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Healthy Homes: Lead Poisoning

Keeping the home healthy: an environmental health issue. But should it also be a concern for MCH? Where children spend time eating, drinking, playing, doing homework and sleeping, should the MCH field focus on how living spaces may influence health? Many of the hazards that affect a child’s life course may originate in the home […]

MCH Call to Action: Child Abuse

Child abuse and maltreatment is a silent and hidden morbidity and mortality issue today. A new report has shed light on this taboo subject, the dramatic statistics we have compared to other countries and the difference domestically between states. Currently, the child maltreatment death rate is 11 times higher than Italy’s and 3 times higher […]

New resource on childhood mental health

The National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health has issued a new reference for public health professionals who work in childhood mental health. Free to download here, “A Public Health Approach to Children’s Mental Health”  offers a comprehensive public health approach to children’s mental health. The guide links environmental supports, services, and interventions across […]

*NEW* Healthy Generations: Early Childhood Mental Health

Hot off the presses! The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota is very pleased to announce the release of the winter 2010 issue of Healthy Generations.  Each Healthy Generations focuses on a significant MCH topic and includes articles written by leaders in the field. The […]