2021 MPHA Annual Conference

  • April 29, 2021
  • April 30, 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • April 29, 2021, 1:00 PM 4:30 PM (CDT)
  • April 30, 2021, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (CDT)
  • Virtual Conference (Zoom)


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • *Full time students currently enrolled in degree seeking program. Membership required as individual student or under educational organizational membership.
    ** If your program/department is providing a scholarship for your registration, please email info@mpha.net with the name of your program/dept. and staff contact.
  • $50 one-year membership + $100 conference registration
  • $20 one-year reduced price individual membership + $50 conference registration
  • $20 retiree one-year membership + $50 conference registration
  • *Full time students currently enrolled in degree seeking programs. Fee is $20 student one-year membership + $25 conference registration.
  • This registration is for Conference Presenters.


Minnesota Public Health Association 2021 Conference

“Bold and Humble - Engaging in Anti-Racist Public Health"

Thursday, April 29, 1:00 - 4:30 pm


Friday, April 30, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Virtual conference

Additional details on Conference website


Thursday, April 29, 1:00 – 4:30 PM

1:00 – 1:05 pm

Welcome and MPHA Ancestral Lands Statement

1:05 – 1:50 pm

Keynote address: José Ramón Fernández-Peña, MD, MPA, President, American Public Health Association

2:00 – 2:40 pm 

Concurrent sessions: Building Capacity for Diversity, Strength and Longevity for Racial Equity

2:40 – 3:00 pm

Active Break

3:00 – 3:40 pm

Concurrent sessions: Strengthening Public Health Practice for Racial Equity

3:40 – 4:30 pm 

Great Lakes Public Health Coalition Forum


Friday, April 30, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


9:00 – 9:20 am

Welcome and Rosemond Sarpong Owens address

9:20 – 9:55 am

Plenary: Kenston Henderson, Sr. 

9:55 – 10:00 am

Transition time

10:00 – 10:40 am

Concurrent sessions: Building a Public Health Movement for Racial Equity

10:40 – 11:00 am

Active break

11:00 – 11:55 am

Plenary: Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and kickoff of 21-Day Action Plan

11:55 – 12:00 pm




Concurrent session note: during the meeting, attendees will be asked to indicate their desired breakout room, so please review options ahead of time. Sessions will be recorded so attendees may review other breakouts afterward.


Registrations may be canceled and a refund issued, transferred to another attendee, or donated to the MPHA Scholarship Fund, if the request is received in writing to admin@mpha.net by April 22, 2021 (one week prior). After April 22, no refunds will be issued.

Please note Memberships included with conference registrations and donations that have been charged are nonrefundable. 


MPHA is committed to making the Annual Conference accessible to the widest range of people possible. If you need assistance for your participation in the meeting, please submit a request in writing by April 12, 2021 outlining specific type of assistance required to admin@mpha.net.


The virtual conference will be held over our Zoom platform and sessions recorded. By attending the meeting, you acknowledge these activities and grant MPHA permission to use your participation for Association publications, website, and marketing materials. You waive all claims against MPHA for any liability resulting from these uses.


Please visit the conference website at: https://mpha.net/2021-Annual-Conference. Or direct questions to Merry Grande, Executive Director, at admin@mpha.net or 612-963-3243.

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