• February 01, 2017 10:01 PM | Anonymous

    Registration now open for:

    Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition - Day at the Capitol 2017

    Thursday, April 6, 2017, 8:00 am - 4:00 PM

    Join other advocates from Minnesota to speak with legislators in a strong, unified voice about the Good Food Access Campaign and the Statewide Healthy Improvement Partnership (SHIP).  Attend training and utilize those skills when you meet with your state legislators.  The meeting with the legislators are essential to the success of the day, highly rewarding and expected of all participants.

    Lunch included.  No cost to attend but advance registration is required.  Event is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Morning training is located at the Minnesota History Center near the Capitol in St. Paul.  Afternoon meetings with lawmakers take place at the Capitol complex. 

    Register Here:

    This event will fill up - please register early if you'd like to attend!

  • October 04, 2016 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Local Public Health Association is seeking nominations for the


    Barbara O’Grady Excellence in Public Health Leadership Award.


    This award is to honor and recognize a public health nurse in Minnesota for outstanding leadership and contributions to public health.


    Nominations are due by Friday, October 14, 2016. The award will be presented at the

    Local Public Health Association Annual Meeting on November 17, 2016, in St. Paul.


    Criteria for nomination are:

    • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in one’s nursing practice;
    • Demonstrates consistent leadership within the work setting and the external community;
    • Assures consistent caring and commitment to clients and families, work teams, and the community;
    • Demonstrates significant contribution or impact on program development;
    • Enhances the positive practice of public health (i.e. advancing knowledge, motivating others and creating a positive environment);
    • Impacts staff, students, and peer relating to their learning, practices or development.


    Selection criteria include one or more of the following:

    • Recognize expertise and leadership in public health nursing;
    • Important contributions to advancing improvement in the health status of communities;
    • Advocacy for public health nursing;
    • Development of innovative programs in public health nursing;
    • Collaboration with health, education, social services, or other decision makers and service providers.


    To submit your nomination online and for more information about the award, including a list of past award recipients, visit'grady.


    For more information, please contact Lorna Schmidt, Local Public Health Association Director, at 651-789-4354 or 

  • October 02, 2016 10:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Support MPHA with an extra donation through Give to the MAX Day. You can schedule your donation anytime before the 17th.
  • 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. 


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