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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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The Ohio Public Health Resiliency Coalition formed by OPHA has released a resource for addressing the public health impacts of climate change. The document looks the potential adverse outcomes that Ohio communities may face and suggests adaptations public health professionals can make. It was released during the 2018 Public Health Combined Conference. The full release … Continue reading Climate Resilience Resource for Local Health Departments Released
We are pleased to announce this year’s OPHA Award Winners! The awards will be presented at the upcoming Celebrate Public Health Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at J Liu Restaurant, 6880 N. High Street in Worthington. The dinner coincides with the 2018 Ohio Public Health Combined Conference. Reservations to attend can be made on the OPHA website.
The Ohio Department of Medicaid released a proposal to seek an 1115 waiver that would include work requirements for people who are a part of the Medicaid expansion group. The proposal is in the public comment period.
Last week, many provided testimony at a hearing on Senate Bill 98. This bill would establish licensure for dental therapists and allow the expansion of dental services to children and low-income adults. OPHA was among those submitting written testimony in support.