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Resource: National Public Health Week Toolkit

This week (April 2 – April 8, 2018) is National Public Health Week (NPHW)! The initiative created by the American Public Health Association promotes conversation on emerging public health topics. This year’s theme, “Changing Our Future Together,” promotes dialogue across disciplines and professionals while joining Generation Public Health’s goal for making the U.S. the healthiest […]

Resource: HRSA 2017 Health Equity Report

Persistent and emerging patterns of health disparities exist throughout the United States at the national, state, and local level.  The Office of Health Equity, a sector of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),  created the 2017 Health Equity Report, which presents a comprehensive assessment of programs aimed to reduce those disparities and promote health equity. The report addresses […]

Resource: National Poison Prevention Week

In 1961, Congress established National Poison Prevention Week to raise awareness, reduce unintentional poisonings, and promote poison prevention. It is sponsored by the National Poison Prevention Week Council. This year, National Poison Prevention Week falls between March 18 and 24 and there are multiple ways that public health professionals can get involve. Each year, the […]

Resource: National Research Center on Hisp

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families recognizes the difficulties in finding  the appropriate data set to use in research.  In order to organize the data sets in a functional manner, the Center has created an interactive toolkit. The Center reviewed numerous data sets for the toolkit to consist of the following topics:  Unpacking […]

Resource: National STD Curriculum

The University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center has created a National STD Curriculum. This free educational website is funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and part of the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training (NNPTC), an STD prevention initiative that partners with health departments and universities. This particular resource […]

Resource: State Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV

People living with HIV (PLWH) have the opportunity to live longer and with better health outcomes if they have access to antiretroviral therapy (ART).  Although this treatment allows PLWH to achieve virologic suppression, multiple barriers still exist for receiving the treatment.  In 2017, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) partnered with 19 states […]

Resource: 2017 Minnesota Femicide Report

For almost 30 years, the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women (MCBW) has released an annual Femicide Report.  The 2017 Minnesota Femicide Report includes information on domestic violence and homicide that has occurred throughout the state from 1989 to 2017.  In 2017, 24 Minnesotans were killed by a current or former intimate partner.  The MCBW warns not […]

Resource: Title V Transformation Tools

The MCH Navigator provides maternal and child health professionals competency-based learning and tools to improve the field of Maternal and Child Health.  In order to effectively address the 15 National Performance Measures (NPMs), the MCH Navigator created the Title V Transformation Tools Portal.  The portal encourages professionals to consider evidence and strategies to create change in the […]

Resource: Gender Policy Report on Breastfeeding

Shortly after giving birth, many employed women return to the workplace while still in the process of breastfeeding.  The Surgeon General and National Institutes of Health have called for a more supportive work environment that arranges accommodations for mothers returning after leave.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, provides a section that […]

Resource: Supporting Maternal Mental Health in Public Health Nutrition Practice

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed each year.  Perinatal depression is the most underdiagnosed obstetric complication in the United States.  The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN)  released its latest brief on the topic of maternal mental health, titled “Supporting Maternal Mental […]

Resource: Mental Health of Transgender Youth: The Role of Family, School, and Community in Promoting Resilience

The Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC) is an extension of the University of Minnesota that aims to translate what researchers have discovered into practice and policy to improve the health and well-being of communities.  In response to new research and high interest on transgender youth, Extension CYFC released its latest Children’s Mental Health eReview […]

Resource: 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory

As technology continues to emerge in the world, the need for standards and regulations of health technology use continues to increase. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released the 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) to address these current issues.  The Oxford Dictionary defines interoperability as “the ability of computer systems […]

Resource: Connecting the Dots – An Overview of the Links Among Multiple Forms of Violence

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Prevention Institute created this publication to describe research about the connections between different forms of violence and how they impact communities.   Research finds that people who experience or are exposed to one form of violence are more likely to be a victim of other forms […]

Student Spotlight: How Did Sonja Ausen Anifrani Use Technology to Improve Maternal Health in Uganda?

#UMNMCH Student, Sonja Ausen Anifrani (MPH 2018), talks about why she chose the University of Minnesota and her field experience abroad in Kampala, Uganda. View all of our Student Spotlights to learn more about the Maternal and Child Health Program at the University of Minnesota.   Read Student Spotlight Archives Interested in learning more about getting a degree […]