The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) is the representative body for Directors of Public Health (DsPH) in the UK with the aim of maximising the effectiveness and impact of DsPH as Public Health leaders.
ADPH seeks to improve and protect the health of the population through collating and presenting the views of DsPH; influencing legislation and policy; facilitating a support network for DsPH; identifying their development needs; and supporting the development of comprehensive, equitable public health policies.
ADPH has a rich heritage, having its origins more than 150 years ago. It is a collaborative organisation working in partnership with others to maximise the voice for public health.
It is a company Limited by guarentee and is led by its Board of Directors who are all serving Directors of Public Health. The President (currently Janet Atherton, DPH Sefton) acts as chair. Follow the links to further details on its history and governance.
Every Director of Public Health in the United Kingdom has the right to be a member of the Association.
Former DsPH and Deputy DsPH can sign up to become Associate Members.
Please contact ADPH (Tel: 020 7832 6945) for further information.