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January Quick-Guides: Stalking Awareness & Cervical Health Awareness

January is National Stalking Awareness Month and Cervical Health Awareness Month. Our Quick-Guides will help you participate in these adolescent-related national health observances, especially when using social media. To learn how to use these Quick-Guides, check out the User Guide. To access our other Quick-Guides, visit: www.epi.umn.edu/mch/resources/factsheets.


Resources from the October 20, 2014 Interdisciplinary Institute on the Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women in Minnesota

On October 20, 2014, approximately 100 people attended the Interdisciplinary Institute on the Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women in Minnesota at the University of Minnesota. Presentation and discussion topics include: Experiences from the field expert panel Preconception and prenatal health Health care of pregnant women in state prisons Intervening with pregnant women incarcerated at jail Pregnancy and […]


Interdisciplinary Institute on the Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women in Minnesota

October 20, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. University of Minnesota, Saint Paul Campus, Continuing Education and Conference Center 1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health will host an institute that will: Delineate the major reproductive health issues of incarcerated women. Identify best practices and policies […]


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 […]


Promoting Healthy Relationships and Sexual Health for People with Disabilities

Many individuals with disabilities face disparities in access to services and education about sex and reproductive health. One reason for this could be the misconception that that individuals with disabilities—especially those with intellectual or cognitive disabilities—are “childlike” or “asexual” and thus do not require reproductive health services.  Jess Nelson, a U of MN MPH student […]


County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The County Health Rankings provide the rank of health of nearly every county in the nation and help counties to understand what influences how healthy residents are. Measures available include high […]


Promoting Healthy Relationships and Sexual Health for People with Disabilities

Many individuals with disabilities face disparities in access to services and education about sex and reproductive health. One reason for this could be the misconception that that individuals with disabilities—especially those with intellectual or cognitive disabilities—are “childlike” or “asexual” and thus do not require reproductive health services.  Jess Nelson, a U of MN MPH student […]


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 […]


Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines Dissemination Toolkit

More people are overweight in the United States today than ever before. More than 2 out of every 3 adults are overweight or obese. And more than half of women in their childbearing years (ages 12-44) are overweight or obese. How much weight the mother gains (or not) over a pregnancy is important for the […]


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 […]


Emergency Contraception should be Available over-the-counter for Youth under age 17

By Nancy Pitsenbarger *Pitsenbarger is a Maternal and Child Health MPH student at the University of Minnesota. In July 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded over-the-counter (OTC) access to emergency contraception (EC) for individuals aged 17 and older.  In December of 2011, the FDA was poised to expand OTC access to EC to […]