Oklahoma Public Health Association

Conference Theme: 

“Creating the Healthiest State… People, Policy and Resources”

Conference Description

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, 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. 

Conference Objectives

  • ·       Explore how programs, practices, and policies in multi-sector fields affect the health of individuals, families and communities.
  • ·       Identify common goals, complementary roles, and ongoing constructive relationships between the private sector, health and human service agencies, the Oklahoma State Legislature and the following State Departments: Education, Housing, Transportation, Agriculture, the Health Care Authority and the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • ·       Promote participation in policy-making and implementation of the Social Determinants of Health.
  • ·       Explore key issues impacting poverty and social inequity in Oklahoma.

Conference Agenda as of 8-3.docx

Poster Exhibits & Competition 

The Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA) proudly sponsors the annual OPHA Poster Exhibit and Competition.  OPHA encourages students, faculty, public health agencies, and organizations across Oklahoma to submit poster presentations that highlight research or community-based efforts that address a public health issue or problem. To consider a poster presentation for the meeting, the OPHA Poster Committee must receive the entry form (see link below) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017.  Participants must select one of the following categories: 
1.     Scientific/Research: Researchers may submit posters that describe research methodologies and analyses that address a public health issue or problem. 

2.     Community Programs and Partners:  Agencies and organizations may submit posters that describe public health efforts. 

3.  Student: Students may submit posters that describe their research or fieldwork experience.

OPHA Poster letter 2017 FINAL.docx


Submit your abstract through the RedCap survey link below by Friday, May 19 at 5pm:



Scholarship Applications are due by September 11, 2017


  Conference Registration Fees:
     2017 OPHA Annual Conference Registration
September 27th & 28th, 2017  Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center,
6808 South 107th East Ave., Tulsa, OK

MEMBER             ___________ Early Bird (by 8/31/17) $95.00 Full Conference

                               ___________  Regular (after 8/31/17) $110.00 Full Conference

NON-MEMBER*  ___________ Early Bird (by 8/31/17) *$140.00 Full Conference
                            *____________ Regular (after 8/31/17) *$155.00 Full Conference    
                              _____________ 8AM Pre-Conference - $25
                                                                  Strategies for Developing and Implementing Community Health Initiatives
                                _____________ 10:15 Pre -Conference - $25
                                                           What Can We Learn from Nebraska? (Health ranking is 10th in the United States)


 STUDENT/RETIREE  ________ $60.00 


Registration cancellation must be received by 9-15 for refund less a $10 service charge.

Online registration:   http://opha.net/event-2488867

2017 - Conf Registration .docx

Pre-Conference will be held on Wednesday, September 27th - $25. 

 Speaker and presenter information will be posted ASAP.


OPHA Conference Volunteer Requests:



Hotel Registration is open:

·  Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center  for 91.00 USD  per night
1.800.264.0165 OR 1.918.307.2600 - specify Oklahoma Public Health Block

Book your group rate for Oklahoma Public Health Association 2017

Registrations must be confirmed by September 5, 2017




Exhibitor & Sponsorship information and forms:

2017 Conference Exhibitor - Sponsor Form Contract 7-1.docx



'Promoting public health improvements through education, practice, and advocacy'

Oklahoma Public Health AssociationAPHA Affiliate logo
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.

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