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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. 


About MPHA Committees

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. 

Thank you for volunteering your time and energy to strengthen your MPHA!

MPHA Committees

Health Equity Committee - Facilitates MPHA’s role in advancing health equity in Minnesota by convening public health professionals to learn about equity efforts, share promising practices, and document as appropriate; with the Policy Committee, to monitor legislative activity and offer policy analysis related to equity and health; and to connect with other APHA affiliates to learn and share health equity efforts.

History Committee - Captures and communicate MPHA and public health stories about past and present policies, programs and people in a variety of ways; promote strategies and approaches that will highlight the importance, relevance, and impact of MPHA and public health history to help inform members and the public health community about present and future health policy and programming matters.

Leadership Development Committee - Helps the MPHA Governing Council and Committees identify and nominate potential leaders in MPHA. Also receives nominations for the MPHA Annual Awards.

Membership & Communications CommitteeManages communications with members through a variety of communications tools, including the monthly newsletter and social media channels. Develops MPHA membership that is diverse, and substantial in number and in interaction. The committee focuses on membership development and recruitment. They plan events such as the New Member Gathering, MPHey! series, and community volunteering.

Policy and Advocacy Committee Responsible for gathering information about key policy issues and providing recommendations to the Governing Council on these issues on a monthly basis.

Special Interest Groups

We also have a number of other special interest groups looking for volunteers and input from members:

Annual Conference/Meeting Planning- Develops an engaging meeting theme, speakers, and activities that complement the required annual business meeting of MPHA and its members. Contact to join. 

Development Task Force - Advises on fundraising, sponsorship, and grant making efforts. Plans and strategies based on organization's identified needs and future growth. Please contact to join. 

Past Presidents- Continuously engages the wisdom and experience of the MPHA Past Presidents in the service of MPHA and its members. If you are a past MPHA President, contact to get involved.

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