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Minnesota Public Health Association

Since 1907, MPHA has been dedicated to creating a healthier Minnesota through effective public health practice and engaged citizens. 

MPHA invites anyone interested in public health to join our non-profit organization. Professionals from any background, and at any stage of their career, are welcome! Public health encompasses an extremely broad range of disciplines and the diversity of our members strengthens the organization.

Call for Proposals for MPHA 2023 Annual Conference!

The MPHA 2023 Annual Conference will be held May 22-23, 2023 in-person at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. A virtual component will also be available. Proposals for concurrent sessions and poster presentations are being accepted now through January 24, 2023, 5:00 pm CDT.

The conference theme “Raising the Public's Health: Becoming Better Ancestors through History, Hope, and Action” will examine how public health professionals are acting on some of the most urgent challenges of our time.

Submit your proposal!

More about the Annual Conference!

Racial Health Equity Project Coordinator Position

Are you someone passionate about community and public health? Looking for flexible and remote part-time hours? Someone who would benefit from the ability to grow your professional skills and network with a wide range of professionals? The Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA) is looking for a Project Coordinator to manage the implementation and evaluation of MPHA's Racial and Health Equity 2023-funded work.

Please submit applications by January 27, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date is early February 2023.

Learn more and apply!

Commentary on January 6th Insurrection

On the second anniversary of the January 6th insurrection of the US Capitol, we remember a day where democracy was threatened, and one that should be remembered among the most infamous events in our country’s recent history for its demonstration of violence against democratic processes.

The Minnesota Public Health Association and the Minnesota Society for Public Health Education is reminding Minnesotans that democracy is not self-standing, it requires the active participation of all citizens and a resistance toward acts of self-preservation over the defense of the common good.

Read the full statement!

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Statement

The Minnesota Public Health Association stands in support of the Indian Child Welfare Act and its purpose. ICWA provides guidance regarding the handling of child abuse and neglect and adoption cases involving Native children and sets minimum standards for the handling of these cases. It is also critical to rear children within their own communities as they are the future of protecting Native government, language, and culture.

Read the full statement!

Public Comment on Voter Participation as Part of Healthy People 2030

The Minnesota Public Health Association encourages Healthy People 2030 to transition voter participation rates as a core objective. MPHA recognizes the positive relationship between civic engagement and mental health, healthy behaviors and well-being. The Healthy People framework is a roadmap for achieving national-level health goals over 10-year spans. Healthy People goals also inform the process of setting health goals and priorities at state and local level health agencies and non-profit hospital systems.

Read the full statement!

About MPHA

Established in 1907, MPHA is a volunteer driven organization representing a broad spectrum of community and health professionals on behalf of the public. It is an organization where public health workers from multiple disciplines and sectors come together around shared values and goals. We engage and develop our members to mobilize the community to protect and improve the public’s health.

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Get involved

A great way to get involved in MPHA is to join one of our formal committees or special interest groups!

You can choose to spend as little or as much of your time on participating in ongoing committee activities, attending meetings (conference call options available), or assisting with one-time projects and events.

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Hear from three of our members why they support MPHA!

Access & growth

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"Your money supports access. It supports community. And it supports the professional growth of people who are working in public health, making a difference."

Ellen Saliares, President-Elect

Community Engagement

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"From attending the annual conference to being a committee member, community engagement, community involvement, volunteer opportunities ...and connecting with people overall on a public health standpoint!"

DeAndre' Morris Jr., Membership Committee

Professional Development

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"MPHA is helping me develop as a professional and get ready for what I'm going to do next."

Delaine Anderson, student member

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