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

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.

 

OPHA 75th Annual Conference and Meeting 2019

Join us October 14-15, 2019 for Oregon's premier public health event! 

What: 2019 OPHA Annual Conference and Meeting
When: Monday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Where:  LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Registration: REGISTER HERE
Early bird registration is open until September 30th! 

Click here to download OPHA 2019 Conference Flyer

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