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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 […]

Student Spotlight: How did Sara Bowman’s RAship give her hands-on qualitative and quantitative research experience?

I am a second-year graduate student earning my Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health. I came to the program straight out of a bachelor’s degree, but I have had the opportunity to gain valuable experience through my involvement in the School of Public Health. I served as a member of the Community […]

Resource: Accomplishments of the U.S. Global Change Research Program

Established under the Global Research Act of 1990, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) has provided strategic planning and coordination to 13 participating federal agencies working to advance the science of global environmental change. This new report, Accomplishments of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, highlights notable accomplishments of the program, both through its […]

Resource: Mental Health of Transgender Youth–The Role of Family, School & Community in Promoting Resilience

  Mental Health of Transgender Youth: The Role of Family, School, and Community in Promoting Resilience is the latest issue in the Children, Youth & Family Consortium’s (CYFC) Children’s Mental Health eReview series. In this issue, you will learn about terminology and statistics related to transgender youth, their experiences, strengths and struggles, and ways to support them […]

Resource: Life Course Indicator–Concentrated Disadvantage (Info Sheets)

Concentrated disadvantage (CD) is one of 59 life course indicators developed by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). Concentrated disadvantage is the proportion of households located in census tracts with a high level of concentrated disadvantage, calculated using five census variables: 1) Percent of individuals below the poverty line, 2) Percent of individuals […]

Resource: MCH Measurement Portal

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Measurement Portal includes many resources, including those emerging from the Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network project. You can read quick summaries of the measure sets used by national programs, browse a dynamic, searchable compendium of measures, and learn how measures are developed, validated, and endorsed. Read quick […]