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


  • June 13, 2022 10:16 AM | Anonymous

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, legislators in every state have introduced bills that would limit public health authority to respond to the current pandemic or future public health emergencies. Many of these bills have been enacted into law. This legislation could have harmful impacts on public health by restricting the ability of a governor, or state or local health official, to respond to a health emergency in a swift and flexible way. 

    By attending this webinar, you will:

    • Learn about collaborative efforts to track state bills that address public health authority, including those that would limit the authority of a governor, state health official, or local health official; shift authority from state or local executives; address pandemic-related public health measures such as mask mandates, vaccine mandates, or testing requirements; or preempt localities from imposing public health measures
    • Hear about current trends in legislation impacting public health 
    • Be directed to resources that highlight the legal landscape on these topics 

    Register Now! 

  • June 07, 2022 9:44 AM | Anonymous

    Public health work often involves dealing with complicated ethical questions. Approaching ethical issues requires intentional strategies and a dedication to upholding ethical practice.

    This live webinar discusses approaches to identifying and addressing ethical issues in public health practice, and the role of an ethics committee in this process.

    Register Now!

  • June 07, 2022 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    There is a critical need to support the health and mental wellbeing of the public health workforce during a pandemic and national vaccination campaign to prevent high turnover, chronic absenteeism and low productivity and morale. Addressing the identified and significant mental health challenges public health workers experience remains crucial to grow the public health infrastructure and workforce. 

    Join the Region V Public Health Training Center and the National Council for Mental Wellbeing as we introduce a graphic essay that outlines data recorded from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (WINS), on the mental wellbeing and challenges faced by the public health workforce as well as stories and recommendations from colleagues in the field. We will also hear from Joan King, RN, MSN, Senior Consultant at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, who will share practices and resources related to self-care and staff wellness. 

    Register Now! 

  • June 06, 2022 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    The Minnesota Society for Public Health Education (MNSOPHE) announces a call for nominations for 2022 MNSOPHE awards. This is an opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the efforts of public health colleagues, champions, and/or students.

    We hope you consider submitting nominations for the following awards: 

    Health Educator of the Year Award: This award exists to recognize a public health educator who exemplifies MNSOPHE’s mission to “provide leadership to the profession of health education and promotion, and to promote our communities’ health.” Nominees are preferred CHES/MCHES and required to be a MNSOPHE member, which can be established at the time of nomination. Nominations must be received by August 15, 2022.

    Outstanding Contributions to Public Health Education Award: This award exists to recognize any person who has made significant contributions to the public health field. Examples of nominees can be health professionals, elected officials, or any individual who has demonstrated leadership to advance community health. Nominees are NOT required to be a MNSOPHE member. Nominations must be received by August 15, 2022.

    (NEW!) Student Recognition Award: This newly established award exists to recognize a student who has demonstrated exceptional individual and professional growth, demonstrated inclusion of various cultures and values in their studies, and contributed to the promotion of health in their community. Nominees are NOT required to be a MN SOPHE member. Nominations must be received by September 2, 2022.

    Out of courtesy, please ask a colleague or student’s permission before submitting a nomination. Please direct any questions to PH Moua, MNSOPHE Awards Chair, at

    Winners will be announced at MNSOPHE's 2022 Health Education Summit in October. Thank you for taking an active role in this year’s nomination process!

  • June 06, 2022 8:14 AM | Anonymous

    Ampact is looking for a talented individual to serve as its Program Coach to support AmeriCorps Members and the launch of Public Health Corps in Minnesota. Applicants with experience in public health are highly encouraged to apply. Public Health Corps is an AmeriCorps program places AmeriCorps members within public health agencies to help meet emerging public health needs and to grow the public health workforce.  Public Health Corps is a program of Ampact. Ampact is a national nonprofit headquartered in Minneapolis, MN that implements evidence-based AmeriCorps programs.

    The Program Coach will facilitate program implementation to ensure all stakeholders have an exceptional experience. The Program Coach is responsible for developing, maintaining, and sustaining effective relationships with key site contacts to ensure successful program implementation and site engagement with programs. Additionally, the Program Coach maintains and cultivates relationships and manages AmeriCorps Members and community stakeholders. The Program Coach provides service sites and members the training, coaching, and technical support necessary to ensure the successful implementation of programs with high fidelity to the model and successful completion of each AmeriCorps member term of service. Finally, the Program Coach will work to facilitate and support career pathways in the sector, supporting members in their career pathways after their term of service. This position will observe confidentiality of all member, program and organizational information.

