The Oregon Public Health Association (OPHA) brings together public health professionals, including doctors and nurses, educators, and researchers to engage in professional development, advocate for public policy, and reach out to local communities in order to improve the public health of Oregonians. The collection consists of physical and electronic records created or kept by OPHA during the years 1999-2013, documenting the administrative, financial, event, and community outreach activities of the non-profit organization.
The Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine (PHPM) was officially founded at the University of Oregon Medical School (UOMS, now OHSU) in 1941 to examine social hygiene (later known as public health), family life, and sex education, especially the prevention of venereal disease. It expanded throughout the 20th century and has become an integral part of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. This collection houses departmental records of PHPM as well as administration and communication records for Katie Riley, Ed.D.