This is Public Health

The opportunity to live a healthy life is a human right. Every Oregonian deserves to live in a safe and healthy place with access to the resources and information they need to actively participate in decisions that affect their wellbeing. Those places are created and protected by public health.

A passion for prevention drives our work. As public health professionals, we educate about nutritious food and physical activity and ensure all Oregonians have access to  healthy options where they live, learn, work and play. We inform them about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol and drugs, and teach them how to improve their children’s health. We advocate for, and help write the policies that make our streets, buildings, parks, schools and neighborhoods safe and active for everyone regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or income status.

 

SAVE THE DATE!
2015 OPHA Capitol Visit Day

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Oregon State Capitol, Salem, Hearing Room 50

Join the Oregon Public Health Association for our 2015 Capitol Visit Day! You’ll learn about public health related bills that the legislature is working on and how those bills are faring. We will coordinate OPHA member visits with their representatives, and you’ll have the opportunity to share your views with leadership from the Oregon Senate and House and the Governor’s Office.

Stay tuned! - More information will be available soon. Registration opens in February.
Download the 2015 OPHA CVD Save the Date flyer here.

*If you are employed by a government agency you are allowed to participate in OPHA Capitol Visit Day as a private citizen, however you will likely need to use personal time. Check with your supervisor to make sure.
 

 


SAVE THE DATE!
2015 OPHA PH Nursing Conference

Nursing and the Public's Health Conference

Date: Monday, May 4, 2015

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: University Place Hotel
310 SW Lincoln St, Portland OR 97201

Registration will open February 20th!

Stay tuned! More information will be made available at http://www.oregonpublichealth.org/nursing-events

Download full event flyer here.

 

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Oregon Caregiver Training Initiative
The Oregon Caregiver Training Initiative, funded by the state of Oregon, is a broad scale initiative designed to provide consistent, standardized, evidence-based caregiver training which is currently not available to all caregiver segments or areas of the state. The growing aging population and those with disabilities has emphasized the overwhelming need for a well-trained workforce and the development of additional community resources for both professional and family caregivers. The goal of the Initiative is to help caregivers understand how to best manage the care, services and support for the people they care for and love; helping them to improve the lives and care of aging Oregonians.

In response to this need, the Caregiver Training Initiative will provide caregivers access to no cost, quality education in all corners of the state. Caregivers will have the opportunity to train with top notch experts in the fields of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, geriatric medication management and challenging behaviors. Both online and in person classes are available to allow flexibility for busy schedules.

What topics are covered?

• Alzheimer’s disease & related dementias
• Challenging behaviors in non-dementia populations
• Geriatric medication management and safety
• Alzheimer’s and related dementias training for public safety workers; and
• Alzheimer’s Leadership Training

Who can sign up?
Classes are offered at no cost to all Oregonians, but have been designed specifically for long term care professionals and family members including:

• Family caregivers
• Professional caregivers
• CNA’s, CMA’s, LPN’s & RN’s
• Administrators
• Public Safety Workers
• Social Workers
• Pharmacists

Available Classes:

For more information visit https://www.oregoncarepartners.com/.

 

APHA UPDATES

2015 APHA Annual Meeting
Call for Abstracts due February 9-13

APHA's 143rd Annual Meeting & Expo
October 31 - November 4, 2015 | Chicago, IL

The 2015 APHA Annual Meeting will bring more than 12,500 public health professionals to Chicago to learn, network and engage. APHA convenes the most public health professionals from around the globe, and they want you to be there.

Become a presenter - Submit an abstract by Feb. 9-13
Join APHA for a career-transforming and personally rewarding experience in Chicago by submitting an abstract. Deadlines range from Feb. 9-13, depending on topic area. We welcome abstracts related to all areas of public health, including those that coincide with the 2015 theme “Health in all Polices.” You have the option to present your work in three different formats.

  • Oral Sessions - formal presentations to larger groups including Q&A sessions with the audience.
  • Roundtable Sessions - small group discussion where presenters can speak directly to attendees in a more intimate setting.
  • Poster Sessions - visual representation of research and findings where presenters can interact one-on-one with attendees. 

You do not have to be an APHA member to submit an abstract. However, if your abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenting author MUST become an APHA Individual member and MUST register for the Annual Meeting by the pre-registration deadline.

Click here to learn more. 

 
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