Minnesota Public Health Association

To create a healthier Minnesota through effective 
public health practice and engaged citizens

Featured Upcoming Events (all events listed here):

20192020 MPHA "Public Health Matters" Policy Forum Series

"Environmental Health: Is There Justice for All?"


This year’s forums will explore the intersection between environmental health and health equity. The four forums are sure to be thought‐provoking explorations of the challenges we face in ensuring that the public health needs of every Minnesotan are addressed. 

November 8, 2019in the food we eat  

Panelists and forum participants will be discussing topics related to equity and our food supply and distribution. How, where and who grows and distributes the food Minnesotans eat?

Moderator: Annie Halland, MPHA Policy and Advocacy Co-Chair 




 Sophia Lenarz-Coy

Director of Programs & Operations, 

Erin McKee

Community Food Systems Program Director, 

More information and registration 

  • Information on Sponsorship Opportunities

    Featured Committee Meeting: MPHA Health Equity Committee

    Thursday, October 17, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
    Hennepin Square 2021 E Hennepin Ave Ste LL20., Mpls MN, Room A

    PLEASE RSVP to healthequity@mpha.net so we can plan for food accordingly. Donations will be accepted to assist with the cost of food that will be available at the meeting!


    Guest Speaker

    Amira Adawe, MPH

    Executive Director, The Beautywell Project

    Host: Beauty-Wellness Talk Podcast 



    Amira Adawe is the Founder and Executive Director of The Beautywell Project. BW is a non-profit organization that aims to combat skin lightening and chemical exposures as well as addressing other environmental impacts in Minnesota and Nationwide. She is also Adjunct Instructor of Global Health at St. Catherine University. Amira previously managed the Minnesota Children’s Cabinet of Governor Mark Dayton, where she worked on early childhood in all policies and systems using equity lens. She is a public health researcher and her research interests include women and children’s health in the areas of access to health care, skin-lightening practices and chemical exposures. Amira is the host of Beauty-Wellness Talk at KALY Radio and Podcast. Amira has undergraduate degree in Family Social Science from University of Minnesota and Master of Public Health from University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She was also a Policy Fellow 2015-2016 at Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Amira's work has been featured on local and national media including StarTribune, Minnpost, STAT news, National Public Radio (NPR), Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien and WSB-TV.


Register for APHA Annual Meeting and Expo

Philadephia, November 2-6, 2019

For the latest meeting information, announcements, and deadlinesvisit APHA's website. 


Monday, November 4, 2019 from 10:30 - 11:30 am

Stop by the Poster Session (#3071.0) 

"Affiliate Best Practices for Member Engagement and Recruitment"

to see MPHA's accepted poster showcasing our 

long-standing Policy Forum Series and our newer MPHey! series!


All are invited to join MPHA for its annual lunch on Monday, November 4 at 12:30 p.m. at a restaurant near the convention center. 

MPHA members and friends are welcome to attend to learn more about MPHA and APHA, share meeting tips and meet other Minnesotans who are passionate about public health!

Please RSVP to Erica Fishman, Minnesota's Affiliate Representative to the Governing Council at argc@mpha.net  and she will respond with restaurant directions.  Please note that you will be responsible for the cost of the lunch.  Erica is also available to provide information about attending APHA.



MAY 4-5, 2020


More details on 2020 Annual Conference


    Upcoming Events

    October 16, 2019 5:30 PM • Email membership@mpha.net
    October 17, 2019 5:30 PM • Please RSVP for current month's meeting location.
    November 04, 2019 5:45 PM • St. Cate's St. Paul campus (Coeur De Catherine building, Room 370, 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105)
    November 06, 2019 11:30 AM • MN Council of Health Plans
    November 06, 2019 2:00 PM • MPHA Conference Call Line
    November 08, 2019 7:30 AM • New Brighton Community Center

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