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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.


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 […]


Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Life Course Perspective, Practice, and Leadership

UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and its Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health are now offering a self-directed, open-source, training module series on the life course perspective & leadership. The 5-module series features video interviews, course readings, case studies of organizations in practice, and more! The module topics include: Overview Life Course Perspective; Health Equity & Social Determinants of […]


Student Spotlight Series: How Did Shelby Panttaja Incorporate her Undergraduate Studies to Promote Nutrition 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 Hannah McNamee, Elizabeth Stanczyk, and Keelin Roche. #UMNMCH student Shelby […]


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: 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: 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: System Changer’s Guide to Breastfeeding and the Workplace

Within the workforce, women are vital contributors to a company’s success, providing keen perspective and driving economic vitality. When companies support breastfeeding, businesses gain a three-to-one return on investment in addition to greater employee retention, lower absenteeism, and a more creative and productive work environment. The Michigan Breastfeeding Network has created multiple campaigns and toolkits […]


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: National Research Center on Hisp

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families recognizes the difficulties in finding  the appropriate data set to use in research.  In order to organize the data sets in a functional manner, the Center has created an interactive toolkit. The Center reviewed numerous data sets for the toolkit to consist of the following topics:  Unpacking […]


Resource: Gender Policy Report on Breastfeeding

Shortly after giving birth, many employed women return to the workplace while still in the process of breastfeeding.  The Surgeon General and National Institutes of Health have called for a more supportive work environment that arranges accommodations for mothers returning after leave.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, provides a section that […]


Resource: Supporting Maternal Mental Health in Public Health Nutrition Practice

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed each year.  Perinatal depression is the most underdiagnosed obstetric complication in the United States.  The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN)  released its latest brief on the topic of maternal mental health, titled “Supporting Maternal Mental […]