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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. 

Health Equity Committee Meeting

  • December 21, 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Virtual


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Please join us for the December meeting to recap the Health Equity Committee's 2023 accomplishments and update the Committee charter for 2024! We will also review MPHA’s

Acknowledgment of Ancestral Lands Statement, actions and create actionable recommended commitments. 

Presenting and sharing in this discussion and will be:

Yasamin Graff is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health in Community Health Promotion and a minor in Health Equity. After graduating, she worked for the Minnesota Department of Health and provided COVID-19 public health information to Minnesotans, their families, and businesses. Yasamin is currently a Community Engagement Specialist for the Program in Health Disparities Research and the Community Engagement Core for the Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion Across Minnesota (C2DREAM).

Tarissa J. Host is a University of Minnesota graduate with a B.A. in Biology, Society & Environment and a minor in Public Health. Motivated by her upbringing in a rural, medically underserved farming community, she is committed to community health and advancing health equity. In her current role with the Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion Across Minnesota (C2DREAM), she supports early-stage investigators in implementing community-engaged research projects focused on BIPOC, im/migrant, and refugee communities. Currently, Tarissa serves as the Secretary for the MPHA Governing Council, contributes as a member of the University of Minnesota Senate Governance Social Concerns Committee, and consults for the Governor's Task Force on Academic Health.

In addition, there will be time for networking, sharing and discussion on topics of interest to participants; opportunity to share about your work, ask for assistance, brainstorm, or discuss questions of significance.

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MPHA Health Equity Committee meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Currently all meetings are virtual. Meetings are open to MPHA members and non-members who want to learn more and take action on advancing health equity in Minnesota. 

For more information about the Health Equity Committee,  please email and we will get back to you! The committee is co-chaired by Jaime Martinez, Erica Fishman, and Austin Wu.

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