Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA) Awards 2023

The Ohio Public Health Association will present a series of awards that recognize excellence among our members and partners; and highlight outstanding achievement in public health. These awards will be presented at the OPHA Public Health Awards Dinner on April 25, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio.

We invite you to nominate candidates for these awards!

A description of each award is to the right. Submissions deadline is on or before Friday March 24, 2023.

Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA) Awards 2023

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For which award are you nominating this person, group or organization?(Required)
Please include information about their accomplishments and impact on public health SPECIFIC to the award for which you are making this nomination. Note that only the information provided with your nomination packet will be considered by the OPHA Awards Committee. It is recommended that nominations be between 1-2 pages in length, to include any supporting documentation.
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    Nominations are due on or before Friday, March 24, 2023. Questions can be sent to either dwright@ohiopha.org or to Peter Denkowski at pdenkowski16@gmail.com

    What We Do


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

    Build capacity within our profession

    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.

    Promote public health investments

    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 Englehart, president-elect

    Tunu Kinebrew, immediate past president

    Garrett Guillozet, treasurer

    Alexandria Jones, ARGC representative

    Why I'm a Member


    “My OPHA membership is important to me because of all the relationships that I have made since being a member. Being new to Public Health and needing to learn as much as I can to do my job effectively and there is always someone there for me. Being involved in this organization  has built my confidence up knowing that I am learning from some of the best folks around.”

    Rebecca Aber, Health Department Administrator, Accreditation Coordinator, Morgan County Health Department