Over 450 people attended OPHA's 67th Annual Conference and Meeting, the largest conference ever hosted by OPHA. This year's meeting was held in partnership with the Oregon Environmental Health Association (OEHA) in Corvallis, Oregon on October 10th & 11th. Oregon's Public Health Community came together for two packed days to learn from each other about the latest issues, trends, research and opportunities in public health today.
2011 OPHA Award Winners:
Each year, OPHA presents awards to fellow OPHA members, colleagues and community members who have contributed to public health in our communities. All of the nominees were exceptional in their commitment to improving the public’s health and have made a positive difference for Oregonians.
Tia Henderson, PhD
Upstream Public Health
Dr. Henderson recently coordinated a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on Oregon’s Farm to School and School Garden legislation. Not only has the HIA been positively received locally, it is receiving attention and accolades from national organizations like the Pew Research center noting that quote “it is a model example of thoroughness and stakeholder engagement”.
Healthy Active Schools Team, Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) of Multnomah County:
David Hudson, MS - Program Supervisor, Healthy Active Schools
Derrick Travers, BA - Community Health Educator, Healthy Active Schools
Nell Tessman, MS - Community Health Educator, Healthy Active Schools
Ben Escalante - Community Health Worker, Healthy Active Living Coalition
The Healthy Active Schools Team, a part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Program with Multnomah County, helps school districts to make better sustainable policy and systems changes that support health equity among all students and create better choices for healthy eating and active living.
Thomas Eversole, DVM,MS, MS
Oregon State University
Dr. Eversole, who has a lengthy CV listing vast experience and significant contributions to public health, is passionate about making Oregon a healthy place to live, and fervently believes in equality, respect and dignity for all. In 2008, Dr. Eversole began working at OSU to lead the strategic development of a College of Public Health and Human Sciences. His efforts have moved the college forward to build public health for the state of Oregon with important accomplishments.
A heart-felt thanks to everyone who helped make the 2011 OPHA Annual Conference and Meeting such a resounding success!
Program Committee Chair: Marie Harvey
Program Committee members: Tom Engle, Charlie Fautin, Chris Kabel, Pat Crozier, Kelly Locey, Brian Johnson, Lisa Voltolina, Ken Rosenberg, Carol Elliott, Curtis Cude, Ian Stromquist
Program Manager: Josie Henderson
We would like to thank the sponsors of the 2011 conference. Their support is integral to our success!
Corvallis Family Medicine Oregon Dairy Council