Archived Presentations

1/20/17: Public Health Matters Policy Forum: Why is THIS Public Health? Community Planning and Development

Part of the 2016-2017 Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA) “Public Health Matters” Policy Forum Series, this forum is the second in a series of four that provide a platform to discuss relevant and interesting topics in public health. Panelists Rachel Callanan, JD, Regional Vice President of Advocacy Minnesota and Wisconsin, American Heart Association; Bob Streetar, DPA, Community Development Director of the City of Oakdale; and Hally Turner, MPH (UMN 2013), Planner at the Washington County Public Works discussed community planning and development. The panel was moderated by Ken Bence, MBA, MHA, Director of Public Health at Medica. Summary notes of the event are available for review.


11/4/16: Public Health Matters Policy Forum: Why is THIS Public Health? Mental Health and the Health Care System

This was the first of four Policy Forums hosted by the Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA) and co-sponsored by the Center for MCH. Panelists Angela Lockhart, Integrated Service Delivery Coordinator at Dakota County; Tim Leslie, Dakota County Sheriff; Stephanie Devitt, MPP, founder and principal of SDK Communications and board member of mental health clubhouse Vail House; and Glenn Andis, PhD, Senior Vice President of Goverment Programs at Medica discussed concerns related to health system capacity and community response to mental and behavioral health. The panel was moderated by Janny Brust, MPH, former president of MPHA. Review the summary notes and video of the event for more information.