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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 […]

Resource: eModules from AIM (Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health)

The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Program was founded as a solution to help improve maternal outcomes across the US. AIM is a national data-driven quality improvement initiative based on proven approaches to improving maternal safety. The AIM eModules have been designed to be interactive and collaborative. There’s an introduction to the eModules, […]

Resource: AMCHP’s Life Course Metrics Project

As MCH programs develop new programming guided by a life course framework, measures are needed to determine the success of their approaches. In response to this emerging issue, AMCHP (the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs) launched a project designed to identify and promote a standardized set of indicators that can be applied to measure progress […]

Resource: Plan4Health Toolkits

Plan4Health Toolkits provides a snapshot of reports, webinars, toolkits, community examples, videos, podcasts, and more about active living, nutrition and health in all planning policies from Plan4Health. These resources can be read cover to cover or looked at in pieces, as each page can be a stand-alone document to inform and educate. Additional information about the […]

Resource: Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health–Final Report

The Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health was established to provide the Minnesota Governor and Legislature with comprehensive recommendations to improve Minnesota’s mental health system. The Task Force prepared an 83-page final report to the Governor and Legislature that included nine recommendations for transforming Minnesota’s mental health system into a comprehensive continuum of care. The final report […]

Resource: MCH Leadership Competencies

“To be a leader in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) requires specific knowledge, skills, personal characteristics, and values. The leadership competencies described in this document and drawn from both theory and practice are designed to support and promote MCH leadership.” -from Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies VERSION 3.0 This 37-page document is targeted to MCH […]

Resource: MCH Navigator’s Public Health Pronto

The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH) MCH Navigator–a learning portal for MCH professionals, students, and others–just launched Public Health Pronto, a new microlearning initiative that mirrors the 12 month 5-Minute MCH program. Pronto offers focused content in small, time-efficient formats, perfect for helping the busy public health practitioner stay current on core competency concepts. Each month, the modules […]

Resource: In the Wake of Violence–Mental Health in African American Youth (Video)

The University of Minnesota’s Trauma Recovery Project has created a new video featuring panel discussions from two events held in the past year. The7-minute video, created by the UMN Extension Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC), was compiled from speakers at two Minneapolis events (February and May 2016) sponsored by the Trauma Recovery Project Behavioral Health […]

Resource: Recommendations for Preventive Services for Women–Abridged Report

The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI), a collaborative effort between health professional societies and consumer organizations that are experts in women’s health, recently released the 34-page Abridged Report, Recommendations for Preventive Services for Women. Presented by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), it was submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, […]

Resource: The Maternal and Child Health Digital Library

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Digital Library provides access to current evidence to promote maternal and child health for State Title V programs, community agencies, educators, students, researchers, policymakers, and families. You can browse 600+ historical documents, including selections from digital documents from the Children’s Bureau, Bright Futures for Women, and MCHB final reports and posters.