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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.

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President's Message

We are amid the year 2021 and are still being ravaged by the pandemic of COVID-19. Public health is standing firm, but as we look back over the last year and look towards the future, the words Reflect-Renew-Rebuild come to mind. In these days our public health profession is so needed and far too often, so misunderstood. But throughout Ohio, public health professionals answered the call. We reassigned our teams and worked countless hours. We joined together to keep our communities as safe as possible. We rolled up our sleeves to give and receive vaccines. Read more

Recent News

Celebrate Public Health Excellence

OPHA is seeking nominations to recognize excellence among our members who provided outstanding performance and leadership throughout the past year. We invite OPHA members to nominate candidates to be recognized for their accomplishments during 2020, whether their work was in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, or indirectly related to the pandemic by promoting and protecting … Continue reading Celebrate Public Health Excellence

Dental Equity-Focused Coalition Launched

Ohioans for Dental Equity has announced the launch of a coalition made up of dozens of community based and statewide advocacy organizations, including the Ohio Public Health Association. The coalition will work to shine a light on the disparities and inequities related to oral health. At a press conference announcing the coalition, participants noted that … Continue reading Dental Equity-Focused Coalition Launched

Racism as a Public Health Crisis a Focus of OJPH Issue

The latest issue of the Ohio Journal of Public Health focuses on racism as a public health crisis. Volume 3, Issue 3 features research briefs and commentary including on black youth and infant mortality. The issue is available at the journal’s new site at ojph.org.