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Student Spotlight: How Does Rae O’Leary (MPH ‘19) Hope to Use her MCH Training to Minimize Health Inequities among Indigenous Communities?

An Interview with MCH Student Rae O’Leary Center Research Assistant, Elizabeth Stanczyk (MPH ’19), had the opportunity to interview her colleague, Rae O’Leary, on her research and ground work in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) with Indigenous communities. Read the interview below. Q: Could you tell us about your background and how you ended up […]


Resource: Measuring Hispanic Families and Households

It is essential that national surveys are representative of the country and demonstrate the needs of all communities. The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families created this interactive data tool, which helps users understand the extent to which 22 large, mostly national surveys are equipped to measure Hispanic families and households. The tool […]


Resource: PrEP Education Materials for Native Americans

Project Inform, in collaboration with the Urban Indian Health Institute launched a PrEP resource for Native Americans, who are often left out of HIV prevention discussions despite being disproportionately affected by HIV. The resource uses adapted material from Project Inform’s portfolio of PrEP materials and adjusts to fit the needs of the targeted population. The […]


Student Spotlight: How are Elise Parks’ Interests in Rural Health and Maternal Mortality Inspiring the Direction of her Masters Program?

#UMNMCH student Elise Parks (MPH 2018) wrote this reflection on how her coursework, internships, field experience, and culminating experience have all contributed to her career in Maternal and Child Health. When I first entered the University of Minnesota (UMN) Masters of Public Health Program, I struggled to select a single topic area to concentrate on. […]


Resource: National Research Center on Hisp

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families recognizes the difficulties in finding  the appropriate data set to use in research.  In order to organize the data sets in a functional manner, the Center has created an interactive toolkit. The Center reviewed numerous data sets for the toolkit to consist of the following topics:  Unpacking […]


Resource: Mental Health of Transgender Youth: The Role of Family, School, and Community in Promoting Resilience

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 […]


Resource: Dr. Hardeman’s Race and Birth Outcomes Podcast

Rachel Hardeman, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Policy & Management at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. She focuses on conversations around racism in public health, and is contributing to a new body of knowledge that will enrich our understanding of how racism plays out in healthcare and impacts […]


Resources: Immigrant and Refugee 101

The Public Health Nursing Practice Council (or PHN Practice Council) is a collaborative effort between local health department PHN experts and MDH PHN Consultants, which addresses nursing practice issues collectively and systematically in order to develop recommended PHN practice guidelines and tools for PHNs to reference and utilize within PHN practice. Below is information from […]


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: What is Health Equity?

This report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was developed to stimulate discussion and promote greater consensus about what health equity means in practical terms. The goal is not for everyone to use the same words to define health equity, but to identify crucial elements to guide effective action. To view the issue brief To view the full […]


Resource: Racial Equity Resource Directory

Sponsored by The Facing Race Initiative of The Minnesota Community Foundation and St. Paul Foundation, the Racial Equity Resource Directory is a listing of racial equity programs and training providers serving faith communities, civic organizations, educational institutions, and anyone working to combat racism and increase cultural competence. Search for resources across Minnesota by location or by service […]


Resource: Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations

This resource guide, from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families, identifies easily accessible resources on cultural competency that community-based service organizations can use to become more responsive to the needs of their targeted populations, and to help attract funds to support their important work. As communities become more culturally and linguistically diverse, community-based service […]


Guest Post: Reflection on caring for refugees in Lesbos, Greece

Charles Oberg, former director of the Maternal and Child Health MPH Program, recently returned from Lesbos Greece where he helped serve thousands of refugees. Below is a reflection of his experience. By Charles Oberg, MD, MPH As President Trump’s proposed U.S. refugee travel ban continues to work its way through the courts, I make a plea […]


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, […]


MCH Field Experience: Summer 2013

By Sonja Ausen-Anifrani This summer, I had the opportunity to fulfill my field experience requirement at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).  I was stationed in the STD and HIV section of MDH and was employed with the task of developing protocol for the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review as it relates to perinatal transmission […]