Minnesota Public Health Association

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

2015‐2016 MPHA “Public Health Matters” Policy Forum Series:

Healthy…Right from the Start

Public health and community leaders will explore topics in the health and development of our children ages 0‐4.

Click here for flyer:  MPHA forum-flyer-2015-2016.pdf

Please join Minnesota’s public health community in these thought‐provoking breakfast conversations:

Past events:

November 6, 2015 …for newborns

Panelists and forum participants will explore concerns related to immunizations, newborn screening and infant mortality.

January 22, 2016 …for early childhood

From topics related to the health focus of well‐child visits to our current approaches to daycare and school readiness, panelists and forum participants will explore health during early childhood.

Forum #2 Summary Notes

Forum #2 Video

Resource:  Hennepin County Medical Center Pediatric Video:  https://youtu.be/1fsc7TrSHM0

Hennepin County Medical Center pediatric staff wants all parents and care givers with young children to start their kids off right with healthy behaviors. Dr. Cutts and a team of pediatricians, dieticians, nurses and project managers put together a five-minute video that features real families at HCMC. The video topics include: “Introducing Vegetables Early and Often,” “Family Mealtime,” “The importance of Parent Modeling,” “Picky Eaters,” “Healthy Liquids” and “Physical Activity as a Family.” 

March 18, 2016 …for the world around them

At this third forum panelists and participants will explore and discuss issues related to environmental concerns that affect the health of children ages 0‐4—toys, food, water, and chemicals.

Forum # 3 Video

May 13, 2016 …for their safety and well‐being

The last forum will explore safety and well‐being concerns. What progress have we made in preventing and protecting young children from physical and mental abuse, in limiting exposure to guns in the home, and in addressing concerns about exposure to prescription drugs?


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

Registration for the forums can be made at www.mpha.net

Each forum begins promptly at 7:30 am and concludes at 9:00 am.

Breakfast and on‐site registration begin at 7:00 am.

Interested in sponsorship?  Here are the sponsorship opportunities  and pledge form

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