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.


OPHA Section Scholarships

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Section Scholarships: Nominations due Friday, September 20, 2019
Awardees are students and new professionals in the state of Oregon who are making outstanding contributions to one or more aspects of the fields of epidemiology and biostatistics by:

  • Advancing public health knowledge through epidemiology and applied research.
  • Improving public health practice through both effective use of data and epidemiology and training of the field.
  • Enhancing the political will to support practice and advance knowledge through effective use of data, epidemiology and applied research.

Two (2) awards will be given; a (1) student award and an (1) early professional award. Recipients will receive an OPHA annual membership (new or renewal) and registration to the 2019 OPHA Conference. 

Click here for more information! Questions? Contact Rachel Linz or Bailey Burkhalter

Disability Section Scholarship: Applications due Friday, September 20, 2019
The Disability Section is offering annual scholarships to two individuals who demonstrate commitment to disability issues, leadership, and interest in active involvement in Disability Section activities. 

The scholarship covers membership dues for one year and registration (some travel expenses may be included; depending on financial need) to the 2019 OPHA Annual Conference. 

Click here for more information! Questions? Contact Angela Weaver


OPHA 75th Annual Conference and Meeting 2019

Join us October 14-15, 2019 for Oregon's premier public health event! 

What: 2019 OPHA Annual Conference and Meeting
When: Monday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Where:  LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Registration: REGISTER HERE
Early bird registration is open until September 30th! 

Click here to download OPHA 2019 Conference Flyer

Questions? Please contact OPHA Program Assistant,  Amy Wilson | [email protected]