Minnesota Public Health Association

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




20172018 MPHA Policy Forum Series:

Who can you trust?

 Please join us for another thought-provoking series of forums. This year’s forums will explore ideas about trust in the increasing number of choices we make to achieve and maintain our health. They will be thought-provoking conversations sure to spark ideas among all of us about the information we receive and who delivers that information to us in our rapidly changing world.

View Forum 1 notes or click here to watch Forum 1! 

November 3, 2017…in making health care decisions?

Panelists and forum participants will explore our information-seeking behaviors for health, and healthy choices and who we choose to provide that information to us.  

View Forum 2 notes or click here to watch Forum 2!

January 19, 2018…to deliver health messages?

With ever-expanding sources for information whom should we trust to deliver the health messages? How can we as public health professionals help in ensuring that credible sources of information are used?  This forum will explore the use of celebrities, social media, news commentaries and more.

View Forum 3 notes or click here to watch Forum 3!

March 23, 2018…when thinking about food, drugs and nutritional supplements?

In this forum our panelists and forum participants will explore the role of health promotion through industry and government reports, the claims and promotion of guidelines, and the promotion of drugs and nutritional supplements through advertising. 


View Forum 4 notes or click here to watch Forum 4!

May 4, 2018…in your community?

It takes an entire community to provide resources and services to help keep us healthy. From social workers, to teachers, to peace officers, to religious leaders, to health professionals, we rely on others. Can they be trusted?  What criteria should we use to assess their trustworthiness?



All forums are held at the New Brighton Community Center, located at 400 10th St. NW in New Brighton. Breakfast and on-site registration begins at 7:00am. Each forum starts promptly at 7:30am and concludes at 9:00am. Click here for maps and directions  




 The 2017-2018 MPHA Public Health Matters Policy Forum series “Who Can You Trust?” is looking for some “Friends of the Forum”. Will you be one?

“Friends of the Forum” is a $40 sponsorship opportunity open to individual MPHA members. MOST IMPORTANTLY your $40 sponsorship includes attendance at all four forums. Each forum agenda includes a listing of all our Friends along with the other organization and corporate sponsors.

Your “Friends of the Forum” sponsorship helps to ensure the continuation of this yearly series of cutting edge topic discussions.

Friends helping Friends is what makes MPHA great!

Please sign up to be a Friend of the Forum when you register for a forum (any of the dates linked above).







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