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Resource: Bullying Prevention and Response Training Module

Do you want to learn how to recognize, intervene, and prevent bullying? Check out this module, designed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It highlights the impact of bullying on health and how bullying can lead to internalizing, psychosomatic, and academic problems. Throughout the module, users check their knowledge on topics through quizzes. The […]


Resource: Simply Sayin’

Have you ever wondered how you can more clearly communicate medical jargon? Well, there’s an app for that! Simply Sayin’ helps medical professionals and families translate medical language into child and developmental friendly speech. The free application is available in English and Spanish, for Apple devices. The app includes: a glossary, animated images and photographs, anatomical […]


Resource: Lead Safe Toolkit for Home-Based Child Care

The Children’s Environmental Health Network, the National Center for Healthy Housing and the National Association of Family Child Care put together this lead toolkit for home based child care.  The toolkit provides information on drinking water, paint, soil, and consumer products. Fact sheets and a poster is included for display or further information at child care centers. In […]


Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Life Course Perspective, Practice, and Leadership

UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and its Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health are now offering a self-directed, open-source, training module series on the life course perspective & leadership. The 5-module series features video interviews, course readings, case studies of organizations in practice, and more! The module topics include: Overview Life Course Perspective; Health Equity & Social Determinants of […]


Resource: Archived Webinar – Where to Find MCH Resources

In this webinar, presented by the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH)  Workforce Development Committee, you will hear from John Richards, of the MCH Navigator, on where and how to find public health information online that you need in your daily work, regardless of what your job is or how long you’ve […]


Student Spotlight: How did Andrew Sieben learn to communicate cancer topics with diverse stakeholders?

As an undergraduate biochemist, learning how to communicate to a variety of audiences was not a skill that I prioritized. I knew little about the intricacies of public health and how it was actually pursued and accomplished before starting my Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at the University of Minnesota. My familiarity was with […]


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 […]


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 […]


Language of Leadership Workshop – September 7, 2012

I’m hoping that you’ll be able to join us for this Art of Communication | The Language of Leadership Workshop on Friday, September 7, 2012 at the Center for Changing Lives in Minneapolis, MN. Please share/re-post this invitation as appropriate! About this workshop: Awakening to Symphonic Truth: Bringing together the Melody of Skillful Communication with […]


STIs at a Peak in Minnesota

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on a rise in Minnesota. From 2010 to 2011, there was an 8% increase in bacterial-related cases.  Chlamydia, for example, has more than doubled from its dip seen in 1996. This data—from Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) 2011 Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Statistics Report—includes information on Minnesota’s most commonly reported […]


How long-term benefits override upfront costs: using research and evaluation to justify a female condom intervention

In a time where economic interests override public health concerns, a new study published in AIDS and Behavior shows that public health spending can reduce costs in the long run. In general, female condoms are more expensive than male condoms. However, after cost-analyzing an initiative that distributed 200,000 condoms to women in a neighborhood with […]


Videos available from May 2011 Symposium on Children’s Mental Health

2011 Public Health Symposium on Early Childhood Mental Health Translating the science of early experiences into culturally informed policy and practice Keynote Speakers included: Robert Anda, MD, MS, Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention Atum Azzahir, Powderhorn/Phillips Cultural Wellness Center Diane Benjamin, MPH, FrameWorks Institute Ed Ehlinger, MD, MS, Commissioner of Health, Minnesota Megan Gunnar, […]