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  • August 07, 2019 1:39 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members: please note applications must be received by September 4.

    On behalf of the American Public Health Association, I am thrilled to announce the call for applications for the 2020 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government. This is the 11th year APHA is offering this fellowship, which has been described as an “amazing,” “phenomenal” and “life altering” experience by previous fellows.


    Candidates must have strong public health credentials and be able to spend one year in Washington, D.C. The fellow will have the option of working in the House or Senate on legislative and policy issues such as creating healthy communities, improving health equity, addressing environmental health concerns, population health or the social determinants of health.


    Training for the fellowship will begin in January 2020, so you must be able to move to the Washington, D.C., area in January and stay through December 2020. The fellowship provides a unique learning experience and demonstrates the value and need for basing policy on sound science. Throughout the year, the fellow will gain a practical knowledge of government and how the public policy process works.


    To be eligible for the Fellowship, candidates must meet all of the following criteria:

    1. be an APHA member.
    2. have a graduate degree in public health or a related discipline.
    3. have at least five years’ experience as a public health professional beyond graduate or medical training.
    4. be a citizen of the U.S. or its territories or have permanent residence status in the U.S.

    Applications, additional information and brief articles from previous fellows are available on APHA’s website. The application, a CV and three letters of recommendation are due to APHA by 6 p.m. ET on Sept. 4, 2019.


    Please forward this email to anyone you believe may be eligible and interested. For more information, please contact us at or 202-777-2510.



    Susan L. Polan, PhD

    Associate Executive Director, Public Affairs and Advocacy


    This fellowship is sponsored by an unrestricted grant from the Aetna Foundation.

  • August 06, 2019 4:17 PM | Anonymous

    The ACS Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Program is hosting two summer webinars addressing obesity and cancer.  These webinars are targeted specifically to CCC programs and coalitions – their staff, leaders, members and partners.

    • On July 31st, we’ll look at obesity’s impact on not only cancer risk, but survivorship – and what evidenced-based interventions your state/tribe/territory’s CCC program/coalition might consider for implementation. Register for the 7/31 webinar here:

  • July 22, 2019 2:22 PM | Anonymous

    Registration is open!

    MN Community Measurement's 2019 Annual Seminar brings together stakeholders from across the state to discuss data-driven health care improvement. Keynote presentations include:

    • The Future of Measurement: Setting Priorities
    • Harnessing Automation and Artificial Intelligence to Drive Innovation in Measurement and Quality Improvement
    • Innovations Needed to Advance Mental Health Care and Outcomes: A Community Conversation

    See the full agenda online and learn more about the six breakout sessions being offered.

    Don't wait - reserve your seat today before the early registration discount ends August 1. 

    Thursday, September 12, 2019
    8:15 AM to 4:15 PM
    Registration opens at 7:30 AM
    Earle Brown Heritage Center
    6155 Earle Brown Drive
    Minneapolis, MN  55430
  • July 18, 2019 10:19 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members are invited to the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation's 2019 Kevin Graham Prevention Lecture:

    Food Is Medicine: Dietary and Policy Priorities for Cardiometabolic Health

    by Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH

    October 28, 7-8 am

    Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Educational Building, Auditorium A/B

    Register to attend in person

    Remote webinar option also available

    No charge to attend

    See attached flyer for additional details!

  • July 17, 2019 5:04 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members,

    The Physician Assistant Studies Program at St. Catherine's University, is sponsoring a seminar on Lifestyle Medicine on July 25th. Thanks to MPHA Global Health Co-Chair Donna DeGracia for sharing this opportunity!

    Please see the attached flyer for more details. There is no registration. Members of the public are welcome to attend as well.

    July 25 Lifestyle Medicine Flyer

    Lifestyle Medicine involves the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substance use, and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic disease that is all too prevalent(American College of Lifestyle Medicine)



    THURSDAY, JULY 25 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM


    1. Health trends and epidemiology

    2. Obesity – looking at the question of HEALTHY sustained weight management

    3. Cancer and lifestyle

    4. Cardiovascular disease – prevention and reversal

    5. Diabetes, the global epidemic

    6. Dementia and neurodegenerative disorders

    For more information contact Donna DeGracia

    See St. Kate's map on attached flyer.

