Public Health

Mission:

To optimize the health and wellness of Minnesotans and to address health equity issues and the social determinants of health.

Charge:

  • Address issues related to public and population health (e.g., obesity, diet and exercise, maternal and child care, substance abuse, crime, lifestyle, preventive medicine, environmental and occupational health, etc.). Advocate the importance of a healthy population.
  • Work to reduce disparities in health care and to increase equity in health care outcomes.
  • Examine opportunities to strengthen relationships between medicine and public health.
  • Monitor and address legislative and regulatory issues affecting public health, wellness, and safety. Communicate relevant issues to the Board of Trustees and MMA membership.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (6:30PM-7:30PM via ZOOM)
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020 (6-8PM)
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 (6-8PM)

Minutes

Members

  • Cresta Jones, MD, Chair
  • Shari Bornstein, MD
  • Thaius Boyd (MSS Delegate)
  • Tim Capecchi, MD
  • Allison Ducharme-Smith, MD
  • Amr El-Bokl, MD
  • Scharazard Gray, MD
  • Elise Haupt, PA-C, MPH (Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants Rep.)
  • Anna Ayers Looby (Minnesota Public Health Association Rep.)
  • Ruth Lynfield, MD, MPH (MDH, Guest)
  • Kevin O’Donnell, MD (RFS Delegate)
  • Marilyn Peitso, MD (MMA President-Elect, Guest)
  • Jane Peterson, MD
  • Phillip Plager, MD (RFS Alternate Delegate)
  • Jean Louise Porter, MD
  • Diana Rubio (MSS Alternate Delegate)
  • George Schoephoerster, MD
  • Bruce Snyder, MD
  • Scott Stevens, MD
  • Douglas Wendland, MD
  • Juliana Milhofer, staff