During National Breastfeeding Month, the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) shares its online resources for making the decision to breastfeed, learning how to breastfeed, overcoming breastfeeding challenges, and pumping and storing of breastmilk. OWH answers questions such as What are the health benefits of breastfeeding? How do you know if you make enough breastmilk? Do you need to avoid certain […]
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) offer this go-to source for those working to end sexual violence by exploring topics like community-level prevention, evaluation, messaging, and more. In each episode, Resource on the Go podcast shares insights on responding and preventing to sexual assault from experts who are doing this work every day.
On July 13, 2021 Autumn Mason, a Peer and Re-entry Support Specialist for justice-impacted mothers, discussed her experiences of birth and motherhood while incarcerated. Raelene Baker of the Minnesota Doula Project shared her work facilitating childbirth education and attending births of those incarcerated at Minnesota’s only state prison for women. The panel was moderated by Dr. […]
Background Our Bodies Ourselves started as a group of women in the Boston area who, in 1970, published the classic women’s health book of the same name on sexual and reproductive health. Today, Our Bodies Ourselves is a volunteer-led nonprofit that advocates for women’s health and social justice. Over the years, resources based on the […]
Child Obesity Prevention Efforts: Solutions from Families and Communities March is National Nutrition Month, which focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The Center provides TA on many topics, including nutrition. The Bright Spots Mini-Lab Positive Deviance Project is one example that is bringing collaborative […]
#UMNMCH student Rachel Uwimbabazi (MPH ’21) wrote this reflection on how her coursework, internships, field experience, and culminating experience have all contributed to her career in MCH. About Face2Face During Fall 2020, I applied for a student consultant position with Community Health Initiative (CHI). What appealed to me about CHI is how they partner with […]
The HHS Office on Women’s Health has launched the Maternal Health site on Womenshealth.gov! It highlights resources such as the HHS Maternal Health Action Plan, the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Improve Maternal Health, and two innovative competitions to address maternal health disparities.
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!
During the Fall 2020 semester, the Center’s three second-year Research Assistants, Laura Villarreal, Emily Reimer and Alyse Haven sat down to reflect on their time as Center RAs and how they have adapted to working during the COVID-19 pandemic. What is your role with the Center? Laura: I am the Research Assistant for the Minnesota […]
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.
#UMNMCH student Emily Reimer (MPH ‘21) wrote this reflection on how her coursework and applied practice experience have all contributed to her career in MCH. Why I Applied to the Title V Internship Program In January of last year, I decided to apply for the Title V Internship Program, supported by the National MCH Workforce […]
Why were you interested in this deployment? Lexie: I am really interested in child health. This deployment consisted of analyzing and reporting data specific to child and adolescent health in the Twin Cities area. Through this opportunity, I would be able to learn a lot about the children and adolescents in this area, including the […]
All Fall 2021 RAships and Student Technical Support Positions have been filled (Updated 9/13/21) MCH students should look to the monthly MCH Newsletter and the MCH student listserv for announcements about opportunities that may come up later in the semester, or for spring 2022. Before Applying: Things to Know Read the FAQ page carefully. Many […]
About the Phillips Eye Institute By Cheryle Atkin The Phillips Eye Institute–a campus of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health–is committed to assisting Minneapolis Public School students with identifying and receiving necessary vision care and is a proud partner of the Minnesota Vision Health Task Force. The hospital’s community program was established in 2008. […]
CONGRATS, GRADUATES!! Like others graduating this year, the UMN MCH Class of 2020 won’t get to experience their planned celebrations. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t send them off with some wise, warm and hope-filled words! How can you support graduates? 1. You can still submit a story, quote, video, or written message! Messages […]