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.

2018 OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting

Early bird registration now open! 

The OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting is the premier public health event in Oregon. Since 1944 public health leaders, professionals, educators, advocates, students and stakeholders have come together to share the latest in research, programs, and information. Join us for this important, informative, and inspiring public health event!

EVENT DETAILS

When: Monday, October 8th & Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Where: LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis, Oregon 97333

Registration: Register HERE! Registration includes breakfast and lunch. Take advantage of early bird prices until September 25th! Prices vary by membership type; click here to view registration costs.

What: At OPHA 2018 you'll find the latest in public health research and trends, focused learning sessions, thought-provoking speakers, and plenty of networking opportunities. Highlights include:

  • Education: More than 90 presentations on key functional areas of public health; facilitated discussion forums to learn from your peers; and an interactive poster session.
  • Networking Events: Connect with other public health professionals and stakeholders from around the Northwest during plentiful breaks, receptions, and evening events.
  • Association Awards: Join OPHA in recognizing Oregon's public health advocates and leaders.
  • Professional Opportunities, Products and Services: Connect with OPHA Sponsors and visit the Exhibit Hall.

 

2018 OPHA Call for Award Nominations
Nomination Forms Due August 31, 2018

As you look forward to our 2018 OPHA Annual Meeting and the Celebration of the 74th anniversary of OPHA, please take a moment to reflect on the contributions of our fellow OPHA members, colleagues and community members that have contributed to public health in our communities. Each year OPHA gives awards for outstanding contributions affecting the health of Oregonians. Award categories are:

Lifetime Achievement Award - This award will be given to a person who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to public health and to the improvement of health in Oregon.
Policy Champion of the Year Award - This award will be given to a person or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to advancing public health policy in Oregon.
Emerging Leader - This award will be given to a person that has demonstrated leadership, innovation, and creativity in the beginning of his or her public health career. Alternatively, this award may also be given to an organization that has demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity at the onset of their organizational development.
Champion for Healthy Environments Award - This award will be given to a person, team or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to creating healthy environments in their community. 

Please nominate a person or organization that you would like to see receive an OPHA award. Find nomination form and specific criteria below. Please note the nominations are due by Friday, August 31st, 2018.

Click here for a PDF detailing the award criteria
Click here to fill out the Award Nominations Form

*Awards will be presented at the OPHA 2018 Annual Meeting & Conference during the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 9th. Please contact Awards Committee Chair, Caryn Wheeler with questions.