Welcome to the Ohio Public Health Association!

The Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA) is glad you’ve found us!

Our mission is to ensure the optimal health of all Ohioans and to be the inclusive Voice of Public Health in Ohio.

We have a strong belief in the power and value of being that voice -for all Ohioans!  And to that end, we champion a Health and Equity in All Policies approach to decision-making and policy development. Only when all Ohioans have equal access to high quality prevention and health care services, and when the places where we all live, learn, work, play and pray comprise the healthiest communities possible, will our work be done! And then we’ll find more ways to make a healthier difference for Ohioans and we’ll keep working!

Become a member – get in the loop – and get engaged with us in making Ohio the healthiest state possible!

President's Message

Welcome! OPHA strives to provide leadership on issues affecting the public’s health by advocating for public policies that protect and improve the health of all Ohioans, to strengthen the public health system, and to advance the practice of public health in Ohio. In public health, as in our association, our strength is in our dedication to our profession, commitment to truth and transparency, and our support for science based decision making. Our association is made up of nurses, health educators, environmental health sanitarians, chiropractors, physicians, pharmacists, veterinarians, professors, researchers, students, administrators, health commissioners, nutritionists, optometrists, epidemiologists, state and local public health workers, and more.

Read the full message: https://ohiopha.org/welcome-from-our-new-president/

OPHA NewsPublic Health CalendarPolicy Updates

OPHA Seeks Executive Director

The Ohio Public Health Association is seeking an Executive Director responsible for managing day to day operations and maintaining the stability of the Association. Manages communications within the Association, as well as with outside partners and stakeholders. Acts as the main contact for the Association and promotes the Association’s mission, vision, values and priorities at … Continue reading OPHA Seeks Executive Director

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How Healthy is Your Congressional District?

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has published a new report taking a unique view of health by looking at congressional districts. 

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PHI Statement on Call for Opioid State of Emergency

The Public Health Institute (PHI) has issued a statement “welcoming the call from the federal Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis to declare a state of emergency to combat the nation’s opioid emergency.”

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How Healthy is Your Congressional District?

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has published a new report taking a unique view of health by looking at congressional districts. 

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HPIO Releases Brief on AHCA

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) has released a policy brief highlighting some of the options that Ohio will have if the American Health Care Act is signed in to law. It looks at the healthcare coverage picture in Ohio and areas where the state has flexibility or decision points regarding private health insurance.

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Tiberi Responds to Letter from OPHA

Congressman Pat Tiberi has responded to a letter from our Executive Director Lois Hall regarding the American Health Care Act. In it, he states that he believes that “Americans deserve a better healthcare system that puts their needs first and provides better access to the tools that put them in charge of their own care.” 

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