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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 You can browse 600+ historical documents, including selections from digital documents from the Children’s Bureau, Bright Futures for Women, and MCHB final reports and posters.  


Resource: Minnesota Department of Health’s MCH Section

The Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) MCH Section provides statewide leadership and public health information essential for promoting, improving or maintaining the health and well-being of women, children and families throughout Minnesota. The overall role of the MCH Section within Minnesota’s health care delivery environment is: to assess the health needs of mothers, children, and their […]


Student Spotlight: How did a guest lecturer help Sam Lo “land” on her area of study?

Sam Lo (MPH 2016) talks about how her background in law led to public health, and how a guest lecturer in her Foundations of MCH Leadership (PubH 6630) course created an opportunity for her to undertake important work that has direct impact on pregnant incarcerated women. With funding through HRSA, the Center for Leadership Education in MCH was able to […]


Report: Acting on the Call–Ending Preventable Child & Maternal Deaths

Together with country partners, international organizations and non-governmental organizations from around the globe, USAID is working to end preventable child and maternal deaths within our generation, in support of the global movement Every Woman Every Child. USAID’s Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths report details the U.S. Government’s commitment to this […]


Resource Guide: Diversity & Health Equity in the MCH Workforce

Diversity and Health Equity in the Maternal and Child Health Workforce: A Resource Guide to Key Strategies and Actions for MCH Training Programs is intended to share strategies and activities to support training programs’ efforts to increase diversity and integrate cultural and linguistic competence into training efforts. Each section includes resources and short vignettes highlighting strategies […]


Website: 5-Minute MCH

The MCH Navigator’s 5-Minute MCH was created to help busy Title V professionals receive quality, tailored information and resources quickly. This online program utilizes short bursts of microlearning to improve professionals’ knowledge and skills of the 12 MCH Leadership Competencies. It also contains an online Self-Assessment to further refine learning needs. Learning in 5-minute intervals to strengthen your […]


Guest Post: Maternal Mental Health–Why We Need to Pay Attention

By Katherine Allen, University of Minnesota Extension’s Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC) Maternal mental health during pregnancy, childbirth, and infancy is an important predictor of child development, yet it is massively understudied, underreported, and undertreated. Across the world, mental illness associated with pregnancy and childbirth is a primary complication for women. Depression is the most […]


Checklist: Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplaces

Are you working in a breastfeeding-friendly work environment? Are you providing one for your employees? The Minnesota Department of Health recognizes workplaces that have demonstrated their commitment to supporting breastfeeding mothers by creating a workplace lactation support program and resources. 1. Use the self-assessment checklist (PDF) to review the criteria for Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace recognition […]


Resource: Leading through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity

Learn more about what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers for maternal and child health through the online resource “Leading through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity.” The MCH module was developed in partnership with the National MCH Workforce Development Center. This guided practice was designed to assist state and territorial Title V agencies […]


Training Videos: Healthy Serve & Return Interactions

A series of five training videos to be used in training of child welfare workers about healthy serve and return interactions between parents and children were developed in partnership with the Institute of Child Development (ICD) and the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED). These in-depth videos demonstrate what “quality relationships” look like in […]


Audio: MCH Topics from MN Experts

The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health helped identify local MCH speakers to be featured on Community Health Dialogue, a weekly public health program on KMOJ-FM (89.9 FM) hosted by Clarence Jones. Special MCH guests include MCH Center director Dr. Wendy Hellerstedt, several MCH Program graduates and Minnesota Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger. There is audio available on […]


A Public Health Approach to Children’s Mental Health

Interested in learning how children’s mental health relates to your work?   The University of Minnesota Extension Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC) has posted several new annotated bibliographies that reflect the current research and and draw connections between children’s mental health and related fields. Find articles, books, and guides for using a public health […]