The Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA) is glad you’ve found us!
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!
Become a member – get in the loop – and get engaged with us in making Ohio the healthiest state possible!
On Wednesday, April 4, during National Public Health Week, get out and walk – all across Ohio together! Between 11 and 1, go for a walk and tag OPHA on whatever social media you use!
Trust for America’s Health has released a report finding that spending on public health is insufficient. Its recommendations include increasing public health funding and preserving and the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
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.