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Children in Common: Ensuring the Emotional Well-Being of Children When Parenting Apart

The Children, Youth & Family Consortium’s Children’s Mental Health eReview summarizes children’s mental health research and implications for practice and policy. It addresses the gap between what we know from the literature and what we experience working with families. Each issue explores a specific topic area and reflects the expertise of a group of people […]


Promoting Children’s Mental Health

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “mental health?” The Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC) created the short video Mental Health: Yours, Mine and Ours shows us how children’s mental health is a public health issue. Want more? See their publication on how social emotional learning is linked to children’s mental health, […]


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 […]


Communicating about Health to People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

A new free online module was developed for professionals to help improve knowledge and skills about communicating with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the areas of: health care and wellness encounters with people with I/DD; universal design in written and electronic communication; language use to demonstrate respect; supporting self-determination in health; the […]


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, […]


How will uninsured and Medicaid recipients be affected by the Affordable Care Act?

The Kaiser Family Foundation developed an interactive tool to that shows how the Affordable Care Act will affect communities throughout the US. One interactive map focuses on increases in the number of people who will be enrolled in Medicaid and the other map focuses on the future reductions in the number of people who are […]


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 […]


Rethinking approaches to mental health in poor rural areas of the developing world.

by Michaela McDonald Vikram Patel delivered a TED Talk recently, titled “Mental Health for All by Involving All”.  He spoke about the treatment of mental illness in areas of the developing world lacking trained therapists to treat depression. Almost 450 million people worldwide are affected by mental illness. There is a staggering difference in the […]


2012 Summer Institute on Adolescent Health: Equal Access, Equal Say: Achieving Health Equity for all Young People

The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health, in partnership with the Center for Adolescent Nursing, the Minnesota Department of Education, the Healthy Youth Development-Prevention Research Center, the Minnesota Department of Health, and Teenwise Minnesota, is pleased to announce the 2012 Summer Institute on Adolescent Health. When: July 30- August 2, 2012 […]


Videos available from May 2011 Symposium on Children’s Mental Health

2011 Public Health Symposium on Early Childhood Mental Health Translating the science of early experiences into culturally informed policy and practice Keynote Speakers included: Robert Anda, MD, MS, Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention Atum Azzahir, Powderhorn/Phillips Cultural Wellness Center Diane Benjamin, MPH, FrameWorks Institute Ed Ehlinger, MD, MS, Commissioner of Health, Minnesota Megan Gunnar, […]


New resource on childhood mental health

The National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health has issued a new reference for public health professionals who work in childhood mental health. Free to download here, “A Public Health Approach to Children’s Mental Health”  offers a comprehensive public health approach to children’s mental health. The guide links environmental supports, services, and interventions across […]


Concern about young male veterans

An Associated Press article earlier this month raised concern about the high rates of suicide among young male veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  According to the article, preliminary data from the Veterans Affairs Department suggests that the suicide rate among 18- to 29-year-old male veterans has increased significantly (26 percent) from 2005 to 2007. […]


*NEW* Healthy Generations: Early Childhood Mental Health

Hot off the presses! https://mch.umn.edu/index.php/Page/View/Resources. The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota is very pleased to announce the release of the winter 2010 issue of Healthy Generations.  Each Healthy Generations focuses on a significant MCH topic and includes articles written by leaders in the field. The […]