• October 01, 2019 4:19 PM | Anonymous

    Now accepting applications for the Health Equity Advisory and Leadership (HEAL) Council

    Applications are now open for the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Health Equity Advisory and Leadership (HEAL) Council. HEAL was created as part of a broader effort by MDH to address Minnesota’s inequities in health status. HEAL represents the voices of many communities most impacted by health inequities across the state, including racial and ethnic minority groups, American Indians, rural Minnesotans, Minnesotans with disabilities, LGBTQ community members, and refugees and immigrants. The knowledge and wisdom of council members will enhance the work of MDH in advancing health equity for all communities in Minnesota. For more information on the application process, visit MDH online. The first part of the application process is due to the Minnesota Secretary of State by October 25, 2019.

    More information:  Minnesota Department of Health

  • September 13, 2019 3:07 PM | Anonymous

    The Local Public Health Association of Minnesota is seeking nominations for the Barbara O’Grady Excellence in Public Health Leadership Award

    This award is to honor and recognize a public health nurse in Minnesota for outstanding leadership and contributions to public health. Criteria for nomination are: Demonstrates creativity and innovation in one’s nursing practice; Demonstrates consistent leadership within the work setting and the external community; Assures consistent caring and commitment to clients and families, work teams, and the community; Demonstrates significant contribution or impact on program development; Enhances the positive practice of public health (i.e. advancing knowledge, motivating others and creating a positive environment); Impacts staff, students, and peer relating to their learning, practices or development. Selection criteria include one or more of the following: Recognized expertise and leadership in public health nursing; Important contributions to advancing improvement in the health status of communities; Advocacy for public health nursing; Development of innovative programs in public health nursing; Collaboration with health, education, social services, or other decision makers and service providers. Use the link below to submit your nomination online and for more information about the award, including a list of past award recipients. Nominations are due by Friday, October 11, 2019.

    More information and Nomination Form

    Local Public Health Association of Minnesota


    Kari Oldfield, LPHA Director (651-789-4354,

  • September 13, 2019 1:58 PM | Anonymous


    CTSI is now accepting applications for its Community Health Collaborative Pilot Grants program, which matches University investigators with community partners to address important health issues identified by Minnesota communities. 

    The program is administered by CTSI’s Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) office, which provides partner matching support for UMN investigators and community partners interested in applying. 

    Community partners may include nonprofits, healthcare providers, and community advocacy organizations, among others. Community representatives with a special interest in impacting health research that directly affects their own community are highly encouraged to apply. University researchers and community partners are matched based on intersecting health interests as well as complementary skills and expertise.

    To learn more about this grant program, register for the Pre-Application webinar which takes place 12:30 - 1:30pm, Monday, September 16th. A link to the recording will be added to CTSI’s website following the event. If you are interested in being matched with a University or community partner, contact CEARCH directly

    The begin the application process, submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) by Tuesday, October 8th. See the Request for Applications (RFA) for more details. See previous grantees on the Community Health Collaborative Grant page.

    For questions, contact CEARCH at or 612-625-2874.

  • August 07, 2019 1:39 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members: please note applications must be received by September 4.

    On behalf of the American Public Health Association, I am thrilled to announce the call for applications for the 2020 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government. This is the 11th year APHA is offering this fellowship, which has been described as an “amazing,” “phenomenal” and “life altering” experience by previous fellows.


    Candidates must have strong public health credentials and be able to spend one year in Washington, D.C. The fellow will have the option of working in the House or Senate on legislative and policy issues such as creating healthy communities, improving health equity, addressing environmental health concerns, population health or the social determinants of health.


    Training for the fellowship will begin in January 2020, so you must be able to move to the Washington, D.C., area in January and stay through December 2020. The fellowship provides a unique learning experience and demonstrates the value and need for basing policy on sound science. Throughout the year, the fellow will gain a practical knowledge of government and how the public policy process works.


    To be eligible for the Fellowship, candidates must meet all of the following criteria:

    1. be an APHA member.
    2. have a graduate degree in public health or a related discipline.
    3. have at least five years’ experience as a public health professional beyond graduate or medical training.
    4. be a citizen of the U.S. or its territories or have permanent residence status in the U.S.

    Applications, additional information and brief articles from previous fellows are available on APHA’s website. The application, a CV and three letters of recommendation are due to APHA by 6 p.m. ET on Sept. 4, 2019.


    Please forward this email to anyone you believe may be eligible and interested. For more information, please contact us at or 202-777-2510.



    Susan L. Polan, PhD

    Associate Executive Director, Public Affairs and Advocacy


    This fellowship is sponsored by an unrestricted grant from the Aetna Foundation.

  • August 06, 2019 4:17 PM | Anonymous

    The ACS Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Program is hosting two summer webinars addressing obesity and cancer.  These webinars are targeted specifically to CCC programs and coalitions – their staff, leaders, members and partners.

    • On July 31st, we’ll look at obesity’s impact on not only cancer risk, but survivorship – and what evidenced-based interventions your state/tribe/territory’s CCC program/coalition might consider for implementation. Register for the 7/31 webinar here:

  • July 22, 2019 2:22 PM | Anonymous

    Registration is open!

    MN Community Measurement's 2019 Annual Seminar brings together stakeholders from across the state to discuss data-driven health care improvement. Keynote presentations include:

    • The Future of Measurement: Setting Priorities
    • Harnessing Automation and Artificial Intelligence to Drive Innovation in Measurement and Quality Improvement
    • Innovations Needed to Advance Mental Health Care and Outcomes: A Community Conversation

    See the full agenda online and learn more about the six breakout sessions being offered.

    Don't wait - reserve your seat today before the early registration discount ends August 1. 

    Thursday, September 12, 2019
    8:15 AM to 4:15 PM
    Registration opens at 7:30 AM
    Earle Brown Heritage Center
    6155 Earle Brown Drive
    Minneapolis, MN  55430
  • July 18, 2019 10:19 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members are invited to the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation's 2019 Kevin Graham Prevention Lecture:

    Food Is Medicine: Dietary and Policy Priorities for Cardiometabolic Health

    by Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH

    October 28, 7-8 am

    Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Educational Building, Auditorium A/B

    Register to attend in person

    Remote webinar option also available

    No charge to attend

    See attached flyer for additional details!

  • July 17, 2019 5:04 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members,

    The Physician Assistant Studies Program at St. Catherine's University, is sponsoring a seminar on Lifestyle Medicine on July 25th. Thanks to MPHA Global Health Co-Chair Donna DeGracia for sharing this opportunity!

    Please see the attached flyer for more details. There is no registration. Members of the public are welcome to attend as well.

    July 25 Lifestyle Medicine Flyer

    Lifestyle Medicine involves the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substance use, and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic disease that is all too prevalent(American College of Lifestyle Medicine)



    THURSDAY, JULY 25 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM


    1. Health trends and epidemiology

    2. Obesity – looking at the question of HEALTHY sustained weight management

    3. Cancer and lifestyle

    4. Cardiovascular disease – prevention and reversal

    5. Diabetes, the global epidemic

    6. Dementia and neurodegenerative disorders

    For more information contact Donna DeGracia

    See St. Kate's map on attached flyer.

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