2015 OPHA Conference Highlights 

This two-day conference is the premier event for Oregon’s public health professionals, showcasing the latest in public health research and trends, focused learning sessions, thought-provoking speakers, and plenty of networking opportunities. Nearly 440 public health professionals and students attended this two day educational and networking event. Physicians, Administrators, Nurses, Educators, Policy Makers, Researchers, Non-profit Executives, CCO Executives & Partners, and Students all gathered in Corvallis, Oregon on October 12th & 13th to learn about and discuss the latest research, programs and developments in Oregon public health.

The Annual OPHA Conference & Meeting always offers a variety of topics to choose from. In addition to keynote presentations from Oregon State Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward and U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, there were more than eighty presentations on key functional areas of public health, facilitated discussion forums, and an interactive poster session. Sessions covered a wide variety of topics, including: health care transformation, regional, academic, and community partnerships, tobacco and e-cigarette cessation and policies, nutrition, vulnerable populations, adolescent and school health, maternal/child health, environmental health and more. Click here to view the OPHA 2015 Program.

Click here to view more photos of OPHA 2015.
*Photos courtesy of Clarice Amorim 


Want to learn more or see what you missed at OPHA 2015? 

A big thank you to all the presenters at the 2015 OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting! There were a broad range of interesting topics discussed during this year's concurrent sessions. Some presenters have chosen to share the slides from their presentations. 

Click here to download your favorite OPHA 2015 presentations now!

*Please contact Kim Krull if you would like to post your presentation slides online. 

OPHA 2015 Awards

Congratulations to this year's award winners:

Lifetime Achievement: Kenneth D. Rosenberg

Policy Champions: Representatives Jennifer Williamson & Shemia Fagan 

Emerging Leader: Phillip Mason

Outstanding Student Poster Awards: Lisa Miller & Callie Walsh-Bailey


*Click here to read more about the OPHA 2015 award winners.  

OPHA 2015 Twitter Contest
Congratulations to winner Nic Bookman - Thanks for helping OPHA trend on Twitter!!

Remember…The more involved you become, the stronger the voice of Oregon Public Health can be so "Take 2 to Tweet"!

A big thank you to our 2015 Sponsors & Exhibitors!

Diamond Sponsors:


Gold Sponsors:




Silver Sponsor: 

Keynote Sponsors:



Bronze Sponsors:






Community Partners:




Deschutes County Health Services

Patagonia Health Inc.

University of San Francisco - School of Nursing and Health Professions

Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter


OHSU Library

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences

Rede Group

Pacific University - Public Health, Masters of Health Administration, and the College of Health Professions


Grand Canyon University

*Conference sponsorship offers an exciting and unique opportunity to reach out to public health leaders and decision-makers and demonstrate how your products or services can lead the way to a healthy future. For more information about sponsorship opportunities for 2016, please contact Jessica Nischik-Long.