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  • May 22, 2019 9:40 AM | Anonymous



    Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM 
    - to -
    Friday, July 12, 2019 at 4:45 PM (CDT)

    Minneapolis Institute of Art
    2400 3rd Ave S
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

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    "Seeing the past but not captured by it: The Need for Cultural Healing"


    This Summit will feature important presentations that would change the perpetuated narratives around race and mental health to transform how the recognition, acknowledgement and appreciation of cultural differences influence mental health care provision among People of African Descent. Recognizing local knowledge and utilizing community-based assets make it possible to provide culturally-sensitive and appropriate mental health services that meets the demands of those who need cultural healing.


    Please visit our site here and sign up today, it's only $75.00 for a two day event.


    African Entertainment & Cultural Drumming: Titambe West African Dance. 


    **** Keynoters ****

    Dr. Linda James Myers; Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and African American Studies, Ohio State University​Director of The Ohio State University Black Studies Extension Center in Columbus, Ohio.


    Dr. Oliver J. Williams; Executive Director Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.


     **** CEUs Available, Arts & Exhibition, Tour of the African Gallery ****

    CE Hours for Board of Psychology are 10.5


    Group Registration

    1. Register 5 people and get free registration for 2 people

    2. Register 10 people and get free registration for 4 people

    To view the Summit Agenda click here

    To Apply for a Scholarship click here


    For more information on the Summit, please visit or email

  • May 14, 2019 1:30 PM | Anonymous

    Climate Change and Public Health:  Short Course at the University of Minnesota


    On June 3, 4, 5, and 7 2019, the University of Minnesota’s Public Health Institute will offer a 1-credit class entitled Climate Change and Public Health.  It will be taught by one of the University’s Distinguished Teaching Professors, Dr. Wendy Hellerstedt.  The course is open to graduate students and community professionals.  

    A warming planet has negative consequences in terms of environmental degradation, extreme weather events, and social disruption—all of which have health and economic consequences.  The course will focus on the important role of public health professionals in guiding policy, programs, and education to prevent, mitigate, and adapt to a changing climate.  The course will examine how climate change is defined, its environmental causes and effects, its social consequences, and its health effects.  It will also describe public health mitigation and adaptation initiatives; public education strategies; and policy options to reduce climate change, minimize its effects, and heighten resilience.  An important focus of the class will be optimizing messages about climate change to the general public. 

    For more information: academics/institutes/public-health-institute/

  • May 14, 2019 1:16 PM | Anonymous

    Odyssey Conference

    Addressing the challenges and opportunities of aging and disability


    JULY 31 - AUG. 1

    Duluth Entertainment Convention Center


    The Odyssey Conference works to make life better for Minnesotans. This two-day forum brings together trusted sources on aging and disability services. It offers opportunities to learn and connect through story sharing, hands-on collaborating, and celebration. You’ll leave inspired, validated, and ready to dig in.

  • May 14, 2019 1:13 PM | Anonymous

    Save the Date: Friday, October 4, 2019
    ​NAMI St. Cloud 33rd Annual Mental Health Conference​

    NAMI St. Cloud Area presents our 33rd Annual Mental Health Conference:
    A Closer Look at MN Children's Mental Health Services

    Calvary CommunityChurch
    1200 Roosevelt Rd
    St. Cloud, MN  56301

    NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. NAMI St. Cloud offers free monthly educational opportunities, organizes an annual local conference on mental illness, raises funds and awareness through events such as Mental Health Walks, and publishes a quarterly newsletter for Central Minnesota.

  • April 16, 2019 8:14 AM | Anonymous

    Public Health Presents on TB is May 16

    Think TB, an Update on Tuberculosis in Our Community” is the topic of a free Public Health Presents on Thursday, May 16, 9 a.m.  – 3 p.m. at the Landmark Center in Saint Paul.

