According to OPHA
Executive Director Jessica Nischik-Long, MPH, several legislators and industry representatives drafted a new bill that did not include important public health provisions supported by the Affiliate.
Neither the Star's squawking nor OPHA
's weighty rhetoric really discussed the science investigating any link between cellphone use and (for example) cancer--where responsible evidence-based risk analysis begins.
In 2013, a joint workgroup of the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa) and the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA
) developed an initial set of indicators derived from the requirements of the OPHS and the Ontario Public Health Organizational Standards.
Student Section formed this spring out of a request from Ohio-based public health students to have more of a voice in the Ohio association's work.
The Ohio association's Legislative Liaison program, which kicked off in April, matches an OPHA
member with a member of the Ohio state Legislature in her or his district to build a relationship and advocate for public health.
IN PORTLAND, OREGON, the Oregon Public Health Association sponsored its 2015 OPHA
Capitol Visit Day in observance of National Public Health Week and to advocate for public health issues.
scheduled a May webinar on strategic planning --a component of accreditation--with a oneday workshop on the same subject to follow in Pendleton, Oregon.
Frieden took the time out of their busy schedules to help us," said OPHA
president Dominic Frissora, MPH, in the release.
Epidemiology-Biostatistics Section hosted a science olympiad for Oregon middle and high school students.
"Our two purposes were to give the public health basics but also to let these legislators know that OPHA
is a resource for them as they explore public health issues," Hall told The Nation's Health.
The survey was conducted in the spring of 2012 by OPHA
, the Ohio Department of Health and the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners and funded with a $4,000 grant from APHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Ohio Public Health Association will use the funds to survey Ohio's 120 local health departments and determine their accreditation readiness, according to OPHA
Executive Director Lois Hall, MS.