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For Release: April 18, 2011 – Contact Leslea Bennett-Webb, (405) 271-5601
OPHA Annual Conference to Focus on Healthy Communities & Schools
Public health practitioners from throughout the state will gather for the Oklahoma Public Health Association’s (OPHA) 72nd annual conference this Wednesday and Thursday, April 20-21, at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Norman.
Founded in 1939, OPHA is an affiliate of the American Public Health Association and provides a forum for the professional enrichment of more than 1,000 public health professionals.
This year’s conference, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Healthy Communities and Schools,” features nationally recognized experts who will offer bold action steps to assist Oklahomans in improving their communities and schools.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Oklahoma’s public health professionals to benefit from the shared experience of hearing the latest information about wellness promotion and establishing healthy, safe and supportive environments in our schools and communities,” said OPHA President Tina Johnson.
Among the speakers scheduled are the following:
Wednesday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Moving to a Society That Values Prevention: Opportunities in Health Reform
Thursday, April 21, 9 am – Noon
Healthy People 2020 for Dummies: How to Access a Monster
What Kids Want Adults to Know
An assortment of breakout sessions will also be offered. For more information, visit www.opha.net.
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