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The Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA) provides a forum for the professional enrichment of 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 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.  

OPHA's Sections, Caucuses, & Committees (SCCs)

All members are urged to select a section, caucus, or committee that fits their area of interest and participate in its activities! OPHA's active SCCs include the:

  • Community Health Worker Section
  • Emergency Preparedness & Response Section
  • Epidemiology & Laboratory Section
  • Health Equity Caucus
  • Public Health Education & Health Promotion Section
  • Oral Health Section
  • Public Policy Committee

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. 

Policy & Advocacy

Oklahoma's legislative session finished with Sine Die - the official end session - on May 26, 2023. Though session is over, policymaking happens all year long! Stay involved with OPHA's out-of-session policy activities by...

  • Reviewing OPHA's 2023 bill tracking on our Bill Tracking page.
  • Review our hybrid 2023 Summer Policy Forum, co-hosted with the Oklahoma Turning Point Council, on June 20, 2023. Find the after-event report here!
  • It's interim session! See which interim studies OPHA is tracking on our Interim Studies page.
  • The 2024 OPHA Policy Agenda will be announced in Fall 2023!  

  About the Oklahoma Public Health Association

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.


Membership Perks

We've been working diligently to increase membership value for OPHA members. Below are just a few of the ways we are working to increase your return on your membership investment:

  • Providing networking opportunities
  • Hosting more webinars and learning opportunities
  • Keeping you informed on public health job opportunities
  • Sending updates and action alerts to members on public health policy in Oklahoma and beyond
  • Sending members the most up-to-date and relevant information from APHA
  • Multiple opportunities to get more involved in your practice area though our Sections, Caucuses & Committees
  • Not to mention the deep discount and CEU opportunities we provide for you at the annual conference!

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Oklahoma City, OK 73105


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