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5-Minute MCH: MCH Leadership Competencies

The MCH Navigator designed a program to improve students’ and professionals’ knowledge and skills of the 12 MCH Leadership Competencies. The 5-Minute MCH: Master the MCH Leadership Competencies in 5-Minutes per Week explores each competency through learning opportunities and implementation strategies, culminating in an interactive learning session with an expert from the field. http://mchnavigator.org/5min/competency-1-1.php


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). […]


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 […]


Partners in Health Co-Founders Release New Book on Global Health

Partners in Health (PIH) co-founders Dr. Paul Farmer and Dr. Jim Yong Kim have edited a book entitled Reimagining Global Health. This book employs an interdisciplinary approach to global health and can be useful to f public health, nursing, medicine, anthropology, history, and sociology professionals and students. Drawing from years of experience in the field, […]


An AIDS-Free Generation: Is it Possible?

By Sonja Ausen-Anifrani In the last several decades, HIV/AIDS has plagued populations, disrupted economic and family structures, and highlighted underserved groups.  Since the first reported cases of HIV/AIDS, more than 25 million people have died as a result of complications from the illness. The disease has been particularly devastating in certain portions of Africa: out […]


What is the role of Public Health? Reflections following the Newtown Tragedy

By Sonja Ausen-Anifrani Following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut on 14 December 2012 much has been discussed and debated surrounding the need and efficacy of stricter gun control laws. Worth discussion, certainly, given the magnitude of loss – all preventable.  Proposals have begun to surface across the nation and they will most definitely make appearances […]


Conference Opportunity for Current and Former MCH Trainees

Are you a current or former Maternal and Child Health Bureau MCH Trainee?  The following conference opportunity may interest you: Dear current and former MCHB trainees, We would like you to participate in a unique opportunity to build leadership skills and meet other MCHB current and former trainees. We hope you will consider joining us […]


Language of Leadership Workshop – September 7, 2012

I’m hoping that you’ll be able to join us for this Art of Communication | The Language of Leadership Workshop on Friday, September 7, 2012 at the Center for Changing Lives in Minneapolis, MN. Please share/re-post this invitation as appropriate! About this workshop: Awakening to Symphonic Truth: Bringing together the Melody of Skillful Communication with […]


AUCD Resources on the Life course

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), has released resources on the life course model for students, teachers, and others for use in professional development or to aid in presenting. This site includes a health equity quiz, case studies on […]


2012 SPH Research Day

On April 2, 2012, students from the University of Minnesota (UMN) were given the chance to present research they have been working on, bridging their training with producing and presenting original work. School of Public Health Student Research Day includes Master’s thesis and other projects students may have worked on throughout their career. Research Day […]


Picturing the Future of MCH

Take a look at this chat between Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Executive Director Michael Fraser, AMCHP President Stephanie Birch, and Aimee Eden, PhD candidate and MCH trainee at University of South Florida. They discuss the future of Maternal and Child Health in state leadership positions, from the perspectives of Ms. Birch […]


So you want to be a leader… but how?

Leadership Competencies are complicated and difficult to assess. How do you measure critical thinking? How do you know if someone has successfully reflected on personal goals, strengths or limitations? If this type of growth is ongoing and subjective, how do we know if an individual is where they should be in their development or training? […]


Love from AMCHP!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Welcome to our up-coming series on the 2012 Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Annual Conference! Over a dozen students here in Washington D.C. have represented Minnesota’s MCH program. If you did not have the opportunity to attend, stop on by to hear about participants’ experiences. Today is the last […]