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 policy@mpha.net 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 Meeting) and votes to approve the resolution. (Resolutions voting typically brought to the Annual 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.


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

Universal School Meals Resolution

Racism is a Public Health Crisis Resolution


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Members approved this resolution via electronic vote in February 2019:


Resolution on Immigrant Children, Youth, and Families


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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

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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

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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

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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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