Minnesota Public Health Association

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

2013 Annual Conference: Health in All Policies: Creating Health Equity

The 2013 MPHA Annual Conference took place from June 13 to 14, 2013.

Keynotes & Plenaries

  • "Introduction about Health in all Policies" presented by Ray Lewis, MPH - Researcher and MPHA Volunteer
  • "Community Wellness and Urban Planning: The Health Implications of Transit, Water and Housing Policies" presented by Susan Haigh, JD - Chair, Metropolitan Council and President & CEO, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
  • "Strategies for Creating Health Equity and Eliminating Health Disparities" presented by Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH - APHA President
  • "The Power of One Health" presented by Debra Olson, DNP, MPH - Professor and Associate Dean for Education and Global Affairs, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • "Impact of Policies on American Indian Health and Creating Health Equity for the Future" presented by Jackie Dionne - Director of American Indian Health and Tribal Liaison, Minnesota Department of Health and Jacob Melson, MS - Behavioral Health Epidemiologist, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center
  • "Voices for Public Health" presented by Annie Halland, MPH - Co-chair, MPHA Policy and Advocacy Committee

Concurrent Sessions

  • "Driving Social Change - Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths" presented by  Sue Groth, PE, PTOE - Director, Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology, Minnesota Department of Transportation and  Donna Berger - Director, Office of Traffic Safety, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
  • "Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) and Community Transformation Grant (CTG) Initiatives Applying HiAP Approach" presented by Patty Bowler, MBA - Director of Policy and Community Programs, Minneapolis Department of Health and Gina Nolte, BSN, MS - Director of Health Promotion, Clay County Public Health and  Maggi Adamek, PhD - Minnesota Food Charter
  • "Health Impact Assessments (HIA): A Tool for Promoting HiAP" presented by Kristin Raab, MLA, MPH - Minnesota Climate and Health Program Director, Division of Environmental Health, Minnesota Department of Health
  • "Healthy Minnesota 2020 Strategic Approach - Pairing Powerful Public Narratives and Health in Policies" presented by Jeannette Raymond - Community Engagement Specialist, Minnesota Department of Health and  Liz Doyle, MPP - Associate Director, TakeAction Minnesota
  • "Engaging Community Voices for HiAP" presented by  Joo-Hee Pomplun, MPH - Organizer, Health Equity Working Committee and Joann Usher - Executive Director, Rainbow Health Initiative
  • "Community Health Workers (CHWs) - Partners in Helping Create Health Equity" presented by  Joan Cleary, MM - Executive Director, Interim, MN CHW Alliance and  Trena Allbritton, PHN - NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center and Peggy Moore, CHW - NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center and Diana DuBois, MPH, MIA - Executive Director, Wellshare International and Fosiyo Mohamud, CHW - Wellshare International

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