oregon public health association

Statewide public health conference registration is open

WHAT:  OPHA’s 71st Annual Conference and Meeting
WHERE:  LaSells Stewart Conference Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
WHEN:  October 12 and 13, 2015; Registration is open
WHO:  400+ public health professionals, partners, and stakeholders


Reducing Meat Intake Could Improve Population Health, Mitigate Climate Change

Robert Lawrence calls for tighter food industry regulations as well as changes to individual behavior

If everybody on the planet ate as much meat as Americans do, according to Dr. Robert Lawrence, the planet could only support a population of 2 to 3 billion people.

That's because meat and other animal products take so much energy to produce. But reducing the amount of meat we eat to 75 grams daily (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/562956) could improve the planet's carrying capacity, mitigate the effects of climate change and improve population health, he said.

2012 OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting - Award Winners

December 10, 2012 -- This year was OPHA’s 68th Annual Conference & Meeting, the largest conference ever hosted by Oregon Public Health Association. With the participation of over 500 individuals joining together on October 8th and 9th in Corvallis, OR to discuss, learn and network over the diversity of factors that affect Oregon’s health, OPHA explored the latest issues, trends, research and opportunities in public health today.

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