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 […]
Category: Social Determinants of Health
JIWC Community Spotlight: The Lotus Alliance
Rosie Laine with Sadie Whitehead & Kaylin Smith JIWC December Community Spotlight Our JIWC newsletter editor, Rosie Laine, sat down with the co-directors of the Lotus Alliance, a prison doula project in Columbia, South Carolina. Kaylin Smith and Sadie Whitehead work in coalition with other doulas, medical students, and doctors to provide support in the […]
Resource: The State of Babies Yearbook 2021
Telling the story of America’s babies is more important than ever. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2021 shows us that, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the littlest among us did not have the supports they needed to thrive. As a result, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on the conditions that contribute to babies’ development and families’ stability. Black and Brown babies and babies […]
Resource: Recording of Racial Disparities at Every Stage of COVID-19: Infections, Hospitalizations, Death Rates… and Now the Vaccine
This 90-minute webinar shares how racial disparities and health inequities have multiplied the effects of COVID-19 including: infection rates, hospitalizations, and deaths. Additionally, the webinar panelists address the challenges facing COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration.
Resource: The Brain Architects: Connecting Health & Learning (Part II)
Check out this The Brain Architects podcast episode titled: Connecting Health & Learning (Part II). The podcast guests discuss policies relevant to prenatal to three and how these policies can improve social determinants like poverty, community violence, and racism.
Resource: Why Do We Focus on the Prenatal-to-3 Age Period?: Understanding the Importance of the Earliest Years
This research brief provides information on why the prenatal to 3 year period is sensitive. It specifies what conditions enhance family health during this period and how parents/guardians can be supported. Finally, it describes institutional changes that can improve child care.
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: MN Association for Children’s Mental Health Caregiver Resources Page
The MN Association for Children’s Mental Health has created a Caregiver Resources page. It was developed for parents, caregivers, and family members to support children’s and their own mental health. Resources include: factsheets and videos and topics include: attachment, childhood development, and trauma. More topics will be added over time!
Resource: Preparing A 2-Week Emergency Food Supply
Have you ever wondered how to prepare for an emergency? This resource, shares exactly how to plan 2 weeks of emergency meals. It explains where to store certain items, lists a 2 week menu and shopping list, and shares recipes.
Resource: Guide to Child and Teen Checkups/Preventive Health Care for Justice Involved Youth
This guide, published by MDH, shares the challenges that justice involved youth face in receiving preventative care. The opportunities and resources to fill this gap in care are documented in this guide, including specific recommendations.
Resource: Addressing Inequities in Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Education Policy and Schools Can Support Historically and Currently Marginalized Children and Youth
This resource, published by the Society for Research in Child Development, shares how education systems and schools can support marginalized children and youth. It breaks down content by marginalized group including: American Indian and Alaska Native children, Asian American children, Black children, Latinx children, and LGBTQ+ children.
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: 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.
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: MN Rural Care Chartbook
The Minnesota Department of Health compiled a chartbook focusing on rural health in MN. This chartbook defines rural in MN, provides demographic information about rural residents, shares insurance coverage for rural residents, gives statistics on primary and specialty care access for rural residents, shares information on trauma care availability (including driving time), discusses opioid rates, […]