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Resource: Steps to Help A Baby Sleep Safely

Want to learn how you can reduce the risk of sleep-related death for babies? The CDC published these four steps to help babies sleep safely: Always place your baby on their back while sleeping (naps included). Use a firm, flat sleep surface covered only by a fitted sheet. Place your baby’s sleep area in the same […]


Resource: 4th Trimester Project

The 4th Trimester Project is an amazing resource for new moms. This resource aims to be inclusive of all bodies and mothers, including transgender and non-binary people. It incorporates information on many postpartum topics, such as self-care after birth, how to build a support network, caring for your child, and videos experiences from other mothers. […]


The Center for Exceptional Families Online Presentations

The Center for Exceptional Families, Arkansas’ Parent Training and Information Center, offers online presentations on topics such as Autism, Dyslexia 101, Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention, Effective Advocacy, Parent Training and Information Centers, Testing and Evaluation Procedures, The 123s of the 504, Transition to Kindergarten, and more. Access the presentations here.


Federally Qualified Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Centers are community-based health care providers that receive funds from the HRSA Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas. These centers provide care on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay and operating under a governing board that includes patients. Learn more about what a health […]


CYSHCN Resource: Family Voices

Family Voices is a national family-led organization of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and disabilities.  They connect a network of family organizations across the United States that provide support to families of CYSHCN.  They promote partnership with families at all levels of health care–individual and policy decision-making levels—in order to improve health care […]


Student Spotlight: How did an Interest in Global Studies Guide Kara Ulmen’s Internship in…Wyoming?

#UMNMCH student Kara Ulmen (MPH 2019) wrote this reflection on her applied learning experience at the Wyoming Department of Health’s Maternal and Child Health Unit as part of the Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (MCHWD) Title V Internship Program. When I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, I was focused on the social, […]


Student Spotlight Series: How Did Hannah McNamee Further her Interests in Reproductive Health and Family Support in the Dominican Republic?

This piece is part of a five part series of Student Spotlights highlighting the applied practice experience of four students in the Dominican Republic during the Summer of 2018. The other four parts of the series include an interview by Elizabeth Stanczyk and experience reflections from Shelby Panttaja, Elizabeth Stanczyk, and Keelin Roche. #UMNMCH student Hannah McNamee […]


Resource: National Survey of Children’s Health October 2018 Fact Sheet

The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), is funded and directed by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). Data from the 2017 NSCH is now available.  A brief overview of the 2017 NSCH, and new estimates of key child health indicators, are found in the NSCH Fact Sheet. This voluntary […]


Resource: The State of Obesity of Children in the United States

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has created a visual representation tool for the State of Obesity of Children in the United States.  The website has pulled data from the 2016-2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) to demonstrate how obesity impacts various states and communities differently. The obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17 […]


Resource: Mesothelioma Awareness Day

In 2004, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and community volunteers established Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This September 26th marks the 14th anniversary of the awareness day, which was founded to spread information about this rare cancer and increase funding for research and prevention. Mesothelioma cancer is a rare form of cancer resulting from exposure to the […]


Resource: Children’s Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network

The Children’s Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CoIIN), is  designed to support Title V programs to promote nutrition, physical activity and breastfeeding through collaborative learning and quality improvement practices. In recent years, the CoIIN concept has gained traction. For the state public health nutritionists (PHNs) participating in ASPHN’s Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN, it is a […]


Resource: Learning Module–Parents with Disabilities in Child Welfare

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) is pleased to share another FREE learning module series from experts in the field! CASCW’s online modules are self-directed learning opportunities for child welfare professionals, foster parents, advocates, and others interested in the topics. They were developed in order to present the child welfare practice-relevant findings of research […]


Resource: Assuring Better Child Health and Development Program

The Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Program is administered by National Academy for State Health Policy (ASHP) and designed to assist states in improving the delivery of early child development services for low-income children and their families by strengthening primary health care services and systems that support the healthy development of young children, […]


Resource: Measuring Hispanic Families and Households

It is essential that national surveys are representative of the country and demonstrate the needs of all communities. The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families created this interactive data tool, which helps users understand the extent to which 22 large, mostly national surveys are equipped to measure Hispanic families and households. The tool […]


Resource: Taking Two Generation Approach to Children’s Health Video & Interview

From infancy, children rely on their parents to learn about and cultivate the habits and skills that will ensure their health. Yet parents’ abilities to provide this care can be inhibited by many factors, from personal health to environmental circumstances such as their job, community, or economic status. And when a parent struggles due to […]