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.

What should Oregon's public health community accomplish in the next year?

REGISTER today to join us for breakfast and dialogue! 

Date: Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Time: 7:30am - 9:00am

LocationMcMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland

Cost: $65; OPHA members, $45

Registration required: sign me up! 

The Oregon Public Health Association is excited to announce that Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer and Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward will be joining us for breakfast and dialogue on June 5th, 2018.

The focus of the event will be: What should Oregon’s public health community accomplish in the next year? (And that year includes the next legislative session!) As public health champions in the Oregon Legislature, Rep. Keny-Guyer and Sen. Steiner Hayward are well-suited to address this topic. And, there will be ample time for audience questions.

Funds raised from this event will be used to enhance OPHA’s advocacy for policies to improve population health and support for Oregon’s public health workforce.

Please contact Jessica Nischik-Long, Executive Director, at [email protected] with questions.

Welcome New Organizational Members

Thank you for your support!

Effective public health policies and programs are critical to improving Oregonians’ health, reducing health disparities and long-term health care costs. OPHA's Organizational Members are working together to build these programs and advocate for these policies.