During COVID-19, staff from across the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) have been reassigned to help with the public health response. The featured stories of the COVID-19 Stories of Community Outreach and Partnership highlight efforts of MDH staff in collaboration with community partners during the COVID-19 response. In Partnering with the LGBTQ+ Community: Celebrating Pride […]
The Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC) is an extension of the University of Minnesota that aims to translate what researchers have discovered into practice and policy to improve the health and well-being of communities. In response to new research and high interest on transgender youth, Extension CYFC released its latest Children’s Mental Health eReview […]
The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) developed a number of materials aimed to address the sexual health needs in the US. They recently launched this resource guide to provide strategies and best practices for delivering respectful and quality sexual health services to gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM).
Safe, supportive, and welcoming schools play a pivotal role in ensuring students are engaged in learning and that nothing hinders their ability to achieve their best in the classroom. The School Safety Technical Assistance Council seeks to help all schools in Minnesota ensure that all students regardless of their color, race, religion, gender or sexual […]
Recent developments suggest that gonorrhea may be beginning to outsmart the last recommended treatment from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Use these new CDC tools, including a video and local data profiles, to ensure your communities are aware of the emerging threat of drug-resistant gonorrhea. Bookmark CDC’s antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea page where you can find […]
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, […]
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on a rise in Minnesota. From 2010 to 2011, there was an 8% increase in bacterial-related cases. Chlamydia, for example, has more than doubled from its dip seen in 1996. This data—from Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) 2011 Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Statistics Report—includes information on Minnesota’s most commonly reported […]
To follow theme of our recently published Healthy Generations: MCH in the New Era of HIV, we will be posting articles, pictures, organizations, and advocacy efforts addressing HIV issues today. Come back, check-out the blog, and keep updated on the posts! The New York Times has published an article addressing current research in HIV prevention, […]