2023 OPHA Awards

Nominate a Public Health Leader! (Deadline extended to September 4).

As you look forward to the 79th OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting, 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 – 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 – 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 starting a career in public health.  The person demonstrates leadership, innovation, and creativity. Alternatively, this award may also be given to an organization that has demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity at the onset of their organizational development.
  • Health Equity Champion – This award will be given to champions working across sectors to ensure that everyone, in particular communities of color and/or marginalized populations, has opportunities where we live, learn, work and play.

Please nominate a person or organization so they can be recognized for their important work! Nominations are due September 4.

Click here for detailed award criteria

Click here to nominate!

Awards will be presented at the 79th OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting during the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 17th. Please contact Awards Committee Chair, Reneé Menkens ([email protected]) with questions.

Award recipients and two guests of their choosing receive complimentary registration. Any children of award recipient are also welcome  (they do not count toward the two guests).