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  • December 28, 2017 3:01 PM | Anonymous

    Read APHA’s statement on why the tax bill passed on December 20, 2017 by Congress creates a dangerous environment for public health in which millions fewer Americans are insured, key health programs are desperately underfunded and income inequality is dramatically worsened. http://bit.ly/2BPslE5


    New tax bill slashes essential funds, creates dangerous conditions for public health

  • December 19, 2017 8:13 AM | Anonymous
    EAT LEARN GATHER
    Register to attend Eat Learn Gather. Listen to experts in the field of public health, network with public health professionals, and enjoy great food!

    Saturday, January, 20, 2018 
    8:30 am -1:00 PM

    St. Paul Student Center

    Register Today Title

    OVERVIEW Title
    SPH alumni, students and community members are invited to Eat Learn Gather, the Alumni Society's annual day of learning. Hear from experts in the field to learn about current hot topics in public health including mental health after disasters, the opioid crisis in Minnesota, and sexual health through a public health lens. This event is open to the public. 

     Register here.

    Schedule

    8:30 am | Registration & Breakfast

    9:00 am | Welcome 

    9:40 am | Breakout Session 

    Choose one: Sustainability Trends in Product Safety and a new Exposure Science Institute at the U of M presented by Asst. Prof. Susan Arnold, PhD '15, Division of Environmental Health Sciences and Ron Pearson, MS '85 or Speaker Pending

    10:30 am | Structured Networking and Break

    11:00 am | Breakout Session 

    Choose one: Mental Health Effects of Natural and Man-Made Disasters presented by Prof. Hyun Kim, Division of Environmental Health Sciences or Sexual Health Through a Public Health Lens presented by Prof. Simon Rosser, MPH '97, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

    12:00 pm | Keynote Panel and Lunch
    Panel Presentation by Minnesota Department of Health on Opioid Crisis in Minnesota 
    Jon Roesler, MS '87, Dana Farley, Mark Kinde, MPH '86, and Nate Wright, MPH '15
  • December 11, 2017 1:00 PM | Anonymous



    All are welcome at the MPHA Annual Conference 

     May 17-18, 2018 at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, MN! 


    Details will be posted as available on the conference webpage: 

    2018 Annual Conference & Meeting

  • October 09, 2017 9:37 PM | Anonymous

    Join MPHA for Lunch on November 6 at APHA's annual conference in Atlanta! 


    RSVP here


    MPHA will be having its annual lunch on Monday November 6 at 12:30 p.m. at a restaurant near the 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! 


    Please RSVP to Erica Fishman, Minnesota's Affiliate Representative to the Governing Council at argc@mpha.net and she will respond with directions. Erica is also available to provide information about attending APHA!

  • September 29, 2017 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    Announcing the 2017‐2018 MPHA “Public Health Matters” Policy Forum Series


    Who Can You Trust?


    Forum Series information, registration, and dates are located on our website HERE


    The first forum begins Friday, November 3, 2017 !



    The MPHA Breakfast forums are looking for some Friends - please join us!

    FriendsOfTheForum_0917.pdf



    Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please email admin@mpha.net for information.


  • September 11, 2017 12:30 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Minnesota Public Health Association Members,

     

    We have been invited to assist in a student's dissertation research project, to study how we as public health professionals receive and seek information. Please read below for additional details and survey link. Surveys open now through October 5, 2017. 


    Thank you for taking a few minutes to volunteer in this student's project!


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    You are cordially invited to participate in a research study entitled "Information Seeking Behavior of Public Health Professional in the U.S." The purpose of the study is to investigate how public health professionals seek information in the digital environment as well as understand the obstacles public health professionals experience in accessing and finding information from electronic resources.


    The research study will be anonymous, you are not asked to provide your name. Your answers and comments are confidential and will be aggregated in the analysis. It will take around 15-20 minutes to answer the questions. Your participation is highly appreciated, 20-30 people selected from random drawing will be awarded an incentives worth of $30.


    If you have any questions you may contact Sarah Al-Mahmoud at mahmouds@simmons.edu  a Ph.D. student at Simmons College or her dissertation committee Chair Dr.Rong Tang at rong.tang@simmons.edu. If you have questions about your right as a research subject you may contact the Human Protections Administrator in the Office of Sponsored Programs, Simmons College at +16175212415


    The deadline of completion is Oct. 5th, 2017.

     

    Please click on the link below to answer the survey. 

     

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PHealthProfossionals


  • August 17, 2017 1:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dr. Georges Benjamin outlines public health solutions to hate crimes and racism following the events in Charlottesville: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/15/health/charlottesville-hate-crimes-public-health-bn/index.html

  • August 16, 2017 1:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Minnesota Department of Health is accepting applications for our Health Equity Advisory & Leadership (HEAL) Council. The HEAL Council will advise us and provide a forum for honest and constructive feedback on the strategic direction of the Center for Health Equity and broader agency in advancing health equity. The application is a two-part process. The first deadline is Sept. 20. Learn more about the HEAL Council and how to apply.


    http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/che/announce/index.html

  • August 16, 2017 8:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to APHA's Dr. Georges Benjamin, recipient of the 2017 National Medical Association Meritorious Award! https://flic.kr/p/WtRLaL

  • August 11, 2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What will climate change do to our water? New Public Health Newswire guest post from APHA's Surili Patel explains http://www.publichealthnewswire.org/?p=18268


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