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.


Oregon Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity
It's time to add your name, and share with other health professionals!

We are joining with voices across our nation and the world to make it known that climate change has now become a health emergency. As Oregon’s leading health professionals and organizations—representing public health, health care, health systems, and community health organizations—we call on Governor Brown and State lawmakers to work with local, state, and national leaders to prioritize these recommendations to protect the health of Oregonians. 

Our goal is to reach 1,000 signatures by February 4, 2020 to share this list with Oregon lawmakers. 

Questions? Contact: 
Jessica Nischik-Long, OPHA Executive Director


2020 OPHA Public Health Advocacy Day
Registration now open!

Formerly known as Capitol Visit Day, Public Health Advocacy Day is an opportunity to learn and advocate for public health related bills that the legislature is working on this session. Attendees meet with their legislator in Salem to discuss and frame important public health issues.

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020

Time: 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

  • Check-in and networking from 8:00 – 9:00 am - Galleria

Registration: REGISTER HERE! Registration is required so that we can schedule appointments with your legislators and meet space requirements. Space is limited for this event, so register today! This is a free event. 

Location: The Oregon State Capitol - Hearing Room 50
900 Court St. NE 
Salem, Oregon 97301

Legislative Appointments: OPHA will schedule legislative appointments for attendees of Public Health Advocacy Day. The availability of representatives and senators is subject to change during the session, therefore appointments are not guaranteed. We will do our best to schedule appointments for those who have registered before January 30th. 

Questions? Please contact 2020 Policy Committee Chair, Beth Crane | [email protected]