About OPHA

The Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA) is a volunteer-driven association for ALL public health professionals. Our members work in health education, public health nursing, environmental health, epidemiology, vital statistics, nutrition, and so many more areas.  Some are hands-on practitioners, while many others teach at Ohio’s public health schools. Some work in local health departments, while others are employed at hospitals, social service organizations, foundations, and dental and vision clinics. Whatever your focus of public health, we welcome you to OPHA.

OPHA is the Ohio affiliate of the American Public Health Association

Ohio Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Affiliates collaborate with APHA to grow stronger as organizations, to share expertise, influence, and resources, and to advocate for common priorities at the local, state, and federal levels.

APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. It is the only organization that combines a nearly 150-year perspective, a broad-based member community, and the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health.  Learn more at www.apha.org.

Advocate for policies that promote health equity

Promote public health investments

Build capacity within our profession

We advocate for policies that promote health equity throughout our state and work with our partners to advance important public health policy issues.

We provide educational and networking opportunities for our members to help strengthen the capacity of Ohio’s public health professionals to address Ohio’s unmet public health needs.

We promote the value of investing in public health infrastructure to drive improvements in health outcomes and reduce health care costs.

Our Leaders

Angela DeJulius, president

Kelly Morris, president-elect

Tunu Kinebrew, immediate past president

Joe Ebel, treasurer

Alexandria Jones, ARGC representative