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Student Spotlight: How Does Rae O’Leary (MPH ‘19) Hope to Use her MCH Training to Minimize Health Inequities among Indigenous Communities?

An Interview with MCH Student Rae O’Leary Center Research Assistant, Elizabeth Stanczyk (MPH ’19), had the opportunity to interview her colleague, Rae O’Leary, on her research and ground work in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) with Indigenous communities. Read the interview below. Q: Could you tell us about your background and how you ended up […]


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: National Poison Prevention Week

In 1961, Congress established National Poison Prevention Week to raise awareness, reduce unintentional poisonings, and promote poison prevention. It is sponsored by the National Poison Prevention Week Council. This year, National Poison Prevention Week falls between March 18 and 24 and there are multiple ways that public health professionals can get involve. Each year, the […]


Resource: Transportation and Health Tool

The Transportation and Health Tool (THT) was developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide easy access to data that practitioners can use to examine the health impacts of transportation systems. The tool provides data on a set of transportation and public health indicators for each U.S. state […]


Resource: Zika Virus: Protecting Pregnant Women & Babies

  Zika virus infection (Zika) during pregnancy can cause damage to the brain, microcephaly, and congenital Zika syndrome, a pattern of conditions in the baby that includes brain abnormalities, eye defects, hearing loss, and limb defects. In 2016, 44 states reported cases of pregnant women with evidence of Zika. The April issue of VitalSigns from […]


Global Nutrition Report

This report card on the world’s global, regional and country-by-country nutrition assesses countries’ progress in meeting global nutrition targets established by the World Health Assembly. It documents how well countries, aid donors, NGOs, businesses, and others are meeting the commitments they made at the major Nutrition for Growth summit in 2013. This report is the second report in an annual […]


11th Annual Women’s Health Research Conference: Updates on Women’s Cancer Research

Since its inception, the Center for Maternal and Child Public Health has been a co-sponsor of the Women’s Health Research Conference at the University of Minnesota.  It attracts a regional audience of public health, medicine, and nursing providers and students.  The conference will be held on Monday, September 29, 2014 in the McNamara Alumni Center, […]


Healthy Homes: Lead Poisoning

Keeping the home healthy: an environmental health issue. But should it also be a concern for MCH? Where children spend time eating, drinking, playing, doing homework and sleeping, should the MCH field focus on how living spaces may influence health? Many of the hazards that affect a child’s life course may originate in the home […]


1 in 3 toys still contain toxic chemicals

Just in time for the holiday season, healthystuff.org released its third annual report on toxic chemicals in children’s toys. As the press release notes, 32% of the 700 toys that researchers tested this past year contained one or more hazardous chemicals (including lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and bromine). On the list of toxic toys? A […]