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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OPHA Marks 2016-2017 Successes

Over the past year, OPHA has been able to increase membership, foster a healthy budget that allowed for staff raises and built up a successful social enterprise. These are among the 2016-2017 Measures of Success.

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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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OPHA Celebrates Public Health

Around 60 people gathered for the 2017 Celebrate Public Health Awards Dinner. This annual event recognizes individuals for their work going above and beyond to work for the health of ordinary Ohioans. It also recognizes OPHA’s outgoing leadership and introduces the new Executive Board and Governing Council.

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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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AOF Updates State Budget Issue Fact Sheets

The House’s version of the 2018-19 state budget bill makes positive headway while also missing opportunities. That’s according to the Advocates for Ohio’s Future, a nonpartisan coalition endorsed by OPHA. AOF recently updated its fact sheets on the budget.

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