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  • 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.

  • 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:

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