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National Public Health Week

The first week of April has been declared National Public Health Week (NPHW) since 1995. It is a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the public's health.

State of Public Health

State of Public Health in Minnesota (PDF: 2MB/59 pages)
Presentation by Commissioner Ehlinger on Advancing Health Equity: Policy and Program Strategies to Address Social Determinants of Health

2015 Daily Themes

Monday, April 6: Raising the Grade
Where Minnesota is at in measures and rankings and what we need to do to raise the grade.

Tuesday, April 7: Starting from Zip
The connection between geography and health. How health is determined by where we live, work and play.

Wednesday, April 8: Building Momentum
Policy and system changes that are building momentum to improve public health in the short and long term.

Thursday, April 9: Building Broader Connections
Celebrating our partners. Highlighting projects with extensive partnerships, such as the State Innovation Model Grant, ebola, work with Tribes and others.

Friday, April 10: Building on 20 Years of Success
Highlighting what MDH does to serve and protect. Stats and stories about what we do.

Updated Tuesday, April 07, 2015 at 02:01PM