Serving Nebraska for 65 Years!

About PHAN


The mission of Public Health Association of Nebraska is to be a catalyst in advocating for a healthy Nebraska by promoting equity and building partnerships.


PHAN was established in November 1950 as the Nebraska Public Health Association. In 2000, the group reorganized and changed the name to the Public Health Association of Nebraska.
PHAN is active in identifying and resolving Nebraska’s health problems. PHAN provides a forum for discussion and advocacy of the significant public health concerns facing our state. As an affiliate of the American Public Health Association,, PHAN members have an influential voice on national public health issues as well.


PHAN exists to protect and promote personal, community and environmental health throughout a variety of public health networks. The organization exercises leadership in public health policy development and advocacy, provides a forum for the discussion of emerging public health issues, and enhances the professional growth of members and other health professionals across the state.


Download a copy of PHAN’s bylaws passed in November 2016 by a vote of the PHAN Membership.