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Student Spotlight: How did Alyssa Scott’s Deployment Help Address Minnesota’s Title V Key Priority Areas?

#UMNMCH student Alyssa Scott (MPH 2021) wrote this reflection on how her field experience and deployment with the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Title V Block Grant team have contributed to her experience in the MCH Program. With a background in nonprofit communications and fundraising, I was excited for this opportunity to learn about grant […]


Back to School — Coping with the Pandemic and Re-Entry Stress

Whether in-person or virtually, going back to school can be stressful for students, parents, and teachers—especially while navigating a pandemic. On August 24, 2021, The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) conducted an Instagram event with Krystal Lewis, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at NIMH, who discussed causes or triggers of stress and coping techniques to help […]


Your Guide to Breastfeeding

During National Breastfeeding Month, the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) shares its online resources for making the decision to breastfeed, learning how to breastfeed, overcoming breastfeeding challenges, and pumping and storing of breastmilk. OWH answers questions such as What are the health benefits of breastfeeding? How do you know if you make enough breastmilk? Do you need to avoid certain […]


Associations between Residential Proximity to Oil and Gas Drilling and Term Birth Weight and Small-for-Gestational-Age Infants in Texas

An environmental health perspective on oil and natural gas extraction may produce environmental pollution at levels that affect reproductive health of nearby populations. According to this article, “Residing near oil and gas drilling sites during pregnancy was associated with a small reduction in term birth weight but not SGA, with some evidence of environmental injustices. […]


Resource on the Go Podcast

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) offer this go-to source for those working to end sexual violence by exploring topics like community-level prevention, evaluation, messaging, and more. In each episode, Resource on the Go podcast shares insights on responding and preventing to sexual assault from experts who are doing this work every day.


Diversity Reviewer Database

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) has created a Diversity Reviewer Database in an effort to increase the diversity of developmental scientists participating in the review of research proposals at federal agencies and foundations in the United States. Why a Diversity Reviewer Database? Evidence continues to show a gap in funding of major research […]


NIMHD Launches Structural Racism and Discrimination Resource Webpage

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Director, Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., announced the launch of UNITE, a new NIH initiative aimed at bringing an end to structural racism in biomedical research. This new webpage on structural racism and discrimination curates a wide variety of NIMHD research, resources, tools, seminars, publications, articles […]


Pregnant Women in DOJ Custody:

U.S. Marshals Service and Bureau of Prisons Should Better Align Policies with National Guidelines Experts found that incarcerated pregnant women are a vulnerable population with special needs. For example, national guidance says that they should receive regular prenatal care, screening, and diagnostic tests. However, experts found that while the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau […]


Student Spotlight: How is Lexie Adams Assessing the Needs of Hennepin County Residents?

#UMNMCH student Lexie Adams (MPH 2021) wrote this reflection on how her deployments at Hennepin County have contributed to her career in maternal and child health. Background My passion lies with creating more opportunities for the generations of children to come, than those that exist today.  Children are extremely vulnerable and perceptive to the environments […]