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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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President's Message

I’m writing to raise awareness about one of our premier annual events, the Ohio Public Health Combined Conference.  Each year in May, public health professionals and experts in various disciplines from across the state come together to share best practices and lessons learned, to hear about the latest research initiatives, to network, and to have fun!  I personally enjoy seeing old friends and meeting new people each year at this event.  The dates for the 2019 conference are May 13-15. The theme is “Health Equity: A Public Health Mission for Justice” which fits well with our HEiAP initiative and, as always, we have a great line-up of speakers planned.  I encourage both OPHA members and non-members to attend, and to bring a colleague, student, or intern along with you to expose them to this fantastic event.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at n-dipietro@onu.edu.
 
You can view the brochure here and register for the PHCC here.  Create an account to complete registration.
 
Hope to see you there!
Natalie DiPietro Mager, PharmD, MPH
OPHA President

 

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Register for the 2019 Public Health Combined Conference

Registration is open for the 2019 Public Health Combined Conference, which this year runs from May 13-15. The theme is “Health Equity: A Public Health Mission for Justice”. This aligns with OPHA’s Health and Equity in All Policies initiative.

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Public Policy Institute Focuses on Children

OPHA’s Public Policy Institute will this year focus on Children and Health Equity. It will be held on April 3rd as a half-day webinar to recognize geographic diversity and limited budgets. It will as always feature dynamic speakers representing the wide spectrum of diverse and pressing issues of the day for public health in Ohio. … Continue reading Public Policy Institute Focuses on Children

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Recognize a Public Health Professional!

OPHA members, do you know a public health professional who deserves state-wide recognition? We are accepting nominations for our annual Awards, presented at our Celebrate Public Health Awards Dinner on May 14.

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Public Policy Institute Focuses on Children

OPHA’s Public Policy Institute will this year focus on Children and Health Equity. It will be held on April 3rd as a half-day webinar to recognize geographic diversity and limited budgets. It will as always feature dynamic speakers representing the wide spectrum of diverse and pressing issues of the day for public health in Ohio. … Continue reading Public Policy Institute Focuses on Children

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President’s Message: Support HEiAP Legislation

I’m writing to raise awareness of the Ohio Public Health Association’s Health and Equity in All Policies Legislative Initiative. Senate Bill 302 (Tavares), the Health and Equity in All Policies (HEiAP) Initiative, seeks to create a standardized, systematic review process for determining potential impact of proposed legislation on the health of Ohioans. The bill calls … Continue reading President’s Message: Support HEiAP Legislation

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Senator Tavares Introduces HEiAP Bill to Improve Health of Ohioans

State Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) recently introduced a bill, Senate Bill 302, to improve Ohio’s poor health indicators by requiring the State to determine how all new rules and regulations would impact the health of Ohioans. “We know that the health of our citizens influences every aspect of our state – our economy, our … Continue reading Senator Tavares Introduces HEiAP Bill to Improve Health of Ohioans

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