• May 25, 2016 11:46 AM | Anonymous

    Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed May 23-27 CHW Week in Minnesota! Please share this great news and recognize the important work of Minnesota community health workers (including promotoras/es, community health representatives and those working under other titles) to bridge barriers, expand access and improve health across our state.

    Click here to view the proclamation.

    Thanks to Rebecca Busse, CHW Certificate Holder and Care Guide Operations Supervisor at HealthEast and her team from the MN CHW Alliance CHW Leadership Development Pilot who successfully applied for this proclamation.

    Congratulations to CHW programs in Minnesota and keep up the great work!  

  • May 23, 2016 4:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dr. Marilyn Hernández Gómez will discuss social factors affecting health, role of community health workers 

    A noted public health leader from Cuba, Dr. Marilyn Hernández Gómez, will be a featured guest at this year’s annual conference of the Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA).

    Dr. Hernández Gómez will take part in a discussion of the social factors that influence and affect the health of individuals within communities, and the role of community health workers in the Cuban public health system.

    The MPHA annual conference will take place May 25-26 at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota. The theme of this year’s conference is “Health Equity: Many Voices. Shared Vision.”

    Dr. Hernández Gómez ’s session is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. on May 26.


    To see the entire press release, click HERE. 

  • March 29, 2016 1:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Minnesota Public Health Association, an affiliate of the American Public Health Association, invites students in public health (or related field) and Early Career professionals (within 3 years of finishing degree as of June 30, 2016) to submit an application to become a recipient of a MPHA Scholarship which provides $500 to assist in attendance to the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. The 2016 meeting is in Denver, CO from

    Oct 29Nov 2.

    This program provides a scholarship to students/early career professionals for the purpose of

    establishing meaningful connections in the public health community, developing future leaders,

    maximizing awardee experiences at the APHA annual meeting, and supporting involvement in

    affiliate activities.

    Once selected, applicants will be matched with and mentored by an experienced MPHA member/past APHA attendee. The mentorship experience is expected to enhance the students' or new professionals' attendance at the conference.

    Eligibility requirements, awardee responsibilities, and an application are linked below.

    Questions? Please contact:







  • March 10, 2016 4:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    See the APHA info page here:


    See local information from our partner, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health here:

  • March 09, 2016 3:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year’s conference will be a collaboration between MPHA and the Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance. The theme will be “Health Equity: Many voices, shared vision.“


    It will be held on Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26. The annual meeting will be on May 25. 


    See the Save the Date flyer here. Registration will be open by April 1.


  • February 15, 2016 3:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    MPHA Legislative Priorities 2016


    ·        Support Gun Violence Prevention efforts

    ·        Support Vaccine Education and Promotion efforts

    ·        Support a $6 million investment in for Safe Routes to School infrastructure

    ·        Support a statewide comprehensive multi-modal transportation package that includes significant new funding for active transportation

    ·        Maintain Statewide Health Improvement Program funding

    The Policy & Advocacy committee chose these priorities based on current engagement in coalitions or other external groups, and political feasibility.

    Also note that the legislative priorities are a guide for the organization, and are not meant to preclude action taken in support of other policies. 


  • January 14, 2016 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Carol Berg and Janny Brust, both long-time members and past presidents of MPHA, retired from their full-time careers in January. Each of them made indelible marks on the public health fabric in Minnesota and will be missed. However, both have pledged to remain involved in public health pursuits in some capacity, including remaining connected to MPHA. We wish you both the best!

  • January 04, 2016 10:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Minnesota Commissioner of Health and MPHA past president Dr. Ed Ehlinger and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy shared their visions for advancing health equity on Monday during a joint presentation at the APHA annual meeting in Chicago. Ehlinger is also President-Elect of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). See their presentation abstract at

  • January 04, 2016 10:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to our own Dr. Amos Deinard for receiving the American Public Health Association's Jake W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award in Dental Public Health on Monday night at the APHA annual Meeting in Chicago. Dr. Deinard is the first non-oral health practitioner to ever receive this award. MPHA is very proud of him!


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