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JIWC Community Spotlight: Alicia Roach Alicia Roach, Doula and Certified Lactation Educator, Birthing with Dignity Doula Services Alicia Roach is a doula and certified lactation educator based in Portland, Oregon. She promotes safe, supportive, and empowering birthing experiences for her clients. She’s especially committed to advocating for Black birthing people and their babies amidst the […]

JIWC Community Spotlight: The Lotus Alliance The Lotus Alliance is a prison doula project in Columbia, South Carolina. The project’s co-directors, Kaylin Smith and Sadie Whitehead, work in coalition with other doulas, medical students, and doctors to provide support in the Camille Graham Correctional Institution throughout pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Sadie and Kaylin were instrumental […]

Breastfeeding & Lactation Support for Incarcerated People in the U.S.

A State Policy Brief from the National University-Based Collaborative on Justice-Involved Women & Children (JIWC) April 2023 Executive Summary: Only 6 states have laws with written policies on breastfeeding and lactation support for incarcerated postpartum people in the U.S. This is a critical gap in public health policy because breastfeeding is vital to infant and […]

Alternatives to Incarceration for Pregnant & Postpartum People: A Summary of State & Federal Laws

A State Policy Brief from the National University-Based Collaborative on Justice-Involved Women & Children (JIWC) March 2023 Executive Summary: Only 12 states have laws providing alternatives to incarceration for pregnant and postpartum people. Among the state laws, there is variability in terms of who is eligible to participate, what services are offered, when the intervention […]

Job Boards for #UMNMCH Alumni

We’ve compiled the below to help you explore careers in public health. Good luck on your job search! APHA (American Public Health Association) job board AMCHP (Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs) jobs and career center Emory’s job board HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) listings MDH’s (MN Department of Health) Community Health Services Mailbag (listserv) […]

A Statement from the MCH Program and the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the UMN School of Public Health on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization 

The Supreme Court’s final majority decision on June 24, 2022, overturning federal rights to abortion, is a direct injury to the health and wellbeing of families, communities, and our society. It will lead to adverse   pregnancy outcomes, including increased rates of infant and maternal mortality (Grossman & Jacobowitz, 1981; Pabayo et al., 2020; Hoyert, […]

Video Abstract FAQ

FAQ Do you have any sample videos?  Yes, we’ve compiled many here. Can I submit works in progress? We encourage you to submit what you have, knowing that projects may and likely will evolve between the March 16 submission deadline and the May 11 conference. You can tend to this in your video abstract by […]

Creating a Video Abstract

Sample Video Abstracts We’ve compiled many here. Create Accessible Content Applying good accessibility practices to your presentation slides creates a welcoming and inclusive experience for everyone in your audience. Many of us are unaware that our slide design choices might make it difficult or impossible for people with disabilities to consume our content. Learn the good […]

Video Abstract Examples

While the below vary in their content, style and length, they offer a range of options that you may want to consider as you begin developing your abstract. The effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents with depression – a systematic review and meta-analysis (Child and Adolescent Mental Health)  Ancient ecology of the sabertooth cat Homotherium […]