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Student Spotlight: How Did Sonja Ausen Anifrani Use Technology to Improve Maternal Health in Uganda?

#UMNMCH Student, Sonja Ausen Anifrani (MPH 2018), talks about why she chose the University of Minnesota and her field experience abroad in Kampala, Uganda. View all of our Student Spotlights to learn more about the Maternal and Child Health Program at the University of Minnesota.   Read Student Spotlight Archives Interested in learning more about getting a degree […]

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: Enhancing Family Engagement through Quality Improvement

Developed by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, this fact sheet presents lessons learned from a nationwide family engagement quality improvement project. The fact sheet provides strategies for implementing family engagement quality improvement projects in clinical practice or through multi-site learning collaborations, tips for engaging parent/caregiver partners in practice-based quality improvement, and strategies to […]

Resource: Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)

STRYVE, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides a user-friendly interface to help public health researchers develop initiatives to prevent youth violence in their communities and measure the intervention’s outcomes and efficacy. Participants are guided in planning, implementation, and evaluation processes and have access to a library of evidence-based practices and data visualization […]

Report: Acting on the Call–Ending Preventable Child & Maternal Deaths

Together with country partners, international organizations and non-governmental organizations from around the globe, USAID is working to end preventable child and maternal deaths within our generation, in support of the global movement Every Woman Every Child. USAID’s Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths report details the U.S. Government’s commitment to this […]

Mental Health: Yours, Mine and Ours

What do you think about when you hear “children’s mental health”? Extension Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC) has published a new video titled: “Mental Health: Yours, Mine and Ours“.  Watch this 6-minute video to learn about children’s mental health as a public health issue, mental health prevention and promotion activities, and ways to support […]

Resources from the October 20, 2014 Interdisciplinary Institute on the Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women in Minnesota

On October 20, 2014, approximately 100 people attended the Interdisciplinary Institute on the Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women in Minnesota at the University of Minnesota. Presentation and discussion topics include: Experiences from the field expert panel Preconception and prenatal health Health care of pregnant women in state prisons Intervening with pregnant women incarcerated at jail Pregnancy and […]

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, […]

CDC’s Recommendations on Quality Family Planning Services

On April 25, 2014, CDC released recommendations on providing quality family planning services.  The report acknowledges the substantial challenges in reproductive health in the US, including the fact that almost half of pregnancies are unintended and, relative to other industrialized countries, our high rates of adolescent childbearing, preterm birth, and infant mortality.  The recommendations are […]

Pediatric Care Coordination Request for Proposals Due March 21, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Health is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations, Institutes of Higher Education, clinics or hospitals that will manage and implement the care coordination project. The goal of this project is to test, evaluate and plan for the spread of successful care coordination model(s) for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN). […]

Applying Social Determinants of Health to Public Health Practice

                Public Health Reports released a supplement on the social determinants of health.  The supplement seeks to advance scientific knowledge and illustrate how public health professionals can address social determinants of health across a range of public health activities that promote health equity among the populations most disproportionately […]

A Resource about the Affordable Care Act for the Hmong Population

We developed a factsheet for Hmong readers that describes the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its potential impact on individual and public health.  Unlike other materials about the ACA developed for Hmong readers, this factsheet provides more than just enrollment information. It also discusses the philosophy and intent of the ACA relative […]

Family Caregivers of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

According to a 2009 report by the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are 16.8 million unpaid family caregivers of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) in the US. As health care costs rise, CYSHCN are increasingly dependent on home-based family caregivers to meet their formal health care needs. Despite this, family caregivers […]

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The County Health Rankings provide the rank of health of nearly every county in the nation and help counties to understand what influences how healthy residents are. Measures available include high […]