Northern Pacific Environmental Health Association
The Northern Pacific Environmental Health Association (NPEHA), a non-profit organization, was chartered on December 31, 2003, in Palau. NPEHA was initiated during a two-week Regional Environmental Health Planning & Management Workshop in September 2003 in Palau. Environmental Health Officers and representatives from member countries recognized the need for such an association and worked on its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws thereby incorporating the Northern Pacific Environmental Health Association. The members of the Northern Pacific Environmental Health Association are the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Territory of Guam; Federated States of Micronesia; Republic of Palau; Republic of the Marshall Islands; Republic of Kiribati; Republic of Nauru; and other countries and territories when accepted.
The overall mission of the Northern Pacific Environmental Health Association is to maximize the health and wellness of the communities in the Pacific it serves.
The people in the member countries and territories of the Northern Pacific Environmental Health Association are not adversely impacted by their environment through the effective implementation of their programs and activities that are resource guided and culturally sensitive resulting in a healthier and more knowledgeable population.