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December 2007 – Disaster Mental Health

  • From Conflict to the US: Refugee Mental Health
  • Waite House: We Are Family
  • Sow the Seeds: Co-ops, Shoppers, and Community Unite to Assist Farmers
  • Public Health and the Media: An Uneasy Partnership During Disasters
  • The Cost of Caring: Healers’ Healing and Resiliency in the Aftermath of Disaster
  • The Return to Work Post-Disaster: What Can Employers do to Support Employees?
  • Virtual Disaster Exposure and Children’s Mental Health
  • Children and the Media: What Happens When Disasters Unfold in Our Homes?
  • Anticipating the Unthinkable: Emergency Preparedness Online Training

April 2007 – War and Public Health

  • Effects of War on Children’s Mental Health
  • Gender-based Violence During Military Conflict
  • Coming Home From War: The Challenges for Service Members and Their Families
  • Reproductive Health and War
  • The Long-lasting Impact of War on the Environment
  • New Neighbors/Hidden Scars Program of the Center for Victims of Torture

February 2007 – American Indian Health

  • Disparity and Dispossession, Hope and Healing: Health in American Indian Communities
  • Historical Trauma: American Indians Recovering from Abuses of the Past
  • The Challenge of Infant Mortality
  • Health Research in American Indian Communities
  • Indian Parents Program Helps Raise a New Generation
  • Understanding Infant Deaths: The Aberdeen Area Perinatal Infant Mortality Review Committee

October 2006 – Oral Health

  • Can Improving Maternal Oral Health Reduce Preterm Birth?*
  • Changing Policies, Improving Dental Health: Reducing Soft Drink Sales at School
  • Low Income Children Have Difficulty Accessing Dental Care
  • Minnesota Head Start Takes Action for Oral Health
  • Bringing Smiles to Children in St. Paul and Ramsey County

*Updated article on periodontal disease and preterm birth from November 2, 2006 NEJM


June 2005 – School Environment and Health

  • The School Environment and Health: Public Health Challenges and Achievements
    Jeanne Rogge Steele, PhD
  • Bullying in Schools: Definition, Prevalence, and Prevention Strategies
    Marla Eisenberg, ScD, MPH and Elizabeth Ralston, BA
  • Relational Aggression: Girls Can be Mean, Too
  • The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
  • Division of Epidemiology and Community Health Faculty: Developing School-Based Interventions to Create Better World for Youth
  • Working in Schools: Insight and Advice from Veteran Researchers
    Konopka Institute Launches Minnesota Youth Community Learning Initiative
  • The Narrow Focus of No Child Left Behind: No Focus on Special Education or Health
    Minnesota State Senator Steve Kelley
  • North Dakota Contemplates How to Measure Height and Weight in Schools
  • Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities
  • Working with the Legislature to Promote Teen Sexual Health

February 2005 – Immigrant and Refugee Health

  • The “Healthy Migrant” Effect
    Katherine Fennelly, PhD
  • Healing by Heart
    Kathleen A. Culhane-Pera, MD, MA, Dorothy E. Vawter, PhD, Phua Xiong, MD, Barbara Babbitt, BSN, RN, MA, Mary Solberg, PhD, MSW
  • Impact of Welfare Reform on Immigrants
    Audrey Singer, PhD
  • Will Minnesota Continue to be a National Leader in Health Care for Low-Income Pregnant Immigrant Women?
    Kathleen McDonough, JD
  • Recommendations from the Minnesota Commissioners’ Task Force on Immigrant Health
    Patricia Ohmans, MPH
  • UMOS Inc. Hispanic and Migrant Cultural Competence
    Mary Ann Borman, PhD

October 2004 – Mental Health of CYSHCN

  • Integrating Public Health, Mental Health and Special Education Perspectives to Address the Mental Helath Needs of CYSHCN
    Glenace E. Edwall, PsyD, LP, Cindy Shevlin-Woodcock, MA and Sarah Thorson, BSW
  • Risk and Protective Factors for Mental Health Problems Among CYSHCN
    Joän M. Patterson, PhD, LP
  • Seamless Mental Health Services in a School Setting
    Michael Quesnell, PhD
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative Within Minnesota Head Start
    Catherine Wright, MS and Ann W. Garwick, RN, PhD, LP
  • The Minnesota Individual Interagency Intervention Plan (IIIP)
    John Hurley, MHA and Barbara Leonard, RN, PhD, FAAN


June 2004 – Family Planning

  • Pregnancy Intention: Why do we measure it and can we measure it?
    Wendy Hellerstedt, MPH, PhD
  • Family Planning and Environmental Health: Six Billion and Counting
    Liz Radel and Wendy Hellerstedt, MPH, PhD
  • The Dynamics of Contraceptive Vigilance
    Carolyne Swain, MS and Cathleen Conway-Johnson, PhD
  • Family Planning: The Policies and Politics
    Amy K. Brugh, MPH
  • Planned Parenthood of Wicsconsin and City of Milwaukee Health Department Collaboration Benefits City’s Underserved
    RoseMary Oliveira

February 2004 – Children’s Environmental Health

  • Children’s Special Vulnerability to Environmental Health Risks
    Amy Lockheart
  • Children Living in a Perilous Environment
    William Toscano, Jr., PhD
  • Preventing Pollution Protects Children
    Kathleen Schuler, MPH
  • Keeping Children Safe from Toxic Substances
    Marjorie Vigoren, BS

May 2003 – Childhood Poverty

  • The Impact of Childhood Poverty on Health and Development
    Charles Oberg, M.D., MPH
  • How is Poverty Defined in America? Diane Benjamin, MPH
  • Childhood Poverty: Pathways and Programs
    Arturo Sesma, Jr., Ph.D.
  • Who Will Care for the Kids? Child Poverty on the Great Plains
    Kerstin Gorham, MA
  • How are the Children? Five Action Areas to Promote Healthy Communities
    Luanne Nyberg, MPA
  • Baby Steps: Helping Children in Poverty Get Off to a Strong Start
    Barbara Huus, MS, BSN


February 2003 – Childhood Asthma

  • The Epidemiology of Asthma Among Children in the U.S.
    Joãn Patterson, Ph.D.
  • Risk and Protective Factors Associated for Childhood Asthma
    Paul Kubic, M.D.
  • Children with Asthma and Welfare Reform
    Deborah Schlick
  • Health Policy and Pediatric Asthma in Minnesota
    Gail Brottman, M.D.
  • Working Together: Schools, Clinics, and Families Help Control Kids’ Asthma
    Stephanie Bisson Belseth, RN, MAN, LSN, CPNP
  • Institute of Medicine Report on Environmental Exposures Associated with Asthma
  • Minnesota Targets Inner-City Asthma
  • News from MDH on Implementation of the Asthma State Plan

September 2002 – Physical Inactivity

  • The Epidemiology of Physical Activity Among Americans
    Jamie Stang, Ph.D., MPH, RD
  • Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Physical Activity
    Nancy E. Sherwood, PhD
  • Physical Inactivity, Land Use Patterns, and Public Policy
    Kathryn H. Schmitz, Ph.D., MPH
  • “Partners in Health” – Promoting Physical Activity with Pedometers. Does it Work?
    Rebecca Lindberg, MPH, RD, LD
  • Successful Minnesota Programs Increase Physical Activity
  • Research on Girls & Women in Sport
  • News from MDH on Physical Activity Promotion


May 2002 – Adolescent Pregnancy and Prevention

  • Health and Environmental Risks Associated with Early Childbearing
    Wendy Hellerstedt, MPH, Ph.D.
  • Beyond Disparities: Nurturing Our Young People
    Michael D. Resnick, Ph.D.
  • Aligning Reproductive Health Policies with Reality and Research
    Nancy Nelson
  • “Partners in Health” – What’s Up?
    Wendy Hellerstedt, MPH, Ph.D.

January 2002 – Mental Health

  • Depression and Suicide: Treatable and Preventable Community Mental Health Indicators
    Candy Kragthorpe, MSW, LGSW
  • Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Children’s Mental Health
    Joän M. Patterson, Ph.D.
  • The Importance of Promoting Mental Health in Early Childhood
    Amy R. Susman-Stillman, Ph.D.
  • Good Mental Health Care Evolves from Good Public Policies
    Joan Sykora, Ph.D.
  • Health Realization: The Vehicle That Brings You to the Heart of Your Community
    Alice L. Poulter