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Resources: Immigrant and Refugee 101

The Public Health Nursing Practice Council (or PHN Practice Council) is a collaborative effort between local health department PHN experts and MDH PHN Consultants, which addresses nursing practice issues collectively and systematically in order to develop recommended PHN practice guidelines and tools for PHNs to reference and utilize within PHN practice. Below is information from […]

Resources Available for Individuals and Families in Wake of Charlottesville Violence

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) and its members have gathered resources for coping in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. In this blog post, you will find resources designed to help those affected on any level to cope in the aftermath of this tragic event. Topics include talking to […]

Resource: Communicating the Value of Developmental Screening Learning Module

The purpose of this learning module from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is to build the capacity of Title V leaders and other health professionals to articulate the value of developmental screening with various stakeholders and to identify the role of Title V programs in building and improving developmental screening systems. This […]

Resource: What is Health Equity?

This report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was developed to stimulate discussion and promote greater consensus about what health equity means in practical terms. The goal is not for everyone to use the same words to define health equity, but to identify crucial elements to guide effective action. To view the issue brief To view the full […]

Resource: Archived Webinar – Where to Find MCH Resources

In this webinar, presented by the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH)  Workforce Development Committee, you will hear from John Richards, of the MCH Navigator, on where and how to find public health information online that you need in your daily work, regardless of what your job is or how long you’ve […]

Resource: Racial Equity Resource Directory

Sponsored by The Facing Race Initiative of The Minnesota Community Foundation and St. Paul Foundation, the Racial Equity Resource Directory is a listing of racial equity programs and training providers serving faith communities, civic organizations, educational institutions, and anyone working to combat racism and increase cultural competence. Search for resources across Minnesota by location or by service […]

Student Spotlight: How Did Andrew Sieban Learn to Communicate Cancer Topics With Diverse Stakeholders?

By Andrew Sieban As an undergraduate biochemist, learning how to communicate to a variety of audiences was not a skill that I prioritized. I knew little about the intricacies of public health and how it was actually pursued and accomplished before starting my Master of Public Health (MPH) program. My familiarity was with data, but […]

Resource: Well-being Indicator Tool for Youth (WIT-Y)

The Well-being Indicator Tool for Youth (WIT-Y) was designed by the for youth aged 15-21 years who currently are in or in the past have had contact with the child welfare system. The WIT-Y consists of three components: The WIT-Y assessment, an online tool that youth can complete to explore their well-being across eight domains (Safety […]

Resources: Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea

Recent developments suggest that gonorrhea may be beginning to outsmart the last recommended treatment from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Use these new CDC tools, including a video and local data profiles, to ensure your communities are aware of the emerging threat of drug-resistant gonorrhea. Bookmark CDC’s antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea page where you can find […]

Resource: Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations

This resource guide, from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families, identifies easily accessible resources on cultural competency that community-based service organizations can use to become more responsive to the needs of their targeted populations, and to help attract funds to support their important work. As communities become more culturally and linguistically diverse, community-based service […]

Resource: Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)

STRYVE, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides a user-friendly interface to help public health researchers develop initiatives to prevent youth violence in their communities and measure the intervention’s outcomes and efficacy. Participants are guided in planning, implementation, and evaluation processes and have access to a library of evidence-based practices and data visualization […]

Resource: Zika Virus: Protecting Pregnant Women & Babies

  Zika virus infection (Zika) during pregnancy can cause damage to the brain, microcephaly, and congenital Zika syndrome, a pattern of conditions in the baby that includes brain abnormalities, eye defects, hearing loss, and limb defects. In 2016, 44 states reported cases of pregnant women with evidence of Zika. The April issue of VitalSigns from […]

Resource: New HEADS UP Resources from the CDC

Keeping children and teens healthy and safe is always a top priority. The new HEADS UP site helps others recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injuries. It provides information about brain injury basics, helmet safety, concussion laws, for parents, providers, and schools. Public health professionals can check out the toolkit to […]