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  • November 12, 2019 11:44 AM | Anonymous

    Building Trauma Aware and Caring Schools in Support of African Immigrants, Refugees, and Undocumented Students 

    by Progressive Individual Resources, Inc.

    Friday, December 6, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)

    Neighborhood House 
    179 Robie Street East 

    Saint Paul, MN 55107

    Online Registration & program outline

    Building Trauma Aware and Caring Schools in Support of African Immigrants, Refugees, and Undocumented Students 


    He who learns teaches. ~ Ethiopian proverb 

    Workshop Overview


    An African Immigrant, Refugee and Undocumented school student’s experience of complex trauma (e.g. physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, serious neglect, violence, etc.) can have a serious impact on school attendance, behaviors, engagement and learning experiences which can negatively impact their educational and life outcomes. Worrying behaviors can also have a significant impact on the well-being, efficacy, and retention of teachers and other educators. Consequently, it is highly imperative to understand the role of trauma in behavioral, social, and cognitive problems and in creating a school environment where African Immigrants, Refugees, and Undocumented Students affected by trauma can succeed.

    This workshop is designed to help teachers, school social workers, counselors, school librarians, school nurses, volunteers, agencies and service providers working with immigrants, refugees, and undocumented students in the school system to recognize and respond appropriately to trauma so that the school system will not re-traumatize them. Information about available resources and community services/supports will be provided.


    Target Audience

    Nurses | Social Workers | Mental & Behavioral Health Care Practitioners |Other Health Care Professionals | Health Educators | Librarians & Library Staff | Parents of Children with Special Needs | Individuals seeking information on health literacy & ways to partner with entities offering such programs

  • October 28, 2019 10:56 PM | Anonymous

    ACS CAN Minnesota Research and Innovation Breakfast

    Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:00am to 10:00am

    Saint Mary's University

    University Center

    2540 Park Avenue

    MinneapolisMN 55404

    RSVP today


    The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Minnesota Research and Innovation Breakfast is a premiere event that brings together leaders from the business, education, medical, government and research communities to advance the work of ACS CAN. The event not only unites those in Minnesota who are fighting to end cancer, it serves to support ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society and its work to ensure that elected officials across the country make cancer a top national priority. 

    The 2019 event, in partnership with the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, part of Allina Health, will explore the topic of tobacco prevention, cessation, and lung cancer screenings. Tobacco use continues to be the number one cause of lung cancer and preventable death.  This event will delve into the institutional and community-based programs working to prevent commercial tobacco use and help Minnesotans quit tobacco and explore the research and development of lung screenings. Though cigarette smoking has declined significantly, disparities in tobacco use remain across groups defined by race, ethnicity, educational level, and socioeconomic status. 

    Join ACS CAN Minnesota, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, and event speakers for this important discussion. Reducing tobacco use and preventing lung cancer across all communities will require collaborative solutions from researchers, business leaders, providers, and policymakers. There is no cost to attend this event.

  • October 11, 2019 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    Dear MPHA Colleagues:

    Attached you will find a notice on an RFP posted October 7, 2019 for HIV services. Clicking on the link will take you to the posting on the Department of Human Service website. (

    Please note, there will be a responders conference by WebEx on Oct 22, 2019 from 10 am to 12 pm CT. Information about the WebEx is included in the RFP.


    Questions about the RFP should be sent by email to


    The question and answer period will close on November 7, 2019 at 4 pm CT. Questions and answers will be posted on the RFP website.


    Proposals are due no later than 4 pm CT on November 22, 2019.

  • October 10, 2019 10:10 AM | Anonymous

    Attention MPHA Members, City or County Attorneys, Administrators, and other interested officials:

    Please join Public Health Law Center for a free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on Hot Topics in Minnesota’s Commercial Tobacco Control Laws.

    Public Health Law Center is offering this free seminar in three locations across Minnesota and 3 standard CLE credits have been awarded for each event.

    Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register for one of these events, please visit:


    View Flyer here: Hot Topics in Tobacco Control Laws CLE 2019--FINAL.PDF


    Three Events



    Fergus Falls





    Oct. 25th 9:30AM-1:30PM

    9:30-10AM registration

    10:00AM-1:30 program 

    Oct. 28th 9:30AM-1:30PM

    9:30-10AM registration

    10:00AM-1:30 program 

    Oct. 30th 9:30AM-1:30PM

    9:30-10AM registration

    10:00AM-1:30 program 


    Ordean Building 

    American Lung Association

    424 W. Superior Street

    Duluth, MN  55802

    Otter Tail County Government Services Building

    Otter Tail Board Room

    500 W. Fir Ave

    Fergus Falls, MN 56537

    Shared Spaces

    127 S 2nd St. 

    Mankato, MN 56001

  • October 03, 2019 11:02 AM | Anonymous

    Great opportunity for local public health and other stakeholders to learn about new developments, resources, laws, policies, and data concerning radon, as well as plan education outreach together in MDH's Radon Partner meetings around the state in November!

