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.

2019 National Public Health Week 
Creating the Healthiest Nation: For Science. For Action. For Health. 

NPHW 2019 will take place April 1-7, 2019, with the theme "Creating the Healthiest Nation: For Science. For Action. For Health."  NPHW is an opportunity to address what has been a defining challenge for our generation - how we can improve our health outcomes and reduce the impact of chronic disease.

National Public Health Week Themes

Each day of National Public Health Week focuses on a particular public health topic. APHA identify ways each of us can make a difference on that topic. These areas are critical to our future success in creating the healthiest nation, and everyone can do their part to help! NPHW's daily themes include: 

Submit an event to the National calendar 

Submit an event to the National Public Health Week calendar here. Even if your event does not fall on NPHW, this is a great resource to spread the word about public health events.

Save the Date! 
OPHA 75th Annual Conference and Meeting 2019

Mark your calendar for Oregon's premier public health professional event! Join us October 14-15, 2019 in Corvallis, Oregon. 

What: 2019 OPHA Annual Conference and Meeting
When: Monday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Where: Corvallis, OR
Registration: Early bird registration opens in August

Call for Proposals: Opens in spring 2019

Click here to download OPHA 2019 Conference Flyer

Questions? Please contact OPHA Program Assistant,  Amy Wilson | [email protected]