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.

Registration is open! Public Health Advocacy Day will be on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Salem, OR.

Join members of the Oregon Public Health Association on January 31, 2019 for Public Health Advocacy Day (formerly known as Capitol Visit Day) in Salem! This is an opportunity to learn and advocate for public health related bills that the legislature is working on this session. Meet with your Senator and Representative to discuss and frame important public health issues.

When: Thursday, January 31st from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm, check in and networking open at 8:00 am
Where: St. Mark’s Church, 790 Marion St NE, Salem, OR; Legislative appointments will take place in individual Senate and House offices in the Capitol.
Registration: REGISTER HERE - Registration is required so that we can schedule appointments with your Oregon Senator and Representative and meet space requirements.  Space is limited for this event, so register today! This is a free event. 

Learn more about advocacy here.


New Issue of Northwest Public Health available
Magazine Features Public Health Accomplishments in Oregon

The University of Washington School of Public Health recently published its new issue of Northwest Public Health magazine. This issue highlights public health triumphs in the Northwest--including stories about public health accomplishments in Oregon. Click here to view Northwest Public Health magazine! 

Oregon Success Stories: