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!

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Register for the OPHA Public Policy Institute

Plan to join OPHA for the 2017 Public Policy Institute – with the theme Education -> Health: A Vital Intersection – Advocating for Funding, Social Determinants and Equity. This year’s PPI will be held on April 19 at the State Library of Ohio.

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Human Trafficking Report Highlights Achievements, Sets Goals

Ohio agencies have identified more than 600 human trafficking victims in Ohio since 2014, including minors, general public and foreigners. The 2017 report of the Human Trafficking Task Force created by Governor Kasich in 2012 highlights this data and sets out new priorities.

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Senator Portman Responds to ACA Concerns

Concerns over the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prompted OPHA Executive Director Lois Hall to send letters to legislators. Many members and Ohioans have been doing the same.  Below is a response received from Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) regarding his position on the ACA and healthcare reform.

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Register for the OPHA Public Policy Institute

Plan to join OPHA for the 2017 Public Policy Institute – with the theme Education -> Health: A Vital Intersection – Advocating for Funding, Social Determinants and Equity. This year’s PPI will be held on April 19 at the State Library of Ohio.

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Senator Portman Responds to ACA Concerns

Concerns over the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prompted OPHA Executive Director Lois Hall to send letters to legislators. Many members and Ohioans have been doing the same.  Below is a response received from Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) regarding his position on the ACA and healthcare reform.

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ACA Provisions and the Implications of Repeal

The possibility of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on healthcare and insurance has been the subject of much discussion. A chart  produced by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) shows the implications to states.

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