• July 17, 2019 4:32 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members,

    You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 Minnesota Health Literacy Best Practices Conference co-hosted by the Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership and the Minnesota Department of Health. This year’s theme is Tools for the Health Care Practice. Participants will learn how to create organizational buy-in for health literacy and walk away with practical skills they can take back to their workplace.

    There is no cost for attendance. Participants seeking continuing education credits, may request a certificate of completion with participation hours. Seats are limited. Please register by August 9, 2019, at Eventbrite, 

    When:  Friday, August 16, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Location:  Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN 55106

    Cost:  There is no cost to attend.

    Continuing Education:  Certificate of Completion with participation hours provided upon request.

    Registration:  Limited seats available. Please register at Eventbrite by August 9, 2019

    Contact: Genelle

    August 16 Agenda: See attachment

    Conference Flyer: See attachment

    ·       Healthcare administrators 
    ·       Healthcare providers
    ·       Health and dental insurance providers 
    ·       Allied health
    ·       Dental providers
    ·       Pharmacists
    ·       Veterinarians 
    ·       Behavioral health service providers 
    ·       Social workers
    ·       Language services 
    ·       Graduate and professional schools
    ·       Licensing boards
    ·       Trade associations 
    ·       Library health science 
    ·       Adult basic education/literacy professionals 

    • Objectives

    • ·       Share health literacy best practices and tools.  
      ·       Foster health literacy buy-in among providers, educators and healthcare administration. 
      ·       Provide a space for networking across fields towards multidisciplinary healthcare teams.
      ·       Educate healthcare professionals about health literacy and culturally and linguistically appropriate service delivery.
  • July 03, 2019 11:19 AM | Anonymous

    Positive Approaches to Adolescent Health 

    Encouraging healthy behavior can result in what the 2016 Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing called a “triple dividend” — benefits for the adolescent now, for their future adult life and for future generations.


    Don't miss the final adolescent health webinar co-sponsored by APHA and the Office of Population Affairs and Office of Adolescent Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

    Nothing About Us Without Us:  Authentic Youth Engagement in Public Health


    July 16, from 11 - 12 p.m. CST


    This webinar will identify best practices and feature examples for planning for and ensuring authentic youth engagement in public health programs and practices for adolescents. 


    Participants will learn how to:

    • Define authentic youth engagement;
    • Identify best practices or guiding principles for authentic youth engagement in public health;
    • Identify strategies used to effectively engage youth in various roles that affect their healthy development; and
    • Discuss suggestions from youth on how to improve their involvement in program planning, implementation, and evaluation. 
    Elizabeth Berard


    Elizabeth Berard, MPH, Youth Branch Chief, Office of HIV/AIDS, USAID

    Topic: What is youth engagement?


    Maria Trent


    Nikki Payne, Assistant Vice President, Delta Health Alliance

    Nakisha Watts, PhD, Program Manager, Delta Health Alliance

    Topic: Authentic youth engagement in practice.


    Achieving Environmental Justice in the 21st Century: The Way Forward

    Join APHA and the National Environmental Health Partnership Council on July 18, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. CST for a webinar tailored toward learning more about environmental justice, racism and the resources available to communities, practitioners and the public. The webinar will also highlight various partnerships working to create awareness and address racism and environmental justice.


  • June 26, 2019 2:04 PM | Anonymous

    Minnesota Heart Disease and Diabetes Community Survey

    The Minnesota Department of Health wants to hear from residents across the state to learn how diabetes and heart disease affects them and their loved ones. We are sending out a short electronic survey; it is only two questions. Our goal is to make sure we hear about all the concerns and needs of diverse Minnesotans in regards to preventing and managing heart disease and diabetes. How can you help? Get the word out! Post the Community Survey link ( on your social media, email it to your staff, send it out to family, friends, partners and participants via email distribution lists, and respond to the survey yourself! Share the Minnesota Department of Health Facebook post ( directly to your page. We appreciate your help. We expect to close the survey at the end of June and hope to have information to share with you this fall. Thank you for your engagement and your time!

