A Public Health Journal reaches a milestone with 500th broadcast

A Public Health Journal (APHJ), a City of Minneapolis Government Channel 14 program that educates the community about the role and importance of public health, reached a significant milestone this month. On Sept. 10, Channel 14 broadcast the Journals 500th episode since it first began production in 1985.

Edward Ehlinger, MD, director and chief health officer of Boynton Health Service, University of Minnesota, moderator (on right) interviewing guests on A Public Health Journals 500th broadcast. From left to right are: Todd Monson, Area Director, Hennepin County Health Department, Sanne Magnan, Commissioner of Health, State of Minnesota, and John Finnegan, Dean, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.

Over the past 24 years, APHJ guests from Minnesota and around the nation have talked about a number of public health issues ranging from AIDS to Zoonoses. They have discussed data, research findings, history, programs, policies, and people that have helped shape public health in Minnesota and throughout the country. The program has helped carve a niche in the community for those interested in public health and public health issues and has a loyal following.

In the past 24 years, the most frequent topics on APHJ have been immunizations, HIV/AIDS, tobacco and lifestyle. A Public Health Journal airs Tuesday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 14, the City's Government Channel. The show is produced by Hennepin County and Boynton Health Service and filmed at the Minneapolis City Hall studio of the Communications Department.

Published Sep 15, 2009