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  • March 31, 2020 1:14 PM | Anonymous

    Oral Health is Public Health

    April 2, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    Zoom video call (details below)

    Dr. Eileen Crespo, Delta Dental of Minnesota and Hennepin Health

    Matt Flory, American Cancer Society (and MPHA Past President)

    This Infomar will provide an overview of HPV infection, vaccination as cancer prevention and the role of the dental community in this public health effort. 

    Meeting details:

    Time: Apr 2, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

    Join Zoom Meeting 

    Meeting ID: 989 815 989

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  • March 10, 2020 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Public Health Folks:

    Looking for the latest data on the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak?

    A reminder to get news from reliable, trustworthy sources and avoid the "infodemic" of misinformation. Local, national, and global recommended sources are:

    Additionally, please reference the following resources from the American Public Health Association:

    As the world's attention is increasingly focusing on the novel coronavirus outbreak, APHA’s goal is to help spread accurate, timely and helpful information to the public health community and the general public.


    Among the APHA's newest offerings:

    • COVID-19 page on for public health professionals that links to APHA resources as well as those from such trusted sources as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

    Help us elevate good public health messages by sharing these resources as widely as possible.

  • March 04, 2020 12:17 PM | Anonymous

    American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network


    Wednesday, March 25 | 9:45am-3:00pm | Minnesota State Capitol

    Join volunteers, activists, and survivors from across the state as we meet

    at the state capitol and tell lawmakers:

    It’s time to stand up to Big Tobacco.

    • ACS CAN is joining the Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation for a Coalition Day at the Capitol

    • Volunteers will be trained on the issues

    • Lunch will be provided

    • Lodging will be provided for volunteers who travel over 75 miles

    • No charge to attend



  • February 14, 2020 11:41 AM | Anonymous

    The unfamiliarity of firearms and the complexity of firearm laws have contributed to the existence of myths and misconceptions about firearms. What exactly is an “Assault Weapon”? How do individuals legally and illegally obtain firearms in Minnesota?  This webinar will provide viewers with a basic understanding of common firearm-related terminology and existing firearm laws in Minnesota.

    Webinar Objectives - Participants will be able to:

    • identify at least five basic firearm-related terms

    • identify at least three laws/ or regulations pertaining to firearms in the state of Minnesota

    Who should participate:  Public health professionals, Parents, Educators, Community members, Allied health professionals, university faculty and students

    FREE for all participants, and 1.0 CHES or MCHES free for Mn SOPHE Members.  For nonmembers: 1.0 CHES or MCHES are $10. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance after participating and completing evaluation form.

    Register here:

    Questions about the webinar or MN SOPHE? Email Liz Heimer, membership chair at

    “An application has been submitted to award Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH).  Maximum Advanced-level Continuing Education Contact Hours available are 1.0. SOPHE, including its chapters, is a designated provider of Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.”

  • February 12, 2020 3:12 PM | Anonymous

    APHA 2020 Meeting

    "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence"

    San Francisco Oct. 24-28, 2020

    The deadline to submit an abstract for the APHA 2020 Meeting is February 20. Please see additional details at: .

  • February 06, 2020 10:01 AM | Anonymous

    MPHA Student Members, take note!

    Minnesota Department of Human Services is hiring three student interns to help collect surveys for a statewide HIV community needs assessment. Please see additional details at: . The posting closes on February 18, 2020

  • January 31, 2020 11:07 AM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members are warmly invited! (click here for .pdf flyer)

    Protect Minnesota and the Protect MN Advocacy Fund invite our Orange Star leaders, stakeholders and friends to a happy hour reception in honor of
    Jen Pauliukonis, from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Jen will be assessing the outlook for gun violence prevention in our state and Protect Minnesota
    s leadership.

    Protect Minnesotas Orange Star Happy Hour

    Monday, February 3, 2020,  4:006:30pm
    The Local West End
    1607 Park Pl Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416

    RSVP if possible to Otherwise, just show up!

