2021 MPHA "Public Health Matters" Policy Forum Series

"Environmental Health: Is There Justice for All?"

Continuing where we left off at the beginning of 2020, we will continue to explore the intersection between environmental health and health equity. The four forums we have planned for the 2020-2021 year are sure to be thought-provoking explorations of the challenges we face in ensuring that the public health needs of every Minnesotan are addressed.

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

Breakfast and on-site registration begin at 7:30am. Each forum starts promptly at 8:00am and concludes at 9:30am. Please join Minnesota’s public health community in these breakfast conversations:

Date to be determined 2021…in the water we use 

This forum’s panelists and participants will address the distribution of Minnesota’s water resources. Is there equal access to clean water? Where is the greatest impact of water pollution felt?

January 15, 2021…in the places we live Register Here

Making sure that there is a fair distribution of the environmental resources needed for good health takes planning. Our panelists will consider environmental health topics related to waste treatment and landfill properties, road and bicycle routes, and green space. Do we have equitable distribution of these resources?

March 5, 2021…for our vulnerable populations Register Here

Our panelists, moderator and participants will explore the distribution and impact of environmental health burdens and resources for our most vulnerable population groups. In what ways do environmental concerns influence social determinants of health?           

May 7, 2021…in our public health response Register Here

The final forum of this series will examine the public health response to environmental health. We will ponder together the question, “What can we do better?”

Each forum will be announced on the MPHA website. Registration for the forums are at www.mpha.net under Events. Forum panelists will be announced on the MPHA website before each forum. All forums are also broadcast on Facebook Live.

Thank you to our current Sponsors!

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The 2020-2021 MPHA Public Health Matters Breakfast Policy Forum series will begin on November 6, 2020. We are looking for some friends!


“Friends of the Forum” is a $50 sponsorship opportunity open to individual MPHA members. Your “Friends of the Forum” sponsorship helps to ensure the continuation of this yearly series of cutting edge topic discussions.


Your $50 sponsorship includes attendance at all four forums. MOST IMPORTANTLY, your sponsorship also provides sponsorship for students attending the forum.


Each forum agenda includes a listing of all our Friends along with the other organization and corporate sponsors.

Sign up to be a Friend of the Forum under the forum's event registration on Mpha.net!

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