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Resource: 4th Trimester Project

The 4th Trimester Project is an amazing resource for new moms. This resource aims to be inclusive of all bodies and mothers, including transgender and non-binary people. It incorporates information on many postpartum topics, such as self-care after birth, how to build a support network, caring for your child, and videos experiences from other mothers. […]


Student Spotlight Series: How Did Hannah McNamee Further her Interests in Reproductive Health and Family Support in the Dominican Republic?

This piece is part of a five part series of Student Spotlights highlighting the applied practice experience of four students in the Dominican Republic during the Summer of 2018. The other four parts of the series include an interview by Elizabeth Stanczyk and experience reflections from Shelby Panttaja, Elizabeth Stanczyk, and Keelin Roche. #UMNMCH student Hannah McNamee […]


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 Primary prevention challenges out-of-date and victim-blaming attitudes that place the onus on potential victims to protect themselves and frames sexual violence as a public health issue.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: 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% […]


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 […]


Resource: Case Study–Minnesota Health Plan Chlamydia Screening Collaborative

The Minnesota Health Plan Chlamydia Screening Collaborative was created to increase screening among sexually active adolescents and young adults. This was a performance improvement project among four Minnesota health plans: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica, and UCare (supported by Stratis Health). The Collaborative worked with clinics in a variety of ways […]


Resource: Health Actions for Women

Health Actions for Women addresses the social factors that prevent women and girls from enjoying healthy lives. This guide offers proven strategies to help women and men facilitate community discussions and action, even in challenging settings where organizing for women’s health is difficult or dangerous. The illustrated stories and activities in this guide encourage and strengthen […]


Resource: National STD Curriculum

The University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center has created a National STD Curriculum. This free educational website is funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and part of the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training (NNPTC), an STD prevention initiative that partners with health departments and universities. This particular resource […]


Resource: MSM Sexual Health Standards of Care Guide

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) developed a number of materials aimed to address the sexual health needs in the US. They recently launched this resource guide to provide strategies and best practices for delivering respectful and quality sexual health services to gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM).  


Resource: 2017 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report

From the Healthy Youth Development – Prevention Research Center of the University of Minnesota, this report presents adolescent health professionals with current adolescent sexual health data and statistics. Providing reports for each county in Minnesota (87 in total) assists adolescent health professionals across the state in assessing and creating action plans to address the sexual health needs of youth in Minnesota. […]


Resources: Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea

Recent developments suggest that gonorrhea may be beginning to outsmart the last recommended treatment from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Use these new CDC tools, including a video and local data profiles, to ensure your communities are aware of the emerging threat of drug-resistant gonorrhea. Bookmark CDC’s antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea page where you can find […]


Student Spotlight: How did Sara Bowman’s RAship give her hands-on qualitative and quantitative research experience?

I am a second-year graduate student earning my Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health. I came to the program straight out of a bachelor’s degree, but I have had the opportunity to gain valuable experience through my involvement in the School of Public Health. I served as a member of the Community […]


Resource: Recommendations for Preventive Services for Women–Abridged Report

The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI), a collaborative effort between health professional societies and consumer organizations that are experts in women’s health, recently released the 34-page Abridged Report, Recommendations for Preventive Services for Women. Presented by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), it was submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, […]


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 […]


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, […]