2018 OPHA Annual Conference

Members from our faculty and staff attended the 74th Annual Oregon Public Health Association (OPHA) Conference and Meeting from October 8th to 9th in Corvallis, Oregon.  The theme this year was “Working together to make health happen.” Popular topics presented included: injury and suicide surveillance and prevention, mental health, reproductive health, environmental health and gun violence, prevention and control.

Our institute showcased our interventions, research findings and networked with public health professionals. In addition, we sponsored an exhibit table to highlight and engage with attendees on the the public health significance of occupational health and its’ impact on individual and community safety, health, and well-being. Dr. Kent Anger and Jarred Rimby gave presentations during the Occupational Health breakout session. Additionally, Sara Wild and Summer intern, Sydney Reynolds presented a poster during the afternoon poster session. Read more about each of their presentations below.

Occupational Health Breakout Session Talks:

Computer-based training (CBT) intervention reduces workplace violence in harassment for home care workers, Authors: Nancy Glass, Ginger C. Hanson, W. Kent Anger (presenter), Naima Laharnar, Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Marc Weinstein, Nancy Perrin

Team truck drivers: A vulnerable working population, Authors: Jarred Rimby (presented), Kelsey Parker, Layla Mansfield, Peter Johnson, Steven A. Shea, Miguel Marino, Fangfang Wang, Jason Malach-Fuller, Rachel Springer, and Ryan Olson

Interactive training improves workplace climate, knowledge, and support towards domestic violence, Authors: Nancy Glass, Ginger C. Hanson, Naima Laharnar, W. Kent Anger (presenter), Nancy Perrin

Poster Session:

Active workplace study: A total worker health intervention for sedentary workers, Authors: Sara Wild (presenter), Courtney Donovan, Sydney Reynolds (presenter), Brad Wipfli

Jarred Rimby presenting during Occupational Health breakout session
Jarred Rimby presenting during Occupational Health breakout session
The Active Workplace Study team presenting at 2018 OPHA poster session
Dr. Kent Anger presenting during Occupational Health breakout session