• January 15, 2020 8:34 PM | Anonymous

    Please join the Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate on February 11, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Summit Brewing for "We Are Still Not Happy About Climate Change". 

    HPHC happy hour 2020.pdf

    o   “Join health professional colleagues to learn about state policy solutions to address climate change in Minnesota. Hear about HPHC’s work to address climate and health and how you can make a difference in climate and health policy decisions!”
    o   Draft agenda:
    §  5:30 – 6:15 Networking and optional Brewery tour
    §  6:15 – 7:00 Draft Formal Program
    ·      Rep. Jamie Long – Overview of State Policy Clean Energy Solutions – 10 min
    ·      Sen. David Senjem (invited) – similar topic – 8 min
    ·      Member updates on HPHC activities – 10 min
    ·      Dr. Laalitha Surapaneni – Why health professionals need to take action – 10 min
    §  Q&A, comments from participants
    §  7:00-7:30  Networking and action sign-up


  • January 12, 2020 8:51 AM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members & Supporters, please see general election resources from the Secretary of State below:

    General voting information from the State of Minnesota:


    Register to vote onlinecheck my registration, and more...


    Find where I vote
    voting hours and more...


    Vote early by mailin person, from military or overseastrack your absentee ballot or find your county election office.


    View my sample ballot, search
    candidate filings and more...

  • January 03, 2020 8:23 AM | Anonymous

    MN Outdoor Rec Task Force Applications

    ·        What is it? The Department of Natural Resources and Explore Minnesota are seeking applicants for an Outdoor Recreation Task Force. This is a great opportunity for outdoor recreation stakeholders to come together from across the state to explore how Minnesota can better connect people to the outdoors and support Minnesota’s robust outdoor recreation economy. Applications will be accepted through January 10th.

    ·        Where to applyMN Outdoor Recreation Task Force webpage

    ·        HighlightsMN Outdoor Recreation press release

    They are specifically looking for a health representative to serve on the committee - MPHA Members encouraged to apply!

  • January 02, 2020 3:08 PM | Anonymous

    “Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate has big plans to kick off 2020 with a major climate action: a teach-in at Gov. Walz's office to discuss the science of climate and health and how the proposed Line 3 tar sands pipeline expansion will harm the health of Minnesotans. 
    Come and learn why climate change is a health emergency and why we do not have the carbon budget to approve Line 3. 

    MPHA Members are welcome to speak at this event.

    Please contact Kathleen Schuler, MPH, Strategic Advisor, Safer States, Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate at, if interested.

    WHAT:    Teach-in focused on how climate impacts health
    WHEN:    January 15, 2020 from 9:00AM – 11:00AM
    WHERE: Governor Walz’s Office, 130 State Capitol, St. Paul

    Program details:

    • 9:00 - 9:15:                  Gather at the Capitol Rotunda and walk to Gov. Walz’s office
    • 9:15 - 10:00:                Teach-In at Gov. Walz’s office with students and health professionals discussing health impacts of climate change and sharing personal stories   
    • 10:00 - 10:30:             Write letters to the Governor and MPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop stating why you personally care about climate change
    • 10:30 - 11:00:              Debrief together

    We need your voice as a public health professional! 

    RSVP at

  • November 12, 2019 11:44 AM | Anonymous

    Building Trauma Aware and Caring Schools in Support of African Immigrants, Refugees, and Undocumented Students 

    by Progressive Individual Resources, Inc.

    Friday, December 6, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)

    Neighborhood House 
    179 Robie Street East 

    Saint Paul, MN 55107

    Online Registration & program outline

    Building Trauma Aware and Caring Schools in Support of African Immigrants, Refugees, and Undocumented Students 


    He who learns teaches. ~ Ethiopian proverb 

    Workshop Overview


    An African Immigrant, Refugee and Undocumented school student’s experience of complex trauma (e.g. physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, serious neglect, violence, etc.) can have a serious impact on school attendance, behaviors, engagement and learning experiences which can negatively impact their educational and life outcomes. Worrying behaviors can also have a significant impact on the well-being, efficacy, and retention of teachers and other educators. Consequently, it is highly imperative to understand the role of trauma in behavioral, social, and cognitive problems and in creating a school environment where African Immigrants, Refugees, and Undocumented Students affected by trauma can succeed.

    This workshop is designed to help teachers, school social workers, counselors, school librarians, school nurses, volunteers, agencies and service providers working with immigrants, refugees, and undocumented students in the school system to recognize and respond appropriately to trauma so that the school system will not re-traumatize them. Information about available resources and community services/supports will be provided.


