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Oregon Public Health Institute


The Oregon Public Health Institute strategically re-positioned itself through a new leadership model. OPHI’s first ever CEO Dana Hargunani and COO Cyreena Boston Ashby bring proven experience in helping organizations and communities create positive health outcomes. They look forward to leading OPHI into its next chapter.

OPHI’s future will build on its strong foundation of current partnerships and programs such as:

  • The HEAL Cities Campaign, a partnership between OPHI and Kaiser Permanente, which helps civic leaders create healthy communities by adopting and implementing healthy eating and active policies and programs.
  • The BUILD (Bold, Upstream, Integrated, Local and Data-driven) health challenge, funded by the de Beaumont Foundation, brings OPHI together with broad partners to bolster access to holistic, culturally and linguistically responsive health services in a local Portland neighborhood.
  • The Oregon Health & Outdoors Initiative, a multi-sector partnership which increases access to parks, nature, and the outdoors among vulnerable communities.
Mission Statement

OPHI's mission: Improve the health of Oregonians.

Vision and Impact

OPHI's has a vision for "tomorrow’s health, today." OPHI is building a future Oregon where the places we live, work, learn and play support a vibrant community of healthy people. OPHI is guided by an abiding belief in the long term value of preventive health for everyone and we actively partner with others to achieve that vision. 

Competencies:
  • Convening/Partnering
  • Health Communications & Social Marketing
  • Health Equity
  • Health Policy Development, Implementation & Evaluation
  • Health Systems Transformation
  • Population-Based Health Programs
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Training & Technical Assistance
Community Served:
Oregon
Contact Information:
  • Oregon Public Health Institute
    310 SW 4th Ave., Suite 900 Portland, OR 97204
  • Dana Hargunani, Executive Director
  • dana@ophi.org
  • 503.227.5502

Connect with this organization:

Get in touch with the Oregon Public Health Institute.

Resources contributed by this organization:

2014 Annual Conference Workshop Handout: “Health Impact Assessment: Train the Trainer Workshop”

Tatiana Lin (Kansas Health Institute) and speakers from Georgia Health Policy Center, and the Oregon Public Health Institute discuss experiences in conducting effective HIA trainings in their regions.

Organizational Development Sample: Public Health Institute’s Organizational Milestones, 1998-2012

See Oregon Public Health Institute’s organizational milestones from its founding in 1998 to 2012 and its support to enact the strongest state chain restaurant menu labeling law in the US.