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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Save the Date for the Public Health Combined Conference!

Changing Climates is the theme of the 2017 Public Health Combined Conference. The three-day conference from May 15-17 will be held at the Double Tree Hotel in Columbus-Worthington. See flyer below for details about the speakers! Registration information will be coming soon!

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Registration Open for Awards Dinner

Please join OPHA at its 2017 Celebrate Public Health Award Dinner on May 16! Registration is now open! This is a great opportunity to meet and honor those who go above and beyond in the field of public health in Ohio.

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Ohio Ranked 46th in Health Value

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released the latest edition of its Health Value Dashboard. The dashboard ranks states and the District of Columbia on a combination of population health and healthcare spending metrics, and placed Ohio as 46th in the nation in health value.

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Ohio Ranked 46th in Health Value

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released the latest edition of its Health Value Dashboard. The dashboard ranks states and the District of Columbia on a combination of population health and healthcare spending metrics, and placed Ohio as 46th in the nation in health value.

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ACA Replacement Jeopardizes American lives: APHA

The American Public Health Association has released a statement voicing opposition to the House of Representative’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. APHA’s Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin voiced concern over the effects of reductions in patient protections and access to care on vulnerable Americans. The full statement follows below.

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Prevention and Public Health Fund Sets 2017 Investment

Ohio has received more than $99 million through the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Prevention Fund) since 2010. It is the first federal funding source dedicated to public health and prevention and represents a unique opportunity to reduce long-term health costs.

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