2019 OPHA Conference Highlights  

OPHA would like to give special thanks to the 2019 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 400 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 14th & 15th to learn about and discuss the latest research, programs and developments in Oregon public health. OPHA also hosted a 75th Anniversary Celebration, and Pre-Conference Workshop. 

The Annual OPHA Conference & Meeting always offers a variety of topics to choose from. In addition to keynote presentations from Jillene Joseph, Executive Director of the Native Wellness Institute, and Mary Otto, Independent Journalist and Author, there were more than 90 presentations on a variety of areas in public health, facilitated discussion forums, and an interactive poster session. Sessions covered a wide variety of topics, including: Health Equity, Health Systems, Trauma and Gun Violence, Environmental Health, Maternal, Infant, Child, and Adolescent Health, Housing, Oral Health, Climate Change, Eye Health, Food Access, Rural Health, and much more. 

View the OPHA 2019 Program here!

Want to learn more or see what you missed at OPHA 2019? 

Keynote Presentations

Historical Trauma to Historical Wisdom: How Indigenous Values are Good Medicine
Presented by Jillene Joseph, Executive Director, Native Wellness Institute

Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality and the Struggle for Oral Health in America
Presented by Mary Otto, Independent Journalist and Author

Presentation Slides

A big thank you to all the presenters at the 2019 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 view photos from OPHA 2019! If you have any photos you would like to submit, please contact Amy Wilson

OPHA 2019 Association Awards

Congratulations to this year's award winners!

Lifetime Achievement: Mitch Greenlick

Policy Champion: Kristen Beiers-Jones

Champion for Healthy Environments Award (Individual): Jennifer Coleman

Champion for Healthy Environments Award (Coalition): PedPDX

Outstanding Student Poster Awards: Oyinda Osibanjo, Priscilla Park & Austin Ngo

OPHA 2019 Twitter Contest

Congratulations to winners  - Thanks for helping OPHA trend on Twitter