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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 […]


Applying Social Determinants of Health to Public Health Practice

                Public Health Reports released a supplement on the social determinants of health.  The supplement seeks to advance scientific knowledge and illustrate how public health professionals can address social determinants of health across a range of public health activities that promote health equity among the populations most disproportionately […]


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 […]