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NEW! Ohio Public Health Institute

The Ohio Public Health Partnership is now the Ohio Public Health Institute (OPHI).  In 2023 the name and Board governance was changed to better reflect our ongoing work in the pursuit of public health transformation in Ohio.  Our purpose is to advance public health practice and make systematic improvements in public health.  

Who We Are

We are still:

  • Recognized by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI).

  • A member of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Center for Innovation, 21C Project (Public Health in the 21st Century)

  • A provider of Training & Technical Assistance:  Accreditation Learning Community (ALC)

  • Connected to Research and Innovation:  Costing of FPHS

  • Leading collaboration:  Local, state and national relationships to bring resources to Ohio and move public health forward

We are now affiliated with the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners (AOHC).

We have a new Board of Directors.

Representing the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners:

Krista Wasowski, Medina County, Chairperson

Jason Orena, Union County

Erin Bishop, Youngstown City

Angela DeRolph, Perry County

Representing the Interests of Public Health:

Casey Gayheart Smith, Society for Ohio Public Health Education

Chad Brown, Ohio Environmental Health Association

Joanna Pittenger, Ohio Association of Boards of Health

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