Minnesota Public Health Association

Since 1907, MPHA has been dedicated to creating a healthier Minnesota through effective public health practice and engaged citizens. 

MPHA invites anyone interested in public health to join our non-profit organization. Professionals from any background, and at any stage of their career, are welcome! Public health encompasses an extremely broad range of disciplines and the diversity of our members strengthens the organization.

December Cocoa and Coffee Chat

Join us for December's Cocoa and Coffee Chat on Thursday, December 8 at 1:30 PM to 2 PM! Whether you're a new or longtime member of MPHA, or just someone who is interested in learning more about our organization, this event is for you!

Join us to learn more about MPHA, ways to get more involved, and connect with other public health professionals and students.

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Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Statement

The Minnesota Public Health Association stands in support of the Indian Child Welfare Act and its purpose. ICWA provides guidance regarding the handling of child abuse and neglect and adoption cases involving Native children and sets minimum standards for the handling of these cases. It is also critical to rear children within their own communities as they are the future of protecting Native government, language, and culture.

Read the full statement!


Public Comment on Voter Participation as Part of Healthy People 2030

The Minnesota Public Health Association encourages Healthy People 2030 to transition voter participation rates as a core objective. MPHA recognizes the positive relationship between civic engagement and mental health, healthy behaviors and well-being. The Healthy People framework is a roadmap for achieving national-level health goals over 10-year spans. Healthy People goals also inform the process of setting health goals and priorities at state and local level health agencies and non-profit hospital systems.

Read the full statement!

About MPHA

Established in 1907, MPHA is a volunteer driven organization representing a broad spectrum of community and health professionals on behalf of the public. It is an organization where public health workers from multiple disciplines and sectors come together around shared values and goals. We engage and develop our members to mobilize the community to protect and improve the public’s health.

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Get involved

A great way to get involved in MPHA is to join one of our formal committees or special interest groups!

You can choose to spend as little or as much of your time on participating in ongoing committee activities, attending meetings (conference call options available), or assisting with one-time projects and events.

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Upcoming MPHA Events

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Support MPHA!

Hear from three of our members why they support MPHA!

Access & growth

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"Your money supports access. It supports community. And it supports the professional growth of people who are working in public health, making a difference."

Ellen Saliares, President-Elect

Community Engagement

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"From attending the annual conference to being a committee member, community engagement, community involvement, volunteer opportunities ...and connecting with people overall on a public health standpoint!"

DeAndre' Morris Jr., Membership Committee

Professional Development

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"MPHA is helping me develop as a professional and get ready for what I'm going to do next."

Delaine Anderson, student member


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