As an affiliate of the American Public Health Association, the Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA) provides a forum for the professional enrichment of over 1000 dedicated public health practitioners. We hope you will find this site a useful professional tool as well as a great networking opportunity.
Originally founded in 1939, OPHA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of good public health in Oklahoma through education, practice and advocacy.
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“Creating the Healthiest State: People, Policy & Resources”
2017 Annual Conference
September 27 & 28, 2017
The Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center
HOPE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND!
According to the United Health Foundation’s 2016 Annual Report Ranking, Oklahoma is the 46th healthiest state, making it one of the top five states with the biggest challenges. Improving our ranking will require a concerted effort from policy makers, health professionals, state and local government, insurers, business and community leaders, advocacy organizations, consumer groups, the faith community, Native American tribal leadership, and our residents. All Oklahomans deserve to live healthy lives. To ensure everyone in the state has that opportunity, the health of populations served must be considered when making decisions, not only in healthcare, but in public and private sectors. The Oklahoma Public Health Association Conference will explore all the components needed to improve overall health in Oklahoma.
Registration will open April 1st
Become a Member of OPHA
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME IS HERE - 2017
Regular - 1 year - $40 Student/Retiree - 1 year -$20
For a chance to save on membership, get a 2 year memberships for $65.
Sustaining Membership - $100
Members are also needed to serve on various committees. To get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
Be sure that on your membership page you have indicated what Sections are of interest to you.
This will make it possible for the respective Section / Caucus Chairs to share information with you.
Below is the list of OPHA Board Members and Section / Caucus chairs and their contact information.
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OPHA can now access national issues of importance as a member of the APHA Online Community.
Updates from APHA...
APHA Gun Violence Prevention Policy Statements
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