Welcome to the Ohio Public Health Association!

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.

Stay up to date on COVID-19 information and resources by visiting:
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The American Public Health Association (APHA)
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

OPHA Statement on the Death of George Floyd

The recent killing of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police officers sworn to protect and serve is an all too familiar reminder of the inequities and unacceptable indignities that so many people of color continually endure. While Ohio’s entire public health community is heart-sickened and mourns the loss of Mr. Floyd, we must not be frozen by our collective fears and anxieties, but use his memory as an opportunity to rise to the occasion and redouble efforts to make systemic and lasting change in our communities.

Read the full President’s Message here

Recent News

Webinar: Health Equity and Racism as a Public Health Crisis

The 2nd webinar in the Public Policy Institute series will be held on June 30 at 11am and is titled: “Franklin County Public Health Case Study: Health Equity and Racism as a Public Health Crisis”. Registration is open at: https://www.mitrainingcenter.org/courses/opp2w0620

OJPH Calls for Papers on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

In response to recent designations of racism as a public health crisis in many cities and counties in Ohio and ongoing efforts to extend this declaration to the State level, the Ohio Journal of Public Health is dedicating the Autumn 2020 issue to this crisis. For this call, papers can cover a range of issues … Continue reading OJPH Calls for Papers on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

OPHA Statement on the Death of George Floyd

The recent killing of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police officers sworn to protect and serve is an all too familiar reminder of the inequities and unacceptable indignities that so many people of color continually endure.  While Ohio’s entire public health community is heart-sickened and mourns the loss of Mr. Floyd, we … Continue reading OPHA Statement on the Death of George Floyd