  • June 24, 2019 10:27 AM | Anonymous

    MINN Summit 2019: Connect, Share, Learn

    November 1, 2019

    Humphrey School of Public Affairs

    301 19th Avenue South 

    Minneapolis, MN 55455

    Register here

    Check out our new Early Bird discount - 25% off Summit tickets! - through June 28!

    To get 25% off, simply fill out the registration form on Eventbrite and enter the discount code: earlybird

    50 discounted tickets available!

    The MINN Summit is a full-day conference offering globally-minded individuals and local organizations a forum to connect, share, and learn. Since 2013, the Summit has brought together more than 1,250 participants, 100+ speakers, and nearly 400 unique organizations. The Summit provides exciting professional development opportunities, offers insight, and sparks conversations that will propel international development success in a changing world. We invite you to join us in bringing together a remarkable community of leaders.

    We are thrilled to introduce our 2019 Keynote Speaker, Semhar Araia, Managing Director of Diaspora and Multicultural Partnerships at UNICEF USA. Semhar is a recognized practitioner, organizer and thought leader on diaspora engagement, African affairs, and women's leadership. Araia's mission-driven lens and approach has helped amplify the powerful role of diasporas in the United States and around the world.

    Join us for the keynote address, breakout sessions, and activities throughout the day designed to help international development professionals and supporters exchange and learn best practices, as well as share insights and resources about local, national, and cross-national trends in the field. Throughout the Summit, there will be an open marketplace for attendees to familiarize themselves with local organizations dedicated to improving the world. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    Thank you so much to our sponsors and community partners:

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID), The Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Augsburg University Human Rights Forum, St. Mary's University of Minnesota

  • May 22, 2019 9:40 AM | Anonymous



    Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM 
    - to -
    Friday, July 12, 2019 at 4:45 PM (CDT)

    Minneapolis Institute of Art
    2400 3rd Ave S
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

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    "Seeing the past but not captured by it: The Need for Cultural Healing"


    This Summit will feature important presentations that would change the perpetuated narratives around race and mental health to transform how the recognition, acknowledgement and appreciation of cultural differences influence mental health care provision among People of African Descent. Recognizing local knowledge and utilizing community-based assets make it possible to provide culturally-sensitive and appropriate mental health services that meets the demands of those who need cultural healing.


    Please visit our site here and sign up today, it's only $75.00 for a two day event.


    African Entertainment & Cultural Drumming: Titambe West African Dance. 


    **** Keynoters ****

    Dr. Linda James Myers; Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and African American Studies, Ohio State University​Director of The Ohio State University Black Studies Extension Center in Columbus, Ohio.


    Dr. Oliver J. Williams; Executive Director Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.


     **** CEUs Available, Arts & Exhibition, Tour of the African Gallery ****

    CE Hours for Board of Psychology are 10.5


    Group Registration

    1. Register 5 people and get free registration for 2 people

    2. Register 10 people and get free registration for 4 people

    To view the Summit Agenda click here

    To Apply for a Scholarship click here


    For more information on the Summit, please visit or email

  • May 14, 2019 1:30 PM | Anonymous

    Climate Change and Public Health:  Short Course at the University of Minnesota


    On June 3, 4, 5, and 7 2019, the University of Minnesota’s Public Health Institute will offer a 1-credit class entitled Climate Change and Public Health.  It will be taught by one of the University’s Distinguished Teaching Professors, Dr. Wendy Hellerstedt.  The course is open to graduate students and community professionals.  

    A warming planet has negative consequences in terms of environmental degradation, extreme weather events, and social disruption—all of which have health and economic consequences.  The course will focus on the important role of public health professionals in guiding policy, programs, and education to prevent, mitigate, and adapt to a changing climate.  The course will examine how climate change is defined, its environmental causes and effects, its social consequences, and its health effects.  It will also describe public health mitigation and adaptation initiatives; public education strategies; and policy options to reduce climate change, minimize its effects, and heighten resilience.  An important focus of the class will be optimizing messages about climate change to the general public. 