    The presentation will address tuberculosis (TB) prevention and control activities within the state of Minnesota with a focus on TB in Saint Paul - Ramsey County. Dr. Lee Reichman, the retired founding Executive Director of Global Tuberculosis Institute (GTBI), will be the keynote speaker. Other presenters will include subject matter experts from Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other community partners.

    Registration is required and available

    Seating is available for up to 100 attendees. Registration will close at 5 p.m., Friday, May 10. 

    Continuing education credits (CEUs) will be available. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

    Public Health Presents, a program of Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health, provides education and training opportunities for public health practitioners, community partners and community members. Additional support for the Think TB Public Heath Presents provided by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Promotional flyer for the May 16 Public Health Presents

  • March 19, 2019 11:06 PM | Anonymous

    * Registration deadline April 11 *

    Minnesota Public Health Training Center funding announcement

    Student field placement funding for internships taking place in the summer of 2019 is now available!

    Health departments, community-based organizations, and health organizations often have limited resources to support paid interns. Yet these organizations are eager to work with students and provide students the opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience. Up to four field placement stipends in the amount of $3500 each are available to support student internships. Applications will be taken on a competitive basis until 20 submissions are received and no later than April 11, 2019.

    To qualify for this award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    ·       Graduate, doctoral and undergraduate (juniors/seniors) students pursing a degree in a health profession

    ·       U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals or foreign nationals holding a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visa are not eligible to receive federal funding under this award. 

    ·       Full- or part-time students; full-time students cannot receive a stipend for more than one (1) year. Part-time students receive a pro-rated stipend of $1750, for no more than two (2) years. 

    ·       Preference will be given to applicants proposing work in communities experiencing health inequities attributed to: race/ethnicity, income, refugee/immigrant status, geographic location, or access to health services, including mental health.

    ·       Internship meets student’s departmental requirements for hours and content.

    ·       Field placement project supports population health improvement.

    Students will be required to:

    ·       Develop a learning agreement and work plan that demonstrates the alignment of their project with at least two competencies.

    ·       Complete time sheets noting hours spent in medically underserved and/or rural settings

    ·       Participate in virtual, bi-weekly community of practice with funded students from across the region.

    ·       Produce a poster or scientific report that includes the following: abstract, introduction, methodology, findings, conclusion and discussion sections.


    Application process

    Application form: Field placement award application, Minnesota Public Health Training Center (DOC)

    Submit completed applications to the MDH Center for Public Health Practice by 5:00 PM Central on April 11, 2019. Awardees will be notified by April 19, 2019.

    The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684. These funds are made available by this grant via the University of Michigan.

  • March 18, 2019 12:43 PM | Anonymous


    This year’s event will discuss the impact of current approaches to immigration policy on public health and healthcare delivery systems. Speakers will focus on addressing what policy reforms or interventions are needed to improve the health of immigrant populations affected by current U.S. immigration policy.

    This will be an opportunity to network with other public health and policy professionals, explore the changing landscape of immigration policy, and contribute to the conversation of local health policy practice and public heath implications.

    We hope that you will join us for our annual event! 

    Please share the following information with colleagues and partners.

    Health Disparities Round Table
    Immigration Policy Reform: Implications for Public Health Practice

    Friday, April 5th, 2019
    Coffman Memorial Union Theatre
    8:15 am - 11:30 am


    Kathryn P. Derose PhD, MPH 

    Senior Policy Researcher, The RAND Corporation; Professor of Health Policy, Pardee RAND Graduate School 

    Veronica Svetaz, MD, MPH

    Medical Director, Aqui Para Ti/Here for You, Hennepin Healthcare; Faculty, Department of Family and Community Health, University of Minnesota

    Stephen Meilie, JD, MA

    Director, Immigration and Human Rights Clinic; James H. Binger Professor in Clinical Law, University of Minnesota 

    Moderated by Jack DeWaard, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology


    Event sponsor(s): The School of Public Health: Dean’s Office, Health Equity Work Group, Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health; Clinical and Translational  Science Institute, Academic Health Center; Program in Health Disparities Research, Medical School.

