• April 20, 2020 12:44 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members,

    Join our colleagues at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health for a special COVID-19 health policy webinar Friday, April 24 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.

    COVID-19 Health Policy Briefing Webinar

  • April 20, 2020 11:27 AM | Anonymous

    MPHA is a member of MCN - see below for their next call & how to submit questions!

    What role does equity play in COVID-19 planning and response?

    The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) is hosting its fourth call with The Governor's Office originally scheduled for Monday, April 20th has been moved to May 4, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm. The call will focus on how equity and accessibility play a role in planning for and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    MCN members and nonmembers are welcome to register and join. Past recordings of the calls are available at MCN's COVID-19 resource page.

  • April 06, 2020 12:53 PM | Anonymous

    Dear MPHA Members:

    We've heard many of you would like to know how to help more during this pandemic time.

    If you have a suggestion on how Members could help, or know of a specific need, please post your ideas in the comments below! (Just click 'Add Comment' button.)

    Expecting a wide variety of comments, as we all are connected to different areas of public health and our communities...

    Thank you!

  • March 31, 2020 1:14 PM | Anonymous

    Oral Health is Public Health

    April 2, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    Zoom video call (details below)

    Dr. Eileen Crespo, Delta Dental of Minnesota and Hennepin Health

    Matt Flory, American Cancer Society (and MPHA Past President)

    This Infomar will provide an overview of HPV infection, vaccination as cancer prevention and the role of the dental community in this public health effort. 

    Meeting details:

    Time: Apr 2, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

    Join Zoom Meeting 

    Meeting ID: 989 815 989

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  • March 04, 2020 12:17 PM | Anonymous

    American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network


    Wednesday, March 25 | 9:45am-3:00pm | Minnesota State Capitol

    Join volunteers, activists, and survivors from across the state as we meet

    at the state capitol and tell lawmakers:

    It’s time to stand up to Big Tobacco.

    • ACS CAN is joining the Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation for a Coalition Day at the Capitol

    • Volunteers will be trained on the issues

    • Lunch will be provided

    • Lodging will be provided for volunteers who travel over 75 miles

    • No charge to attend



  • February 14, 2020 11:41 AM | Anonymous

    The unfamiliarity of firearms and the complexity of firearm laws have contributed to the existence of myths and misconceptions about firearms. What exactly is an “Assault Weapon”? How do individuals legally and illegally obtain firearms in Minnesota?  This webinar will provide viewers with a basic understanding of common firearm-related terminology and existing firearm laws in Minnesota.

    Webinar Objectives - Participants will be able to:

    • identify at least five basic firearm-related terms

    • identify at least three laws/ or regulations pertaining to firearms in the state of Minnesota

    Who should participate:  Public health professionals, Parents, Educators, Community members, Allied health professionals, university faculty and students

    FREE for all participants, and 1.0 CHES or MCHES free for Mn SOPHE Members.  For nonmembers: 1.0 CHES or MCHES are $10. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance after participating and completing evaluation form.

    Register here:

    Questions about the webinar or MN SOPHE? Email Liz Heimer, membership chair at

    “An application has been submitted to award Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH).  Maximum Advanced-level Continuing Education Contact Hours available are 1.0. SOPHE, including its chapters, is a designated provider of Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.”

  • February 12, 2020 3:12 PM | Anonymous

    APHA 2020 Meeting

    "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence"

    San Francisco Oct. 24-28, 2020

    The deadline to submit an abstract for the APHA 2020 Meeting is February 20. Please see additional details at: .

  • February 06, 2020 10:01 AM | Anonymous

    MPHA Student Members, take note!

    Minnesota Department of Human Services is hiring three student interns to help collect surveys for a statewide HIV community needs assessment. Please see additional details at: . The posting closes on February 18, 2020

  • January 31, 2020 11:07 AM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members are warmly invited! (click here for .pdf flyer)

    Protect Minnesota and the Protect MN Advocacy Fund invite our Orange Star leaders, stakeholders and friends to a happy hour reception in honor of
    Jen Pauliukonis, from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Jen will be assessing the outlook for gun violence prevention in our state and Protect Minnesota
    s leadership.

    Protect Minnesotas Orange Star Happy Hour

    Monday, February 3, 2020,  4:006:30pm
    The Local West End
    1607 Park Pl Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416

    RSVP if possible to Otherwise, just show up!

    Protect Minnesota will provide drinks and appetizers. There will be also a basket and printed paid invoices available for legislators who prefer to pay themselves.

  • January 22, 2020 9:48 PM | Anonymous
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    2020 Health Equity Summit: Health Equity Innovation Lab

    Call for Ideas

    Purpose of the Summit: 

    The 2020 Health Equity Summit is being co-hosted by the Health Equity Leadership Network (HELN), Center for Health Equity, and the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative.  It will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 8AM to 4PM in Saint Paul, MN. HELN is comprised of 180+ cross-sector health equity leaders from across Minnesota. Building on our 2019 summit, the 2020 summit will feature a health equity innovation lab, where participants will experiment with human-centered design to identify innovations to advance health equity. We anticipate 200-250 attendees at the summit.

    Summit Goals:

    1. Co-design actionable strategies that address upstream factors impacting health equity (as outlined in the Health Equity 2019 Summit Overview document on pages 12-14)  
    2. Leverage human-centered design to advance health equity through cross-sector partnerships
    3. Ignite relationships across sectors, communities and areas of expertise

    Purpose of this Call for Ideas: 

    The Health Equity Summit steering committee, comprised of HELN members, is seeking great ideas from across the state on how to advance health equity through cross-sector collaboration. Ideas should address the ideologies, barriers and contributors/indicators to health equity (as outlined in the Health Equity 2019 Summit Overview document on pages 12-14). 

    The Health Equity Summit steering committee will then select 8-10 ideas that align with the goals of the summit. Optum and steering committee members will then work with those individuals/teams to prepare them to host innovation lab stations during the summit. Teams will be provided with a facilitator to help move through the human-centered design process during the innovation lab. There is the potential for small seed funds (approximately $2,000 to $5,000 activation grants) to be distributed to teams who are ready to pilot their ideas after the summit.

    What type of ideas are we looking for? 

    We are looking for ideas from anyone across the state and from any sector. Ideas that are a great fit for the innovation lab are ideas that…

    • Address an ideology, barrier, AND contributor/indicator of health equity (all 3)
    • Engage (or want to engage) cross-sector partners
    • Are a new idea OR have already been tested/piloted and want to be replicated or scaled up

    How do you submit an idea?  

    Visit the 2020 Health Equity Summit website for more background information and a link to complete the Call for Ideas submission form. Submissions are DUE no later than Monday, February 3, 11:59 PM CT.

    Questions? Join a WebEx call on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. CST to learn more OR sign up on HELN’s Mobilize Platform if you have further questions.

    WebEx Information:

    Meeting number: 963 157 290 
    Password: 1234

    Join by phone

    1-855-282-6330 United States Toll Free
    Access code: 963 157 290

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