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

Clinical Health Poster Well Received at APHA

The Clinical Health Section drew a number of attendees at APHA with their poster promoting engagement. The poster demonstrated the mission and work of the section to connect multidisciplinary clinical health professionals with public health.

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APHA Opposes Repeal of Mandate

The American Public Health Association has issued a press release opposing the repeal of the individual mandate and proposals to cut the Prevention and Public Health Fund included in Congressional tax legislation. The full text of the release follows

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Rep. Sykes to Lead Advocacy Webinar

Representative Emilia Sykes will lead a one hour webinar on November 28 at 2pm. She will be discussing the importance of advocacy to Public Health and Public Policy.

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APHA Opposes Repeal of Mandate

The American Public Health Association has issued a press release opposing the repeal of the individual mandate and proposals to cut the Prevention and Public Health Fund included in Congressional tax legislation. The full text of the release follows

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Rep. Sykes to Lead Advocacy Webinar

Representative Emilia Sykes will lead a one hour webinar on November 28 at 2pm. She will be discussing the importance of advocacy to Public Health and Public Policy.

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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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