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Resource: National Sexual Violence Resource Center Evaluation Toolkit

In the sexual violence field, the term “primary prevention” is used, which means stopping sexual violence before it even has a chance to happen. Primary prevention challenges out-of-date and victim-blaming attitudes that place the onus on potential victims to protect themselves and frames sexual violence as a public health issue. Primary prevention requires that we […]


Resource: System Changer’s Guide to Breastfeeding and the Workplace

Within the workforce, women are vital contributors to a company’s success, providing keen perspective and driving economic vitality. When companies support breastfeeding, businesses gain a three-to-one return on investment in addition to greater employee retention, lower absenteeism, and a more creative and productive work environment. The Michigan Breastfeeding Network has created multiple campaigns and toolkits […]


Resource: Learning Module–Building on Campaigns with Conversations

The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH) has developed a series of learning modules designed for professionals who interact with families on topics of safe sleep and breastfeeding to supporting caregivers to help overcome barriers to safe sleep and breastfeeding. It is part of a greater trend in public health promotion—utilizing […]


Resource: Taking Two Generation Approach to Children’s Health Video & Interview

From infancy, children rely on their parents to learn about and cultivate the habits and skills that will ensure their health. Yet parents’ abilities to provide this care can be inhibited by many factors, from personal health to environmental circumstances such as their job, community, or economic status. And when a parent struggles due to […]


Resource: 2018 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report

This report, created by the University of Minnesota’s Healthy Youth Development – Prevention Research Center (HYD-PRC),  details the sexual health of Minnesota’s youth. Teen pregnancy and birth rates are at historic lows, with the teen pregnancy rate among 15-19 year olds having declined nearly 71% from 1990 to 2016 and the teen birth rate having declined 65% […]


Resource: Online Course of 2018 Health Disparities Round Table

We were extremely proud to cosponsor the 2018 Health Disparities Round Table: Incarceration – A Public Health Issue. The successful event took place in April with almost 400 individuals in attendance and was moderated by MCH alumna Dr. Rebecca Shlafer. The even is now available as an online course for which you can register here.  Once […]


Resource: PrEP Education Materials for Native Americans

Project Inform, in collaboration with the Urban Indian Health Institute launched a PrEP resource for Native Americans, who are often left out of HIV prevention discussions despite being disproportionately affected by HIV. The resource uses adapted material from Project Inform’s portfolio of PrEP materials and adjusts to fit the needs of the targeted population. The […]


Resource: Case Study–Minnesota Health Plan Chlamydia Screening Collaborative

The Minnesota Health Plan Chlamydia Screening Collaborative was created to increase screening among sexually active adolescents and young adults. This was a performance improvement project among four Minnesota health plans: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica, and UCare (supported by Stratis Health). The Collaborative worked with clinics in a variety of ways […]


Resource: Addressing Student Use of E-cigarettes and Other Vaping Products

For the first time since 2000, overall youth tobacco use has increased in Minnesota. The rapid uptake of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices has suddenly reversed a trend of declining teen tobacco use in Minnesota, and recent data show one in five high school students use e-cigarettes, a nearly 50 percent increase since 2014. This […]


Resource: Health Actions for Women

Health Actions for Women addresses the social factors that prevent women and girls from enjoying healthy lives. This guide offers proven strategies to help women and men facilitate community discussions and action, even in challenging settings where organizing for women’s health is difficult or dangerous. The illustrated stories and activities in this guide encourage and strengthen […]


Resource: Policy and Advocacy Training

It is important for MCH leaders to possess policy and advocacy skills, particularly in changing and competitive economic and political environments. MCH leaders understand the resources necessary to improve health and well-being for children, youth, families, and communities, and the need to be able to articulate and advocate for those needs in the context of […]


Student Spotlight: How are Elise Parks’ Interests in Rural Health and Maternal Mortality Inspiring the Direction of her Masters Program?

#UMNMCH student Elise Parks (MPH 2018) wrote this reflection on how her coursework, internships, field experience, and culminating experience have all contributed to her career in Maternal and Child Health. When I first entered the University of Minnesota (UMN) Masters of Public Health Program, I struggled to select a single topic area to concentrate on. […]


Resource: Video Training on Children’s Mental Health

The Ramsey County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative worked within the community for a year and half to create a special project. Children’s Mental Health: The Whole Story is a locally-produced, documentary-style training film about children’s mental health and trauma. The film is narrated by a teen with mental illness and uses real stories from families […]


Resource: 10-Step Guidance for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820,000 children under the age of 5 annually! Breastfeeding also has multiple benefits for the mothers. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have issued a 10-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and […]