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About MPHA/MEHA 2017

Annual Conference and Meeting



10 reasons to Attend 2017 MPHA Conference


1. Explore new approaches for engaging non-traditional partners. The conference will highlight a variety of successful models for effectively working across sectors such as primary care, non- medical professionals, and non profits to improve public health outcomes.

2. Make new connections. MPHA Annual Conference brings together a diverse group of public health practitioners.The conference will provide ample opportunity for you to meet new people and forge lasting connections.

3. Hear from our leaders. Three thought-provoking keynote speakers will provide us with their perspectives to remind us of the value in building relationships, working together and recognizing the power of change and rising above to progress

4.Take a time out. Occasionally, we all need time away from the office to reflect and recharge. Use the conference as an opportunity to put aside the day-to-day concerns and focus on the big-picture ideas that will make your health department more effective.

5. Learn from your peers. Whether you’re a health official from a small rural county or a mid-level staffer at a large urban health department, you’ll be surrounded by peers who appreciate your challenges and celebrate your victories.

6.Leverage technology. Health information technology and informatics have the potential to dramatically improve public health outcomes. Learn about best practices for using emerging technology and systems to reach your health department’s goals.

7.Understand local public health funding. Stable local public health funding is important. Hear how local tax dollars are allocated for public health and the opportunity to pass your own local public health mill levy.

8. Honor outstanding public health practice. Each year, the MPHA's  Annual conference-goers gather for the Awards Banquet to honor outstanding achievements in public health. By attending, you’ll celebrate excellence in the public health field

9. Invest in your success. Whether you’ve been in local public health for five years or 30, staying abreast of emerging developments and strengthening your skill set is critical to the success of your health department and your career.

10. Earn continuing educations credits. An application has been submitted to Montana Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Montana Nurses Association is an accredited approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation


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