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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 […]


UMN MCH Alumni Dr. Robert Blum Discusses Global Early Adolescent Study

On Friday, December 4, 2015, SPH MCH alumni Dr. Robert Blum presented The Global Early Adolescent Study: A 15-country Study to Explore the Acquisition and Influence of Gender Norms in a Global Context. The age period from 10-14 years is among the most critical for human development, yet one of the most poorly understood. Biological processes are […]


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 […]


What is the role of Public Health? Reflections following the Newtown Tragedy

By Sonja Ausen-Anifrani Following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut on 14 December 2012 much has been discussed and debated surrounding the need and efficacy of stricter gun control laws. Worth discussion, certainly, given the magnitude of loss – all preventable.  Proposals have begun to surface across the nation and they will most definitely make appearances […]


Conference Opportunity for Current and Former MCH Trainees

Are you a current or former Maternal and Child Health Bureau MCH Trainee?  The following conference opportunity may interest you: Dear current and former MCHB trainees, We would like you to participate in a unique opportunity to build leadership skills and meet other MCHB current and former trainees. We hope you will consider joining us […]