• March 18, 2019 12:43 PM | Anonymous


    This year’s event will discuss the impact of current approaches to immigration policy on public health and healthcare delivery systems. Speakers will focus on addressing what policy reforms or interventions are needed to improve the health of immigrant populations affected by current U.S. immigration policy.

    This will be an opportunity to network with other public health and policy professionals, explore the changing landscape of immigration policy, and contribute to the conversation of local health policy practice and public heath implications.

    We hope that you will join us for our annual event! 

    Please share the following information with colleagues and partners.

    Health Disparities Round Table
    Immigration Policy Reform: Implications for Public Health Practice

    Friday, April 5th, 2019
    Coffman Memorial Union Theatre
    8:15 am - 11:30 am


    Kathryn P. Derose PhD, MPH 

    Senior Policy Researcher, The RAND Corporation; Professor of Health Policy, Pardee RAND Graduate School 

    Veronica Svetaz, MD, MPH

    Medical Director, Aqui Para Ti/Here for You, Hennepin Healthcare; Faculty, Department of Family and Community Health, University of Minnesota

    Stephen Meilie, JD, MA

    Director, Immigration and Human Rights Clinic; James H. Binger Professor in Clinical Law, University of Minnesota 

    Moderated by Jack DeWaard, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology


    Event sponsor(s): The School of Public Health: Dean’s Office, Health Equity Work Group, Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health; Clinical and Translational  Science Institute, Academic Health Center; Program in Health Disparities Research, Medical School.

  • March 15, 2019 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    Event title: 2019 Summer Public Health Institute at University of Minnesota School of Public Health

    Description:  Whether you'd like to broaden your career options, gain new skills or simply explore topics in public health, the Summer Public Health Institutehas courses to meet your needs. More than 30 courses are offered in the following topics: the impact of globalization, food safety and protection, emerging infectious diseases, culturally responsive public health practices, health leadership and management, preparedness, woman and child health, and research methods.

    Participants can design an educational experience that can be applied toward a degree program or professional continuing education.  Most courses span one week and provide participants with skills that can be used right away.  Registration opens March 7 for U of M admitted students, March 14 for non-degree seeking students. Registration for non-credit continuing education students is open now. 

    Location: University of Minnesota - West Bank

    Contact person's name, phone number and e-mail address:

    Meghan Taylor 
    Phone: 612-626-8434

    Information and/or URL for registration:

  • March 13, 2019 8:16 AM | Anonymous

    Why Aren’t Information and Altruism Appeals Enough? Targeting the Psychological Sources of Vaccine Beliefs

    Join the Scenic Rivers AHEC on Wednesday, April 24th to learn more about why interventions to improve vaccine uptake via vaccine attitude change often fails, or even backfires. We will also explore why a focus on identifying and targeting the psychological sources of HPV vaccine beliefs — deliberations, affects, intuitions, and personal or social motives — could be used to create more effective interventions to improve both vaccine uptake and attitudes. 

    April 24, 2019

    12 pm to 1 pm CST

    Dr. Aaron Scherer 
    Limited to the first 100 registrants

    Dr. Aaron Scherer is an Associate of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa, an affiliate member of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a member of the Iowa Cancer Consortium. He has graduate and postgraduate training in social psychology, the decision sciences, and health risk communication and a research focus on the psychology and communication of vaccines and cancer prevention.

  • February 14, 2019 1:19 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members,

    MPHA is proud to be a co-sponsor of these Endangered Data Week events! Please read below for registration for the February 21 panel discussion, and the February 22 WebEx workshop.

    Endangered Data Week 2019 Events

    Register online now for two informative events about endangered data.

    We live in a world where both an overabundance and a paucity of data coexist, and members of vulnerable populations (such as undocumented immigrants, prisoners, and transgender folks) can be at risk from either end of this spectrum. Too much data can dangerously reveal someone’s status or identity, and an absence of data can undercut the creation of infrastructure required to support a group’s needs. 

    Endangered DataData Ethics, and ‘Vulnerable’ Populations 
    Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
    Wilson Library, Research Collaboration Studio
    Scholars from across the University consider endangered data from diverse perspectives. Panelists include Filiberto Nolasco Gomez, Editor of Workday Minnesota/Labor Education Service; Lars Mackenzie, doctoral candidate, Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; and Christopher Uggen, Regents Professor and Distinguished McKnight Professor of Sociology and Law, Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.

