2018 Community Health Conference

  • October 10, 2018
  • October 12, 2018
  • Cragun's Conference Center, Brainerd

Join us this October for the 2018 Community Health Conference, Creating Healthy Communities Brings Us Together. The conference will be held at Cragun’s Conference Center in Brainerd on October 11 and 12. The Community Health Awards will take place on the evening of October 10.  

The 2018 Conference Workgroup seeks concurrent session speakers and learning station presenters:

  • Concurrent Sessions: 60 minutes; Thursday-Friday, October 11-12
  • Learning Stations: Approx. 90 minutes; Thursday, October 11

Submit proposals for concurrent sessions: 

  • From all areas of public health responsibility (infectious disease; environmental health; healthy communities, healthy behaviors; emergency preparedness and response; and access to health services, and public health infrastructure)
  • Topics may include successes and challenges related to geography, race/ethnicity, disability status, sexual and gender identities, socioeconomic status (poverty), community engagement and other public health topics.
  • Proposals should fit into at least one of these categories for the selection process: Rural Health, Upstream Prevention, Health Equity, Partnerships for Common Goals, Health and Policies, Public Health Skill-building and Personal Growth.

Submit proposals for learning stations: 

  • Highlight ways to bring new perspectives to complex problems.
  • Share energizing stories about engaging community members, new partners, or other sectors in your work on public health issues. Discuss how you and your new partners benefit from this engagement.
  • Provide lessons learned and best practices to address public health issues, or the theme of how ensuring the public’s health ensures vibrant communities.

Proposals are due by Thursday, June 7, 2018, and presenters will be notified the week of July 2.

For instructions and to apply online, visit: Community Health Conference: Call for Proposals.

If you have questions about the submission process, please contact Becky Buhler with the MDH Center for Public Health Practice by email (becky.buhler@state.mn.us) or phone (651-201-5795).

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