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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.


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: 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: Learning Module–Building on Campaigns with Conversations

The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH) has developed a series of learning modules designed for professionals who interact with families on topics of safe sleep and breastfeeding to supporting caregivers to help overcome barriers to safe sleep and breastfeeding. It is part of a greater trend in public health promotion—utilizing […]


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 […]


Resource: CDC Milestone Tracker Mobile App

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a FREE mobile app that allows new parents to assess the progress of their newborn. The Milestone Tracker App illustrates milestone checklists between the ages of 2 months and 5 years, provides tips for encouraging development, and prepares reminders for appointments and developmental screening. Photos […]


Resource: HRSA 2017 Health Equity Report

Persistent and emerging patterns of health disparities exist throughout the United States at the national, state, and local level.  The Office of Health Equity, a sector of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),  created the 2017 Health Equity Report, which presents a comprehensive assessment of programs aimed to reduce those disparities and promote health equity. The report addresses […]


Resource: March of Dimes IMPLICIT Interconception Care Toolkit

March of Dimes works to support healthy mothers and families throughout communities.  In collaboration with the Family Medicine Education Consortium, the organization has launched the IMPLICIT (Interventions to Minimize Preterm and Low Birthweight Infants Using Continuous Improvement) Toolkit.  The Toolkit focuses on interconception care (ICC) and is aimed to be used by medical and/or public […]


Resource: Family Voices IMPACT Project Website

The Family Voices IMPACT Project has launched a new website to help families find health and wellness information they can trust, understand, and use in their day-to-day lives. Funded through a grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau, the IMPACT Project focuses on maternal and child health policies and programs for the benefit of all children […]


Resource: Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children

Between birth and the age of 5 years old, many stages occur in a child’s development, including the initiation of eating and drinking habits.  As research increases, the impact of sugar on brain development has become more relevant.  In the summer of 2017, theNational Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board gathered in […]


Resource: Disparities in the Health and Well-Being of U.S. Children and Youth in Rural Areas Webinar

The health of children and youth in rural areas remains an Maternal and Child Health (MCH) public health concern.  This population faces health disparities, especially within access to healthcare and health outcomes.  The U.S. Maternal & Child Health Bureau (MCHB) released an hour-long webinar training to share the most recent national data on access, health status, and mortality patterns for youth and children in rural […]


Resource: Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Title V–Building Better Systems Issue Brief

This issue brief provides insight into the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant developmental screening activities across the country. It aims to inform public health professionals, partners and stakeholders of different developmental screening-related strategies that could be applied in communities, and to provide connections to states highlighted for their work on this topic. […]


Resource: Communicating the Value of Developmental Screening Learning Module

The purpose of this learning module from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is to build the capacity of Title V leaders and other health professionals to articulate the value of developmental screening with various stakeholders and to identify the role of Title V programs in building and improving developmental screening systems. This […]


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 […]