Healthy Generations Issue:

Summer 2016–MCH Professionals Making a Difference in Government, Health Care Services, Research, Policy, and Academia

What’s Inside:

What is MCH?

Alumni Working in Federal and State Government

Debra Waldron–Ensuring Services to Address the Needs of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Traci Mouw–Helping Hungry Kids: Combating Food Insecurity Through Policy

Michelle Dynes–Global Public Health: Improving Communities of Women and Children

Karen Kun–Enhancing Global Health and Women’s Health through Evaluation Research

Annie Fedorowicz–Protecting the Public’s Health through Immunization

Alumni Working in Health Care Services and Education

Mark Bergeron–Reducing Minnesota’s Preterm Births: Big Goals for the Smallest Babies

Julia P. Joseph-Di Caprio–Leadership in Health Systems: The Necessity of Diversity

Amy Gilbert–Inspired by Patient Pathways to Promote a Lifetime of Health and Wellness

Jeffrey Wigren–Consumer-driven Care: Understanding the Individual to Treat Illness and Promote Wellness

Charles N. Oberg–Lucky

Alumni Working in Research and Evaluation

Nora Johnson–Prevention Research with Individuals to Strengthen Communities

Gillian Lawrence–Transforming the Quality and Use of Data through Research Management and Information Visualization

Andrea Mayfield–Advancing Public Health through High Quality, Usable Data

Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn–Connecting Public Health and Public Policy: Providing Sustainable, Systems-level Solutions

Alumni Working in Policy

Amy Bush Stevens–Using Research Skills to Translate Data into Policy in Ohio

Michelle Strangis–Using Partnerships to Build Capacity: Changing Cultural Norms and Policies in Minnesota and Abroad

Lauren Gilchrist–Addressing Big Problems Through Policy: The View from the Minnesota Governor’s Office

Alumni Working in Academia

Laura Duckett–Creating Institutional Change: Breastfeeding Advocacy, Research, and Policies

Scott Harpin–Integrating Nursing and Public Health to Serve Vulnerable Youth

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