Oklahoma Public Health Association

Oklahoma Public Health Association

"Promoting Public Health Improvements through Education, Practice & Advocacyā€¯

OPHA logoAs 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.

All members are invited to attend the Board Meetings. 

Members are also needed to serve on various committees. To get involved, email opha@opha.net.


Save the Date!

76th Annual Conference & Meeting
April 21-22, 2015
Reed Conference Center in Midwest City

Updates from APHA...

APHA Annual Conference & Exposition


Registration and housing are now open for APHA's 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, Nov. 15-19.  Register today to learn, network, and engage with more than 12,000 public health professionals!

View the searchable online program to see sessions in your topic area. 

Registration also gives you access to the Public Health Expo, which features 600 booths of the latest information, products, and services. View the interactive floor plan to see more.

OPHA can now access national issues of importance as a member of the APHA Online Community.

APHA Gun Violence Prevention Policy Statements

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PHACT Campaign

This summer, join APHA members, Affiliates and other advocates in educating members of Congress on important public health issues that help build and maintain healthy communities.

During the Fourth of July (June 27 - July 7) and August (Aug. 1 - Sept. 7) congressional recesses, reach out to your congressional leaders to express support for protecting critical funding for public health agencies and the Prevention and Public Health Fund, and in support of passing comprehensive legislation to reduce gun violence.

When we all raise our voices together, our leaders in Congress are more likely to listen!  Visit the APHA PHACT website for more resources!

APHA 2014 PHACT Campaign Action Kit

"Pressure vs Persuasion: The overlooked secret to winning your advocacy campaign" by CB Pearson and Aaaron Eske, M+R Strategic Services

Share APHA's infographics:

Check out the 2014 PHACT Campaign webinars: 

Follow-up survey: Please provide us feedback on your advocacy activities by completing this short survey


Advocacy 101 (archived webinar)

Affiliate Bill Tracking Webinar is available

Branding Guidelines

Branding webinar (part two)

APHA has developed specific guidelines for three areas of our Association, including APHA affiliated state and regional public health associations. Specific language is recommended to effectively illustrate the APHA Affiliate relationship and should be used in all communications.  Also, the guidelines address the appropriate usage of the APHA Affiliate logo and how to request specific logos for different purposes (e.g. different colors or for logos suited for printing purposes.)

The guidelines are designed to support official APHA-affiliated state and regional public health associations in promoting their relationship with APHA and are effective immediately. To download the guidelines, please visit the APHA guidelines page. If you have questions regarding the APHA Affiliate logo or want to request a different logo size or type, please use the online request form on the APHA website or to request a different logo size or type.

What's New...

APHA has released an Ebola Factsheet!

2014 Oklahoma Election Information provided by OK Policy Institute

The FDA's Office of Women's Health has a new version of Using Medicines Wisely for self-advocates & women with vision issues! You can also view 2 webinars about this topic specifically for Increasing Access to Info for Women with Intellectual Disabilities and Women with Vision Issues

Check out CDC's new STD communications toolkit!

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has a new workshop kit to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among LGBT youth.

Get Smart about Antibiotics Week, Nov. 17-23, 2014, sponsored by CDC!

The OKMRC hosts various trainings throughout the state - find them online at http://www.okmrc.org/overview/events.cfmReview APHA's letter to the U.S. Senate regarding S. 2578, the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act

Review the Supreme Court decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and AHPA/OPHA connection!

Check out this inclusive Public Health is for Everyone toolkit!

Partnership for Prevention's ActionQuit initiative has released a new guide, "Help Your Patients Quit Tobacco Use: An Implementation Guide for the Armed Force"

How has OPHA helped your career? Helped you serve more clients? Helped you better serve your clients? Tell us your story!OSDH releases 2014 County Health Profiles!

Clear communication is necessary for a positive patient-doctor relationship.

The Healthy People 2020 Sharing Library is available. Learn what other communities are doing. Explore different programs. Raise awareness.

A Practical Playbook: Public Health. Primary Care. Together.

A Framework for Integrating Primary Care and Public Health

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is offering links to recent webinar recordings, fact sheets, and newsletters.


Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Upcoming Events!

Public Health Grand Rounds

2013-2014 Corporate Members

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2014 Corporate Sponsor

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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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