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JIWC Community Spotlight: The Lotus Alliance

Rosie Laine with Sadie Whitehead & Kaylin Smith  JIWC December Community Spotlight Our JIWC newsletter editor, Rosie Laine, sat down with the co-directors of the Lotus Alliance, a prison doula project in Columbia, South Carolina. Kaylin Smith and Sadie Whitehead work in coalition with other doulas, medical students, and doctors to provide support in the […]

Resource: Policy and Advocacy Training

It is important for MCH leaders to possess policy and advocacy skills, particularly in changing and competitive economic and political environments. MCH leaders understand the resources necessary to improve health and well-being for children, youth, families, and communities, and the need to be able to articulate and advocate for those needs in the context of […]

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: Title V Transformation Tools

The MCH Navigator provides maternal and child health professionals competency-based learning and tools to improve the field of Maternal and Child Health.  In order to effectively address the 15 National Performance Measures (NPMs), the MCH Navigator created the Title V Transformation Tools Portal.  The portal encourages professionals to consider evidence and strategies to create change in the […]

Student Spotlight: How did Emily Laurent get the Opportunity to Present Her Research at the Annual Making Lifelong Connections Meeting?

A Center for MCH Interview with MCH Student Emily Laurent Center Research Assistant, Kristen Wanta, had an opportunity to interview Emily Laurent about some of her interests and efforts, some of which provided Emily with an opportunity to present her work to a national audience of her peers. Read the interview below. Q: Hi Emily! […]

Resources Available for Individuals and Families in Wake of Charlottesville Violence

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) and its members have gathered resources for coping in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. In this blog post, you will find resources designed to help those affected on any level to cope in the aftermath of this tragic event. Topics include talking to […]

Resource: Archived Webinar – Where to Find MCH Resources

In this webinar, presented by the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH)  Workforce Development Committee, you will hear from John Richards, of the MCH Navigator, on where and how to find public health information online that you need in your daily work, regardless of what your job is or how long you’ve […]

Student Spotlight: How Did Andrew Sieban Learn to Communicate Cancer Topics With Diverse Stakeholders?

By Andrew Sieban As an undergraduate biochemist, learning how to communicate to a variety of audiences was not a skill that I prioritized. I knew little about the intricacies of public health and how it was actually pursued and accomplished before starting my Master of Public Health (MPH) program. My familiarity was with data, but […]

Student Spotlight: How did Andrew Sieben learn to communicate cancer topics with diverse stakeholders?

As an undergraduate biochemist, learning how to communicate to a variety of audiences was not a skill that I prioritized. I knew little about the intricacies of public health and how it was actually pursued and accomplished before starting my Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at the University of Minnesota. My familiarity was with […]

Resource: MCH Leadership Competencies

“To be a leader in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) requires specific knowledge, skills, personal characteristics, and values. The leadership competencies described in this document and drawn from both theory and practice are designed to support and promote MCH leadership.” -from Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies VERSION 3.0 This 37-page document is targeted to MCH […]

Resource: MCH Navigator’s Public Health Pronto

The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH) MCH Navigator–a learning portal for MCH professionals, students, and others–just launched Public Health Pronto, a new microlearning initiative that mirrors the 12 month 5-Minute MCH program. Pronto offers focused content in small, time-efficient formats, perfect for helping the busy public health practitioner stay current on core competency concepts. Each month, the modules […]

Resource Guide: Diversity & Health Equity in the MCH Workforce

Diversity and Health Equity in the Maternal and Child Health Workforce: A Resource Guide to Key Strategies and Actions for MCH Training Programs is intended to share strategies and activities to support training programs’ efforts to increase diversity and integrate cultural and linguistic competence into training efforts. Each section includes resources and short vignettes highlighting strategies […]

Website: 5-Minute MCH

The MCH Navigator’s 5-Minute MCH was created to help busy Title V professionals receive quality, tailored information and resources quickly. This online program utilizes short bursts of microlearning to improve professionals’ knowledge and skills of the 12 MCH Leadership Competencies. It also contains an online Self-Assessment to further refine learning needs. Learning in 5-minute intervals to strengthen your […]

Student Spotlight: How did Love Odetola’s international work inspire her pursuit of an MPH?

Recent graduate Love Odetola (MPH 2016) is passionate about eliminating inequities in maternal and child health (MCH). In this Student Spotlight, Odetola–who won the 2016 President’s Student Leadership and Service Award for her local and international leadership and philanthropic work–discusses her pathway to the UMN’s MCH Program and her work with the World Health Organization (WHO). In […]