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2016 to 2017 Policy Forum Series: Why is THIS Public Health?

This year’s four forums explored some uncommon topics that have stirred interest in the public health community. They were thought-provoking conversations sure to spark ideas among all of us about our public health roles in a changing world. 

All forums were held at the New Brighton Community Center, located at 400 10th St. NW in New Brighton.  Breakfast and on-site registration began at 7:00am. Each forum started promptly at 7:30am and concluded at 9:00am. 

Mental Health and the Health Care System - November 4, 2016

Panelists and forum participants explored concerns related to health system capacity and our community response to mental and behavioral health. 

Mental Health and the Health Care System Video

Community Planning and Development - January 20, 2017

This forum explored topics related to community planning and development that is in-tune with residents’ public health needs and social determinants of health principles. 

Community Planning and Development Video

Our Changed and Changing Society - March 24, 2017

At this third forum panelists and participants discussed societal and community responses to gun violence, racism, immigration and our policies of inclusion and exclusion. 

Climate Change and Public Health - May 12, 2017

The last forum explored the role that climate change has played in the challenges facing public health today. 

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