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.

COVID-19 Resources

The novel coronavirus outbreak has arrived in Oregon and accurate, timely and helpful information is important for both combatting the illness and the spread of misinformation. The Oregon Health Authority has set up a COVID-19 webpage with videos, multiple fact sheets in nine languages, guidance for schools, housing services, local public health authorities and tribes, and more. The American Public Health Association (OPHA is the Oregon Affiliate of APHA) also has created a COVID-19 webpage with many resources and links as has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your Local Health Department may also have their own local information.

You Are Not Alone - Web Based Resources

As a way to prevent and address abuse and neglect or other related risks impacting many people during the COVID-19 pandemic, “You Are Not Alone” has been created. The pandemic has caused isolation and other suffering for many people. 

“You Are Not Alone” is a comprehensive campaign highlighting resources for support and assistance as well as abuse reporting information. The resources include contact information to report incidents or to get assistance for issues such as domestic and sexual violence prevention; suicide prevention; mental health; alcohol and drug abuse; help for youth and elders, and financial exploitation. There are flyers, downloadable informational cards, social media resources and printable materials for sharing. The information is available in multiple languages.

2020 OPHA Annual Conference

Register for access to conference recordings and posters here

The first virtual OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting on 10/12 - 10/13 was a huge success. This year was unique, but with over 400 attendees and 80 presentations, the conference was as meaningful as always with important public health topics discussed. If you missed this year's conference, you now have the opportunity to access the conference recordings and posters at a significantly discounted rate.

Registration includes access to 4 keynote presentations, 2 plenary panels, 80 oral presentations and all student and professional posters.


Register Here

General: $75
Student/Retiree/Low-income: $35

General: $115
Student/Retiree/Low-income: $50

Once you have registered, there will be a small delay in gaining access to the platform. Access will be granted to those registered on the mornings of Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Due to the short term access to this opportunity, we are not giving refunds and payment must be done via credit card. (no check or third party payments available). We apologize for the inconvenience. 


Recordings are available until December 13. Registration for conference recordings closes December 10.

Already registered/attended the 2020 Conference? You still have access to the recordings and can log in now!