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Student Spotlight: How did an Interest in Global Studies Guide Kara Ulmen’s Internship in…Wyoming?

#UMNMCH student Kara Ulmen (MPH 2019) wrote this reflection on her applied learning experience at the Wyoming Department of Health’s Maternal and Child Health Unit as part of the Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (MCHWD) Title V Internship Program. When I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, I was focused on the social, […]


Student Spotlight Series: How Did Shelby Panttaja Incorporate her Undergraduate Studies to Promote Nutrition in the Dominican Republic?

This piece is part of a five part series of Student Spotlights highlighting the applied practice experience of four students in the Dominican Republic during the Summer of 2018. The other four parts of the series include an interview by Elizabeth Stanczyk and experience reflections from Hannah McNamee, Elizabeth Stanczyk, and Keelin Roche. #UMNMCH student Shelby […]


Student Spotlight Series: How Did Hannah McNamee Further her Interests in Reproductive Health and Family Support in the Dominican Republic?

This piece is part of a five part series of Student Spotlights highlighting the applied practice experience of four students in the Dominican Republic during the Summer of 2018. The other four parts of the series include an interview by Elizabeth Stanczyk and experience reflections from Shelby Panttaja, Elizabeth Stanczyk, and Keelin Roche. #UMNMCH student Hannah McNamee […]


Student Spotlight Series: How Did Elizabeth Stanczyk and her Peers Develop a Survey to Measure Women Empowerment?

This piece is part of a five part series of Student Spotlights highlighting the applied practice experience of four students in the Dominican Republic during the Summer of 2018. The other four parts of the series include an interview by Elizabeth Stanczyk and experience reflections from Shelby Panttaja, Hannah McNamee, and Keelin Roche. #UMNMCH student Elizabeth […]


Student Spotlight Series: How Did Keelin Roche Utilize a Literature Review to Support her International Field Experience?

This piece is part of a five part series of Student Spotlights highlighting the applied practice experience of four students in the Dominican Republic during the Summer of 2018. The other four parts of the series include an interview by Elizabeth Stanczyk and experience reflections from Shelby Panttaja, Elizabeth Stanczyk, and Hannah McNamee. #UMNMCH student Keelin Roche […]


Student Spotlight Series: MCH Students Build their Practice Skills in the Dominican Republic

This piece is part of a five part series of Student Spotlights highlighting the applied practice experience of four students in the Dominican Republic during the Summer of 2018. The other four parts of the series include experience reflections from Shelby Panttaja, Elizabeth Stanczyk, Keelin Roche and Hannah McNamee. The following piece is a reflection written by Elizabeth […]


Resource: The State of Obesity of Children in the United States

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has created a visual representation tool for the State of Obesity of Children in the United States.  The website has pulled data from the 2016-2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) to demonstrate how obesity impacts various states and communities differently. The obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17 […]


Student Spotlight: How has Olivia Beckman Used Her Experience as a Family Medicine Physician to Promote Mental Well-Being for Mothers and Children?

#UMNMCH student Olivia Beckman (MPH 2019) wrote this reflection on her field experience opportunity with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), where she assisted in promoting maternal mental well-being. This field experience was facilitated through a deployment funded by the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health. As a former family medicine physician […]


Resource: Mesothelioma Awareness Day

In 2004, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and community volunteers established Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This September 26th marks the 14th anniversary of the awareness day, which was founded to spread information about this rare cancer and increase funding for research and prevention. Mesothelioma cancer is a rare form of cancer resulting from exposure to the […]


Resource: Children’s Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network

The Children’s Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CoIIN), is  designed to support Title V programs to promote nutrition, physical activity and breastfeeding through collaborative learning and quality improvement practices. In recent years, the CoIIN concept has gained traction. For the state public health nutritionists (PHNs) participating in ASPHN’s Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN, it is a […]


Resource: Learning Module–Parents with Disabilities in Child Welfare

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) is pleased to share another FREE learning module series from experts in the field! CASCW’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 […]


Student Spotlight: How Did Kristen Wanta’s RAship Prepare Her for the Real-life Experiences of a Career in Public Health?

A Center for MCH Interview with MCH Student Kristen Wanta Center Research Assistant, Elizabeth Stanczyk, had the opportunity to interview former colleague Kristen Wanta on her experiences as a student and Research Assistant in the University of Minnesota’s (UMN) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program, in which she had the opportunity to present her work at […]


Resource: Assuring Better Child Health and Development Program

The Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Program is administered by National Academy for State Health Policy (ASHP) and designed to assist states in improving the delivery of early child development services for low-income children and their families by strengthening primary health care services and systems that support the healthy development of young children, […]