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.


Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) 
June 17-20, 2019 in Bend, OR

The OPHA Addiction Prevention Section is hosting the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) in Bend! The SAPST is a foundational course of study in substance abuse prevention. This four-day, in-person training prepares participants to move from prevention science and theory to practice using the Strategic Prevention Framework. Click here to view the June 2019 SAPST flyer and agenda. Click here for more information. 


When: June 17-20, 2019 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day 
The Environmental Center
16 NW Kansas Ave
Bend, OR 97701
$200 for OPHA Members, $225 for non-members
Save money and become an OPHA Member today! You can select Addiction Prevention as your Special Interest Section to get involved! 
Registration: Registration is now closed.

Registration closes when it reaches capacity at 25 participants. There will be other SAPST events throughout Oregon in 2019-2020.
Continuing Education:
 Participants completing the SAPST will receive a certificate for 25 hours of participation which satisfies CPP/CPS initial and CPP/CPS/CASAC renewal requirements. 

Questions? Contact Julie Spackman at [email protected] or 541-388-6619


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
Early bird registration opens in August

Call for Proposals: Open April 29 - June 17, 2019

Click here to download OPHA 2019 Conference Flyer

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