The Ohio Public Health Resiliency Coalition formed by OPHA has released a resource for addressing the public health impacts of climate change. The document looks the potential adverse outcomes that Ohio communities may face and suggests adaptations public health professionals can make. It was released during the 2018 Public Health Combined Conference. The full release follows.
We are pleased to announce this year’s OPHA Award Winners! The awards will be presented at the upcoming Celebrate Public Health Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at J Liu Restaurant, 6880 N. High Street in Worthington. The dinner coincides with the 2018 Ohio Public Health Combined Conference. Reservations to attend can be made on the OPHA website. Continue reading OPHA Announces 2018 Award Winners →
OPHA is seeking submissions for a new journal, the Ohio Journal of Public Health. The goal is to publish high-quality, peer reviewed manuscripts that present research, as well as public health and educational practices that are relevant to Ohio.
WE APOLOGIZE BUT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
Interested in pursuing a career in a public health field? The OPHA Student Section is hosting a networking event for students to connect with professionals from various public health fields. Continue reading Speed Networking Event Coming Up →
Increasing the integration of Community Health Workers (CHWs) among Ohio’s health care teams is a key recommendation of a report that has become a cornerstone for Ohio’s work to increase utilization CHWs. The Integrating Community Health Workers in Ohio’s Health Care Teams report released in 2016 provides a picture of where community health workers are, how they are used, trained and paid for in Ohio. Continue reading Reports Highlights Value of CHWs in Healthcare Teams →
Trust for America’s Health has released a report finding that spending on public health is insufficient. Its recommendations include increasing public health funding and preserving and the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Continue reading Report details state of public health funding →
As OPHA president, I have the privilege of representing the shared goals of our members, and the challenge of speaking for our diverse and dedicated public health workforce of academics, students, nurses, health educators, administrators, and a wide variety of other public health professionals and clinicians.
It is impossible for one person, or even a board, to be the inclusive voice for Public Health and to ensure the optimal health of all Ohioans. It requires that we are all active members of the Association. Each of us can contribute by providing leadership on issues affecting the public’s health, advocating for public policies that protect and improve the health of all Ohioans, strengthening the public health system, and advancing the practice of public health in Ohio.
Make yourself heard, call your legislators, speak up against social injustice and promote health equity. Contribute to addressing the social determinants of health by becoming active in local zoning, planning, education, housing, workforce development, and other non-traditional public health issues to make sure that policy decisions are viewed through a public health lens.
As an association, we have a seat at the table with ODH leadership, and a voice in the legislature, but as individuals we have the power of hundreds of voices who can advocate for public health at the local, state, and national level. Make yourself heard, because You are Public Health!
The Ohio Department of Medicaid released a proposal to seek an 1115 waiver that would include work requirements for people who are a part of the Medicaid expansion group. The proposal is in the public comment period. Continue reading Key Points of the Medicaid Waiver →
The Academic Section of OPHA is calling for abstracts for poster and oral presentations at the Public Health Combined Conference in May 2018.
Continue reading Call for Student and Faculty Abstracts →