Please help us improve our website by taking the MDH Web User Survey.

2015 Community Health Conference

Online reservations for meals/lodging CLOSED. Click Conference Registration link below for more information.

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

About the Community Health Conference

2015 Community Health Conference
October 7-9, 2015
Cragun's Conference Center, Brainerd

Conference Progam - Conference participants will receive a printed program at the event.

The Minnesota Department of Health and the State Community Health Services Advisory Committee (SCHSAC) invite you to participate in the annual Community Health Conference, October 7-9, 2015.

Public Health is the broadest view of what makes and keeps us healthy. It’s about prevention, populations, health equity, and community connectedness. This year, the Community Health Conference focuses on the impact public health has on everyone, every day, and everywhere.

Join local elected officials; local, state and tribal public health staff; and community partners to explore public health through multiple lenses with a focus on the assets, priorities, and opportunities of communities to create their own healthy futures.

Public Health: Everyone, Every Day, Everywhere

Everyone – Decisions made in every sector shape the opportunities people have to live longer, healthier lives. Improving health for those who have the worst health outcomes generates better health for all. Everyone does better together. 

Every Day – Public Health does important work to protect, maintain, and improve the health of all people in Minnesota. Public health departments, however, cannot create health by acting alone; working with and alongside the community makes it happen!

Everywhere – Public Health is all around us. Our world is interconnected and so is our health. We can work together to build environments that create health. Health is a resource that multiplies the more it is shared.

Learning Objectives

Link emerging global, national, tribal and state public health issues and opportunities to public health at the community level.

Discover proven, innovative and creative ways colleagues are approaching public health practices.

Improve knowledge of ways to create health and advance health equity for all people in Minnesota through meaningful public health relationships.

Conference Attendees

Community Health Conference attendees include:

  • Local elected officials
  • Local public health administrators, directors, and staff
  • Community-based organization leadership and staff
  • Community health board and advisory committee members
  • State Community Health Services Advisory Committee (SCHSAC) members and alternates
  • Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) grantees
  • Tribal health leadership and staff
  • Minnesota Department of Health leadership and staff
  • Other public health professionals, and those from other sectors interested in public health

Future Community Health Conference Dates

September 28-30, 2016
Breezy Point Conference Center

September 27-29, 2017
Breezy Point Conference Center