This Report Card would not be possible without the significant time, talent and efforts of the Center’s Afi (Delali) Degbey (MPH ’19).
We also wish to acknowledge Elizabeth Stanczyk, 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 and Dr. Richard Maclehose for early efforts on this project.
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.
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.
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 T76MC00005-59-00 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.