• January 09, 2019 8:47 AM | Anonymous

    Registration open until January 16th (or as space allows):

    MPHA Members,

    Join Environmental Initiative for their 18th annual legislative preview to hear from legislative leaders about their environmental priorities for the 2019 session. This event will offer insights into a wide range of environmental topics, including public health, rural vitality, farming, green jobs, and more.

    Register now to ensure your participation. We have limited capacity and anticipate selling out this event. (Over 200 attendees participate each year.)


    • Representative Jamie Becker-Finn (DFL), District 42B
    • Senator Scott Dibble (DFL), District 61
    • Representative Dan Fabian (R), District 01A
    • Representative Peter Fischer (DFL), District 43A
    • Representative Frank Hornstein (DFL), District 61A
    • Representative Jon Koznick (R), District 58A
    • Representative Paul Torkelson (R), District 16B
    • Representative Jean Wagenius (DFL), District 63B


    For questions about the program, contact Meleah Houseknecht at 612-334-3388 ext. 8104.

    For questions about registration or a reduced rate, contact Lillie Benowitz at 612-334-3388 ext. 8107. Reduced rates are available for nonprofit staff, students, or those experiencing financial hardship.


    Let us know you’re coming or share your questions using #MNLeg19 on Twitter. Follow us at @EnvInitiative

  • January 08, 2019 10:36 AM | Anonymous

    Join the Minnesota Public Health Association and Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate on January 23 to learn how health professionals can make a difference in climate and health policy.


    Not Happy About Climate Change Happy Hour - register


  • January 07, 2019 12:28 PM | Anonymous

    University of Minnesota: 

    Gaylord Anderson Lecture: Preparing for (y)our longer life

    Monday, February 4
    7:30 am
     - 9:00 am

    Join us for the 2019 Gaylord Anderson lecture, part of the School of Public Health’s 75th anniversary celebration, presented by Linda P. Fried, Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. A world-renowned expert in aging, Dean Fried will share her thoughts on “Preparing for (y)our longer life.”

    Dean Fried wrote, “The addition of 30 years to life expectancy changes societal opportunities as well as needs. Evidence indicates that there is great potential to increase health span into the oldest ages. This would enable societies to experience the benefits of longer lives and balance the needs of older age. Societal investment in these dimensions could create the basis for a ‘Third Demographic Dividend.'”

    Free and open to the public. Please register in advance to help in our planning efforts.

    Register for the event!

    7:30am | Registration & light breakfast
    8:00-9:00 am | Lecture

    A world-renowned geriatrician and epidemiologist, Dr. Linda P. Fried is a serial innovator, known for tackling the major issues of our lengthening lives that affect our collective health and future. Her scientific contributions include creating the transformational science defining frailty as a medical condition, illuminating its causes and the potential for prevention and treatment as keys to optimizing health for older adults; and research on numerous dimensions on healthy aging. She is the designer and founder of Experience Corps, an evidence-based senior volunteer public health program in which older adults serve in public schools. The program has demonstrated prevention of cognitive loss and functional decline in the volunteers and large benefits to students. Dean Fried’s work extends to advocating the potential for longer lives to be the basis of a Third Demographic Dividend if society is designed to benefit from the social capital of older adults and invest in health promotion across the life course. Under her leadership, the Columbia University Mailman School has built a wide range of new dimensions of public health science, from the University-wide Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center to the new science of precision prevention, and has become a key leader in innovation in public health education and in intersectoral partnerships for health.

    Dean Fried was named one of the 1% most influential scientific minds of the past decade in 2014 by Thomson Reuters. She is an elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine, and of its executive Council. In 2016-17 she served as the President of the Association of American Physicians. She co-chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on the Future of Human Enhancement. The recipient of numerous awards and prizes, she has been named a “Living Legend in Medicine” by the U.S. Congress, and in 2016, she received the French National INSERM International Prize in Medical Research. She is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

    Linda Fried

    Linda P. Fried
    Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health
    Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health
    Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center

  • November 12, 2018 9:07 AM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members:

    The Advisory Committee for Heritable and Congenital Disorders that advises the MN Newborn Screening Program has vacancies coming available in January and applications are now being accepted.

    This committee meets twice per year (spring and fall). Meetings consist of program updates, review of pertinent topics related to newborn screening (including guest lecturers) followed by questions and discussion, and when applicable, voting on which disorders to add to Minnesota’s newborn screening panel. Members of this committee consist of parents, providers, and other experts with vested interest in newborn screening. Membership terms are for four years. At the end of the four-year term, members are welcome to re-apply. 

    We are seeking a variety of representation of roles on our committee and are thus circulating our current vacancies in hopes of increasing the diversity and experience of those who apply. If interested, instructions for how to apply are below.

