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Resource: National Survey of Children’s Health October 2018 Fact Sheet

The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), is funded and directed by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). Data from the 2017 NSCH is now available.  A brief overview of the 2017 NSCH, and new estimates of key child health indicators, are found in the NSCH Fact Sheet. This voluntary […]


Resource: The State of Obesity of Children in the United States

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has created a visual representation tool for the State of Obesity of Children in the United States.  The website has pulled data from the 2016-2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) to demonstrate how obesity impacts various states and communities differently. The obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17 […]


Student Spotlight: How has Olivia Beckman Used Her Experience as a Family Medicine Physician to Promote Mental Well-Being for Mothers and Children?

#UMNMCH student Olivia Beckman (MPH 2019) wrote this reflection on her field experience opportunity with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), where she assisted in promoting maternal mental well-being. This field experience was facilitated through a deployment funded by the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health. As a former family medicine physician […]


Resource: Mesothelioma Awareness Day

In 2004, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and community volunteers established Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This September 26th marks the 14th anniversary of the awareness day, which was founded to spread information about this rare cancer and increase funding for research and prevention. Mesothelioma cancer is a rare form of cancer resulting from exposure to the […]


Resource: Children’s Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network

The Children’s Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CoIIN), is  designed to support Title V programs to promote nutrition, physical activity and breastfeeding through collaborative learning and quality improvement practices. In recent years, the CoIIN concept has gained traction. For the state public health nutritionists (PHNs) participating in ASPHN’s Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN, it is a […]


Resource: Learning Module–Parents with Disabilities in Child Welfare

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) is pleased to share another FREE learning module series from experts in the field! CASCW’s online modules are self-directed learning opportunities for child welfare professionals, foster parents, advocates, and others interested in the topics. They were developed in order to present the child welfare practice-relevant findings of research […]


Student Spotlight: How Did Kristen Wanta’s RAship Prepare Her for the Real-life Experiences of a Career in Public Health?

A Center for MCH Interview with MCH Student Kristen Wanta Center Research Assistant, Elizabeth Stanczyk, had the opportunity to interview former colleague Kristen Wanta on her experiences as a student and Research Assistant in the University of Minnesota’s (UMN) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program, in which she had the opportunity to present her work at […]


Resource: Assuring Better Child Health and Development Program

The Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Program is administered by National Academy for State Health Policy (ASHP) and designed to assist states in improving the delivery of early child development services for low-income children and their families by strengthening primary health care services and systems that support the healthy development of young children, […]


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: National Sexual Violence Resource Center Evaluation Toolkit

In the sexual violence field, the term “primary prevention” is used, which means stopping sexual violence before it even has a chance to happen. Primary prevention challenges out-of-date and victim-blaming attitudes that place the onus on potential victims to protect themselves and frames sexual violence as a public health issue. Primary prevention requires that we […]


Resource: System Changer’s Guide to Breastfeeding and the Workplace

Within the workforce, women are vital contributors to a company’s success, providing keen perspective and driving economic vitality. When companies support breastfeeding, businesses gain a three-to-one return on investment in addition to greater employee retention, lower absenteeism, and a more creative and productive work environment. The Michigan Breastfeeding Network has created multiple campaigns and toolkits […]


Resource: Learning Module–Building on Campaigns with Conversations

The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH) has developed a series of learning modules designed for professionals who interact with families on topics of safe sleep and breastfeeding to supporting caregivers to help overcome barriers to safe sleep and breastfeeding. It is part of a greater trend in public health promotion—utilizing […]


Resource: Taking Two Generation Approach to Children’s Health Video & Interview

From infancy, children rely on their parents to learn about and cultivate the habits and skills that will ensure their health. Yet parents’ abilities to provide this care can be inhibited by many factors, from personal health to environmental circumstances such as their job, community, or economic status. And when a parent struggles due to […]


Resource: 2018 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report

This report, created by the University of Minnesota’s Healthy Youth Development – Prevention Research Center (HYD-PRC),  details the sexual health of Minnesota’s youth. Teen pregnancy and birth rates are at historic lows, with the teen pregnancy rate among 15-19 year olds having declined nearly 71% from 1990 to 2016 and the teen birth rate having declined 65% […]