  • July 17, 2019 4:32 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members,

    You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 Minnesota Health Literacy Best Practices Conference co-hosted by the Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership and the Minnesota Department of Health. This year’s theme is Tools for the Health Care Practice. Participants will learn how to create organizational buy-in for health literacy and walk away with practical skills they can take back to their workplace.

    There is no cost for attendance. Participants seeking continuing education credits, may request a certificate of completion with participation hours. Seats are limited. Please register by August 9, 2019, at Eventbrite, 

    When:  Friday, August 16, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Location:  Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN 55106

    Cost:  There is no cost to attend.

    Continuing Education:  Certificate of Completion with participation hours provided upon request.

    Registration:  Limited seats available. Please register at Eventbrite by August 9, 2019

    Contact: Genelle

    August 16 Agenda: See attachment

    Conference Flyer: See attachment

    ·       Healthcare administrators 
    ·       Healthcare providers
    ·       Health and dental insurance providers 
    ·       Allied health
    ·       Dental providers
    ·       Pharmacists
    ·       Veterinarians 
    ·       Behavioral health service providers 
    ·       Social workers
    ·       Language services 
    ·       Graduate and professional schools
    ·       Licensing boards
    ·       Trade associations 
    ·       Library health science 
    ·       Adult basic education/literacy professionals 

    • Objectives

    • ·       Share health literacy best practices and tools.  
      ·       Foster health literacy buy-in among providers, educators and healthcare administration. 
      ·       Provide a space for networking across fields towards multidisciplinary healthcare teams.
      ·       Educate healthcare professionals about health literacy and culturally and linguistically appropriate service delivery.
  • July 03, 2019 11:19 AM | Anonymous

    Positive Approaches to Adolescent Health 

    Encouraging healthy behavior can result in what the 2016 Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing called a “triple dividend” — benefits for the adolescent now, for their future adult life and for future generations.


    Don't miss the final adolescent health webinar co-sponsored by APHA and the Office of Population Affairs and Office of Adolescent Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

    Nothing About Us Without Us:  Authentic Youth Engagement in Public Health


    July 16, from 11 - 12 p.m. CST


    This webinar will identify best practices and feature examples for planning for and ensuring authentic youth engagement in public health programs and practices for adolescents. 


    Participants will learn how to:

    • Define authentic youth engagement;
    • Identify best practices or guiding principles for authentic youth engagement in public health;
    • Identify strategies used to effectively engage youth in various roles that affect their healthy development; and
    • Discuss suggestions from youth on how to improve their involvement in program planning, implementation, and evaluation. 
    Elizabeth Berard


    Elizabeth Berard, MPH, Youth Branch Chief, Office of HIV/AIDS, USAID

    Topic: What is youth engagement?


    Maria Trent


    Nikki Payne, Assistant Vice President, Delta Health Alliance

    Nakisha Watts, PhD, Program Manager, Delta Health Alliance

    Topic: Authentic youth engagement in practice.


    Achieving Environmental Justice in the 21st Century: The Way Forward

    Join APHA and the National Environmental Health Partnership Council on July 18, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. CST for a webinar tailored toward learning more about environmental justice, racism and the resources available to communities, practitioners and the public. The webinar will also highlight various partnerships working to create awareness and address racism and environmental justice.


  • June 26, 2019 2:04 PM | Anonymous

    Minnesota Heart Disease and Diabetes Community Survey

    The Minnesota Department of Health wants to hear from residents across the state to learn how diabetes and heart disease affects them and their loved ones. We are sending out a short electronic survey; it is only two questions. Our goal is to make sure we hear about all the concerns and needs of diverse Minnesotans in regards to preventing and managing heart disease and diabetes. How can you help? Get the word out! Post the Community Survey link ( on your social media, email it to your staff, send it out to family, friends, partners and participants via email distribution lists, and respond to the survey yourself! Share the Minnesota Department of Health Facebook post ( directly to your page. We appreciate your help. We expect to close the survey at the end of June and hope to have information to share with you this fall. Thank you for your engagement and your time!

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