Minnesota Public Health Association

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

The Minnesota Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). We have collaborated with APHA to grow stronger as organizations, to share expertise, influence, and resources, and to advocate for common priorities at the local, state, and federal levels.

APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. It is the only organization that combines a nearly 150-year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public's health. Learn more at www.apha.org.

MPHA pays dues to APHA, but are otherwise financially independent. We also have an independent infrastructure, charter, and policies and procedures.

Below are selected APHA resources highlighted for MPHA and its membership.


American Public Health Association Resources

APHA Membership

Learn about the benefits of joining at https://www.apha.org/membership

APHA Public Health Events

Check the calendar for a full listing of upcoming events from APHA and a host of public health organizations, schools, programs and groups at: https://www.apha.org/Events-and-Meetings/APHA-Calendar

National Public Health Week

The 2020 National Public Health Week is the first full week of April each year. Click here for more information: http://www.nphw.org/about-nphw.

APHA Annual Meeting

Information about the annual APHA meeting is at: https://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual

Minnesotans who attend APHA's national meeting are invited to have lunch with MPHA one day at the meeting; information is sent out by MPHA's ARGC rep ahead of time. Contact MPHA's ARGC rep with questions.

APHA Health Equity Fact Sheets

“Creating the Healthiest Nation: Water and Health Equity” is the latest of APHA’s series of fact sheets on health equity. Previously released fact sheets explore advancing health equity, promoting environmental justice and assuring health and educational equity. All the fact sheets in the series will describe why health equity is central to creating the healthiest nation and highlight ways public health practitioners and partners can advance equity. 

APHA Policy & Advocacy

Review APHA policy statements and how you can use them at: https://www.apha.org/policies-and-advocacy/public-health-policy-statements

Prepare for the CPH exam

The “Certified in Public Health Exam Review Guide” will help prepare you for the Certified in Public Health exam administered by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Addressing the most up-to-date public health tasks, this timely APHA Press book will help pave the way for your professional achievement in the field. APHA and Affiliate members get a discount on the CPH exam, too.



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