2018 OPHA Conference Highlights  

OPHA would like to give special thanks to the 2018 Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors for their generous support!

The Annual OPHA Conference & Meeting 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. Over 450 public health professionals and students attended this two-day educational and networking event. Physicians, Administrators, Dentists, Nurses, Educators, Policy Makers, Researchers, Non-profit Executives, CCO Executives & Partners, and Students all gathered in Corvallis, Oregon on October 8th & 9th 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 Director of Public Policy in the Guttmacher Institute Heather Boonstra, and Founding Director of Means Matter and Senior Researcher at Harvard School of Public Health's Injury Research Center Catherine Barber, there were more than 90 presentations on key functional areas of public health, facilitated discussion forums, and an interactive poster session. Sessions covered a wide variety of topics, including: Gun Violence, Climate Change, Immigrant and Latino Health, Mental Health, Epidemiology/Infectious Disease, Suicide and Injury Prevention, Reproductive Health, Health Equity, Opioid Prevention, and much more. 

Click here to view the OPHA 2018 Program.

Want to learn more or see what you missed at OPHA 2018? 

Keynote Presentations

Taking Stock of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in the Trump Era
Presented by Heather Boonstra, Director of Public Policy, Guttmacher Institute, Editor-in-Chief of The Guttmacher Policy Review

Partnering with Gun Owners to Reduce Suicide
Presented by Catherine Barber, Director of Means Matter, Senior Researcher, Harvard School of Public Health's Injury Research Center

Presentation Slides

A big thank you to all the presenters at the 2018 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 presentations.


Click here to view photos from OPHA 2018! If you have any photos you would like to submit, please contact Amy Wilson

OPHA 2018 Association Awards

Congratulations to this year's award winners!

Lifetime Achievement: Launa Rae Mathews

Policy Champion: Lincoln County Public Health

Emerging Leader: Sarah Andrea

Healthy Environments Award: Michael Heumann

Outstanding Student Poster Awards: Eric S. Cerino & Tiantian Pang

OPHA 2018 Twitter Contest

Congratulations to winners  - 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"!