Please see the below important 2022-2023 dates and deadlines and add them to your calendars. You can also find these dates on our student positions calendar. Supervisors: Please make sure to incorporate your own institution’s paperwork, and anything that the students or the Center director may need to sign, in mind to ensure an August […]
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: Science-informed Definitions for Youth and Young Adult Programs
This resource, developed by Child Trends, acts as a glossary for terms that professionals who serve youth and young adults may encounter. In particular, a better understanding of these terms will be useful for practitioners who work day to day with young people. The resource includes three main sections: contexts, interventions, and outcomes.
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: Community Coach Course on Athletes and Asthma
This course is free, 35 minutes long, and targeted at community coaches. It covers symptoms of asthma, how to prevent or treat asthma, dispels existing myths about asthma, and more! At the end of the course, individuals can take a quiz to test their knowledge and print a certificate. Additionally, the course webpage includes resources on […]
Resource: 4th Trimester Project
The 4th Trimester Project is an amazing resource for new moms. This resource aims to be inclusive of all bodies and mothers, including transgender and non-binary people. It incorporates information on many postpartum topics, such as self-care after birth, how to build a support network, caring for your child, and videos experiences from other mothers. […]
MCH Students Meet Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton
Lauren Gilchrist, Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Mark Dayton and the instructor for PubH 6634: Children and Families: Public Health Policy and Advocacy, took MCH students to meet with Governor Dayton this semester. In her role, Lauren works with commissioners, legislators, local government, and stakeholders to advance health and human services policy issues for the state of Minnesota. Her course (PubH 6634) focuses on how public policies at […]
Resource: Ensuring Safe and Supportive Schools for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students Toolkit
Safe, supportive, and welcoming schools play a pivotal role in ensuring students are engaged in learning and that nothing hinders their ability to achieve their best in the classroom. The School Safety Technical Assistance Council seeks to help all schools in Minnesota ensure that all students regardless of their color, race, religion, gender or sexual […]
Alumni Guest Post: Mental Health of International Students–What are the challenges and what can we do about it?
by Satlaj Dighe, MPH (2016), U of MN Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program alumna International students are an important community of University of Minnesota (U of MN). In the academic year of 2016-17, the U of MN welcomed 5,500 international students from 130 different countries. International students bring in dynamism and a great diversity of perspectives […]
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 […]
Student Spotlight: How is Mi Lee Helping WIC Participants Have Healthy Pregnancies?
by Mi H. Lee I am currently working with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). WIC is a government-run nutrition program that helps young families eat well and be healthy. One way they achieve this goal is by providing pregnant women with nutrition education, […]