2020 OPHA Conference Highlights  

OPHA would like to give special thanks to the 2020 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 virtually for the first time ever 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 the four keynote presentations  there were more than 80 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, COVID-19 response, Trauma and Gun Violence, Child and Adolescent Health, Mental Health,  Structural Racism, Latinx Health, Rural Health, and much more. 

If you registered for the conference, you have access to our virtual conference platform for two months. Revisit any recorded session or poster here!

View the OPHA 2020 Program here!


Want to learn more or see what you missed at OPHA 2020? 

Please note, the recording links are only available to those who registered and paid for the 2020 Conference.

Keynote Presentations 

The future of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff
Presented by Lisa Carlson, MPH, MCHES, President, American Public Health Association (APHA), Executive Administrator, Research Programs and Operations, Emory School of Medicine

Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Presented by Bruce Goldberg, MD, Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

A trauma informed response to climate change impacts
Presented by Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD., Associate Professor of Practice, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon, Portland State University School of Social Work

Health Inequities: at the Intersection of Racism and COVID-19
Presented by Leann Johnson, MS, Director of Office of Equity and Inclusion, Oregon Health Authority

Presentation Slides

A big thank you to all the presenters at the 2020 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 and will be posted here as we receive them.


OPHA 2020 Association Awards

Congratulations to this year's award winners!

Lifetime Achievement: Katherine Bradley, PhD

Policy Champion: The Oregon State University Tobacco Policy Team, Marion Cerason

Emerging Leader Award: Allison E. Myers, PhD, MPH

Champion for Healthy Environments Award: Mike McNickle, Clatsop County Health Department

Outstanding Student Poster Awards: Maddie Dirren, Jenny Leon-Perez and Thomas Packebush