OPHA 75th Anniversary Celebration

"Improving the Health of Oregonians: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow"

Founded in 1944, the Oregon Public Health Association turns 75 this year! This is a major milestone and we invite you to celebrate with us Monday, October 14, 7:00 – 9:00 pm in Corvallis at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. 

This fun, interactive evening will be a chance to reminisce with old friends, engage with new colleagues, and look ahead to the future of improving health in Oregon.

What: OPHA 75th Anniversary Celebration: Improving the Health of Oregonians: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow
When: Monday, October 14, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
Registration: REGISTER HERE! 
Tickets are sold separately from conference registration. Prices are 
$80 for members; $100 for non-members; and $60 for students.
***Registration includes a hearty tapas style dinner
There will also be a no-host bar serving beer and wine.

Visit tables sponsored by OPHA sections with trivia and history games, peruse a timeline of important OPHA and Oregon public health events and dates, and get your photo taken with friends and colleagues at the photo booth! 

The anniversary celebration offers a chance to meet and hear from today's leaders and emerging leaders in public health policy and practice.  Two student will share their stories about how they chose public health as their field of study and what they are most looking forward to in their new careers.

75th Anniversary Agenda  

7:00 – 7:20 Open, networking, mingling

7:20 Welcome – Craig Mosbaek, OPHA President

7:25 Video – Robb Hutson, OPHA President-Elect, video interviews with past OPHA Presidents

7:45 Lillian Shirley, Director, OHA Public Health Division, Top 10 Oregon Public Health Accomplishments of the last 75 years

8:00 Senator Sara Gelser (Democrat - District 8 - Corvallis, Albany, Philomath, Millersburg, Tangent, and unincorporated parts of Linn and Benton County)

8:15 Dr. David Bangsberg, Founding Dean, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

8:25 Dr. Javier Nieto, Dean, OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences

8:35 Sarah Dys, PhD Student, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, Institute on Aging at PSU

8:40 Sarah Ingwersen, MPH Global Health Student, OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences

8:45 Dr. Jocelyn Warren, Public Health Division Manager, Lane County Health and Human Services, Close and Look to the Future

Help spread the word on social media

We’re hosting a contest to highlight public health accomplishments in Oregon over the last 75 years. We’ve had a lot of success and it’s time to celebrate them! Use #OPHA75 on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and the theme Improving the Health of Oregonians: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow.

The best posts and photos will be shared at the event. Contest winners will receive a free OPHA membership and have their photo as the OPHA home page banner photo for the coming year.

Help us showcase OPHA's history and work over the years

If you have any OPHA archival materials--photos, old promotional items, old conference programs, and other archival materials please send them to Jessica Nischik-Long. Any items you provide will also add to OPHA's material storage. 

Questions? Contact Jessica Nischik-Long, OPHA Executive Director