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The APHA Region VII (MINK) 2017 Annual Meeting was April 18-19, 2017

At the University of Kansas (KU) Edwards Campus 

Thank you all for attending the MINK (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas) Public Health Conference! We were thrilled to have many expert speakers, including keynotes by Thomas Quade, APHA President, Debra Miller Health Policy Director at the Council of State Governments, and Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. Below are powerpoint slides and resources from the meeting.

MINK Agenda 18-19

MINK Presentation Slides April 18th:

MINK Keynote:APHA Perspective on Climate Change and Health by Thomas Quade, APHA President

CCPH: David Corbin, Nebraska

Climate in the Heartland: Jasmin Moore, Kansas

Nailing Jell-O to the Wall: Health Policy & Advocacy in Changing Times Debra Miller, Director of Health Policy, Council of State Governments

MINK Response: Former Senator Ken Haar, Nebraska

Senator Haar Handout

Past, Present and Future: Addressing Health Equity: Dr. Rex Archer, Missouri & Jerry Jones, Kansas

MINK Presentation Slides April 19th:

MINK Public Health Sister City Site Visits : Becky Tuttle, Kansas

MINK Transformational Change : Robert Niezgoda, Missouri

Water Quality: Jeneane Moody, Iowa

Plan4Health: Brandon Grimm, Nebraska

Advancing Public Health 3.0: Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NALHDs MINK: Susan Bockrath, Nebraska


MINK - Missouri | Iowa | Nebraska | Kansas
The MINK states include Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas, and comprise the Region VII affiliates of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Leadership consists of affiliate Presidents, ARGC’s (affiliate liaison with APHA), and paid affiliate staff. Monthly onference calls are held to share news and resources, plan for events/projects, and to help ensure that Region VII members are well represented in APHA. (Click a logo below to visit that website).

Missouri Public Health Association

Iowa Public Health Association

Public Health Association of Nebraska

MINK Meeting Summaries

Thank you to our 2017 MINK sponsors.

KPHA is Kansas's leading public health advocacy association!
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