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

Ohio Shows Strong at APHA

– By OPHA President-elect, Natalie DiPietro-Mager Ohio and OPHA had a strong presence at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference which was held in Atlanta November 3-8. Over 40 members of OPHA attended, and presented over 11 different programs and posters. The OPHA Leadership Team represented OPHA at meetings of the statewide Public Health … Continue reading Ohio Shows Strong at APHA

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Report Details Climate Change Damage

A new report published by The Lancet  provides data on human deaths, the spread of infectious disease and other health effect directly due to climate change.  While the report, titled The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change, claims some damage cannot be undone, it also says a comprehensive approach to tackling climate … Continue reading Report Details Climate Change Damage

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Issue 2: OPHA Does Not Support

OPHA has released a statement that it does not support Issue 2, the “Ohio Drug Price Relief Act.”  The Act, among other things, would bar Ohio’s state government from paying more for prescription drugs than the lowest price paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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Issue 2: OPHA Does Not Support

OPHA has released a statement that it does not support Issue 2, the “Ohio Drug Price Relief Act.”  The Act, among other things, would bar Ohio’s state government from paying more for prescription drugs than the lowest price paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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APHA Urges Ohioans to Contact Portman

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is urging OPHA members to get in touch with Senator Portman about the latest healthcare bill known as the Graham-Cassidy bill. Sen. Portman is likely to be one of the deciding votes on the bill.

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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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