    For more information: academics/institutes/public-health-institute/

  • May 14, 2019 1:16 PM | Anonymous

    Odyssey Conference

    Addressing the challenges and opportunities of aging and disability


    JULY 31 - AUG. 1

    Duluth Entertainment Convention Center


    The Odyssey Conference works to make life better for Minnesotans. This two-day forum brings together trusted sources on aging and disability services. It offers opportunities to learn and connect through story sharing, hands-on collaborating, and celebration. You’ll leave inspired, validated, and ready to dig in.

  • May 14, 2019 1:13 PM | Anonymous

    Save the Date: Friday, October 4, 2019
    ​NAMI St. Cloud 33rd Annual Mental Health Conference​

    NAMI St. Cloud Area presents our 33rd Annual Mental Health Conference:
    A Closer Look at MN Children's Mental Health Services

    Calvary CommunityChurch
    1200 Roosevelt Rd
    St. Cloud, MN  56301

    NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. NAMI St. Cloud offers free monthly educational opportunities, organizes an annual local conference on mental illness, raises funds and awareness through events such as Mental Health Walks, and publishes a quarterly newsletter for Central Minnesota.

  • April 16, 2019 8:14 AM | Anonymous

    Public Health Presents on TB is May 16

    Think TB, an Update on Tuberculosis in Our Community” is the topic of a free Public Health Presents on Thursday, May 16, 9 a.m.  – 3 p.m. at the Landmark Center in Saint Paul.

    The presentation will address tuberculosis (TB) prevention and control activities within the state of Minnesota with a focus on TB in Saint Paul - Ramsey County. Dr. Lee Reichman, the retired founding Executive Director of Global Tuberculosis Institute (GTBI), will be the keynote speaker. Other presenters will include subject matter experts from Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other community partners.

    Registration is required and available

    Seating is available for up to 100 attendees. Registration will close at 5 p.m., Friday, May 10. 

    Continuing education credits (CEUs) will be available. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

    Public Health Presents, a program of Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health, provides education and training opportunities for public health practitioners, community partners and community members. Additional support for the Think TB Public Heath Presents provided by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Promotional flyer for the May 16 Public Health Presents

  • March 19, 2019 11:06 PM | Anonymous

    * Registration deadline April 11 *

    Minnesota Public Health Training Center funding announcement

    Student field placement funding for internships taking place in the summer of 2019 is now available!

    Health departments, community-based organizations, and health organizations often have limited resources to support paid interns. Yet these organizations are eager to work with students and provide students the opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience. Up to four field placement stipends in the amount of $3500 each are available to support student internships. Applications will be taken on a competitive basis until 20 submissions are received and no later than April 11, 2019.

    To qualify for this award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    ·       Graduate, doctoral and undergraduate (juniors/seniors) students pursing a degree in a health profession

    ·       U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals or foreign nationals holding a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visa are not eligible to receive federal funding under this award. 

    ·       Full- or part-time students; full-time students cannot receive a stipend for more than one (1) year. Part-time students receive a pro-rated stipend of $1750, for no more than two (2) years. 

    ·       Preference will be given to applicants proposing work in communities experiencing health inequities attributed to: race/ethnicity, income, refugee/immigrant status, geographic location, or access to health services, including mental health.

    ·       Internship meets student’s departmental requirements for hours and content.

    ·       Field placement project supports population health improvement.

    Students will be required to:

    ·       Develop a learning agreement and work plan that demonstrates the alignment of their project with at least two competencies.

    ·       Complete time sheets noting hours spent in medically underserved and/or rural settings

    ·       Participate in virtual, bi-weekly community of practice with funded students from across the region.

    ·       Produce a poster or scientific report that includes the following: abstract, introduction, methodology, findings, conclusion and discussion sections.


    Application process

    Application form: Field placement award application, Minnesota Public Health Training Center (DOC)

    Submit completed applications to the MDH Center for Public Health Practice by 5:00 PM Central on April 11, 2019. Awardees will be notified by April 19, 2019.

    The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684. These funds are made available by this grant via the University of Michigan.

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