The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) is the membership body for Directors of Public Health (DsPH) in the UK. It represents the professional views of all DsPH as the local leaders for the nation’s health.

The Association has a heritage dating back over 160 years and is a collaborative organisation, working in partnership with others to strengthen the voice for public health. It seeks to improve and protect the health of the population through collating and presenting the views of DsPH; advising on public health policy and legislation at a local, regional, national and international level; facilitating a support network for DsPH; and providing opportunities for DsPH to develop professional practice.

It is a registered charity, and a company limited by guarantee, and is led by its Board of Directors who are all serving Directors of Public Health. The President  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. Deputy DsPH and Consultants in Public Health can become Associate Members while Former DsPH can sign up as Alumni.

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You can keep up to date with the work of the ADPH by signing up to the monthly newsletter. 

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Comms & Policy – 07387 118055


Finance and Administration

Mark Hamblett – 07824 697664

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