In May 2017 Dr. Wendy Hellerstedt, MCH Graduate Program Director, was featured in the School of Public Health’s 90-second podcast about what women need to know about staying healthy. Read a partial transcript here.
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 […]
The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI), a collaborative effort between health professional societies and consumer organizations that are experts in women’s health, recently released the 34-page Abridged Report, Recommendations for Preventive Services for Women. Presented by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), it was submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, […]
Together with country partners, international organizations and non-governmental organizations from around the globe, USAID is working to end preventable child and maternal deaths within our generation, in support of the global movement Every Woman Every Child. USAID’s Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths report details the U.S. Government’s commitment to this […]
Recent graduate Love Odetola (MPH 2016) is passionate about eliminating inequities in maternal and child health (MCH). In this Student Spotlight, Odetola–who won the 2016 President’s Student Leadership and Service Award for her local and international leadership and philanthropic work–discusses her pathway to the UMN’s MCH Program and her work with the World Health Organization (WHO). In […]
Created through a collaboration with the Minnesota Prison Doula Project, this guide can help pregnant incarcerated women understand what to expect during their pregnancy, labor and birth; how to advocate for themselves; self-care; what to expect after the birth; and more. For more information on this topic, visit our Incarceration Resources page. Read on ISSUU. […]
The Cross-Center Collaboration on the Health of Justice-Involved Women and Children (JIWC) is a group of formerly or currently HRSA-funded faculty, staff and students working on research, policy, training issues and topics at the intersection of incarceration and MCH. Much of the below list is also available in a 2-page PDF format. VIDEO In partnership with the Extension Children, Youth […]
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, […]
The goal of the Well-Woman Project is to help women use their own words to describe the factors that affect their ability to be healthy and to use “well-woman care” (care when they are not sick). Stories describing women’s thoughts and experiences can give us powerful insights about women’s health and all of the complex factors that […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has compiled a list of national women’s health observances, holidays and other special times of year. Want to know more about National Family Caregivers Month, American Diabetes Month or World AIDS Day? This list contains information available for these and many more observances.
The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare’s online modules are self-directed learning opportunities for child welfare professionals, foster parents, advocates, and others interested in the topics. They were developed in order to present the child welfare practice-relevant findings of research undertaken by faculty and staff at the School of Social Work as well as […]
Check out these great sessions from this year’s 11th Annual Women’s Health Research Conference: Updates on Women’s Cancer Research held on Monday, September 29, 2014. This event was co-sponsored by the Deborah E. Powell Center for Women’s Health and the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health. Click here for more information about the conference. Welcome and […]
The National MCH Workforce Development Center has released a new report assessing Title V workforce needs specific to health transformation and the four key focus areas of the Center: Access to Care, Quality Improvement, Systems Integration, and Change Management. A variety of data sources were used to inform this report, including AMCHP member surveys, MCH Block Grant […]
This continuing education program focuses on the improvement of maternal and infant health through the delivery of risk-appropriate high-quality nutrition services. It is designed for dietitians, nutritionists, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians and public health professionals who serve preconceptual, pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women. The registration fee includes program sessions, materials, […]
October 20, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. University of Minnesota, Saint Paul Campus, Continuing Education and Conference Center 1890 Buford Avenue St. Paul, MN 55108 The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health will host an institute that will: Delineate the major reproductive health issues of incarcerated women. Identify best practices and policies […]