  • March 15, 2019 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    Event title: 2019 Summer Public Health Institute at University of Minnesota School of Public Health

    Description:  Whether you'd like to broaden your career options, gain new skills or simply explore topics in public health, the Summer Public Health Institutehas courses to meet your needs. More than 30 courses are offered in the following topics: the impact of globalization, food safety and protection, emerging infectious diseases, culturally responsive public health practices, health leadership and management, preparedness, woman and child health, and research methods.

    Participants can design an educational experience that can be applied toward a degree program or professional continuing education.  Most courses span one week and provide participants with skills that can be used right away.  Registration opens March 7 for U of M admitted students, March 14 for non-degree seeking students. Registration for non-credit continuing education students is open now. 

    Location: University of Minnesota - West Bank

    Contact person's name, phone number and e-mail address:

    Meghan Taylor 
    Phone: 612-626-8434

    Information and/or URL for registration:

  • March 13, 2019 8:16 AM | Anonymous

    Why Aren’t Information and Altruism Appeals Enough? Targeting the Psychological Sources of Vaccine Beliefs

    Join the Scenic Rivers AHEC on Wednesday, April 24th to learn more about why interventions to improve vaccine uptake via vaccine attitude change often fails, or even backfires. We will also explore why a focus on identifying and targeting the psychological sources of HPV vaccine beliefs — deliberations, affects, intuitions, and personal or social motives — could be used to create more effective interventions to improve both vaccine uptake and attitudes. 

    April 24, 2019

    12 pm to 1 pm CST

    Dr. Aaron Scherer 
    Limited to the first 100 registrants

    Dr. Aaron Scherer is an Associate of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa, an affiliate member of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a member of the Iowa Cancer Consortium. He has graduate and postgraduate training in social psychology, the decision sciences, and health risk communication and a research focus on the psychology and communication of vaccines and cancer prevention.

  • February 14, 2019 1:19 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members,

    MPHA is proud to be a co-sponsor of these Endangered Data Week events! Please read below for registration for the February 21 panel discussion, and the February 22 WebEx workshop.

    Endangered Data Week 2019 Events

    Register online now for two informative events about endangered data.

    We live in a world where both an overabundance and a paucity of data coexist, and members of vulnerable populations (such as undocumented immigrants, prisoners, and transgender folks) can be at risk from either end of this spectrum. Too much data can dangerously reveal someone’s status or identity, and an absence of data can undercut the creation of infrastructure required to support a group’s needs. 

    Endangered DataData Ethics, and ‘Vulnerable’ Populations 
    Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
    Wilson Library, Research Collaboration Studio
    Scholars from across the University consider endangered data from diverse perspectives. Panelists include Filiberto Nolasco Gomez, Editor of Workday Minnesota/Labor Education Service; Lars Mackenzie, doctoral candidate, Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; and Christopher Uggen, Regents Professor and Distinguished McKnight Professor of Sociology and Law, Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.

    Requesting Government Information: FOIA for Scholarship and Publication

    Friday, February 22, 2019 | 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
    Wilson Library, Research Collaboration Studio
    This workshop, led by investigative reporter Filiberto Nolasco Gomez, will introduce participants to methods for submitting effective Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for government data and documents.

    About Endangered Data Week

    Endangered Data Week is an international event sponsored by the Digital Library Federation. It is a collaborative effort coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions. Its goal is to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost.

    About the Event Sponsors
    This event was organized by the Library Resources for Transgender Topics Working Group. These events are co-sponsored by the University Libraries, the Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities (DASH) Program, the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, Labor Education Service, IPUMS, and the Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA). 



    Endangered Data Week - Panel Discussion
    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    2:00 pm  |  Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)  |  2 hrs
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    Meeting number: 742 518 698
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