President’s New Year Message 2022

Happy New Year to all! As we continue our work in public health and wonder what the year 2022 will bring, I am continually appreciative to all who devote their lives to statewide and local public health efforts. We all play a critical role in the promotion of health, prevention of disease and the empowerment of individuals and communities thru health education. Yet despite the demands of your daily work, we are coming together under the mission of OPHA to be the statewide inclusive voice for public health.

As I reflect on all that has taken place in the last two years, I am reminded that it is not selfish but necessary to take care of yourself and pursue your happiness to give your family and community the best of you. In these times how do we decompress to be reenergized? Maybe this is the year to create new healthy outlets for decompression. Thank you for all the work you have done and continue to do as the backbone of the public health system in Ohio.

We all want better health for all Ohioans. This year, let us recommit ourselves to the mission of OPHA.  We ask you for your time and expertise as we continue in 2022 with advocacy and education.

Hope to see you soon!

Tunu Kinebrew, MPA