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.


Oregon Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity
It's time to add your name, and share with other health professionals!

We are joining with voices across our nation and the world to make it known that climate change has now become a health emergency. As Oregon’s leading health professionals and organizations—representing public health, health care, health systems, and community health organizations—we call on Governor Brown and State lawmakers to work with local, state, and national leaders to prioritize these recommendations to protect the health of Oregonians. 

We presented these signatures to lawmakers on February 4, 2020, but you can still sign on and let lawmakers know you support this call to action!

Questions? Contact: 
Jessica Nischik-Long, OPHA Executive Director


Save the Date! 
SAPST in John Day - June 1-4, 2020

The Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (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. 

Date: June 1-4, 2020

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM each day

Registration: COMING SOON! Registration costs are $200 for OPHA Members, and $225 for Non-Members

Location: Grant County Regional Airport
72000 Airport Rd. 
John Day, OR 97845

Questions? Contact Julie Spackman | 541-388-6619