    Application Deadline: Resumes will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to submit their resume no later than Friday, June 10. 

    Apply Now!

  • June 03, 2022 8:54 AM | Anonymous

    The National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course focuses on the improvement of maternal and infant health through the delivery of risk-appropriate high-quality nutrition services. This continuing education program is designed for dietitians, nutritionists, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians, and public health professionals who serve pre-conceptual, pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, children, and families. This program is pending approval for up to 0.9 CEUs/9.0 contact hours of professional continuing education from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

    There will be two registration options available:

    The first option is an in-person hybrid program in August, designed for those who are ready to come back in person. This session will be meeting in person on August 1, 2022, in Minneapolis, and will continue the second part online via Zoom on August 3, 2022. Registration is $60.00 per person and lunch is included on August 1. Student rates are available for this session. Please email if you are interested in student rates.

    The second option is the fully online distance program that begins in September. This program will include all 6 recorded presentations from the in-person hybrid program and is a fully online self-led course. Participants have from September 1 to December 31, 2022, to complete this course. Registration is $35.00 per person.

    For additional information on the programs please visit

  • May 20, 2022 11:30 AM | Anonymous


    Public Health Corps is now accepting applications for local organizations delivering public health servics to be host sites for Public Health Project Coordinators! Public Health Corps harnesses the power of AmeriCorps to help meet the emerging public health needs and grow the public health workforce. Each host site will be matched with at least one (1) full-time Public Health Corps member (40 hours/week for 11 months per member) and will benefit from activities that support community engagement, data collection, project coordination, and sustained COVID-19 response and recovery. In addition to enhancing local capacity, Public Health Corps is also working to build a pathway for developing future public health workers. Host sites must be public or non-profit organizations, have a focus in public health initiatives that support standard public health operations or those related to acute need, and commit to hosting the member(s) in a full-time capacity (40 hours/week) beginning in August, October, or January. Apply now to become a site partner


    Public Health Corps is now accepting applications for the inaugural cohort of Public Health AmeriCorps members beginning this August! The Public Health Corps is a program designed for people aspiring to launch their career in public health. AmeriCorps members will make an impact at a local public health agency by implementing capacity building projects designed to solve pressing community health challenges. Members of the Public Health Corps will receive generous AmeriCorps benefits including a $1,100 stipend every two weeks and an education award of over $6,000 to pay for school or federal student loans. Members are also offered free health insurance and industry leading training developed by the University of Minnesota to prepare you for a public health career. Apply soon to have the best chance of securing a spot in this exciting new program!

  • May 19, 2022 1:26 PM | Anonymous

    Join the MN Department of Health on May 31 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM for a monthly Mental Well-Being and Resilience Learning Community!

    Art can be a powerful source of healing for individuals and communities. Art can be used to promote community connections, foster a sense of belonging and support community identity. Art can also help local government authentically connect with communities to support their mental health and well-being and to understand what people care about.

    The Creative Response Fund is a program of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy in the City of Minneapolis, implemented in partnership with Arts Midwest, a regional arts agency. The Creative Response Fund provides artist-led creative healing and support to Minneapolis communities that continue to be directly impacted by the lasting effects of then pandemic and the ongoing challenges related to the murder of George Floyd. Now in its third year, the fund was in 2020 to mobilize the unique skills of artists to respond to community needs and engage with and expand the impact of community healing and support. Join us to hear the stories about the artist-led projects how they provided healing self-care in the midst of public health emergencies and the debris following the murder of George Floyd, and how they contributed to mental health and well-being.  Also learn about how this is connected to regional and national efforts and how your community might consider ways to engage artists in big and small ways to promote well-being. 


  • May 11, 2022 3:47 PM | Anonymous

    An incredible educational opportunity awaits someone in your community, someone in your workplace, or someone in your circle.  District 5950 Global Scholarship Program offers $30,000 for a Masters degree at a foreign university in a major that relates to one of the Rotary six Areas of Focus and would enhance the scholar's future career.  

    To learn more or to apply, click here

  • May 09, 2022 2:49 PM | Anonymous

    The Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) welcomes all interested individuals to attend a Virtual HIV Prevention Social Media Training to Reach Young MSM of Color.

    With disproportionate HIV rates among young African American and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM), this virtual training will assist attendees in implementing HIV prevention social media efforts to reach these populations.


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