How to get involved with MPHA
A great way to get involved in MPHA is to join one of our four formal committees! You can choose to spend as little or as much of your time on participating in ongoing committee activities, attending meetings, or assisting with one-time projects and events. Please click on the committee name for more information:
Global Health Committee - Promote awareness of and connections among international health activities occurring through Minnesota-based organizations and partners.
Leadership Development Committee - Help the MPHA Governing Council and Committees identify and nominate potential leaders in MPHA.
Membership Committee - Develop MPHA membership that is diverse, and substantial in number and in interaction. The committee focuses on membership development and recruitment.
Policy & Advocacy Committee - Responsible for gathering information about key policy issues and providing recommendations to the Governing Council on these issues on a monthly basis.
We also have a number of other special interest groups and committees looking for volunteers and input from members:
Health Equity Ad-Hoc Committee - The purpose is to facilitate MPHA’s role in advancing health equity in Minnesota by convening public health professionals to learn about equity efforts, share promising practices, and document as appropriate; with the Policy Committee, to monitor legislative activity and offer policy analysis related to equity and health; and to connect with other APHA affiliates to learn and share health equity efforts. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Annual Conference/Meeting Planning Committee - Responsible for developing an engaging meeting theme, speakers, and activities that complement the required annual business meeting of MPHA and its members. Contact Ray Lewis to get involved.
Policy Forum Committee - Leads the development of a series of cutting edge policy forums to position MPHA as a leader on important public health issues and develops strategies for increasing policy advocacy. If you have suggestions for forum ideas and/or speakers, please contact Lindsey Fabian.
History Committee - Focuses on MPHA history and oversees archival materials. Maintains a master index of materials received from past presidents from the 1950s to the present. For further information, please contact Donna Anderson.
Past Presidents Group - Continuously engage the wisdom and experience of the MPHA Past Presidents in the service of MPHA and its members. If you are a Past MPHA President, contact Jim Hart to get involved.