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Resource: Toxic Stress

The Center of the Developing Child (Harvard University) produced this video to describe toxic stress, how it can impact children and adults, and steps to mitigate toxic stress for an individual or a community. This video is focused on parents and children, but also includes information for policy makers and practitioners. They also produced the […]

Resource: Safe and Sound – Responding to the Experiences of Children Adopted or in Foster Care

The American Academy of Pediatrics published multiple guides explaining how to respond to the experiences of adopted or foster care children. The role-specific guides include teachers, caseworkers, parents, and childcare providers. Each guide details trauma, prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol, learning, and identity. Check out the guides here to learn more about how you […]

Resource: 2018 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report

This report, created by the University of Minnesota’s Healthy Youth Development – Prevention Research Center (HYD-PRC),  details the sexual health of Minnesota’s youth. Teen pregnancy and birth rates are at historic lows, with the teen pregnancy rate among 15-19 year olds having declined nearly 71% from 1990 to 2016 and the teen birth rate having declined 65% […]

Resource: Online Course of 2018 Health Disparities Round Table

We were extremely proud to cosponsor the 2018 Health Disparities Round Table: Incarceration – A Public Health Issue. The successful event took place in April with almost 400 individuals in attendance and was moderated by MCH alumna Dr. Rebecca Shlafer. The even is now available as an online course for which you can register here.  Once […]

Resource: Family Voices IMPACT Project Website

The Family Voices IMPACT Project has launched a new website to help families find health and wellness information they can trust, understand, and use in their day-to-day lives. Funded through a grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau, the IMPACT Project focuses on maternal and child health policies and programs for the benefit of all children […]

Resource: Dr. Hardeman’s Race and Birth Outcomes Podcast

Rachel Hardeman, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Policy & Management at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. She focuses on conversations around racism in public health, and is contributing to a new body of knowledge that will enrich our understanding of how racism plays out in healthcare and impacts […]

Resource: Research-Practice Partnerships– Building Two-Way Streets of Engagement

Social Policy Report: Research-Practice Partnerships– Building Two-Way Streets of Engagement Three principles set research-practice partnerships apart: mutualism, commitment to long-term collaboration, and trusting relationships. Learn more about research-practice partnerships and building two-way streets of engagement in the newest policy brief from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). This brief is authored by staff […]

Resource: What is Health Equity?

This report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was developed to stimulate discussion and promote greater consensus about what health equity means in practical terms. The goal is not for everyone to use the same words to define health equity, but to identify crucial elements to guide effective action. To view the issue brief To view the full […]

Resource: Racial Equity Resource Directory

Sponsored by The Facing Race Initiative of The Minnesota Community Foundation and St. Paul Foundation, the Racial Equity Resource Directory is a listing of racial equity programs and training providers serving faith communities, civic organizations, educational institutions, and anyone working to combat racism and increase cultural competence. Search for resources across Minnesota by location or by service […]

Student Spotlight: How Did Andrew Sieban Learn to Communicate Cancer Topics With Diverse Stakeholders?

By Andrew Sieban 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. My familiarity was with data, but […]

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 […]

Resource: Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations

This resource guide, from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families, identifies easily accessible resources on cultural competency that community-based service organizations can use to become more responsive to the needs of their targeted populations, and to help attract funds to support their important work. As communities become more culturally and linguistically diverse, community-based service […]

Resource: Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)

STRYVE, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides a user-friendly interface to help public health researchers develop initiatives to prevent youth violence in their communities and measure the intervention’s outcomes and efficacy. Participants are guided in planning, implementation, and evaluation processes and have access to a library of evidence-based practices and data visualization […]

Student Spotlight: How Did Tory Bruch Support Families Healing from Substance Abuse and Trauma?

  By Tory Bruch I am a second year graduate student earning my Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health. Though I entered the program with limited professional working experience, I have taken advantage of the many opportunities available to students in the School of Public Health; I have found jobs and volunteer […]