• 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

  • December 19, 2017 8:13 AM | Anonymous
    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.


    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 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!


    Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please email for information.

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