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Native American and Alaska Indian Heritage Month

Educate yourself and others during Native American and Alaska Indian Heritage Month (November). Learn about the land that you inhabit through the Native Land Digital tool, and educate yourself and others by looking into these resources:  Maternal and Child Health-Related Resources:  Article: American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Children Are Overrepresented in Foster Care in […]


New Video Available: Introduction to Coding Techniques

In October 2022, the Bright Spots Mini-Lab hosted Introduction to Coding Techniques with Prof. Johnny Saldaña. The two-hour workshop covered the fundamentals of qualitative coding and specifically explored coding with NVivo. If you missed this event, the webinar was recorded and shared on our Youtube Channel.  The Mini-Lab event was sponsored by the MCHB-funded UMN […]


October eNewsletters Available

Our newest Healthy Generations eNewsletter for October was sent out last week. The Healthy Generation eNewsletter is a monthly emailed newsletter that shares broad Maternal and Child Health (MCH) topics including information about local and national events, training, resources, and research. The enewsletter is designed for Public Health and Healthcare professionals interested in MCH as […]


October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In 1989, October was named National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) or domestic violence is very common among all people regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, and also those with disabilities. Research gathered by the CDC shared that “about 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in […]


Website Launch: Our Bodies Ourselves Today at Suffolk University

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 […]


New MDH Directories for Organizations Serving Diverse Communities Available

The Refugee and International Health (RIH) program and the Infectious Disease Equity and Engagement (IDEE) unit at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced that the Directories for Organizations Serving Diverse Communities have been updated. The Directories are now formatted in a searchable database that MDH can update regularly. Currently there are three directories available for individuals […]


Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs

The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH) Newsletter of May 2022 announced the release of the national and agency-specific ESM reviews that examine general trends across the 756 Evidence-Based/Informed Strategy Measure (ESM) detail sheets and action plans from all 59 states and jurisdictions for the 2022 Application/2020 Annual Report of the Title V MCH Services […]


A Review of Refugees’ Involvement in the Child Welfare System

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare shares this 3-part module originally published in November 2014: “This 3-part module series assesses mental health services for refugees in child welfare. In these modules, Dr. Shannon describes the process that refugees go through when they arrive in the US and what structural services and supports they […]


MDH COVID-19 Stories: Celebrating Pride during COVID-19

During COVID-19, staff from across the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) have been reassigned to help with the public health response. The featured stories of the COVID-19 Stories of Community Outreach and Partnership highlight efforts of MDH staff in collaboration with community partners during the COVID-19 response. In Partnering with the LGBTQ+ Community: Celebrating Pride […]


Information About the Infant Formula Supply Shortage

Communities nationwide are experiencing infant formula shortages after a large recall in February. This shortage has left many parents and caregivers concerned about how they will feed their babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has created a tip sheet for caregivers struggling to find formula for infants or medically fragile children. Key information from […]


New Mental Health Resource Guide

As Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close, the Public Health Communications Collaborative has developed a new directory of resources to help you communicate about this important public health issue all year. These spotlights resources are guides for public health and health professionals, parents and caregivers, employers and employees, youth, and anyone who is looking for […]


Resources for Talking to Your Children

President Nancy Hill of the Society for Research in Child Development shared the following statement on the recent mass murders along with helpful resources: “We are heartbroken and stunned. Although we haven’t fully mourned or buried our brothers and sisters who were ruthlessly murdered in Buffalo, we are faced with another tragic shooting, this time […]


CDC Reports COVID-19 Was Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.  

Recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series reports CDC’s National Vital Statistics System to look at death rates in the United States and find that differences in death rates still remain between certain racial and ethnic minority groups.  The first report provides an overview of provisional U.S. mortality data for 2021, including a comparison […]


New Evaluation Tool in Child Welfare

The Youth Connections Scale (YCS) is a tool to be used by professional to guide case planning and strengthen youth connections and relational permanence. YCS was developed in order to fill a need in child welfare: To evaluate and measure the increased efforts of agencies to improve the relational permanence of youth in foster care. […]


New Report on ​National Survey of Children’s Health

​A new report on children’s mental health used 2016-2019 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) data and eight other sources to describe mental health and mental disorders in children during 2013–2019. This report is a collaboration between MCHB and other federal agencies. T​​he report found that poor mental health among children was a substantial public […]