Why We Advocate
Advocacy is one of OPHA’s most important and active efforts. We speak on important state and national policy issues and we represent not just our members or the profession of public health, but we also represent Ohio’s public. We take this role very seriously.
What We Do
Our efforts range from crafting position statements on important public health issues to advocating and working with legislators on key public health priorities.
- OPHA Position Statements
- Read our Call to Action on Gun Violence
Our biggest policy priority is to ensure a Health and Equity in All Policies approach to policy and decision making at all levels of government – local, state and federal. Learn more about this work on the HEiAP page.
What You Can Do
Get involved and advocate! Join the Policy Committee
- APHA Policy Statements and Advocacy
- OPHA Policy-Related Documents: