State of Public Health Forum 2016: Advancing Health Equity

Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger and your public health colleagues from around the state present the fourth annual State of Public Health Forum. The forum takes place annually the first week of April in conjunction with National Public Health Week.

Monday, April 4, 2016, 9 a.m. - Noon
Dakota Lodge, Thompson Park Activity Center
1200 Stassen Lane
West Saint Paul, MN 55118


Advancing Health Equity and Optimal Health for All - Changing and Expanding the Work of Public Health (PDF)
Edward P. Ehlinger, MD, MSPH



  • Welcome: Bonnie Brueshoff, Dakota County Public Health, Local Public Health Association of Minnesota

  • Introduction: Aggie Cook, Minnesota Public Health Association

  • 2016 State of Public Health address: Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Minnesota Health Commissioner

  • Panel discussion of health equity in action:
    Gretchen Musicant, Minneapolis Health Department
    Vayong Moua, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Justin Terrell, TakeAction Minnesota

  • Hands-on health equity exercise

  • Final thoughts: Dr. John Finnegan, dean of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health


Updated Monday, April 11, 2016 at 03:16PM