Minnesota Public Health Association

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





20182019 MPHA Policy Forum Series:

Stayin’ Alive: The Public Health Vibe Today and Tomorrow

We’ve seen a lot of changes in Public Health since the 1970’s. This year’s forums will explore where we’ve been, where we are today and where we may be headed. They will be thought-provoking conversations sure to spark ideas among all of us about our commitment to public health.


All forums are held at the New Brighton Community Center, located at 400 10th St. NW in New Brighton. Breakfast and on-site registration begins at 7:30am. Each forum starts promptly at 8:00am and concludes at 9:30amClick here for maps and directions  At the end of each forum a FREE MPHA membership will be raffled off! *Must be present to win and not already a current MPHA member.


Please join Minnesota's public health community in these breakfast conversations:


November 2, 2018…How have we been working? View the Facebook Live videos

Panelists and forum participants will explore progress in public health on efforts such as immunizations, housing and health access and our continued ability to respond to rapidly emerging health crises.  

January 11, 2019…Can we work smarter? View the Facebook Live videos

Our panelists and forum participants will explore ways to harness the ever-expanding sources for information and cross-organizational and community engagement.

March 22, 2019…Can we work better?  View the Facebook Live videos

In this forum we will address issues like training and mentoring the next generation, addressing the work-force challenges of brain-drain through career changes and retirements, and the emerging public health roles for community health workers and other professionals.


May 10, 2019…Where are we headed?  Register Here

It will take all of us to advance public health. We will discuss the challenges of changing public health funding, political will, and societal values as we move forward.





The 2018-2019 MPHA Public Health Matters Breakfast Policy Forum series will begin on November 2, 2018. We are looking for some friends!


“Friends of the Forum” is a $50 sponsorship opportunity open to individual MPHA members. Your “Friends of the Forum” sponsorship helps to ensure the continuation of this yearly series of cutting edge topic discussions.


Your $50 sponsorship includes attendance at all four forums. MOST IMPORTANTLY, your sponsorship also provides sponsorship for students attending the forum.


Each forum agenda includes a listing of all our Friends along with the other organization and corporate sponsors.


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