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The Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA) provides a forum for the professional enrichment of dedicated public health and public health-aligned students, professionals, and allies across Oklahoma. 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 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.  

Section, Caucus & Committees

All members are encouraged to select an interest-based Section, Caucus or Committee (SCC) to learn, engage and grow professionally with fellow OPHA members! OPHA's active SCCs are below. Don't see your interest represented? You can form and lead one yourself!

  • Community Health Workers
  • Emergency Preparedness & Response
  • Epidemiology & Laboratory Science
  • Health Equity
  • Public Health Education & Health Promotion
  • Oral Health
  • Policy & Advocacy

Continuing Education

OPHA is regularly offering CPH, CHES/MCHES, and OKLSW worthy continuing education (CE) credits. Check our calendar for CE events and complete our CE Attendance & Evaluation Survey for each attended event to learn and earn with OPHA!

Anti-Racism Statement

OPHA is committed to amplifying the voices of our Black community and investing in their role as trusted advisors to ensure our alignment and dedication of resources is authentic, collaborative and community-centered. 

Policy & Advocacy

Oklahoma's legislative session is over! Stay updated with OPHA's policy activities by...

  • Reviewing our 2024 Policy Agenda.
  • Reviewing OPHA's 2024 bill tracking.
  • Keeping up with interim studies season, happening June to November 2024.
  • Staying tuned for agenda setting in late summer 2024.

About the Oklahoma Public Health Association

The purpose of OPHA is 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. If you have feedback, please contact oklahomapublichealth@gmail.com.


Membership Benefits

We've been working diligently to increase membership value for OPHA members. Below are just a few of the ways we are working to increase your return on your membership investment.

  • Virtual and in-person networking opportunities
  • Learning webinars and events on a variety of public health topics
  • Waived fees for OPHA's curated continuing education
  • Sharing partner updates and opportunities
  • Keeping you informed and represented in Oklahoma policy and advocacy
  • Sending members the most up-to-date and relevant information from APHA
  • Multiple opportunities to get more involved in your interest or practice area though our Sections, Caucuses & Committees (SCCs)
  • Discounted registration for every OPHA annual conference

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