How to get involved with MPHA

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. 

Please click on the committee name to contact the co-chairs for more information.

Thank you

for volunteering your time and energy to strengthen your MPHA!

Communications Committee - Manages communications with members through a variety of communications tools, including the monthly newsletter and social media channels.

Global Health Committee Promotes awareness of and connections among international health activities occurring through Minnesota-based organizations and partners.

Health Equity Committee - Facilitates MPHA’s role in advancing health equity in Minnesota by convening public health professionals to learn about equity efforts, share promising practices, and document as appropriate; with the Policy Committee, to monitor legislative activity and offer policy analysis related to equity and health; and to connect with other APHA affiliates to learn and share health equity efforts.

Leadership Development Committee - Helps the MPHA Governing Council and Committees identify and nominate potential leaders in MPHA. Also receives nominations for the MPHA Annual Awards.


Membership Committee - Develops MPHA membership that is diverse, and substantial in number and in interaction. The committee focuses on membership development and recruitment. They plan events such as the New Member Gathering, MPHey! series, and community volunteering.

Policy & Advocacy Committee - Responsible for gathering information about key policy issues and providing recommendations to the Governing Council on these issues on a monthly basis.

We also have a number of other special interest groups looking for volunteers and input from members:

Annual Conference/Meeting Planning - Develops an engaging meeting theme, speakers, and activities that complement the required annual business meeting of MPHA and its members. Contact Merry Grande to join.

Development Task Force - Advises on fundraising, sponsorship, and grant making efforts. Plans and strategies based on organization's identified needs and future growth. Please contact Elizabeth Moe to learn more.
Past Presidents - Continuously engages the wisdom and experience of the MPHA Past Presidents in the service of MPHA and its members. If you are a past MPHA President, contact Nancy Franke Wilson to get involved.

Policy Forums- Leads the development of a series of cutting edge policy forums to position MPHA as a leader on important public health issues and develops strategies for increasing policy advocacy. If you have suggestions for forum ideas and/or speakers, please contact Angie Carlson.

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