Ohio Public Health Association- The Voice of Public Health
From OPHA President, Courtney Hudson, MPH, CPH, OCPS II
OPHA is the voice of public health in Ohio. One way our voice washeard was by participating in the American Public Health Association’s Public Health ACTion (PHACT) Campaign. This spring and summer, APHA mobilized its members,affiliates, which included OPHA, and other advocates to educate their membersof Congress on important public health issues that help to build and maintainhealthy communities. For more information about the PHACT Campaign, go to http://www.apha.org/advocacy/tips/PHACT+Campaign.htm.
It is more important than ever for public health to have a voice. Weneed you, our OPHA members, to use your voice. We need you to speak up andsupport public health around the state. I hope you will take the time to readOPHA’s newest policy statement, 2013 Policy Statement on Environmental PublicHealth, it was just posted to our website in the beginning of October. All ofOPHA’s policy statements can be found by clicking on the Advocacy tab. It isthe Public Policy Committee that works tirelessly to keep OPHA’s policy agendarelevant.
Have your voice heard. Publichealth is everywhere! Election Day is around the corner- voting is another wayyou can exercise your voice.