Oklahoma Public Health Association

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


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.

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Strategic Plan


Did you know?

  • Since 1939, the Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA) has been the only entity in Oklahoma that brings 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).

    APHA Vision & Mission
    APHA Values
    *  APHA 2014-2016 Strategic Map
    APHA - Ways to Get Involved

  • Other benefits OPHA provides to its members include:

    • A quarterly newsletter informing members of OPHA activities and opportunities for members.

    • Active participation in APHA’s Get Ready Campaign.

    • Enhanced advocacy efforts to promote public health in Oklahoma and nationally.

    • Expanded communication efforts to members through web-based forums and a web-blog.

In the fall of 2013, OPHA joined the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits and completed the Fall Session II Training for their Standards of Excellence Program. 

Since completing this program OPHA has gained knowledge on best practices in the areas of:
  • mission and program
  • public affairs and public policy
  • governing body
  • conflict of interest
  • human resources
  • financial and legal
  • public accountability
  • fundraising

View OPHA's past 990 tax filings.

'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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