Welcome to the Tennessee Public Health Association

President’s Message

paul-erwinGreetings, fellow TPHA colleagues! As the 2016-2017 President of TPHA, I am honored to welcome you to our association – one of the largest state affiliates of APHA, and the host to one of the most informative annual conferences across the land. Whether you are in local public health practice, a regional, metro, or state public health department, academia, a non-profit agency, a primary health care setting, or an interested citizen of the state, concerned about health and healthcare, TPHA is YOUR association. It works when it works for all, through you, the association members who volunteer your time, energy, and resources.


We are particularly pleased to connect with you through our newly designed website. Our updates to the site include:

  • More modern design
  • More information provided than the previous site
  • Events calendar that will be updated regularly
  • Polls to gauge interest, thoughts, beliefs (in no way scientific!)
  • More direct access to information about partners

Take time to scan through the site and let us know what you think. You, our association members, are the primary audience for the website, so it is important for us to know what works well and what doesn’t, how we can still improve an already improved website. I look forward to interacting with you throughout the year in various venues – from the committee meetings, to Grand Divisional meetings, to our annual conference – and of course, right here virtually through our website. You can always reach me through perwin@utk.edu

Wishing you good health,

Paul Erwin, MD, DrPH