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State of Public Health Forum logo2019 State of Public Health Forum

Strengthening the Public Health Foundation Together

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Join your public health colleagues around the state for the seventh annual State of Public Health Forum. We’ll highlight the important role of public health and discuss how we work together to ensure all Minnesotans have the opportunity to be healthy.

This event is free. Visit State of Public Health Forum Registration to sign up.

The forum takes place annually the first week of April in conjunction with National Public Health Week.

Watch the recording on MDH's Facebook page.

The Governor proclaimed April 1-7 as Public Health Week in Minnesota. Public Health Week Proclamation (PDF)

Event Information

2019 State of Public Health Forum
Monday, April 1
9 a.m. to noon
Wilder Center
451 Lexington Pkwy N
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Directions

Agenda

WELCOME

Matt Flory, president, Minnesota Public Health Association; health systems manager, state & primary care systems; American Cancer Society, Inc. - North Region

STORIES: PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSIBILITIES

INFECTIOUS DISEASE PREVENTION & CONTROL
Tuberculosis Contact Investigation – What is it like to get that call?
Kelzee Tibbetts, epidemiologist, Hennepin County Public Health
Molly Dolan, registered nurse; public health nurse, Healthcare for the Homeless

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Win-Win – Working Alongside Business Owners for Healthier Workplaces and Communities
Patrick Hanlon, director of Environmental Programs, City of Minneapolis Health Department

PREVENTION AND POPULATION HEALTH IMPROVEMENT
Tobacco 21 – A Statewide Youth Prevention Movement Fueled by Minnesota’s Local Communities
Alisha Fussy, health educator/SHIP coordinator, Mille Lacs County Community Health
Jenae Hicks, health educator/SHIP coordinator, Isanti County Public Health

ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES
The Challenge of Access in Greater Minnesota – Collaborating on Mobile Oral Health for Aitkin County Kids
Stacey Durgin Smith, public health educator; emergency preparedness coordinator; child & teen checkups coordinator, Aitkin County Health and Human Services

PANEL DISCUSSION

What does it take to carry out our public health responsibilities?

Facilitator: Dr. Courtney Jordan Baechler 
Assistant Commissioner for Health Improvement 
Minnesota Department of Health 

BREAK

INTRODUCTION OF COMMISSIONER MALCOLM

Amy Caron, chair, Local Public Health Association; public health director, Dodge-Steele Counties

THE STATE OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN MINNESOTA

Jan Malcolm, Minnesota health commissioner

ACTIVITY: SPEED NETWORKING

Dionna Jones, training and development specialist, Minnesota Department of Health

CLOSING THOUGHTS

Dr. John Finnegan, dean, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Can’t come in person? Join online.

Tune into our live stream of the forum on the Minnesota Department of Health’s Facebook page. We’ll take your questions and comments during the event. Participation in the speed networking activity will be limited to in-person attendees.

Please register for the event even if you plan to join remotely.

Photo & video recording notice

Photos and videos will be taken at the event for use on social media, the web and in future electronic and print materials. If you do not want to appear in photos or videos from the event, please tell the staff at the registration desk.

Sponsors

Minnesota Department of Health

Local Public Health Association of Minnesota

Minnesota Public Health Association

University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Updated Monday, April 01, 2019 at 02:02PM