    Please see the attached announcement for more details:

    Radon Partnership Meeting Registration 2019.docx

  • October 03, 2019 9:57 AM | Anonymous

    Student Champions for Climate Justice:
    Creating a Campus Experience


    Many students have been outspoken in demanding climate justice, and the American Public Health Association’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity seeks to integrate these efforts into a national movement advancing policies that address the health equity impacts of climate change. That’s why the Center is proud to offer a new opportunity for students and student groups to foster dialogue and spur action about these issues on campus.


    The Center will select up to five college or university students or student groups to create a Campus Experience during National Public Health Week (April 6-12, 2020). We want students to be creative in how they design a meaningful campus experience that sparks a dialogue on the important connections between climate change and health inequities and inspires action on their campuses.

    Learn more about the award and how to apply!

    APHA’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity advances health equity and environmental justice through climate solutions. Increasing awareness on college and university campuses of the health equity impacts of climate change is critical to galvanizing action from the next generation of public health leaders.

  • October 01, 2019 4:19 PM | Anonymous

    Now accepting applications for the Health Equity Advisory and Leadership (HEAL) Council

    Applications are now open for the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Health Equity Advisory and Leadership (HEAL) Council. HEAL was created as part of a broader effort by MDH to address Minnesota’s inequities in health status. HEAL represents the voices of many communities most impacted by health inequities across the state, including racial and ethnic minority groups, American Indians, rural Minnesotans, Minnesotans with disabilities, LGBTQ community members, and refugees and immigrants. The knowledge and wisdom of council members will enhance the work of MDH in advancing health equity for all communities in Minnesota. For more information on the application process, visit MDH online. The first part of the application process is due to the Minnesota Secretary of State by October 25, 2019.

    More information:  Minnesota Department of Health

  • September 13, 2019 3:07 PM | Anonymous

    The Local Public Health Association of Minnesota is seeking nominations for the Barbara O’Grady Excellence in Public Health Leadership Award

    This award is to honor and recognize a public health nurse in Minnesota for outstanding leadership and contributions to public health. Criteria for nomination are: Demonstrates creativity and innovation in one’s nursing practice; Demonstrates consistent leadership within the work setting and the external community; Assures consistent caring and commitment to clients and families, work teams, and the community; Demonstrates significant contribution or impact on program development; Enhances the positive practice of public health (i.e. advancing knowledge, motivating others and creating a positive environment); Impacts staff, students, and peer relating to their learning, practices or development. Selection criteria include one or more of the following: Recognized expertise and leadership in public health nursing; Important contributions to advancing improvement in the health status of communities; Advocacy for public health nursing; Development of innovative programs in public health nursing; Collaboration with health, education, social services, or other decision makers and service providers. Use the link below to submit your nomination online and for more information about the award, including a list of past award recipients. Nominations are due by Friday, October 11, 2019.

    More information and Nomination Form

    Local Public Health Association of Minnesota


    Kari Oldfield, LPHA Director (651-789-4354,

  • September 13, 2019 1:58 PM | Anonymous


    CTSI is now accepting applications for its Community Health Collaborative Pilot Grants program, which matches University investigators with community partners to address important health issues identified by Minnesota communities. 

    The program is administered by CTSI’s Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) office, which provides partner matching support for UMN investigators and community partners interested in applying. 

    Community partners may include nonprofits, healthcare providers, and community advocacy organizations, among others. Community representatives with a special interest in impacting health research that directly affects their own community are highly encouraged to apply. University researchers and community partners are matched based on intersecting health interests as well as complementary skills and expertise.

    To learn more about this grant program, register for the Pre-Application webinar which takes place 12:30 - 1:30pm, Monday, September 16th. A link to the recording will be added to CTSI’s website following the event. If you are interested in being matched with a University or community partner, contact CEARCH directly

    The begin the application process, submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) by Tuesday, October 8th. See the Request for Applications (RFA) for more details. See previous grantees on the Community Health Collaborative Grant page.

    For questions, contact CEARCH at or 612-625-2874.

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