    Applications should include:

    • Open Appointments Application Form (completed, signed, anddated) 
    • Letter of interest/cover letter, and 
    • Resume or biography

    Applications may be submitted online, by email to, or by mail or in person to:

    Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State 
    180 State Office Building 
    100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 
    St Paul, MN 55155-1299

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We are hoping to have our pool of candidates available to be reviewed by December.

    Thank you for your time! 

    Sondra and Maggie 

    Committee Co-Coordinators

  • November 05, 2018 7:25 AM | Anonymous

    MPHA will be having its annual lunch on Monday, November 12 at 12:30 p.m. at a restaurant near San Diego’s Convention Center! MPHA members and friends are welcome to join us to learn more about MPHA and APHA, share meeting tips and meet other Minnesotans who are passionate about public health! 

    If you are interested in joining us, please email Erica Fishman at  and she will respond with restaurant directions. 

    (Note: you will be responsible for the cost of your lunch).

    Registration details for APHA's conference are at:

    We hope you can join us!

  • September 19, 2018 3:16 PM | Anonymous
    MPH Launch Event (2)
    We invite you to share in the celebration as we launch the new Master of Public Health (MPH) program here at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (SMUMN)! Meet the new Director of Public Health Programs, Farhiya Farah, PhD, MPH, and faculty members who are passionate about creating an emerging public health workforce in the Twin Cities and beyond.
    Join public health colleagues, community members, and University faculty members and leaders to learn about the program's mission, vision, and unique program features guided by a social justice focus. Saint Mary's University is a mission-driven community where access to education, teaching, and service to the community are key to creating a just and equitable society at home and around the world. 

    Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
    MPH Launch Event

    Date: Wednesday, October 10tTime: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMDate: Wednesday, October 10th

    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: SMUMN Brother Louis Hall

    Alumni Room (BLH 105)

    2304 Park Avenue

    Minneapolis, MN 55407



    Director of Public Health ProgramsDirector of Public Health Programs

    Farhiya M Farah, PhD MPH

    Phone: (612) 238-4522

    Serving the adult learners of the Twin Cities metro and beyond for 30+ years!
  • August 30, 2018 8:44 AM | Anonymous
    Interested in the work of the The Friends of the Mississippi River?

    See below for their special Fall Update:

    Fall is fast-approaching. Come enjoy the changing colors and temperate days — and evenings! — with us to protect and restore our metro Mississippi River. This autumn, we've planned more than 10 volunteer and advocacy events and one big celebration of the Big River. We look forward to seeing you this season!

  • August 16, 2018 6:55 AM | Anonymous

    Spend a year in D.C. working in the House or Senate on public health issues.

    Deadline is Sept. 4, 6:00 p.m. ET

    On behalf of the American Public Health Association, I am thrilled to announce the call for applications for the 2019 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government. This is the 10th year APHA is offering this fellowship, which previous fellows have described as an “amazing,” “phenomenal” and “life altering” experience. The fellowship provides a unique learning opportunity and demonstrates the value and need for basing policy on sound science.

    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 2019 so you must be able to move to the Washington, D.C., area in January. Throughout the year, the fellow will gain a practical knowledge of government and how the public policy process works.

    Fellowship candidates must:

    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 (internships, graduate assistantships and residencies do not count);
    4. be a citizen of the U.S. or its territories or have permanent residence status in the U.S.; and
    5. not be a federal employee.

    Candidates who do not meet all of the above criteria will not be considered.

    Additional information, including the application form and brief articles from the previous fellows, is available on APHA’s website. The completed application, CV and three letters of recommendation are due to APHA by 6 p.m. EDT on Sept. 4, 2018.

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

    susan polan signature
    Susan L. Polan, PhD
    Associate Executive Director, Public Affairs and Advocacy

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

  • August 13, 2018 9:12 PM | Anonymous

    Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is hosting a "Footsteps of a Fieldworker" tour on September 16, 2018 and a recruitment information session on September 17, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN. 

    The "Footsteps of a Fieldworker" tour is designed for both medical and non-medical professionals interested in working with MSF in the field. The tour takes place at our Forced From Home exhibition, which is free, interactive, and outdoors.

    The recruitment information session is your opportunity to meet our recruitment team and learn about how you can join our pool of dedicated aid workers. We’re currently recruiting for a variety of medical and non-medical positions. Check out the profiles we're looking for here.

    Space is limited. Please reserve your seat below for the tour and/or the recruitment information session.

  • May 06, 2018 5:48 PM | Anonymous

    Apply today to serve on the DHS Board/Commission: Medicaid Services Advisory Committee!

    3 open positions - 1st application review date is 5/25/18 for all:

    For more information, please visit: 

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