MPHA Policy Resolution Process

All members of Minnesota Public Health Association are encouraged to develop policy resolutions for consideration by the Policy & Advocacy Committee. 

Before you start, please review this sample resolution to understand the format we use for resolutions. 

Also, please check the resolution handbook to see if we have an existing resolution on the topic. If so, consider whether the existing resolution can simply be updated to reflect current circumstances. 

Interested in drafting or updating a resolution?

Please email the Policy & Advocacy Committee at to inform the co-chairs. 

Resolution adoption process:

1. Once you've drafted your resolution, the Policy & Advocacy Committee will review. 

2. Then you will send your resolution to be reviewed by external reviewers.

3. Next the Governing Council reviews.

4. Finally, the full membership reviews (resolution posted on this website at least 15 days prior to thAnnual Business Meeting) and votes to approve the resolution. (Resolution voting is typically brought to the Annual Business Meeting, but if the resolution is time-sensitive, an electronic vote can be arranged.) According to our bylaws, an 8% quorum is required to consider the vote valid.

If you have questions at any time, please email the Policy & Advocacy Committee.


Members approved this resolution via virtual vote at the Annual Business Meeting June 15, 2021:

Impact of Climate Change on Health  


Members approved these resolutions via electronic vote on October 20, 2020:

Universal School Meals Resolution

Racism is a Public Health Crisis Resolution


Members approved this resolution via electronic vote in February 2019:

Resolution on Immigrant Children, Youth, and Families


Members approved these resolutions at the Annual Meeting on Thursday May 17th, 2018:

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

MPHA Resolution on Immigrant ChildrenMay2018.pdf

Regulatory Action to Reduce the Impact of Menthol Cigarettes

MPHA - Menthol FINAL_May2018.pdf


Members approved the following three resolutions at the Annual Meeting on April 19th, 2017:

Gun Violence Prevention

Gun Violence Prevention Resolution MPHA 2017.docx

Impact of Pesticides on Children's Health

Pesticide Impact on Childrens Health Resolution MPHA 2017.docx

A Comprehensive Approach to Protecting Human Health from Lead in the Environment

Lead Resolution MPHA 2017.docx


The Policy & Advocacy Committee passed two resolutions at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 26th, 2016:

Impact of Climate Change on Health

Climate change resolution MPHA 2015.pdf

Vaccines are Essential to the Health of Minnesota 

Vaccine Resolution MPHA 2015.pdf


The Policy & Advocacy Committee passed three resolutions at thannual meeting on Friday, May 29, 2015:


Encouraging Foodstuffs Produced Without the Use of Medically Important Antibiotics

MPHA 2015 Policy Resolution_antibiotics.pdf


Earned Sick and Safe Time

MPHA 2015 Policy Resolution_ESST.pdf


Paid Family Leave

MPHA 2015 Policy Resolution_PFL.pdf

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