October 6, 2011
This past October 3, 2011 celebrated the 83rd annual Child Health Day. On this day, we in the Maternal and Child Health field are reminded of the importance of keeping our nation’s children healthy in order to help them live fulfilling lives.
President Calvin Coolidge was the first president to proclaim the day. For more information on MCH history, visit the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s interactive timeline. You can explore topics and changes in public health over time: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/about/timeline/index.html.
March 6, 2011
The Minnesota Public Health Association is sponsoring a meet-and-greet with the new Minnesota Commissioner of Health, Dr. Ed Ehlinger.
When: Thurs, March 31, 5-7 pm. Program will begin at 5:45pm
Where: McNamera Alumni Center, Memorial Hall, University of MN (200 Oak St. SE, Mpls, Mn 55455)
Refreshments will be provided, and there’s a suggested donation at the door:
$10 for MPHA members/SPH Alumni
$15 for non-members
$5 for students
You can RSVP online by visiting www.sph.umn.edu/reg/mpha
See you there!
November 30, 2009
December 1st marks the twenty-second anniversary of World AIDS Day. Here in Minnesota, the occasion will be commemorated with dozens of events, educational exhibits, and free screenings, as well as a lecture on “Why HIV Still Matters” by Peter Carr, director of the STD and HIV Section, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
When: December 1, 2009, 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Phillips Wangensteen Building, Room 2-470
516 Delaware Street Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455
As Carr notes in an MDH press release, “Nationally, a dangerous trend is emerging among persons between the ages of 13 and 24,” said Carr. “Statistics are showing that persons in this age group are being infected by HIV more so than ever before. We are monitoring this situation very closely in Minnesota.”
To learn more about World AIDS day and AIDS in Minnesota, visit:
For a full list of World AIDS Day events in Minnesota, visit: