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  • January 17, 2018 10:49 PM | Anonymous

    Nominations for the 2018-19 Governing Council are open January 17 - February 20, 2018! 

    Please visit this page for more details, including open positions, descriptions, and nomination form. 

  • January 04, 2018 3:09 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members: please join us for this upcoming 3-part webinar series, hosted by the Region V Public Health Association (*Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin*): 

    Webinar 1 - Climate Change, Health Equity, & Environmental Justice

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 1:00 CST 

    • Assessment & Monitoring Tools & Resources; Megan Christenson, MS, MPH, Epidemiologist, Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
    • Impacted Populations & Vulnerabilities; Peggy Ann Berry, PhD, RN, COHN-S, CEO of Thrive At Life: Working Solutions
    • Risk Communication; Linda Pfeiffer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Science Communication, Purdue University

    Click HERE for the .pdf flyer

    Watch for Announcements of Webinars 2 & 3

    •  February 13: Frameworks for State & Local Climate Action Plans
    •  March 13: Legal Interventions Relevant to Midwest States & Localities


    Organizers plan to provide professional continuing education units (CEs).

    For more information, contact

  • January 02, 2018 1:35 PM | Anonymous

    Traveling community exhibit To Really See opens at the University of Minnesota

    Art challenges stigma around mental illness and the medication-taking experience

    Minneapolis, Minn. (December 21, 2017) Avivo is proud to announce that the traveling exhibition To Really See: Exploring the Medication-Taking Experience has opened with the University of Minnesota at the Bio-Medical Library (located on the East Bank campus). To Really See was initially hosted by Hennepin County Library Minneapolis Central (August September 2017). This run with the University of Minnesota presents over thirty pieces of art. It shows on the 2nd floor of the Bio- Medical Library until April 30, 2018, with a public reception on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 PM. In addition, over ten pieces of separate art from the project has been on exhibit at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth since October 2017, and will display until March 29, 2018.

    The exhibition is a project curated by Jes Reyes, the Coordinator of Avivo’s ArtWorks program, and co-organized by Paul Ranelli, a Professor of Social Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Both met at the 2016 Minnesota Public Health Association annual meeting. 

    ... read the rest of the Press Release here!

  • December 28, 2017 3:01 PM | Anonymous

    Read APHA’s statement on why the tax bill passed on December 20, 2017 by Congress creates a dangerous environment for public health in which millions fewer Americans are insured, key health programs are desperately underfunded and income inequality is dramatically worsened.

    New tax bill slashes essential funds, creates dangerous conditions for public health

  • December 19, 2017 8:13 AM | Anonymous
    Register to attend Eat Learn Gather. Listen to experts in the field of public health, network with public health professionals, and enjoy great food!

    Saturday, January, 20, 2018 
    8:30 am -1:00 PM

    St. Paul Student Center

    Register Today Title

    OVERVIEW Title
    SPH alumni, students and community members are invited to Eat Learn Gather, the Alumni Society's annual day of learning. Hear from experts in the field to learn about current hot topics in public health including mental health after disasters, the opioid crisis in Minnesota, and sexual health through a public health lens. This event is open to the public. 

     Register here.


    8:30 am | Registration & Breakfast

    9:00 am | Welcome 

    9:40 am | Breakout Session 

    Choose one: Sustainability Trends in Product Safety and a new Exposure Science Institute at the U of M presented by Asst. Prof. Susan Arnold, PhD '15, Division of Environmental Health Sciences and Ron Pearson, MS '85 or Speaker Pending

    10:30 am | Structured Networking and Break

    11:00 am | Breakout Session 

    Choose one: Mental Health Effects of Natural and Man-Made Disasters presented by Prof. Hyun Kim, Division of Environmental Health Sciences or Sexual Health Through a Public Health Lens presented by Prof. Simon Rosser, MPH '97, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

    12:00 pm | Keynote Panel and Lunch
    Panel Presentation by Minnesota Department of Health on Opioid Crisis in Minnesota 
    Jon Roesler, MS '87, Dana Farley, Mark Kinde, MPH '86, and Nate Wright, MPH '15
  • December 11, 2017 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    All are welcome at the MPHA Annual Conference 

     May 17-18, 2018 at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, MN! 

    Details will be posted as available on the conference webpage: 

    2018 Annual Conference & Meeting

  • October 09, 2017 9:37 PM | Anonymous

    Join MPHA for Lunch on November 6 at APHA's annual conference in Atlanta! 

    RSVP here

    MPHA will be having its annual lunch on Monday November 6 at 12:30 p.m. at a restaurant near the convention center! MPHA members and friends are welcome to join us to learn more about MPHA and APHA, share meeting tips and meet other Minnesotans who are passionate about public health! 

    Please RSVP to Erica Fishman, Minnesota's Affiliate Representative to the Governing Council at and she will respond with directions. Erica is also available to provide information about attending APHA!

  • September 29, 2017 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    Announcing the 2017‐2018 MPHA “Public Health Matters” Policy Forum Series

    Who Can You Trust?

    Forum Series information, registration, and dates are located on our website HERE

    The first forum begins Friday, November 3, 2017 !

    The MPHA Breakfast forums are looking for some Friends - please join us!


    Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please email for information.

  • September 11, 2017 12:30 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Minnesota Public Health Association Members,


    We have been invited to assist in a student's dissertation research project, to study how we as public health professionals receive and seek information. Please read below for additional details and survey link. Surveys open now through October 5, 2017. 

    Thank you for taking a few minutes to volunteer in this student's project!


    You are cordially invited to participate in a research study entitled "Information Seeking Behavior of Public Health Professional in the U.S." The purpose of the study is to investigate how public health professionals seek information in the digital environment as well as understand the obstacles public health professionals experience in accessing and finding information from electronic resources.

    The research study will be anonymous, you are not asked to provide your name. Your answers and comments are confidential and will be aggregated in the analysis. It will take around 15-20 minutes to answer the questions. Your participation is highly appreciated, 20-30 people selected from random drawing will be awarded an incentives worth of $30.

    If you have any questions you may contact Sarah Al-Mahmoud at  a Ph.D. student at Simmons College or her dissertation committee Chair Dr.Rong Tang at If you have questions about your right as a research subject you may contact the Human Protections Administrator in the Office of Sponsored Programs, Simmons College at +16175212415

    The deadline of completion is Oct. 5th, 2017.


    Please click on the link below to answer the survey. 


  • August 17, 2017 1:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dr. Georges Benjamin outlines public health solutions to hate crimes and racism following the events in Charlottesville:

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