With Gratitude

This Report Card would not be possible without the significant time, talent and efforts of the Center’s Laura V. Villarreal (MPH ’21).

We also wish to acknowledge Dr. Zobeida Bonilla, Dr. Jamie Stang and Sara Benning for their assistance. Thank you to the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Center for Health Statistics, Child and Family Health Division, and Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Division–and specifically Katie Linde and Alina Kraynak–for their contributions. Thanks to Dr. Ruby Nguyen for initiating the creation of this Report Card, and to Yetunde Akingbemi, Asha Hassan, Elizabeth Stanczyk, and Dr. Richard Maclehose for early efforts on this project. Additionally, we want to thank the students in the 2019 and 2020 PubH 6630 course for their major contributions to the development of the 2020 MN-WHRC. 

We want to congratulate the North Carolina (NC) team spearheaded by the Center for Women’s Health Research (CWHR) who have been reporting on the health status of NC’s women for several years. Their report cards and corresponding website inspired us to do the same for our state. Thank you.

Student Contributions

Demographics: Alyssa Scott, Ashley Starr Gustner, Madigan Knuth, Mai Vue, Kaitlyn Traub

Barriers to Health: Ananda Vigneswari A, Aleksey Mason-Bradach, Delaine Anderson, Hillary Hercules, Takayla Lightfield, Taylor Lees

Preventative Health: Brandi Haar, Cassandra Edlund, Lauren McPherson, Madeline Weinkauf, Rachel Uwimbabazi

Cancer: Abigail Fink, Alyse L Haven, Benjamin Ose, Claire Huber, Lexie Adams

Chronic Disease: Courtney J. Kutzler, Tessa Cremer, Suness Hall

Perinatal and Reproductive Health: Alexis Chavez, Audra Gaikowski, Elizabeth Hart, Favi Ramirez, Jason Fredrick, Myo Myo Aye, O. A. Sullivan, Rebecca L Lindholm, Shay Gingras, Shea C McGrath

Mental Health and Substance Use: Brenna Jarvis, Claire Newby, Emily Leyrer, Emily Reimer, Genelle Monger, Paige J. Erickson, Krystal Klicka, Zoe Kusinitz

Community and Environmental Health: Achiri Fon-Achu, Nicollette Moore, Shana Tang, Stephanie Van Dyke

About the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health

For six decades, the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health has worked to improve the health status of MN’s women, children, adolescents and their families. The Center’s work is rooted in principles of social justice and focuses on skills development through continuing professional education, consultation and technical assistance to community-based organizations and public health and social service agencies. Students pursuing our Master’s degree in Public Health receive training that focuses on public health skills development and maternal and child health (MCH) content.

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The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T16MC0005-64-00  for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health in the amount of $1,750,000. This information or content and conclusions of our outreach products are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.