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Infant Safe Sleep Week

The Minnesota Department of Health is encouraging parents to talk to caregivers, whether it be a grandparent or a babysitter, about the ABCs of safe sleep. Minnesota data consistently has shown that unsafe sleep environments account for nearly all unexpected infant deaths in Minnesota. Every year, about 50 or more Minnesota babies die suddenly and […]


The Maternal and Child Health Bureau releases the latest Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) data partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau on the Household Pulse Survey. Beginning in April 2021, survey were distributed to understand some of the pandemic’s effects on the health of children under 18 years of age. The survey gathers information on an ongoing basis […]

Addressing Barriers to Behavioral Health Coverage for Low-Income Youth

The National Law Program published this flip chart which contains various scenarios and barriers that low-income youth with behavioral health conditions might face when trying to access services, and includes suggested steps an advocate could take to work through those barriers. NOTE: This is not your average issue brief or report. It enables you to flow […]

Recommendations for improving New Mexico’s TANF program

A new brief from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families highlights aspects of New Mexico’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) system that might make it challenging for Hispanic applicants to navigate. For example, while Spanish language information on the TANF cash assistance program is available to applicants, this information is not […]

AMCHP Podcast: MCH Bridges

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is launched a new podcast, MCH Bridges! MCH Bridges is designed to help our listeners create new connections to maternal and child health (MCH) leaders, organizations, and ideas as well as inspire and guide listeners towards actions that will improve the systems that impact MCH populations. Episode […]

Reducing Disparities Through Indigenous Social Work Education

In partnership with the Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies (CRTCWS) and Gamble-Skogmo share a new training module: Reducing Disparities Through Indigenous Social Work Education. In this module, child welfare professionals will learn about Indigenous child welfare, explore Indigenous social work through an ethnographic study of the Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies at […]

Student Spotlight: How is Erin Marten working to make reproductive health services more comprehensive, accessible, and equitable in Toledo, Ohio?

#UMNMCH student Erin Marten (she/her) wrote this reflection on how her coursework, internships, and field/applied experiences have contributed to her career in MCH. Background I came to the MCH Program here at the U with an already established career as a nurse-midwife, but with a driving desire to understand my patients and their experiences on […]

New Preconception Health Toolkit

The Reproductive Health National Training Center (RHNTC) share a new Preconception Health Toolkit to help family planning providers improve preconception health services for clients of reproductive age. This new toolkit compiles effective strategies and supportive resources to help family planning projects review and strengthen the quality of preconception health services for Title X clients. These […]

Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators

Elena Aguilar is a best-selling author, speaker, consultant and trainer who has worked across the United States and internationally in the field of adult learning. She is the author of Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators, an accompanying workbook and a website. The books and website are relevant to anyone and are designed to help people: Cultivate resilience Better […]

Rural Health Issues in Minnesota

Author: Mary Fairbanks, DNP, RN, PHN What does the word “rural” mean for public health nurses caring for rural communities? The Rural Health Information Hub defines rural in different ways; based on one definition, about 20% of Minnesotans live in rural communities (1.2 million out of 5.6 million). In Minnesota, residents of rural communities tend […]

Improving family planning in the DRC

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), access to family planning services remains difficult, especially for adolescents and young adults. Consequently, unwanted pregnancies and clandestine abortions constitute a major public health problem in the country. A December 2019 review of reproductive health access and barriers paints the picture: most pregnancies in the DRC are unintended; without access […]