Region 3 Fall Conference

Thursday, September 5, 2019
Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College

Thank you to our regional conference participants and engaging speakers for a great day of learning at the MSSA Region 3 Fall Conference!

Congratulations to Ginny Lee, Region 3's recipient of the Staff Achievement Award.

A special thanks to Fond du Lac Community College for hosting the event again this year!


PDFs of speaker presentations are located here. Registered attendees must be logged in to access them. 


Morning Session  

A Call to Action: Suicide Prevention and Response
Stephanie Downey, Regional Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Community Partners Preventing Suicide Program, Minnesota Department of Health
Meghann Levitt, Northern Minnesota Suicide Prevention/Crisis Text Line Grant Planner, Carlton County Public Health

Afternoon Session 1   
Community Engagement to Address the Opioid Crisis

Laura C. Palombi, Pharm.D., MPH, MAT, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy, Duluth

Afternoon Session 2 

Social Determinants of American Indian Health: Historical and Cultural Influences

Melissa Walls, PhD (Bois Forte and Couchiching First Nation Anishinaabe), Director of the Great Lakes Hub, Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, Associate Professor of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Cancellation and Refund Policy

MSSA does not refund individual or agency member dues.

MSSA does not refund registration fees, unless MSSA receives written notification of cancellation 3 weeks prior to the event. There is a $25 processing fee for all refunds. Event registration fees can be transferred to another person. In some circumstances, refunds may not be available, in these cases the specific refund policy will be listed on the registration information.