Northern Kentucky Convention Center are now uploaded and posted on Flickr. 

2020 KPHA Conference Sponsor
  • Passport Health

Order New Design 2020 KPHA T-Shirts!!!!
THE DEADLINE TO ORDER HAS PASSED!   SORRY!!!!  We are hoping to place another order in the near future!   Click Here to see new KPHA "Public Health Saves Lives" t-shirt design! Click Here to see the new "Kentucky Public Health" t-shirt design. Log In or Click Here to order a T-shirt!
2021 Annual Conference

Save the Date!!!

73rd Annual Kentucky Public Health Association Educational Conference   

April 20-22, 2021

The Theme for next year's conference is:


Bowling Green Convention Center

Registration Begins October 1, 2020


KPHA 2020  Agenda with Opening Plenary Session Detail and Breakout Sessions Click Here

KPHA 2020 Agenda-At-A Glance Click Here


2020 KPHA Conference - Call for Abstracts/Oral Session Proposals Link (Deadline: December 2, 2019)

2020 KPHA Conference - Call for Abstracts/Poster Proposals Link (Deadline: February 14, 2020)


Exhibitor/Sponsor Information - Click Here  (Deadline March 16 - Ads due by March 16)

Northern KY Convention Center Exhibitor's Information Kit - Click Here (link to be provided at a later date)

Exhibitor Set-up , Time Open, and Break Down Information - Click Here


REGISTRATION_(Begins December 1, 2019)_______________

KPHA Member Click Here To Register  (Early Registration Deadline April 3)

Non-Member Click Here to Register (Early Registration Deadline April 3)

Exhibitor/Sponsor >Click Here to Register


Click here for 2020 Hotel Reservations

KPHA Student Engagement Award for Excellence

KPHA Student Engagement Award for Excellence

Click Here for Details



All documentation as outlined in link must be submitted for selection committee review no later than Friday, March 6, 2020 to:


Louise Kent

1981 Williamscreek Way

Fort Wright, KY 41017


Below is KPHA/KHDA’s new executive director, Dana Nickles’ Bio and picture.  We are very fortunate to have her guiding our organization.

Dana Cox Nickles was named the Executive Director of the Kentucky Public Health Association and the Kentucky Health Departments Association on July 15, 2019.  Nickles is a lifelong Kentuckian and holds a bachelor’s degree from Murray State University and a Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University. Nickles has extensive experience working for improved access to health care services in both the public and private sectors.  She served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, where she had the opportunity to work with the Department for Public Health.  Most recently, she was the manager of a non-profit organization providing free medical, dental, and pharmacy services to patients with limited access to health care.   Nickles has been an attorney for 25 years and has served as city attorney, General Counsel for the Executive Branch Ethics Commission, Deputy General Counsel for the Administrative Office of the Courts, and as the Assistant Deputy Attorney General in charge of the Civil Division.  Dana is skilled in advocacy, management, strategic planning, and policy development and implementation.  She is focused on leading through collaboration, empowering others, and building on the success of the Kentucky Public Health Association and the Kentucky Health Departments Association.   Nickles lives in Frankfort, Kentucky with her family.  

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