    Protect Minnesota will provide drinks and appetizers. There will be also a basket and printed paid invoices available for legislators who prefer to pay themselves.

  • January 22, 2020 9:48 PM | Anonymous
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    2020 Health Equity Summit: Health Equity Innovation Lab

    Call for Ideas

    Purpose of the Summit: 

    The 2020 Health Equity Summit is being co-hosted by the Health Equity Leadership Network (HELN), Center for Health Equity, and the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative.  It will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 8AM to 4PM in Saint Paul, MN. HELN is comprised of 180+ cross-sector health equity leaders from across Minnesota. Building on our 2019 summit, the 2020 summit will feature a health equity innovation lab, where participants will experiment with human-centered design to identify innovations to advance health equity. We anticipate 200-250 attendees at the summit.

    Summit Goals:

    1. Co-design actionable strategies that address upstream factors impacting health equity (as outlined in the Health Equity 2019 Summit Overview document on pages 12-14)  
    2. Leverage human-centered design to advance health equity through cross-sector partnerships
    3. Ignite relationships across sectors, communities and areas of expertise

    Purpose of this Call for Ideas: 

    The Health Equity Summit steering committee, comprised of HELN members, is seeking great ideas from across the state on how to advance health equity through cross-sector collaboration. Ideas should address the ideologies, barriers and contributors/indicators to health equity (as outlined in the Health Equity 2019 Summit Overview document on pages 12-14). 

    The Health Equity Summit steering committee will then select 8-10 ideas that align with the goals of the summit. Optum and steering committee members will then work with those individuals/teams to prepare them to host innovation lab stations during the summit. Teams will be provided with a facilitator to help move through the human-centered design process during the innovation lab. There is the potential for small seed funds (approximately $2,000 to $5,000 activation grants) to be distributed to teams who are ready to pilot their ideas after the summit.

    What type of ideas are we looking for? 

    We are looking for ideas from anyone across the state and from any sector. Ideas that are a great fit for the innovation lab are ideas that…

    • Address an ideology, barrier, AND contributor/indicator of health equity (all 3)
    • Engage (or want to engage) cross-sector partners
    • Are a new idea OR have already been tested/piloted and want to be replicated or scaled up

    How do you submit an idea?  

    Visit the 2020 Health Equity Summit website for more background information and a link to complete the Call for Ideas submission form. Submissions are DUE no later than Monday, February 3, 11:59 PM CT.

    Questions? Join a WebEx call on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. CST to learn more OR sign up on HELN’s Mobilize Platform if you have further questions.

    WebEx Information:

    Meeting number: 963 157 290 
    Password: 1234

    Join by phone

    1-855-282-6330 United States Toll Free
    Access code: 963 157 290

  • January 15, 2020 8:34 PM | Anonymous

    Please join the Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate on February 11, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Summit Brewing for "We Are Still Not Happy About Climate Change". 

    HPHC happy hour 2020.pdf

    o   “Join health professional colleagues to learn about state policy solutions to address climate change in Minnesota. Hear about HPHC’s work to address climate and health and how you can make a difference in climate and health policy decisions!”
    o   Draft agenda:
    §  5:30 – 6:15 Networking and optional Brewery tour
    §  6:15 – 7:00 Draft Formal Program
    ·      Rep. Jamie Long – Overview of State Policy Clean Energy Solutions – 10 min
    ·      Sen. David Senjem (invited) – similar topic – 8 min
    ·      Member updates on HPHC activities – 10 min
    ·      Dr. Laalitha Surapaneni – Why health professionals need to take action – 10 min
    §  Q&A, comments from participants
    §  7:00-7:30  Networking and action sign-up


  • January 12, 2020 8:51 AM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members & Supporters, please see general election resources from the Secretary of State below:

    General voting information from the State of Minnesota:


    Register to vote onlinecheck my registration, and more...


    Find where I vote
    voting hours and more...


    Vote early by mailin person, from military or overseastrack your absentee ballot or find your county election office.


    View my sample ballot, search
    candidate filings and more...

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