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How will uninsured and Medicaid recipients be affected by the Affordable Care Act?

The Kaiser Family Foundation developed an interactive tool to that shows how the Affordable Care Act will affect communities throughout the US. One interactive map focuses on increases in the number of people who will be enrolled in Medicaid and the other map focuses on the future reductions in the number of people who are […]

Using video storytelling to provide health education across 52 languages

HRSA profiles the work of the International Community Health Services (ICHS), a health center in the Seattle area, that provides a model for how health centers can offer culturally competent care to a linguistically diverse clientele. – Read more on how how health centers can offer culturally competent care to a linguistically diverse clientele

Will Offering Oral Contraception Over the Counter Improve Access?

By Michaela McDonald *McDonald is a Maternal and Child Health MPH student at the University of Minnesota. Women in the United States face numerous barriers to using oral contraception (OC), such as cost, a doctor’s requirement of an annual exam to renew a prescription, and restrictions that limit many women to only one pack of […]

The Future of Abortion Rights: A Model of Reproductive Justice

Abortion’s Legislative History: Roe v. Wade, Hyde Amendment, and State Regulations January 22nd, 1973, marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize abortions in the first trimester of pregnancy.  Outside of Roe v. Wade’s historical and expansive victory, recent years have seen the abortion-rights movement pummeled by smaller scale, but incredibly significant, […]

What is the role of Public Health? Reflections following the Newtown Tragedy

By Sonja Ausen-Anifrani Following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut on 14 December 2012 much has been discussed and debated surrounding the need and efficacy of stricter gun control laws. Worth discussion, certainly, given the magnitude of loss – all preventable.  Proposals have begun to surface across the nation and they will most definitely make appearances […]

Soda Ban: Paternalism or Prevention?

By Sonja Ausen-Anifrani On 13 September 2012, New York City’s Board of Health passed a divisive ban on the sale of soda and other sugar-laden drinks (greater than 16 ounces in size) at those food service establishments regulated by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  This conglomerate includes restaurants, street carts, stadiums, arenas, and […]

Language of Leadership Workshop – September 7, 2012

I’m hoping that you’ll be able to join us for this Art of Communication | The Language of Leadership Workshop on Friday, September 7, 2012 at the Center for Changing Lives in Minneapolis, MN. Please share/re-post this invitation as appropriate! About this workshop: Awakening to Symphonic Truth: Bringing together the Melody of Skillful Communication with […]

2012 Summer Institute on Adolescent Health: Equal Access, Equal Say: Achieving Health Equity for all Young People

The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health, in partnership with the Center for Adolescent Nursing, the Minnesota Department of Education, the Healthy Youth Development-Prevention Research Center, the Minnesota Department of Health, and Teenwise Minnesota, is pleased to announce the 2012 Summer Institute on Adolescent Health. When: July 30- August 2, 2012 […]

Strong Foundations: Minnesota’s Birth to Three Institute for Healthy Development

The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health, the Center for Early Education and Development, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Education are excited to sponsor Strong Foundations: Minnesota’s Birth to Three Institute for Healthy Development. The purpose of this institute is […]

Picturing the Future of MCH

Take a look at this chat between Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Executive Director Michael Fraser, AMCHP President Stephanie Birch, and Aimee Eden, PhD candidate and MCH trainee at University of South Florida. They discuss the future of Maternal and Child Health in state leadership positions, from the perspectives of Ms. Birch […]

Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait

The March of Dimes has initiated a new project called Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait (HBWW). This public health campaign strives to prevent factors related to preterm birth, including social, medical and biological influences. Children born prematurely are more likely to have vision and hearing problems, lasting physical and mental disabilities, and learning delays […]

So you want to be a leader… but how?

Leadership Competencies are complicated and difficult to assess. How do you measure critical thinking? How do you know if someone has successfully reflected on personal goals, strengths or limitations? If this type of growth is ongoing and subjective, how do we know if an individual is where they should be in their development or training? […]

Love from AMCHP!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Welcome to our up-coming series on the 2012 Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Annual Conference! Over a dozen students here in Washington D.C. have represented Minnesota’s MCH program. If you did not have the opportunity to attend, stop on by to hear about participants’ experiences. Today is the last […]

Is there a Plan b for Plan B?

Plan B One-Step is a single-dose emergency contraceptive pill that contains higher levels of levonorgestrel, a hormone found in some birth control pills, and has been available in the U.S. since 2009. Its effectiveness is linked with timeliness of use: the drug should be taken within 72 hours of intercourse. The Food and Drug Administration […]

Videos available from May 2011 Symposium on Children’s Mental Health

2011 Public Health Symposium on Early Childhood Mental Health Translating the science of early experiences into culturally informed policy and practice Keynote Speakers included: Robert Anda, MD, MS, Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention Atum Azzahir, Powderhorn/Phillips Cultural Wellness Center Diane Benjamin, MPH, FrameWorks Institute Ed Ehlinger, MD, MS, Commissioner of Health, Minnesota Megan Gunnar, […]