• February 20, 2018 6:00 PM | Anonymous

    Nominations for the 2018-19 Governing Council are open January 17 - February 27, 2018! 

    Please visit this page for more details, including open positions, descriptions, and nomination form. 

  • February 20, 2018 8:38 AM | Anonymous

    MNCHWA Save the Date Flyer.5.23.2018 Conference.pdf

  • February 20, 2018 8:27 AM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members, you may remember Derek Johnson as one of our 2017 Annual Conference presenters. Read on for a shared funding announcement.

    The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (GMR) is pleased to announce a new call for proposals for projects focused on Health Information Outreach. This year the GMR will offer three funding awards of up to $50,000, as well as several smaller awards for projects under $20,000. We encourage public health and community-based organizations to apply (having/being a library is not a requirement)! Applications for larger awards are due April 1st. Smaller award applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. To learn more, please visit: or contact Derek Johnson (

  • February 06, 2018 1:04 PM | Anonymous
    MPHA Members: please join us for Part 2 of this 3-part webinar series, hosted by the Region V Public Health Association (*Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin*):

    A Webinar Series for Public Health Associations & Partners to Increase:

    Ø  Knowledge of climate change & impact on public health

    Ø  Participation in state & local resiliency planning

    Ø  Advocacy by public health associations & partners

    Webinar 2 - Frameworks for State & Local Climate Action Plans & the Important Role for Public Health Associations

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 1:00 CST 

    Ø  The BRACE Framework & Climate Ready States & Cities Initiatives

    Kristin Raab, Minnesota Department of Health

    Ø  Characteristics of Climate Action/Resiliency Plans

    Aaron Ferguson, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

    Ø  Opportunities for Public Health Associations as Partners in Climate Action Planning

    Lois Hall, Ohio Public Health Association

    Interested in professional continuing education units (CEs)


    Watch for Announcements of Webinar 3

    Ø  March 13: Legal Interventions Relevant to Midwest States & Localities

  • January 30, 2018 2:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    January 30, 2018 - Today Governor Mark Dayton appointed Jan Malcolm as Commissioner of the State's health department. Malcolm is a past president of MPHA and succeeds Dr. Ed Ehlinger, who was also a past president. The top priority she will be addressing is improving the system for investigating elder abuse complaints. See more information in the articles below.

  • January 29, 2018 5:29 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members, take note of the Robert Woods Johnson Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (housed at UMN, and related to the 2018 MPHA annual conference theme) webinar for potential applicants.

    Help to strengthen communities through the power of applied research. Interdisciplinary Research Leaders is looking for teams of researchers and community partners dedicated to advancing health and equity. 

    If that’s you, join us February 8, 2017 (2-3pm CT) for the 2018 Interdisciplinary Research Leaders potential applicant webinar. 


    This three-year national leadership development program includes an advanced curriculum, professional mentoring and the opportunity to collaborate with people from many sectors and professions across the country. The research themes for the 2018 Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Call for Applications both focus on rural health. They are:


    • Solutions for better health care delivery in rural America, and
    • Addressing the social and economic determinants to prevent chronic conditions and to promote health, wellbeing, and equity in rural America. 


    In this webinar you will learn about the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health vision, hear an overview of Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL) and the 2018 funding opportunity, and walk through the 2018 IRL application process. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the webinar. 


    Applications for the 2018 CFA are open January 12- March 14, 2018. We hope you will join us to learn more!

    Click HERE to register for the Feb. 8th 2 pm webinar.

    Michael Oakes 
    Director, RWJF Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

    Application Deadline

    March 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m. ET

    Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • January 25, 2018 10:41 AM | Anonymous

    Nominations for the 2018 MPHA Awards are open January 17 - March 7, 2018! 

    Please visit this page for more details, including award descriptions/past recipients, and nomination form. 

  • January 04, 2018 3:09 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members: please join us for this upcoming 3-part webinar series, hosted by the Region V Public Health Association (*Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin*): 

    Webinar 1 - Climate Change, Health Equity, & Environmental Justice

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 1:00 CST 

    • Assessment & Monitoring Tools & Resources; Megan Christenson, MS, MPH, Epidemiologist, Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
    • Impacted Populations & Vulnerabilities; Peggy Ann Berry, PhD, RN, COHN-S, CEO of Thrive At Life: Working Solutions
    • Risk Communication; Linda Pfeiffer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Science Communication, Purdue University

    Click HERE for the .pdf flyer

    Watch for Announcements of Webinars 2 & 3

    •  February 13: Frameworks for State & Local Climate Action Plans
    •  March 13: Legal Interventions Relevant to Midwest States & Localities


    Organizers plan to provide professional continuing education units (CEs).

    For more information, contact

  • January 02, 2018 1:35 PM | Anonymous

    Traveling community exhibit To Really See opens at the University of Minnesota

    Art challenges stigma around mental illness and the medication-taking experience

    Minneapolis, Minn. (December 21, 2017) Avivo is proud to announce that the traveling exhibition To Really See: Exploring the Medication-Taking Experience has opened with the University of Minnesota at the Bio-Medical Library (located on the East Bank campus). To Really See was initially hosted by Hennepin County Library Minneapolis Central (August September 2017). This run with the University of Minnesota presents over thirty pieces of art. It shows on the 2nd floor of the Bio- Medical Library until April 30, 2018, with a public reception on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 PM. In addition, over ten pieces of separate art from the project has been on exhibit at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth since October 2017, and will display until March 29, 2018.

    The exhibition is a project curated by Jes Reyes, the Coordinator of Avivo’s ArtWorks program, and co-organized by Paul Ranelli, a Professor of Social Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Both met at the 2016 Minnesota Public Health Association annual meeting. 

    ... read the rest of the Press Release here!

  • 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.

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

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