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


  • February 16, 2022 1:10 PM | Anonymous

    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released a 10-year strategic framework to improve the health care and quality of life for over 422,703 Minnesotans who have asthma.

    The 10-year framework focuses on closing health equity gaps related to asthma and reducing the burden of uncontrolled asthma, such as hospitalizations, emergency departments visits, missed days of work or school and preventable healthcare costs. 

  • February 11, 2022 12:35 PM | Anonymous

    Join the MN Department of Health for a monthly Mental Well-Being and Resilience Learning Community: 

    STIR-Building Resilience and Community Capacity One Step at a Time

    Tuesday, February 22, 2022

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    STIR (Stronger Together Inspiring Resilience) is a network in Sherburne County that is building community capacity through passion and a desire to share unique gifts and opportunities across sectors.  STIR started out in 2019 as a community task force focused on increasing awareness about the impact of trauma and building community resilience. It has evolved into a county-wide network which includes community members, as well as leaders from the faith community, health care, education, substance use prevention, mental health and county systems, who are all invested in promoting well-being and resilience together.  STIR aims to promote healing, inspire resilience, share social connections and celebrate the whole person through mind, body and spirit throughout Sherburne County.  Learn how STIR efforts evolved and continue to grow, including providing training and outreach; development of a website and logo; community-wide well-being initiatives; social media campaigns; addressing systems gaps and changes.  For example, STIR helped link the foster care system with the faith community to help activate members to become foster parents and address a growing crisis in the Sherburne County foster care system.


  • February 10, 2022 12:56 PM | Anonymous

    Hamline University's Center for Justice and Law presents our first Spring Webinar “Engaging Immigrant and Refugee Communities for Covid Vaccine Clinics: Lessons Learned from Local Public Health” Friday, February 25th 10:00am-11:30am CST featuring local public health, Community Partners, Community members, and elected officials. 

    Join us for an in-depth facilitated panel conversation with local public health and partners on Covid-19 vaccine clinics, navigating the pandemic, and engaging with community. This 90 minute webinar will include a diverse panel of cross-sector leaders, local public health, community organizations and community members to foster meaningful and transformative dialogue.


  • February 09, 2022 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    Democracy makes our communities more inclusive and healthier. However, the events of the past year—from the insurrection of January 6, 2021, to the ongoing attack on voting rights demonstrate—that our democracy is far more fragile than most of us realize. In a recent Forbes article, more than 100 scholars issued a warning that American democracy is in danger and called for federal reform.

    Come listen to this panel of policy, legal, government, and philanthropic experts discuss the importance of supporting and strengthening democracy and the various strategies that nonprofit and government sectors can employ. We hope attendees will walk away feeling inspired to explore how their organizations can step up and participate in civic engagement work.


  • February 03, 2022 1:15 PM | Anonymous

    On February 10, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is holding a public webinar titled “FDA’s Rulemaking Process and Planned Tobacco Product Standards to Prohibit Menthol as a Characterizing Flavor in Cigarettes and Flavors in Cigars.” In April 2021, FDA announced plans to advance two tobacco product standards within the next year: one to prohibit menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and another to prohibit all characterizing flavors, except tobacco, in cigars. The webinar will provide an overview of the following:

    • FDA's planned tobacco product standards and why they matter to public health
    • FDA’s rulemaking process and how stakeholders can participate
    • Information about cessation resources and tools

    Register for this upcoming webinar!

  • February 03, 2022 1:12 PM | Anonymous

    The 20th annual American Lung Association "State of Tobacco Control" report evaluates states and the federal government on the proven-effective tobacco control laws and policies necessary to save lives. The report serves as a blueprint for what state and federal leaders need to do to eliminate the death and disease caused by tobacco use.

    This year's report recognizes the progress that has been made toward reducing tobacco use over the past 20 years and how youth vaping and flavored tobacco products threaten that progress. The report also outlines the federal, state and local policy actions that are necessary to put the country on a path to end tobacco use and eliminate health inequities made worse by tobacco use over the next 20 years.

    Visit the American Lung Association website for more information!

  • February 03, 2022 1:08 PM | Anonymous

    Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation coalition will be holding a virtual Week of Action from February 28 - March 4, 2022. Throughout the week, Minnesotans from across the state will connect with their State Representatives and Senators to advocate for action to address commercial tobacco’s harm. 

    Register for the 2022 Week of Action!

  • January 31, 2022 2:14 PM | Anonymous

    Region 6 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce new funding opportunities for Year 2 of our cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

    The Health Information Outreach Award is to improve health literacy and increase health equity through engagement and training for health information. There will be a minimum of 3 awards of up to $20,000 granted.

    The award can be used to support:

    • Instructional design and training of evidence-based health resources and information for workforce development
    • Public or consumer outreach and engagement for awareness, evaluation, use, and understanding of credible health information including MedlinePlus or PubMed but not limited to the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine resources
    • Online health information access and digital literacy skills training.

    Two additional awards include the Research and Data Outreach Award and the Student Development Award. Period of performance for these awards is May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023. Deadline to submit is March 11, 2022

  • January 28, 2022 4:51 PM | Anonymous

    MN RETAIN is shaping healthcare in Minnesota and providing a new opportunity to support the workforce by transforming care to injured and ill patients as they return to work.

    Mayo Clinic, the lead medical partner in this innovative program, is recruiting leaders from other medical centers and clinics within Minnesota to become involved in MN RETAIN. Join us to learn more about resources available for the partnership to actively assist workers to return to work or remain at work safely after illness or injury.

    Providers and healthcare leaders will have the opportunity to learn more about MN RETAIN and how their organizations can get involved. There are two opportunities to attend the webinar:

  • January 21, 2022 10:23 AM | Anonymous

    The twenty-second COVID-19 Conversations webinar will provide insight into what we have learned from the omicron variant, and how that knowledge, as well as an evolving understanding of vaccine efficacy, emerging therapeutics, and public health guidance can help us move toward the new normal. 

    The webinar will begin with an introduction from the session's moderator, Megan Ranney, Brown University, and then feature a conversation with a panel of experts, including: 

    • Jennifer Nuzzo, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security 
    • Larry Corey, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    • Roy (Trip) Gulick, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
    • Georges Benjamin, American Public Health Association 

    The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience. 


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