Minnesota Public Health Association

Since 1907, MPHA has been dedicated to creating a healthier Minnesota through effective public health practice and engaged citizens. 

Civic Engagement and Voting: Your Health Depends on It!

  • September 22, 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom


Registration is closed

“Voting is basically the ball game. It’s the most important public health intervention any of us can do.” Georges Benjamin MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Please join the MPHA and MN Society for Public Health Education for a special virtual meeting on civic engagement, voting and health. Edward Ehlinger, Public Health Metaphysician and MPHA past-president, will moderate a session that will be informative and engaging!

The results of the upcoming elections will have important implications for public health and the health of communities. Information will be shared on the connections between civic engagement, voting, health and health equity, as well as provide an opportunity to discuss our and our organization’s role in supporting voter registration and safe voting.

“As public health professionals, we must embrace our civic role by voting, doing everything in our power to encourage all eligible people to vote, and, during the COVID- 19 pandemic, making certain voting is safe for everyone. Voting strengthens democracy and enhances health by giving people a role in the policy processes that affect all social determinants of health.” Ehlinger EP, Nevarez CR, 2021.

Moderator: Edward P. Ehlinger, MD, MSPH (Public Health Metaphysician)


  • Jeanne Ayers, R.N., MPH (Executive Director, Healthy Democracy Healthy People)
  • Heidi Kloempken, M. Ed. (Co-President, League of Women Voters Saint Paul)
  • Lauren Witt, BS (MN SOPHE Advocacy Committee Chair)

This event will be recorded and the link shared with registrants afterward.

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