A webinar on climate change in Minnesota will be held on July 26 at 1pm. Chris Kimber, climate and health planner, will present the webinar on the impact on health, and how you can take action to reduce and prevent negative health outcomes associated with climate change. Continue reading Climate and Health 101 Webinar
Climate change could put much of the US seaboard underwater as early as this century. That’s according to a Business Insider article about a Google Earth plug-in that illustrates the importance of weather resilience and planning for public health.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has released a report on climate change and air quality. It offers a brief overview of air quality issues in Ohio. A graphic showing the air quality issues by county is provided on the NRDC’s website. Click the link for more details https://www.nrdc.org/climate-change-and-health-air-quality#/map/detail/OH.
The San Luis Obispo Public Health Department is hosting a 4 part webinar series on Communicating Climate Change as a Public Health Issue starting July 19. It says the series will feature internationally-recognized experts and innovative on-the-ground leaders discussing a range of issues related to the impacts of climate change with limited funding and support.
Enjoy the 4th of July holiday but “let the professionals do it, when it comes to fireworks.” That was the message delivered at a press conference by Prevent Blindness Ohio. Speakers included Sherry Williams, president and CEO of the Prevent Blindness Ohio Affiliate and Gary Smith, president of the Child Injury Prevention Alliance. Both are OPHA members.
Over the past year, OPHA has been able to increase membership, foster a healthy budget that allowed for staff raises and built up a successful social enterprise. These are among the 2016-2017 Measures of Success.
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) has released a policy brief highlighting some of the options that Ohio will have if the American Health Care Act is signed in to law. It looks at the healthcare coverage picture in Ohio and areas where the state has flexibility or decision points regarding private health insurance. Continue reading HPIO Releases Brief on AHCA →
Around 60 people gathered for the 2017 Celebrate Public Health Awards Dinner. This annual event recognizes individuals for their work going above and beyond to work for the health of ordinary Ohioans. It also recognizes OPHA’s outgoing leadership and introduces the new Executive Board and Governing Council.
The “connection” between Public Health and “green buildings” might not be intuitive, but it is there – and strong! On May 25, OPHA was invited to present this connection – and the potential health benefits of closer collaboration – at the monthly USGBC Central Ohio Lunch and Leaders event. Continue reading OPHA Presents On Public Health and Built Environment →
Congressman Pat Tiberi has responded to a letter from our Executive Director Lois Hall regarding the American Health Care Act. In it, he states that he believes that “Americans deserve a better healthcare system that puts their needs first and provides better access to the tools that put them in charge of their own care.” Continue reading Tiberi Responds to Letter from OPHA →