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Support through Separation-Coping with the Physical and Emotional Separation…for the Birthing Person

On July 13, 2021 Autumn Mason, a Peer and Re-entry Support Specialist for justice-impacted mothers, discussed her experiences of birth and motherhood while incarcerated. Raelene Baker of the Minnesota Doula Project shared her work facilitating childbirth education and attending births of those incarcerated at Minnesota’s only state prison for women. The panel was moderated by Dr. […]


Member Spotlight: Phillips Eye Institute

About the Phillips Eye Institute By Cheryle Atkin The Phillips Eye Institute–a campus of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health–is committed to assisting Minneapolis Public School students with identifying and receiving necessary vision care and is a proud partner of the Minnesota Vision Health Task Force. The hospital’s community program was established in 2008. […]


Spotlight Series: Batey Relief Alliance (Dominican Republic)

MCH Students Gain International Experience and Broaden Perspectives of Public Health During Time in the Dominican Republic The Batey Relief Alliance is a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization that works to create a safe, productive and self-sufficient environment, through health care, food security, education, disaster relief, and community development programs, for children and their families severely […]


About the Socio-Ecological Model

The “socio-ecological model” (the Ecology of Human Development) was developed by psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner in the late 1970s, as a way to recognize that individuals affect and are affected by a complex range of social influences and nested environmental interactions. This model recognizes that factors can cross between multiple levels (see the dotted lines separating […]


Resources: MN Cancer Resources

The Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System (MCSS) is Minnesota’s statewide, population-based cancer registry. The MCSS systematically collects demographic, diagnostic and treatment information on all Minnesota residents with newly diagnosed cancers. The primary objectives of the Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System are to monitor the occurrence of cancer in Minnesota and describe the risks of developing cancer; inform […]


Resource: Hispanic Children’s Participation in Early Care and Education–A Look at Utilization Patterns of Chicago’s Publicly Funded Programs

  This research brief from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families on Latino utilization of early care and education (ECE) programs in Chicago.  Studies have long found that young Hispanic children are consistently less likely than their non-Hispanic peers to enroll in preschool, a contributor to the gap in educational achievement affecting low-income […]


Resource: MN Public Health Data Access Portal

Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Data Portal allows you to sort data by category, topic, and region so that you can “explore comprehensive, integrated population health and environmental data.” You can also receive data updates and request consultation to get help on your next project, schedule a demonstration or training, and learn how to use public […]


Alumni Guest Post: Mental Health of International Students–What are the challenges and what can we do about it?

by Satlaj Dighe, MPH (2016), U of MN Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program alumna International students are an important community of University of Minnesota (U of MN). In the academic year of 2016-17, the U of MN welcomed 5,500 international students from 130 different countries. International students bring in dynamism and a great diversity of perspectives […]


Resource: Climate Change Conferences and Events

This list was compiled as a supplement to our Spring 2017 volume of Healthy Generations, “Climate Change and Public Health.” American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Summer Specialty Conference, June 2017 The theme of this year’s conference is “Climate Change Solutions: Collaborative Science, Policy and Planning for Sustainable Water Management.” The conference focuses on encouraging collaboration between water, climate […]