As an affiliate of the American Public Health Association, the OPHA provides a forum for the professional enrichment of more than 1,000 dedicated public health professionals.
As public health professionals, our OPHA president, Aundria Goree, is challenging all of us to lead with heart. Revive and strengthen collaborative partnerships. Make space at the table and amplify the voices of those who go unheard. As public health professionals, we must be innovative, sustain cultural change, be good stewards, and act as voices in our communities.
Have you selected your OPHA section or caucus yet?
All members are urged to select a section or caucus that fits their area of work or interest and to participate in the selected section and caucus activities.
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Thank you to all our public health professionals working on the front lines and behind the scenes to stop the spread and prevent further infection of COVID-19. You are making a difference.
This year, OPHA and Oklahoma Turning Point Council are combining efforts to bring you the Oklahoma Partners in Public Health Conference. The conference is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21 – Wednesday, September 22 and will be held virtually. Registration is not yet open, but we are accepting nominations for awards and proposals for presentations/abstracts.
OPHA 2021 Policy Agenda
Oklahoma's Legislative Session is just around the corner, with bills already being introduced. This year, the OPHA Policy Committee has set our Legislative Agenda to address:
The OPHA supports best practices and will be sending action alerts to our members throughout the Session calling attention to bills that involve these items.
National Public Health Week
Building Bridges to Better Health
Join OPHA as we celebrate National Public Health Week: Building Bridges to Better Health. This year, NPHW will be held April 5-11. OPHA has planned a full week of activities to help raise awareness for public health as we strive to make Oklahoma the healthiest state.
Help Team OPHA cross the country!
It's time to get moving — and it’s more fun if we do it together. That’s why Oklahoma Public Health Association is participating in APHA’s National Public Health Week Keep It Moving Challenge. We’ve created a team called TEAM OPHA. When you join, you’ll be able to track how far your activity takes you each day, see total distance for our team and the collective progress of all teams toward the goal of crossing the country on a virtual map. You can sync your step-counting device or enter each activity manually if you don’t have a device. Register today, and let’s get moving! We’ll have a lot of fun, improve our heath and move more than any other team!
Webinar - Strengthening Oklahoma's Workforce by Addressing Health-Related Social Needs
We are proudly partnering with Metafund, Unite Oklahoma, Unite Us and the Oklahoma Works to bring you this virtual event held April 5 at 1 p.m. Our panel will discuss how to strengthen the workforce in Oklahoma by addressing social determinants of health. There is no cost to attend.
This webinar is now full, but you can join us and follow along via Facebook Live at @OPHAHealth on April 5 at 1:00 p.m.
Webinar - Communities of Color and Vaccines: Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities
Join OPHA as we explore the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for communities of color in relation to vaccines. We will discuss the history, misconceptions and facts that have influenced decisions to (or not to) get vaccinated. This webinar will be held April 8 at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend.
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