2017 MPHA Annual Conference

  • April 19, 2017
  • 7:30 AM
  • April 20, 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • The Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414


  • *Full time students currently enrolled in degree seeking programs.
  • *Full time students currently enrolled in degree seeking programs.
  • *Full time students currently enrolled in degree seeking program.

Registration is closed

The 2017 MPHA Annual Conference

April 19 - 20, 2017

Moving Health Equity Forward

Critical Conversations and Bold Action 


Conference Overview:

The 2017 Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA) conference will highlight progress being made across the state to advance health equity. The breakout session themes include implementation of local and state strategies to advance health equity, cross-sector and cross-cultural partnership as well as community engagement and evidence-based practices in behavioral health and chronic disease. Critical conversations and opportunities for action planning are embedded throughout the two-day event.

Conference Objectives:

  • Share details of how Minnesota is addressing social determinants that support health.

  • Describe positive changes in health outcomes related to health equity.

  • Adapt strategies to advance health equity at the individual, organizational or community level.

  • Participate where further effort is needed.


All stakeholders interested in improving the health of Minnesota communities.


Conference program:

  MPHA 2017 Annual Conference Program.pdf


The Commons Hotel 

615 University Avenue SE

Minneapolis, MN 55414

(612) 379-8888    

The MPHA conference will be held on the second floor of the hotel. Upon entering the hotel, take the escalator, steps, or elevator to the 2nd floor, to check in at the MPHA registration tables.

A private nursing mothers room is also available on the second floor.


Click HERE for driving and light rail directions to The Commons Hotel.

Parking: The closest parking ramp is the University of Minnesota Washington Avenue. In the event it is full, the University ramp is the next closest. Unfortunately, MPHA is unable to offer discounted parking. Click HERE for ramp rates.

The Commons Hotel is conveniently located on the Metro Light Rail - Green Line.


The Commons Hotel (conference site), (612) 379-8888. $179/room plus tax

Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis University Area, 2812 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, (612) 259-8797. $134/room plus tax

Continuing Education Credits:

Application for CHES (entry-level)/MCHES (advanced-level) Category I continuing education contract hours (CECH) has been accepted by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc. (NCHEC). Application to the National Board of Public Health Examiners has been accepted for Certified in Public Health (CPH) credits. Eight contact hours are available for nurses.


* If you register April 17 or later, your name will not be listed in the participant list. 

Individual/Retiree:  $100 MPHA Member; $175 Non-Member

Student/Community Health Worker: $25 Member; $55 Non-Member

Not a MPHA member yet? Online registration allows for annual conference + annual membership at the member-rate.

Scholarships:  New this year!

MPHA is committed to ensuring that conference participants from priority populations, people of color and American Indians, LGBTQ communities and others attend and participate in our annual conference.  We have scholarships for registration and membership, for those that identify themselves with one of these priority populations, or for those that have a special interest in advancing healthy equity in any one of these populations. In addition, a limited number of scholarships are available through a lottery to support attendees traveling 100 + miles to attend the conference, or, who work for an agency with a general operating budget of less than $50,000.


To apply for a scholarship, please note your interest by emailing admin@mpha.net by Friday, April 14. You will be notified if your registration fee will be waived approximately one week prior to the event.

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