Welcome to the Ohio Public Health Association!

Our mission is to be the inclusive voice for Public Health, to proactively advocate for policies that reduce health disparities and empower all people to achieve their optimal health, and to advance the practice of public health in Ohio.

Stay up to date on COVID-19 information and resources by visiting:
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The American Public Health Association (APHA)
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

We Need Your Help to Fight COVID-19!

Dear OPHA Members,

We are facing an unprecedented time in the history of our country. Schools, shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment and leisure facilities are shut down. Our jobs, families and places of worship have been disrupted and our way of life is indefinitely stalled. None of us could have imagined just two months ago that our public health system would be stretched to capacity in response to an invisible and deadly threat. Yet here we are.

I want to share ways in which you as an OPHA member can help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. As an organization with a diverse membership of public health professionals, we are collectively moving in lock step to protect the health of all Ohioans. Unfortunately, there are critical gaps in our system that must be filled in order to ensure our success.

Read Full President’s Message Here

Recent News

Racism As A Public Health Crisis Webinar Series

The OPHA Public Policy Institute is hosting a two-part webinar series on Racism as a Public Health Crisis. The webinars on June 17 and June 30 will explore the many ways that institutional racism has diminished life and health outcomes for communities of color.

Who and What is OPHA?

Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought public health more into the spotlight, including the Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA). Some have confused OPHA for the Ohio Department of Health, which is a state government department. Over the years this has been a common misconception. OPHA is the state affiliate of the American Public Health Association … Continue reading Who and What is OPHA?

The Census and Public Health

The U.S. Census collection every 10 years provides important data on the population of the country, including data on health. This is crucial information for Public Health and Health Care providers, allowing proper decisions on funding, care, and resources to be made for all communities. Fair and accurate data on populations will allow for appropriate … Continue reading The Census and Public Health