This is Public Health

The opportunity to live a healthy life is a human right. Every Oregonian deserves to live in a safe and healthy place with access to the resources and information they need to actively participate in decisions that affect their wellbeing. Those places are created and protected by public health.

A passion for prevention drives our work. As public health professionals, we educate about nutritious food and physical activity and ensure all Oregonians have access to  healthy options where they live, learn, work and play. We inform them about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol and drugs, and teach them how to improve their children’s health. We advocate for, and help write the policies that make our streets, buildings, parks, schools and neighborhoods safe and active for everyone regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or income status.

2019 OPHA Public Health Advocacy Day

Save the date! Public Health Advocacy Day will be on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Salem, OR.

Join members of the Oregon Public Health Association on January 31, 2019 for Public Health Advocacy Day (formerly known as Capitol Visit Day) in Salem! This is an opportunity to learn and advocate for public health related bills that the legislature is working on this session. Meet with your Senator and Representative to discuss and frame important public health issues.

*More details about registration and content coming soon! 

Learn more about advocacy here.


OPHA Health Advocacy & Policy Committee 2019 Working Groups Sign-up 

Please fill out this survey by November 15, 2018 to indicate your interest in a Policy Committee 2019 Working Group

You will be contacted by DECEMBER 15, 2018 with more information about how to connect to the group(s) in which you have expressed interest.

More information on this new proposed structure of the OPHA Health Advocacy & Policy Committee, including descriptions of the activities and responsibilities of each position or working group, is available at these links: