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Minnesota Public Health Association

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

Welcome! 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.

MPHA 2024 Annual Conference!

The 2024 MPHA Annual Conference will take place on April 25 - 26, at St. Catherine University in St. Paul Minnesota. A virtual component will also be available. 

You can now get your tickets at a discounted rate until March 18th during our early bird registration. Additionally, MPHA members can enjoy an additional discount for being part of our Public Health family! 

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Upcoming Events


February 29th - Advocacy Training

Engaging with policymakers, whether at the local level with school board members or at the national level with US Senators, can be an intimidating undertaking. It requires careful preparation, effective communication, and a good understanding of the issues at hand. This workshop will help individuals who are new to legislative advocacy achieve a level of understanding that will make change more accessible.

This session will take place over Zoom from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CT.

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March 4th - 2024 Oral Health Webinar

In the 2nd session of our 2024 Oral Health Webinar, our guest presenters will review the activities of the Minnesota Oral Health Coalition (MOHC) that center around Medical-Dental Integration, share resources for learning and opportunities for engagement to strengthen Minnesota’s oral health community through partnerships, resources, and outreach.

This webinar will take place over Zoom from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CT.

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March 21st -  Health Equity Committee

Join us on March 21st for our Health Equity Committee meeting!
This session will focus on how transportation access and personal transportation choices impact our communities and include a discussion on positive ways to change how we get around. 

This meeting will take place over Zoom at 5:30 PM CT.

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March 22nd - 2023-2024 Policy Forum Series

Join us for the 3rd session of our 2023-2024 "Public Health Matters" Policy Forum Series!

With new recommendations about preventive care services—e.g., mammograms, prostate exams, colon cancer screening—what’s a middle-aged adult supposed to do? Even recommendations about how much water to drink and how much exercising is enough are always changing. What’s new, what’s being reinterpreted and what is staying the same will be discussed at this forum.

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Join the Membership & Communications Committee!

Looking for ways to get involved? Why not join the Membership & Communications Committee?

The committee focuses on membership development and recruitment. The committee is
co-chaired by Ellen Saliares, Past President and Dr. Tolu Oyelowo, Member at Large.
All are welcome! Join us for our next meeting.

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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.

Join a Committee!

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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Support MPHA!

Hear from three of our members on 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

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.

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


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