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.

Registration is open! Public Health Advocacy Day will be on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Salem, OR.

Join members of the Oregon Public Health Association on January 31, 2019 for Public Health Advocacy Day (formerly known as Capitol Visit Day) in Salem! This is an opportunity to learn and advocate for public health related bills that the legislature is working on this session. Meet with your Senator and Representative to discuss and frame important public health issues.

When: Thursday, January 31st from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm, check in and networking open at 8:00 am
Where: St. Mark’s Church, 790 Marion St NE, Salem, OR; Legislative appointments will take place in individual Senate and House offices in the Capitol.
Registration: REGISTER HERE - Registration is required so that we can schedule appointments with your Oregon Senator and Representative and meet space requirements.  Space is limited for this event, so register today! This is a free event. 

Learn more about advocacy here.


OPHA Public Health Advocacy Call-In Day
Join us Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Want to join the Oregon Public Health Association's annual Advocacy Day on Jan. 31st, but can't make it to Salem? OPHA is encouraging all of our members to take action on the 31st by visiting or calling our representatives. It's important that legislators know public health policy is important to constituents across the state and phone calls do make an impact. 

What: OPHA call-in Day of Action in conjunction with OPHA's Public Health Advocacy Day in Salem
When: Thursday, January 31st between 9 am and 5 pm
Where: Anywhere in Oregon (or wherever you happen to be on the 31st)
Registration: Commit to Taking Action - Registration is not required, but is encouraged to help OPHA better support members. This is a free event. 

Questions? Please contact 2019 Policy Committee Chair, Beth Crane | [email protected] 
or Policy Committee Member, Samantha Schafer | [email protected]