The Ohio Public Health Association is seeking an Executive Director responsible for managing day to day operations and maintaining the stability of the Association. Manages communications within the Association, as well as with outside partners and stakeholders. Acts as the main contact for the Association and promotes the Association’s mission, vision, values and priorities at the local, state, and national levels. Part-time 25-30 hours per week. See full job description at: https://ohiopha.org/job/executive-director/ Continue reading OPHA Seeks Executive Director
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has published a new report taking a unique view of health by looking at congressional districts. Continue reading How Healthy is Your Congressional District? →
The Public Health Institute (PHI) has issued a statement “welcoming the call from the federal Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis to declare a state of emergency to combat the nation’s opioid emergency.” Continue reading PHI Statement on Call for Opioid State of Emergency →
The US Climate and Health Alliance’s state action initiative has launched dedicated resources including quick-reference fact sheets on climate policy topics, step-by-step tips on how to educate policymakers, guides on penning op-eds and more.
Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS) has released an Ohio fact sheet regarding proposed federal legislation that would require states to recognize the concealed carry laws from all other states. Continue reading Concealed Carry Reciprocity and Ohio →
OPHA is hosting a one-hour webinar that provides updated information on the incidence, mortality and prevention strategies for Lyme Disease in Ohio. Additionally, an Ohio patient will describe her experience and encourage participants to be informed.
The webinar was held on August 10 and will be repeated on August 15 at 11:30.
Register here: https://opha2.wildapricot.org/event-2592532
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Welcome! OPHA strives to provide leadership on issues affecting the public’s health by advocating for public policies that protect and improve the health of all Ohioans, to strengthen the public health system, and to advance the practice of public health in Ohio. In public health, as in our association, our strength is in our dedication to our profession, commitment to truth and transparency, and our support for science based decision making. Continue reading Welcome From Our New President →
The Washington Post recently highlighted a new analysis of state gun law trends pulled together by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence as a special mid-year edition of its regular TrendWatch reports. Continue reading Midyear Analysis of Firearms Legislation →
Contributed by Student Section Communications Chair Anna Pavan – Recent flooding across Ohio has highlighted the importance of emergency planning. In Findlay, severe storms in the second week of July led to record size flooding. Flooding is the country’s most costly and frequently occurring natural disaster and are most often a result of heavy precipitation and failure of natural draining. Continue reading Flooding and the Importance of Planning →
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 →