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.
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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.
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.
OPHA Mentorship Program
Our student caucus has been working diligently to implement a virtual mentorship program for OPHA members and public health students across our great state. If you are interested in becoming a mentor to a public health student or new public health professional, please sign up here.
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.
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