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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 […]


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 […]