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Minnesota Public Health Association

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


Save the Date for MPHA 2024!

The 2024 MPHA Annual Conference will take place at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN on April 25 - 26, 2024.

Early Bird registration opens on February 17, 2024, and ends on March 18, 2024, at 11:59 PM CT. Additionally, to increase event access, MPHA will be offering a limited number of need-based scholarships to defray registration costs based on the amount of scholarship sponsors received. 

MPHA Members can attend MPHA's annual conference at a greatly discounted rate!
Not a member? You can join today to take full advantage of this benefit!

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Proposals

The call for proposals for the 2024 MPHA Annual Conference was open December 21, 2023 - January 26, 2024 and is now closed.

Sponsorship & Conference Exhibition

MPHA greatly subsidizes the attendee cost of the conference and relies upon sponsors to help keep the conference accessible and affordable for all who wish to attend.

Conference sponsorship and exhibitor information coming in February 2024!

If interested in supporting across MPHA, please view general MPHA sponsorships and organizational memberships

About the Conference

The Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA)’s Annual Conference will be held April 25 - 26, 2024 in-person at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. A virtual component will also be available. The conference will run Thursday, April 25 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and on Friday, April 26 from 8 am - 2 pm.

The conference theme “Communicating and Navigating Public Health Intersections” will examine how public health professionals are acting on some of the most urgent challenges of our time. Public health is charged with making sure people can connect with the resources needed to be healthy. Successful messaging in public health requires voices and points of influence within communities. Without trusted messengers as experts in community spaces, our valuable public health messages will not be heard.

How do we navigate the intersections of evidence-based data and practice-based work with our values and ensure responsible communications? How can public health leaders be a better bridge between resources and their communities? How are we listening to, and identifying, unmet needs at local and state levels?

Join the MPHA 2024 Annual Conference to understand what is on the horizon for Minnesota, learn from each other, share our wisdom, and commit to bold action.

Conference Objectives

Upon conclusion of the conference, attendees will be able to:

  1. Discover public health challenges and successes in effective public health messaging;
  2. Share strategies to advocate for and communicate the value of public health with examples of messages that have successfully guided increased health in communities;
  3. Nurture authentic relationships with partners for sustainable public health collaborations.

Who Should Attend

The MPHA annual meeting gathers public health professionals at every level – students, mid-career professionals, retired experts – from around the state to exchange information and create a healthier Minnesota through effective public health practice and engaged citizens.

Dedicated public health professionals and interested community members who want to connect with peers, pick up new ideas, and gain skills to bring back to their workplace or community are encouraged to attend. 

Continuing Education Credits

Application is being made for for CHES/MCHES, CPH, and nursing continuing education credits. It is anticipated 7.0+ contact hours will be available; updates noted as available.

About the Organizers

The 2024 MPHA Annual Conference planning committee is co-chaired by Tyler Pyle, MPH, DrPH-C and Kristin Moore, PhD, MPH. Please direct questions to Merry Grande, Executive Director.

Additional conference updates will be posted when available.

The 2024 MPHA Annual Conference planning committee is co-chaired by Tyler Pyle, MPH, DrPH-C and Kristin Moore, PhD, MPH. Please direct questions to Merry Grande, Executive Director.

Additional conference updates will be posted when available.

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