Minnesota Public Health Association
Since 1907, MPHA has been dedicated to creating a healthier Minnesota through effective public health practice and engaged citizens.
The MPHA awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge the commitment and contributions of public health colleagues. Please consider submitting nominations for any or all of the awards throughout the year.
Questions? Please email MPHA Leadership Committee.
MPHA has established a number of awards to recognize individuals for contributions to and accomplishments in public health. Nominations are solicited annually by the Leadership Committee and the awards are announced at the annual meeting. The awards are:
Congratulations to the 2022 MPHA Award Winners!
Albert Justus Chesley Award: Julie Myhre, Carlton, Cook, Lake, St Louis Community Health Board
B. Robert Lewis Award: Andrea Jenkins, Minneapolis City Council President
The Dr. Harold 'Hal' Lepik Scholarship: Tracy Gilsvik, Public Health Supervisor, Lake County, MN
Harvey G. Rogers Environmental Health Leadership Award: Ginny Yingling, Hydrologist, Minnesota Department of Health
The Laura Waterman Wittstock Racial Justice & Health Equity Award: Mary Manning, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
The Paul & Sheila Wellstone Public Health Achievement Award: Maria Veronica Svetaz, MD, Medical Director, Aqui Para Ti
Student Achievement Award: Sabrina Kubisa, BA and MPH Student in Public Health, St. Catherine University
Outstanding Service to MPHA's Racial and Health Equity Initiatives: Morgan Mulhern, Racial Equity and Advocacy Initiative Project ManagerOutstanding Service to MPHA: Emily Acers, MPHA Engagement Specialist