Category Archives: Policy

2017 OPHA Public Policy Institute Focuses on Education

By Carla Hicks: The 2017 OPHA Public Policy Institute took place on April 19th at the State Library. We had a full house with just at 60 individuals attending. The topic for this year was Education-Health: A Vital Intersection, Advocating For Funding, Social Determinants and Equity. Continue reading 2017 OPHA Public Policy Institute Focuses on Education

OPHA Group Meets with Rep. Pat Tiberi

By Dom Frissora, OPHA Past President: On Friday, March 31, representatives from OPHA and four health departments in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District discussed the future of healthcare in Ohio, and the US, with Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH 12thDistrict). Tiberi is the Chair of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health. Continue reading OPHA Group Meets with Rep. Pat Tiberi

OPHA Receives First Draft of Proposed HEiAP Legislation

The office of State Senator Charleta Tavares recently provided OPHA with an initial draft of its Health and Equity in All Policies (HEiAP) legislative language. The draft bill is a major step in OPHA’s efforts to serve as a catalyst for change in improving the health outcomes of all Ohioans. Continue reading OPHA Receives First Draft of Proposed HEiAP Legislation

ACA Replacement Jeopardizes American lives: APHA

The American Public Health Association has released a statement voicing opposition to the House of Representative’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. APHA’s Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin voiced concern over the effects of reductions in patient protections and access to care on vulnerable Americans. The full statement follows below. Continue reading ACA Replacement Jeopardizes American lives: APHA

Senator Portman Responds to ACA Concerns

Concerns over the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prompted OPHA Executive Director Lois Hall to send letters to legislators. Many members and Ohioans have been doing the same.  Below is a response received from Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) regarding his position on the ACA and healthcare reform. Continue reading Senator Portman Responds to ACA Concerns

Oppose Repealing the ACA!

OPHA encourages all members and concerned Ohioans to write their legislators NOW to urge opposition to repealing the Affordable Care Act!

Please download and read the letter written by OPHA Executive Director Lois Hall to Senator Rob Portman.

 

We urge you to:

  1.  Send your own letters or emails or make phone calls to your to own Senator: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?State=OH
  2. Also begin contacting your Representative: http://www.house.gov/htbin/findrep
  3. Share this post on FB and through your own websites.
  4. Talk with your friends and encourage them to do likewise…  tell your stories of when the ACA has benefited you!