Archives

Try looking in the monthly archives.


Member Spotlight: Phillips Eye Institute

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. […]


Student Spotlight Series: How Did Bianca Zarders Support Minneapolis Public Schools by Creating a Minneapolis Vision Health Task Force?

#UMNMCH student Bianca Zarders (MPH 2020) wrote this reflection on how her deployment with the Minneapolis Public Schools Early Childhood Screening has impacted her career in MCH.  Vision Health When I first applied to this deployment during Fall 2018 at the Minneapolis Public Schools Early Childhood Screening (MPS ECS), I had very little knowledge of vision […]


How did Amanda Neubauer’s Experience with the Lactation Advocacy Committee Help Build Her Skills in Advocacy and Policy?

Amanda is a second year MCH MPH/MSW student. Her background is in working with families at nonprofit organizations. Amanda received her BS in Sociology from South Dakota State University. After graduating, Amanda hopes to establish a career in medical social work. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to work with families. […]


Student Spotlight Series: How Did Alexandra Gowdy-Jaehnig Create a Toolkit to Provide Health to Justice Involved Youth?

Alexandra is a UMN second-year MPH Maternal and Child Health student with a minor in Health Equity. Children and adolescent health is her main academic and research interest. She is currently a research assistant on a UMN SPH study, ECHO-TIDES II, which examines the effects of environmental exposures on children’s health and development. About MDH’s […]


Spotlight Series: Batey Relief Alliance (Dominican Republic)

MCH Students Gain International Experience and Broaden Perspectives of Public Health During Time in the Dominican Republic The Batey Relief Alliance is a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization that works to create a safe, productive and self-sufficient environment, through health care, food security, education, disaster relief, and community development programs, for children and their families severely […]


Student Spotlight Series: How is Jeanette Fernandez-Baca Helping to Develop Women’s Health Literacy Curriculum in a Minnesota Correctional Facility?

This Student Spotlight series highlights the course experiences of students in the Incarceration & Health Course taught by Dr. Rebecca J. Shlafer. Other parts of the series include reflections from: Bri Warren, Hannah McNamee, Martha Johnson, and Rachael Mills. following piece is a reflection written by Jeanette Fernandez-Baca about her MCH experiences and what she learned in the course. […]


About the Socio-Ecological Model

The “socio-ecological model” (the Ecology of Human Development) was developed by psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner in the late 1970s, as a way to recognize that individuals affect and are affected by a complex range of social influences and nested environmental interactions. This model recognizes that factors can cross between multiple levels (see the dotted lines separating […]


Student Spotlight Series: How did the UMN Incarceration & Health Class Enhance Rachael Mill’s MCH Experience?

This Student Spotlight series highlights the course experiences of students in the Incarceration & Health Course taught by Dr. Rebecca J. Shlafer. Other parts of the series include reflections from: Bri Warren, Hannah McNamee, Jeanette Fernandez-Baca, and Martha Johnson. The following piece is a reflection written by Rachael Mills about her MCH experiences and what she learned in the course. […]


Resource: Video Training on Children’s Mental Health

The Ramsey County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative worked within the community for a year and half to create a special project. Children’s Mental Health: The Whole Story is a locally-produced, documentary-style training film about children’s mental health and trauma. The film is narrated by a teen with mental illness and uses real stories from families […]


Resource: HRSA 2017 Health Equity Report

Persistent and emerging patterns of health disparities exist throughout the United States at the national, state, and local level.  The Office of Health Equity, a sector of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),  created the 2017 Health Equity Report, which presents a comprehensive assessment of programs aimed to reduce those disparities and promote health equity. The report addresses […]


Resource: Title V Transformation Tools

The MCH Navigator provides maternal and child health professionals competency-based learning and tools to improve the field of Maternal and Child Health.  In order to effectively address the 15 National Performance Measures (NPMs), the MCH Navigator created the Title V Transformation Tools Portal.  The portal encourages professionals to consider evidence and strategies to create change in the […]


Resource: Disparities in the Health and Well-Being of U.S. Children and Youth in Rural Areas Webinar

The health of children and youth in rural areas remains an Maternal and Child Health (MCH) public health concern.  This population faces health disparities, especially within access to healthcare and health outcomes.  The U.S. Maternal & Child Health Bureau (MCHB) released an hour-long webinar training to share the most recent national data on access, health status, and mortality patterns for youth and children in rural […]