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.

 

2019 Call for Conference Awards & Call for 2019 OPHA Director/Committee Member Nominations

CALL FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS

As you look forward to our 2019 OPHA Annual Meeting and the Celebration of the 75th 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. Click here for award categories and more information. 

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 30thClick here to submit an award nomination form.

 

CALL FOR 2019 OPHA DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS 

This is your opportunity to strengthen OPHA! We need committed and innovative leaders to replace outgoing board members. New board members will have the opportunity to sustain OPHA's success as a strong Oregon public health advocate, partner, and leader. Download the 2019 OPHA Call for Nominations Flyer here to learn more about open positions!

Commitment: All positions are 3-year commitments (October 2019-October 2022) except for the Nominating Committee which is a 1-year commitment. All nominees must be OPHA members in good standing (member dues paid).

Email your intent to run and your completed candidate statement by August 1, 2019 to the Nominating Committee Chair: Katherine Bradley: [email protected]

 

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
Registration: 
Early bird registration opens in August

Click here to download OPHA 2019 Conference Flyer

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