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  • March 29, 2016 1:46 PM | Anonymous

    The Minnesota Public Health Association, an affiliate of the American Public Health Association, invites students in public health (or related field) and Early Career professionals (within 3 years of finishing degree as of June 30, 2016) to submit an application to become a recipient of a MPHA Scholarship which provides $500 to assist in attendance to the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. The 2016 meeting is in Denver, CO from

    Oct 29Nov 2.

    This program provides a scholarship to students/early career professionals for the purpose of

    establishing meaningful connections in the public health community, developing future leaders,

    maximizing awardee experiences at the APHA annual meeting, and supporting involvement in

    affiliate activities.

    Once selected, applicants will be matched with and mentored by an experienced MPHA member/past APHA attendee. The mentorship experience is expected to enhance the students' or new professionals' attendance at the conference.

    Eligibility requirements, awardee responsibilities, and an application are linked below.

    Questions? Please contact: info@mpha.net.

    ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS ARE DUE by June 30, 2016.

     

    MPHA-scholarship-final0316.pdf

    MPHAScholarshipProgram-app0316.docx

     

     

  • March 10, 2016 4:22 PM | Anonymous

    See the APHA info page here: http://www.nphw.org/

     

    See local information from our partner, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health here: http://www.sph.umn.edu/events-calendar/nphw/

  • March 09, 2016 3:18 PM | Anonymous

    This year’s conference will be a collaboration between MPHA and the Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance. The theme will be “Health Equity: Many voices, shared vision.“

     

    It will be held on Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26. The annual meeting will be on May 25. 

     

    See the Save the Date flyer here. Registration will be open by April 1.

     

  • February 15, 2016 3:09 PM | Anonymous

     

    MPHA Legislative Priorities 2016

     

    ·        Support Gun Violence Prevention efforts

    ·        Support Vaccine Education and Promotion efforts

    ·        Support a $6 million investment in for Safe Routes to School infrastructure

    ·        Support a statewide comprehensive multi-modal transportation package that includes significant new funding for active transportation

    ·        Maintain Statewide Health Improvement Program funding

    The Policy & Advocacy committee chose these priorities based on current engagement in coalitions or other external groups, and political feasibility.

    Also note that the legislative priorities are a guide for the organization, and are not meant to preclude action taken in support of other policies. 

     

  • January 14, 2016 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    Carol Berg and Janny Brust, both long-time members and past presidents of MPHA, retired from their full-time careers in January. Each of them made indelible marks on the public health fabric in Minnesota and will be missed. However, both have pledged to remain involved in public health pursuits in some capacity, including remaining connected to MPHA. We wish you both the best!

  • January 04, 2016 10:27 AM | Anonymous

    Minnesota Commissioner of Health and MPHA past president Dr. Ed Ehlinger and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy shared their visions for advancing health equity on Monday during a joint presentation at the APHA annual meeting in Chicago. Ehlinger is also President-Elect of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). See their presentation abstract at https://goo.gl/j87S2t.

  • January 04, 2016 10:09 AM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to our own Dr. Amos Deinard for receiving the American Public Health Association's Jake W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award in Dental Public Health on Monday night at the APHA annual Meeting in Chicago. Dr. Deinard is the first non-oral health practitioner to ever receive this award. MPHA is very proud of him!

     

  • August 21, 2015 12:16 PM | Anonymous

    As our partner in newborn screening, we want share some exciting news with you—the Minnesota Newborn Screening Program is hosting its first ever booth at the Minnesota State Fair this year from Aug. 27-Sept. 7!

     

    Over 1.8 million guests attended the 2014 MN State Fair. We will be featured at the HealthFair 11 building, which estimates a minimum of 80,000 visitors during the fair. This is an incredible opportunity to increase awareness about the difference newborn screening makes.

     

    Our booth will highlight the stories of Minnesota families for whom newborn screening made a life-changing difference. We will be distributing free I’m a FAN of Newborn Screening fans that highlight seven different family stories, and we will also be giving out I NEWBORN SCREENING buttons to the amazing providers and stakeholders who visit our booth as a thank you for their role in making newborn screening one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Our booth will also feature a Made in Minnesota photo booth where fairgoers can snap a photo and enter a social media contest aimed at raising awareness about newborn screening. Be sure to check out the hashtags #NewbornScreening and #MadeInMinnesota to see all the fun photos and like your favorites!

      

  • July 09, 2015 4:57 PM | Anonymous

    Twin Cities Medical Society and MPHA Present this live conference.

     

    In 1992, Minnesota had the #1 health ranking. Why, by 2014, did it drop to #6?

     

    Explore this question and be a part of the solution to reverse this trend.

     

    Featured keynote: Edward Ehlinger, MD - Commissioner, MN Department of Health 

     

     

    Visit www.metrodoctors.com for more information and to register.

     

    Questions call 612-623-2885.

     

    Healthiest State Summit Program 2015.pdf


    Healthiest State Summit Flyer_08-06-2015.pdf


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