    Requesting Government Information: FOIA for Scholarship and Publication

    Friday, February 22, 2019 | 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
    Wilson Library, Research Collaboration Studio
    This workshop, led by investigative reporter Filiberto Nolasco Gomez, will introduce participants to methods for submitting effective Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for government data and documents.

    About Endangered Data Week

    Endangered Data Week is an international event sponsored by the Digital Library Federation. It is a collaborative effort coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions. Its goal is to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost.

    About the Event Sponsors
    This event was organized by the Library Resources for Transgender Topics Working Group. These events are co-sponsored by the University Libraries, the Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities (DASH) Program, the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, Labor Education Service, IPUMS, and the Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA). 



    Endangered Data Week - Panel Discussion
    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    2:00 pm  |  Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)  |  2 hrs
    Join WebEx meeting
    Meeting number: 742 518 698
    Add this meeting to your calendar. (Cannot add from mobile devices.)
    Can't join the meeting? Contact support.
    IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that this Webex service allows audio and other information sent during the session to be recorded, which may be discoverable in a legal matter. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded, discuss your concerns with the host or do not join the session.
  • January 16, 2019 12:28 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA appreciates partnering with the Minnesota Medical Association. We hope you can attend these two upcoming Health Equity Events!

    2019 Health Equity Events

    • Addressing health disparities within the Native American community
    • Structural racism and other barriers to health equity

    More information is available here:

  • January 16, 2019 12:26 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA appreciates partnering with the Minnesota Medical Association. We hope you can attend these two upcoming Health Equity Events!

    2019 Health Equity Events

    • Addressing health disparities within the Native American community
    • Structural racism and other barriers to health equity
    More information is available here:

  • January 15, 2019 10:35 AM | Anonymous

    3rd Annual LGBTQIA+ Symposium: "Envisioning Healthy Futures for LGBTQIA+ Children and Youth"

    Registration Deadline: January 24, 2019
    Event Date: January 31, 2019
    Event Time: 5:30 p.m.
    Event Location: Mayo Auditorium, University of Minnesota 435 Delaware St SE 55455, Minneapolis, MN

    Sexual and Gender Minority Health Initiative presents the third annual LGBTQIA+ Symposium. This year's event will be dedicated to LGBTQIA+ children and youth and their medical, behavioral health, and social needs. They invite students, community members, and healthcare professionals to join this free discussion on the role of modern healthcare in the lives of gender and sexuality minority and gender-nonconforming youth. Through expert and patient perspectives and interactive breakout sessions, they hope to offer a multifaceted educational experience. Keynote Speaker: Erica Anderson, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Professor, University of California San Francisco will present "LGBTQIA+ Youth and Their Health: We've Never Been Here Before".

    *RSVP for the event by 1/24/19.

  • January 09, 2019 9:05 AM | Anonymous

    2019 Minnesota Cancer Alliance Summit 

    Thursday February 28th, 2019
    McNamara Alumni Center
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    Registration NOW OPEN! 

    This one day event will give participants a chance to meet and network with other people interested in reducing the burden of cancer for all Minnesotans. Interactive breakout sessions center around the conference themes of connecting, collaborating and communicating. 

    2019 Minnesota Cancer Alliance Summit Goals

    • To connect people from across the spectrum of cancer care and across Minnesota
    • To foster a spirit of collaboration among conference attendees around the common goals o fCancer Plan Minnesota 2025 through breakout sessions and networking opportunities
    • To give participants tools to communicate effectively to encourage action toward reducing the burden of cancer in Minnesota

    Connect. Collaborate. Communicate.

    More than just a conference theme

    The 2019 Cancer Summit is organized around the themes of connecting with peers, collaborating with colleagues and communicating stories about the good work being done throughout Minnesota. These words represent more than just a catchy conference theme, they are essential to the success of Cancer Plan 2025 and reducing the burden of cancer in Minnesota. When you attend the 2019 Cancer Summit you will have the chance to explore all three themes through breakout sessions:

    Breakout 1: Connect

    Hear about innovative efforts in the priority areas of Cancer Plan 2025 - prevention, detection, survivorship and treatment - and walk away with new connections to peers in your area of interest


    Breakout 2: Collaborate

    Find out about the ups and downs of collaboration through case studies and stories from current projects and walk away with new ideas for how to better collaborate with your colleagues.


