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.

About Us

The Oklahoma Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Since 1918, 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. They strengthen the profession of public health; share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. APHA is the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health and a member community from all public health disciplines and over 40 countries. APHA publishes the American Journal of Public Health and The Nation’s Health, convenes an Annual Meeting and Exposition where thousands of participants share the latest public health research and leads public awareness campaigns such as Get Ready and National Public Health Week. Learn more at www.apha.org.

Strategic Plan


Did you know?

  • Since 1939, the Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA) has brought public health professionals together allowing them to network, to share resources and to speak with one voice.

  • The OPHA annual conference brings state-of-the-art speakers on a variety of important and timely topics.

  • OPHA is an affiliate of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

2021-2022 Board

President:   Emilia Hart

Immediate Past President:   Aundria Goree

President-Elect:   DJ McMaughan

Secretary:  Tracy Freudenthaler

Treasurer:  Kamisha Busby

APHA Delegate:  ARGC:  Yanet Trejo  

Oklahoma Public Health Association
121 NE 52nd Street, Ste. 260
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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