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Student Spotlight: How is Satlaj Dighe using evaluation to impact communities?

by Satlaj Dighe Before joining the University, I was working in the community health sector of India. My work was focused on Community Health Worker (CHW) programs, where I was involved in training, curriculum development, and building management and support system structures for ASHA  (Accredited Social Health Activists), who are Indian government-supported CHWs. ASHAs serve […]

The MN LEND Brief – ASD and Culture • Spring 2015

The MN LEND program is excited to announce the release of its most recent edition of LEND Brief on ASD & Culture. This edition provides information about how diverse communities view, understand and experience Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD). It showcases projects and programs that recognize dimensions of culture, socioeconomics, and language through […]

Mental Health: Yours, Mine and Ours

What do you think about when you hear “children’s mental health”? Extension Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC) has published a new video titled: “Mental Health: Yours, Mine and Ours“.  Watch this 6-minute video to learn about children’s mental health as a public health issue, mental health prevention and promotion activities, and ways to support […]

Resources from the October 20, 2014 Interdisciplinary Institute on the Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women in Minnesota

On October 20, 2014, approximately 100 people attended the Interdisciplinary Institute on the Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women in Minnesota at the University of Minnesota. Presentation and discussion topics include: Experiences from the field expert panel Preconception and prenatal health Health care of pregnant women in state prisons Intervening with pregnant women incarcerated at jail Pregnancy and […]

Free Online Modules from the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare’s online modules are self-directed learning opportunities for child welfare professionals, foster parents, advocates, and others interested in the topics. They were developed in order to present the child welfare practice-relevant findings of research undertaken by faculty and staff at the School of Social Work as well as […]

Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Twin Cities Region Today

Using data from the American Community Survey (ACS), the Metropolitan Council’s October 2014 report Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Twin Cities Region Today describes population changes from 2000 to 2013. Key findings: According to the latest American Community Survey (2011-2013), all counties in the seven-county region added residents of color since 2000. By 2013, one of every four […]

11th Annual Women’s Health Research Conference

Check out these great sessions from this year’s 11th Annual Women’s Health Research Conference: Updates on Women’s Cancer Research held on Monday, September 29, 2014. This event was co-sponsored by the Deborah E. Powell Center for Women’s Health and the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health. Click here for more information about the conference. Welcome and […]

Communicating about Health to People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

A new free online module was developed for professionals to help improve knowledge and skills about communicating with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the areas of: health care and wellness encounters with people with I/DD; universal design in written and electronic communication; language use to demonstrate respect; supporting self-determination in health; the […]

A Snapshot of Current Title V Workforce Needs

The National MCH Workforce Development Center has released a new report assessing Title V workforce needs specific to health transformation and the four key focus areas of the Center: Access to Care, Quality Improvement, Systems Integration, and Change Management. A variety of data sources were used to inform this report, including AMCHP member surveys, MCH Block Grant […]

NEW Human Trafficking Fact Sheet: Definitions, Prevalence, Risk Markers, & Health Consequences

The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health has developed a new Human Trafficking fact sheet. This resource describes human trafficking definitions, prevalence, risk markers, & health consequences. This fact sheet is free and available to anyone who wishes to distribute it. Download the fact sheet at Human Trafficking Fact Sheet (pdf).

2014 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course

This continuing education program focuses on the improvement of maternal and infant health through the delivery of risk-appropriate high-quality nutrition services. It is designed for dietitians, nutritionists, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians and public health professionals who serve preconceptual, pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women. The registration fee includes program sessions, materials, […]