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OPHA offering scholarships for commitment to disability issues, leadership, active involvement

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Above: Oregon Public Health Association logo.

OPHA offering two annual scholarships for membership and conference registration

The Oregon Public Health Association’s (OPHA) Disability Section is offering annual scholarships to two individuals who demonstrate commitment to disability issues, leadership, and interest in active involvement in Disability Section activities. The scholarship covers membership dues for one year and registration to the 2017 OPHA Annual Conference in Corvallis on October 9 to 10, 2017.

To apply, submit a one-page essay describing experience and interests within disability and public health fields to Jana Peterson-Besse at jpb@pacificu.edu by September 5, 2017.

OPHA is a professional group that works to end health disparities and promote access to health care for all Oregonians. Its Disability Section is an interest group within OPHA that aims to raise awareness of health disparities experienced by people with disabilities advocate for policies that decrease health disparities they experience. Learn more about OPHA on its website.