Our Bodies Ourselves Today has recently launched its new website to uphold the legacy of Our Bodies Ourselves books which began in May 1969 by a group of women in Boston who wanted to gain a better understanding of their bodies, sexualities, and relationships. The original 1970 publication was a 193-page book on stapled newsprint […]
Category: Reproductive Health
Supporting Families Impacted by Maternal Incarceration
October 27, 2021 Amy Ard, Executive Director of Motherhood Beyond Bars and Vanessa Garrett, Reentry and Reunification Program Manager, discuss ways to provide direct services, education, and emotional support to families caring for infants of incarcerated mothers. This is the second of a four-part webinar series organized by the National University Collaborative on the Health […]
Resource: What’s It Like Videos
The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) created 3 short “What’s It Like” videos focusing on adolescent perspectives. Topics include: physical activity, healthy relationships, and positive youth development. Watch them here!
Resource: Seminar on Disrespect and Abuse During Pregnancy Care
The Maternal Health Task Force in conjunction with Dr. Ana Langer, Professor of the Practice of Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dr. Eugene Declercq, Professor of Community Health at Boston University School of Public Health spoke to disrespect and abuse during pregnancy in this seminar recording.
Resource: The Brain Architects Podcast – Connecting Health & Learning Part I
This episode of The Brain Architects podcast addresses how early childhood development and lifelong health are intertwined. It specifically explains how biological systems respond to stress and how stress effects the prenatal period, and early years of life.
Resource: Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Mothers and Their Children in Illinois
This resource, provided by Chapin Hall, shares a variety of information on incarcerated women including: demographic information, descriptions of parenting prior to and during incarceration, information on pregnancy and birth programs, mental health service needs, and more! This resource is comprehensive and a great reference for incarceration facilities, as well as organizations that serve incarcerated […]
Resource: Trading Sex and Sexual Exploitation among High School Students
In 2019, the Minnesota Student Survey included a new question (see image above) for 9th and 11th graders, asking them if they ever traded sex. This resource shares the demographics of individuals who traded sex including gender identity and race. Additionally, this resource shares how the Safe Harbor Law applies to those who are sexually […]
Resource: Sexual Violence
This website provides videos, webinars, reports, charts, trainings, and external resources regarding sexual violence. It includes information for individuals working with women, men, and people with disabilities who have experienced sexual violence. Additionally, one video is geared towards survivors.
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 […]
Student Spotlight: How Did Sonja Ausen Anifrani Use Technology to Improve Maternal Health in Uganda?
#UMNMCH Student, Sonja Ausen Anifrani (MPH 2018), talks about why she chose the University of Minnesota and her field experience abroad in Kampala, Uganda. View all of our Student Spotlights to learn more about the Maternal and Child Health Program at the University of Minnesota. Read Student Spotlight Archives Interested in learning more about getting a degree […]
Resource: Toolkit for Improving Perinatal Safety
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed the Safety Program for Perinatal Care (SPPC) toolkit in order to improve the patient safety culture of labor and delivery units, and to decrease maternal and neonatal adverse events resulting from poor communication and system failures. The SPPC is organized around three program pillars, which include teamwork […]
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: Zika Virus: Protecting Pregnant Women & Babies
Zika virus infection (Zika) during pregnancy can cause damage to the brain, microcephaly, and congenital Zika syndrome, a pattern of conditions in the baby that includes brain abnormalities, eye defects, hearing loss, and limb defects. In 2016, 44 states reported cases of pregnant women with evidence of Zika. The April issue of VitalSigns from […]