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.

Save the Date! 
OPHA 75th Annual Conference and Meeting 2019

Mark your calendar for Oregon's premier public health professional event! Join us October 14-15, 2019 in Corvallis, Oregon. 

What: 2019 OPHA Annual Conference and Meeting
When: Monday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Where: Corvallis, OR
Registration: Early bird registration opens in August

Call for Proposals: Open April 29 - June 17, 2019

Click here to download OPHA 2019 Conference Flyer

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

OPHA Healthy Environments Section Offering Student Membership Scholarships
Deadline for scholarship applications May 15, 2019

The Healthy Environments Section of the Oregon Public Health Association invites students to become a recipient of a section scholarship to become an OPHA member! A total of four scholarships will be awarded in 2019. Applications are due by May 15th, 2019. You will be notified by June 1st, 2019, if you are one of four recipients.

This scholarship provides an annual membership to students for the purpose of establishing meaningful connections in the state environmental health landscape, develop future environmental health champions, and maximize awardees experiences with other OPHA members through events, meetups, other section activities, and the annual OPHA conference.


  • Applicants must be a student or a recent graduate (within 3 months) of a program seeking employment in a field related to healthy environments.
  • Applicants may apply an unlimited number of times providing they qualify under the established criteria and have not been a previous recipient within the previous year.

TO APPLY: complete this Google Form

Questions? Please contact Nadege Dubuisson at [email protected]

The OPHA Disability and Epidemiology/Biostatistics Sections present: 
"Integrating Disability and Epidemiology in the Public Health Research Agenda" Forum 

May 8, 2019

The OPHA Disability Section and the Epidemiology/Biostatistics Section are pleased to invite you to participate in the joint Disability and Epidemiology forum: “Integrating Disability and Epidemiology in the Public Health Research Agenda.” The forum will feature Gloria Krahn, PhD, and Jana Peterson-Besse, PhD. This presentation will foster conversation around the need for including disability as a disparity identity in epidemiologic research, current pitfalls, and identifying areas in need for improvement.

What: Disability and Epidemiology Forum: “Integrating Disability and Epidemiology in the Public Health Research Agenda
When: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1D on the first floor
800 NE Oregon Street
Portland, OR 
Registration: This is a free event, open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. For those attending in person, no registration is needed. If you need accommodations (including, but not limited to interpreters, assistive listening devices, materials in alternate formats), please contact Cesar Higgins at 503-494-6452 or [email protected] or Larissa Yoshino at [email protected] 

Remote attendance to the event is also possible, however we will ask for registration for those participating remotely. To register for remote participation, click here: 
Registration URL for thos; To connect; Connect by phone: (669) 900 6833; Meeting ID: 478 435 759

Click here to learn more about the OPHA Disability and OPHA Epidemiology/Biostatistics Sections!

Questions? Please contact Cesar Higgins Tejera, OPHA Disability Section Co-Chair, at 503-494-6452 or [email protected]