    Target Audience

    Nurses | Social Workers | Mental & Behavioral Health Care Practitioners |Other Health Care Professionals | Health Educators | Librarians & Library Staff | Parents of Children with Special Needs | Individuals seeking information on health literacy & ways to partner with entities offering such programs

  • October 28, 2019 10:56 PM | Anonymous

    ACS CAN Minnesota Research and Innovation Breakfast

    Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:00am to 10:00am

    Saint Mary's University

    University Center

    2540 Park Avenue

    MinneapolisMN 55404

    RSVP today


    The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Minnesota Research and Innovation Breakfast is a premiere event that brings together leaders from the business, education, medical, government and research communities to advance the work of ACS CAN. The event not only unites those in Minnesota who are fighting to end cancer, it serves to support ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society and its work to ensure that elected officials across the country make cancer a top national priority. 

    The 2019 event, in partnership with the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, part of Allina Health, will explore the topic of tobacco prevention, cessation, and lung cancer screenings. Tobacco use continues to be the number one cause of lung cancer and preventable death.  This event will delve into the institutional and community-based programs working to prevent commercial tobacco use and help Minnesotans quit tobacco and explore the research and development of lung screenings. Though cigarette smoking has declined significantly, disparities in tobacco use remain across groups defined by race, ethnicity, educational level, and socioeconomic status. 

    Join ACS CAN Minnesota, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, and event speakers for this important discussion. Reducing tobacco use and preventing lung cancer across all communities will require collaborative solutions from researchers, business leaders, providers, and policymakers. There is no cost to attend this event.

  • October 11, 2019 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    Dear MPHA Colleagues:

    Attached you will find a notice on an RFP posted October 7, 2019 for HIV services. Clicking on the link will take you to the posting on the Department of Human Service website. (

    Please note, there will be a responders conference by WebEx on Oct 22, 2019 from 10 am to 12 pm CT. Information about the WebEx is included in the RFP.


    Questions about the RFP should be sent by email to


    The question and answer period will close on November 7, 2019 at 4 pm CT. Questions and answers will be posted on the RFP website.


    Proposals are due no later than 4 pm CT on November 22, 2019.

  • October 10, 2019 10:10 AM | Anonymous

    Attention MPHA Members, City or County Attorneys, Administrators, and other interested officials:

    Please join Public Health Law Center for a free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on Hot Topics in Minnesota’s Commercial Tobacco Control Laws.

    Public Health Law Center is offering this free seminar in three locations across Minnesota and 3 standard CLE credits have been awarded for each event.

    Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register for one of these events, please visit:


    View Flyer here: Hot Topics in Tobacco Control Laws CLE 2019--FINAL.PDF


    Three Events



    Fergus Falls





    Oct. 25th 9:30AM-1:30PM

    9:30-10AM registration

    10:00AM-1:30 program 

    Oct. 28th 9:30AM-1:30PM

    9:30-10AM registration

    10:00AM-1:30 program 

    Oct. 30th 9:30AM-1:30PM

    9:30-10AM registration

    10:00AM-1:30 program 


    Ordean Building 

    American Lung Association

    424 W. Superior Street

    Duluth, MN  55802

    Otter Tail County Government Services Building

    Otter Tail Board Room

    500 W. Fir Ave

    Fergus Falls, MN 56537

    Shared Spaces

    127 S 2nd St. 

    Mankato, MN 56001

  • October 03, 2019 11:02 AM | Anonymous

    Great opportunity for local public health and other stakeholders to learn about new developments, resources, laws, policies, and data concerning radon, as well as plan education outreach together in MDH's Radon Partner meetings around the state in November!

    Please see the attached announcement for more details:

    Radon Partnership Meeting Registration 2019.docx

  • October 03, 2019 9:57 AM | Anonymous

    Student Champions for Climate Justice:
    Creating a Campus Experience


    Many students have been outspoken in demanding climate justice, and the American Public Health Association’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity seeks to integrate these efforts into a national movement advancing policies that address the health equity impacts of climate change. That’s why the Center is proud to offer a new opportunity for students and student groups to foster dialogue and spur action about these issues on campus.


    The Center will select up to five college or university students or student groups to create a Campus Experience during National Public Health Week (April 6-12, 2020). We want students to be creative in how they design a meaningful campus experience that sparks a dialogue on the important connections between climate change and health inequities and inspires action on their campuses.

    Learn more about the award and how to apply!

    APHA’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity advances health equity and environmental justice through climate solutions. Increasing awareness on college and university campuses of the health equity impacts of climate change is critical to galvanizing action from the next generation of public health leaders.

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