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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.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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Urgent Call to Action! The Ohio Public Health Association expresses extreme sadness and joins in the national mourning of the senseless loss of life during the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and in our own community of Dayton, Ohio. We offer our deepest sympathies to the victims and families and our sincere gratitude … Continue reading Call to Action on Gun Violence
It is an honor for me to serve as president of the Ohio Public Health Association. I enter the position at a time when our organization is steadily moving toward fulfilling its mission of being the Inclusive Voice of Public Health in Ohio. I sincerely thank our immediate past president, Natalie DiPietro Mager, for her … Continue reading President’s Message July 2019
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has confirmed the state’s first measles case of 2019. ODH reported the young adult from Stark County recently traveled to a state with confirmed measles cases. This is the state’s first measles case since 2017. Read the full press release here, and general information on measles from the CDC … Continue reading First Measles Case Reported in Ohio