Community Health Conference - Minnesota Dept. of Health

2018 Community Health Conference: Creating Healthy Communities Brings Us Together

October 10, 11, and 12, 2018
Cragun's Conference Center, Brainerd, MN
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Registration has been extended to October 1!

The annual Community Health Conference will kick-off with a networking session Thursday, October 11, at 8:30 AM. Participants can visit learning stations at their own pace and meet public health leaders. Enjoy this opportunity to connect and reconnect with elected officials, leaders and staff from state, local, tribal health and community-based organizations.

At 10:30 AM, Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm will open the conference with a keynote on leadership in public health. Friday’s general session features Dr. Jeff Linkenbach of The Montana Institute, known to many in Minnesota for his work on transformational change and community strengths.

Concurrent sessions presented by Minnesota colleagues on Thursday and Friday address public health skill-building, policies and trends, upstream prevention, health equity, and partnerships for common goals.

New: Thursday afternoon conference participants can attend two of four 75-minute workshops. Workshop topics: facilitation skills, adaptive leadership, maximizing your impact on public policy, and financial sustainability for community health workers.

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The Community Health Conference is sponsored by the State Community Health Services Advisory Committee (SCHSAC) and the Minnesota Department of Health Center for Public Health Practice.

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