• March 09, 2016 3:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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 member (Administrator)


    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 member (Administrator)

    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 member (Administrator)

    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

  • January 04, 2016 10:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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 member (Administrator)

    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 member (Administrator)

    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 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

  • May 01, 2015 6:09 PM | Anonymous member

    2015 Minnesota Public Health Association Annual Conference

    Where You Live Matters

    May 28-29, 2015

    Duluth Entertainment Convention Center; Duluth, MN 55802

  • April 01, 2015 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    20142015 MPHA “Public Health Matters” Policy Forum Series: "ZIP Code Matters!"


    All forums are held at the New Brighton Community Center, located at 400 10th St. NW

    in New Brighton.


    Registration for the forums can be made at

    Breakfast and onsite registration begin at 7:00am. Each forum begins promptly at 7:30am and concludes at 9:00am. Public health and community leaders will explore the impact that zip code plays in important areas of our lives. Please join Minnesota’s public health community in these thoughtprovoking breakfast conversations:

    October 24, 2014… where we work

    Panelists and forum participants will explore the intersection of zip code and work. How does ZIP Code affect transportation, the location of industries and job opportunities, and occupation health?

    January 23, 2015 where we play

    From topics related to green space, recreational opportunities and community planning, our forum panelists and participants will focus their discussion on how zip code affects our opportunities for play.

    March 13, 2015… where we learn


    At this third forum panelists and participants will explore and discuss issues related to zip code and our schools.

    May 8, 2015where we eat 


    The last forum will explore zip code and our food access. What progress have we made in addressing food deserts, providing access to fresh produce through local community farmer’s markets, and addressing farm worker health concerns?


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