Community Health Conference Archive

Choose a conference below to learn more about speakers, courses, and learning objectives.


Working Together:
Attaining Health Equity in Minnesota Communities

2013

September 25-27, 2013
Cragun's Conference Center, Brainerd

At a Glance

Featured Speakers

  • Rex Archer, Kansas City Health Department
  • Syl Jones, Author, Playwright, Consultant
  • Shawna Suckow, Senior Planners Industry Network (SPIN)
  • State Agency Panel with Minnesota Commissioners

Concurrent Session Themes

  • Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Diverse Communities
  • Building Capacity at the Local Level
  • For Elected Officials
  • Working with New Partners
  • Integrating Public Health and Health Care
  • Telling our Public Health Stories
  • Challenging Topics

Strengthening Public Health:
Linking Past Successes to Future Challenges

2012

October 3-5, 2012
Cragun's Conference Center, Brainerd

At a Glance

Featured Speakers

  • Andy Berndt, Community Blueprint
  • Glen P. Mays, University of Kentucky College of Public Health
  • Billy McLaughlin, Guitarist, Composer, Dystonia Ambassador
  • Mary Wellik, Consultant, Olmsted Co. Public Health (Ret.)
  • Panel with Former Minnesota Commissioners of Health

inVesting in our Values and Vision

2011

September 14-16, 2011
Breezy Point Conference Center, Breezy Point

At a Glance

Featured Speakers

  • Petra Marquart, Motivational Speaker
  • Peter Menzel, Photojournalist, and
    Faith D'Aluisio, Editor, Material World Books
  • Tom Mosgaller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Magda Peck, University of Nebraska College of Public Health
  • Ed Ehlinger, Minnesota Commissioner of Health

Looking, Leading, Moving Ahead

2010

September 29-30, October 1, 2010
Cragun's Conference Center, Brainerd

At a Glance

Featured Speakers

  • Arthur Davidson, Denver Public Health
  • Karla Heeter, Motivational Speaker
  • Tom Gillaspy, Minnesota State Demographer
  • Paul Jarris, ASTHO
  • Bobby Pestronk, NACCHO
  • Sanne Magnan, Minnesota Commissioner of Health

Surviving and Thriving in Difficult Times

2009

October 1-2, 2009
Cragun's Conference Center, Brainerd

At a Glance

Featured Speakers

  • Diana Dunn, People's Institute for Survival and Beyond
  • Robin Getman, Motivational Speaker
  • Sanne Magnan, Minnesota Commissioner of Health
  • John Morrin, People's Institute for Survival and Beyond / Grand Portage Territory of the Anishinabeg Nation
  • Linda Olson Keller, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Fostering Hope and Facilitating Change:
Public Health in the 21st Century

2008

October 1-3, 2008
Breezy Point Conference Center, Breezy Point

At a Glance

Featured Speakers

  • Robin Getman, Speaker / Facilitator
  • Sanne Magnan, Minnesota Commissioner of Health
  • Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota Extension, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
  • Donna Zimmerman, The Itasca Project / HealthPartners

Prevent, Promote, Protect:
Public Health at the Crossroads

2007

September 26-28, 2007
Cragun's Conference Center, Brainerd

At a Glance

Featured Speakers

  • Patrick Libbey, NACCHO
  • Maj. John Morris, Minnesota Army National Guard
  • Janet Porter, Harvard University
  • Tou Ger Xiong, Consultant, Storyteller

Working Together, Making Connections

2006

September 27-29, 2006
Cragun's Conference Center, Brainerd

Featured Speakers

  • Gloria Lewis
  • Dianne Mandernach, Minnesota Commissioner of Health
  • Tony Moore
  • Kevin Lee Smith

Investing in our Future:
Strong Families, Healthy Communities

2005

September 14-16, 2005
Cragun's Conference Center, Brainerd

At a Glance

Featured Speakers

  • John Finnegan, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Dianne Mandernach, Minnesota Commissioner of Health
  • Nick Mezacapa, Motivational Speaker
  • Juan Moreno, University of Minnesota Extension Service
  • Storytelling Panel with Mary Manning, MDH; Saul Galvez, Centro; Lissa Jones, African-American Family Services; Amin Mohamed, Storefront Group; and Judy Roy, Red Lake Band of Chippewa

Leading for the Future: Change, Challenge, Opportunity

2004

September 22-24, 2004
Breezy Point Conference Center, Breezy Point, MN

At a Glance

Featured Speakers

  • Thomas Kottke, Regions Hospital Heart Center / HeatlhPartners Research Foundation
  • Dianne Mandernach, Minnesota Commissioner of Health
  • Janet Porter, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Patricia Walker, HealthPartners / Regions Hospital Center for International Health

Minnesota Prepares:
Protection, Partnerships, Response, Communication, Roles

2003

In partnership with the Minnesota Rural Health Conference


Partners in Preparation: Focusing on the Public Health Partnership and Emergency Preparedness

2002


Connecting Public Health and Healing: Better Health for All

2001

In partnership with the Minnesota Local Public Health Association


Working Together: Seeking Solutions

2000


A Century of Progress

1999


Reaching Our Goals, Building Our Future

1998


Tradition and Change:
Working Together to Improve the Health of Communities

1997


20 Years of Partnership: A Rich Heritage, a Vibrant Future

1996


Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Solutions:
Shaping Policy and Practice

1995


Community Health:
Moving Ahead in a Competitive Environment

1994


Public Health in a Changing World

1993


Public Health: Healthy Investment

1992


Translating Vision into Action:
Leadership in Changing Times

1991


Community Health: Mission and Vision

1990


Assembling the Public Health Puzzle in the '90s

1989


Mobilizing the Community to Promote Health

1988