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Welcome!

Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA) provides a forum for the professional enrichment of more than 1,000 dedicated public health professionals.  OPHA is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association(APHA).  We have collaborated with APHA to grow stronger as organizations, to share expertise, influence, and resources, and to advocate for common priorities at the local, state and federal levels.

APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. It is the only organization that combines a nearly 150-year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public's health. Learn more at www.apha.org.  

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.

Learn more: Here



Coronavirus/COVID-19

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.

COVID-19resources:

https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/  

https://www.occhd.org/COVID-19

https://www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19

https://www.okc.gov/residents/prepare-okc/know-what-to-do/epidemics-and-pandemics

Anti-Racism Statement

OPHA is committed to amplifying the voices of our Black community and investing in their role as trusted advisors to ensure our alignment and dedication of resources is authentic, collaborative and community-centered. 


About OPHA

The purpose of OPHA shall be to assist in protecting and promoting public health, to provide for scientific advancement with the enlightenment of its members through the interchange of information, ideas, and experiences; and to advance the public health program in the State of Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA) values the lived experiences and choices of all people, regardless of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, geographic location, or socioeconomic circumstance. The OPHA commits to an intensive approach to use inclusive and person first language to reflect the OPHA vision for a collective, inclusive, and respectful approach to public health. Evidence-based, contemporary terminology is used to convey respect and empowerment and to reduce stigma faced by communities and populations disproportionately impacted by inequities. Despite these efforts, specific terminology or language may be unintentionally offensive or stigmatizing to some individuals or populations. Feedback to improve our outreach and communication efforts are welcomed and appreciated.

  


We are hiring!

OPHA is hiring a part-time contract Development and Communications Specialist to manage grant-related initiatives. 


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:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Opioids
  • Mental Health
  • Harm Reduction Programming
  • Obesity Prevention
  • Medicaid Expansion

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.

  

Membership Perks

We've been working diligently to increase membership value for OPHA members. 

  • Hosting more webinars
  • Creating a mentorship program
  • Keeping you informed on public health opportunities

Not to mention the deep discount and CHES opportunities at the  conference!

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2021 Corporate Members

 

         


Oklahoma Public Health Association
121 NE 52nd Street, Ste. 260
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-605-2099
opha@opha.net

The OPHA office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, excluding state holidays.