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

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  • May 20, 2022 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    SITE APPLICATION OPEN!  

    Public Health Corps is now accepting applications for local organizations delivering public health servics to be host sites for Public Health Project Coordinators! Public Health Corps harnesses the power of AmeriCorps to help meet the emerging public health needs and grow the public health workforce. Each host site will be matched with at least one (1) full-time Public Health Corps member (40 hours/week for 11 months per member) and will benefit from activities that support community engagement, data collection, project coordination, and sustained COVID-19 response and recovery. In addition to enhancing local capacity, Public Health Corps is also working to build a pathway for developing future public health workers. Host sites must be public or non-profit organizations, have a focus in public health initiatives that support standard public health operations or those related to acute need, and commit to hosting the member(s) in a full-time capacity (40 hours/week) beginning in August, October, or January. Apply now to become a site partner

    SEEKING AMERICORPS MEMBERS!  

    Public Health Corps is now accepting applications for the inaugural cohort of Public Health AmeriCorps members beginning this August! The Public Health Corps is a program designed for people aspiring to launch their career in public health. AmeriCorps members will make an impact at a local public health agency by implementing capacity building projects designed to solve pressing community health challenges. Members of the Public Health Corps will receive generous AmeriCorps benefits including a $1,100 stipend every two weeks and an education award of over $6,000 to pay for school or federal student loans. Members are also offered free health insurance and industry leading training developed by the University of Minnesota to prepare you for a public health career. Apply soon to have the best chance of securing a spot in this exciting new program!

  • May 19, 2022 1:26 PM | Anonymous

    Join the MN Department of Health on May 31 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM for a monthly Mental Well-Being and Resilience Learning Community!

    Art can be a powerful source of healing for individuals and communities. Art can be used to promote community connections, foster a sense of belonging and support community identity. Art can also help local government authentically connect with communities to support their mental health and well-being and to understand what people care about.

    The Creative Response Fund is a program of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy in the City of Minneapolis, implemented in partnership with Arts Midwest, a regional arts agency. The Creative Response Fund provides artist-led creative healing and support to Minneapolis communities that continue to be directly impacted by the lasting effects of then pandemic and the ongoing challenges related to the murder of George Floyd. Now in its third year, the fund was in 2020 to mobilize the unique skills of artists to respond to community needs and engage with and expand the impact of community healing and support. Join us to hear the stories about the artist-led projects how they provided healing self-care in the midst of public health emergencies and the debris following the murder of George Floyd, and how they contributed to mental health and well-being.  Also learn about how this is connected to regional and national efforts and how your community might consider ways to engage artists in big and small ways to promote well-being. 

    REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE!

  • May 11, 2022 3:47 PM | Anonymous

    An incredible educational opportunity awaits someone in your community, someone in your workplace, or someone in your circle.  District 5950 Global Scholarship Program offers $30,000 for a Masters degree at a foreign university in a major that relates to one of the Rotary six Areas of Focus and would enhance the scholar's future career.  

    To learn more or to apply, click here

  • May 09, 2022 2:49 PM | Anonymous

    The Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) welcomes all interested individuals to attend a Virtual HIV Prevention Social Media Training to Reach Young MSM of Color.

    With disproportionate HIV rates among young African American and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM), this virtual training will assist attendees in implementing HIV prevention social media efforts to reach these populations.

    REGISTER NOW!

  • March 30, 2022 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Center for Justice and Law is excited to invite you to our final virtual Spring 2022 conference Prioritizing Belonging: Equity and Mental Health in Im/Migrant and Refugee Communities featuring local and national advocates, community members, and leaders on Friday, May 6th, 10:00 am - 2:00pm CST.

    Join the CJL for a transformative conversation on mental health in Im/migrant and Refugee communities. This four-hour conference offers a series of panels including a Plenary Speaker, a Keynote Speaker, and conversations with cross-sector leaders, advocates, scholars, and community members. This conference aims to address the current mental health climate for Im/migrants and refugees. We hope to identify structural and experiential obstacles communities face navigating their wellbeing journeys. In doing this we aim to empower individual and community stories while exposing systems that perpetuate inequities.

    REGISTER NOW!

  • March 29, 2022 11:38 AM | Anonymous

    What does it take to create a community of belonging?  In late 2021 Carver County launched the Communities of Belonging initiative in eight area communities to begin asking and answering that question. This became a priority for the county after identifying belonging and well-being in the community health improvement plan (CHIP). Participating communities were invited to explore and implement strategies to improve the sense of belonging for everyone in their community.

    The Carver County approach is unique in several ways. The county made at firm commitment to support the participating communities for at least three years and is equally respecting the direction and pace of community leadership development.   Carver has built buy-in for this process among county leadership and elected officials by making it clear how belonging impacts, and is impacted by, a range of community factors from health, well-being, active living, climate change to economic development.  At least three county commissioners, along with three local city council members, have participated in this work to date.  The eight communities have approached the task in various ways: through outreach, assessment, development of a common language and framework, and even implementation of several tools.  Communities are building their partnerships and at least one has implemented a resident survey about belonging.  A county staff member has become a certified Living Room Conversations host, and more than 10 different conversations have been conducted.  Learn more about how Carver is making 2022 about belonging, what is in store for the partners, and what challenges they are facing. 

    REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE!

  • March 28, 2022 8:23 AM | Anonymous

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed alarming gaps in our public health system. This year-long event series will examine the urgent challenges facing public health today and explore the most promising ideas for rebuilding and revitalizing the field.

    We’ll hear from leaders on the frontlines of local, state, and federal responses to the pandemic. We’ll discuss equity and access and meet a new generation of community activists. We’ll also talk to members of Congress pushing for solutions. Join us for these important discussions at a critical moment for public health.

    Visit the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for more information!

  • March 23, 2022 3:17 PM | Anonymous

    Join the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Committee on Human Rights (CHR) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a discussion of the impacts of violent conflict on public health and health care and strategies to protect frontline workers, ensure access to routine and emergency medical care, and maintain crucial public health infrastructure.

    Register Here! 

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