    Breakout 3: Communicate

    Learn practical tips and tricks for how to better communicate about the good work you are doing to reduce the burden of cancer in Minnesota to the audiences that matter most to you.

    Join us for Cancer Summit 2019! Reserve your seat for only $85

    Learn more here:

    Target Audience

    Medical Professionals
    Public Health Agencies
    Non-profit organizations
    Individual advocates

    Speaker Biographies Speaker: Archelle Georgiou, MD

    Dr. Archelle Georgiou is an experienced director, advisor, speaker, and author – who also happens to be a physician. But colleagues think of her as a lightning rod for change. One of Archelle’s greatest passions is using the media to educate consumers. Since 2007, she has been an on-air medical expert and covered more than 1100 different topics: from research, technology and clinical care to health insurance and healthcare policy. The underlying message to viewers in every segment is “doctors and patients are on an equal playing field…so use your voice and advocate for yourself.”

    Drawing on 20+ years of experience in patient care, managed care, media, and business, Archelle developed the CARES Model, a five-step approach that consumers can use to make healthcare decisions that balance the best medical care with their personal, professional, social, and economic preferences. In February 2017, she published her first book, “Health Care Choices: 5 Steps to Getting the Medical Care You Want and Need” (Rowman & Littlefield). Day Plenary Speaker: Emil Lou, MD, PhD, FACP

    After completing undergraduate studies in biochemistry at SUNY College at Geneseo, Dr. Lou received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees (Microbiology and Immunology) from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2004. He performed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and then subsequently completed his Medical Oncology and Hematology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 2010. He also completed an additional fellowship in Neuro-Oncology at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke.

    Dr. Lou, a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, is board certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine. In addition he is also board certified in Neuro-Oncology through the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. He joined the faculty in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation in 2011 and is a member of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. Equity Plenary: Vayong Moua

    Vayong Moua is responsible for developing strategy and action for Blue Cross’ prevention and health equity advocacy initiatives to reduce tobacco use, obesity, and health inequities among all Minnesotans. Moua focuses on integrating health equity into policy advocacy approaches and structural solutions. Moua currently chairs the Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council (CECLC) that catalyzed the Department of Human Service’s agency wide equity policy. Moua also co-founded the Minnesota Complete Streets Coalition that led passage of Minnesota’s state Complete Streets law.

  • January 09, 2019 8:47 AM | Anonymous

    Registration open until January 16th (or as space allows):

    MPHA Members,

    Join Environmental Initiative for their 18th annual legislative preview to hear from legislative leaders about their environmental priorities for the 2019 session. This event will offer insights into a wide range of environmental topics, including public health, rural vitality, farming, green jobs, and more.

    Register now to ensure your participation. We have limited capacity and anticipate selling out this event. (Over 200 attendees participate each year.)


    • Representative Jamie Becker-Finn (DFL), District 42B
    • Senator Scott Dibble (DFL), District 61
    • Representative Dan Fabian (R), District 01A
    • Representative Peter Fischer (DFL), District 43A
    • Representative Frank Hornstein (DFL), District 61A
    • Representative Jon Koznick (R), District 58A
    • Representative Paul Torkelson (R), District 16B
    • Representative Jean Wagenius (DFL), District 63B


    For questions about the program, contact Meleah Houseknecht at 612-334-3388 ext. 8104.

    For questions about registration or a reduced rate, contact Lillie Benowitz at 612-334-3388 ext. 8107. Reduced rates are available for nonprofit staff, students, or those experiencing financial hardship.


    Let us know you’re coming or share your questions using #MNLeg19 on Twitter. Follow us at @EnvInitiative

  • January 08, 2019 10:36 AM | Anonymous

    Join the Minnesota Public Health Association and Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate on January 23 to learn how health professionals can make a difference in climate and health policy.


    Not Happy About Climate Change Happy Hour - register


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