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Strong Foundations: Minnesota’s Birth to Three Institute for Healthy Development

The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health, the Center for Early Education and Development, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Education are excited to sponsor Strong Foundations: Minnesota’s Birth to Three Institute for Healthy Development. The purpose of this institute is […]

Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait

The March of Dimes has initiated a new project called Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait (HBWW). This public health campaign strives to prevent factors related to preterm birth, including social, medical and biological influences. Children born prematurely are more likely to have vision and hearing problems, lasting physical and mental disabilities, and learning delays […]

NCS Speakers’ Series Feeding Young Children: The Good, the Bad and the Picky

The National Children’s Study Speaker Series is sponsored by the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health and the National Children’s Study – Ramsey County Location. On January 11, 2012, the series offered a talk on “Feeding Young Children: The Good, the Bad and the Picky” by Jamie Stang, PhD, MPH, RD, […]

Public Health Symposium – May 2011

The Center for Leadership in Maternal and Child Public Health, in partnership with the Center for Excellence in Children’s Mental Health, the Human Capital Research Collaborative and the Minnesota Community Foundation Project for Babies, is pleased to announce the 2011 Public Health Symposium on Promoting Early Childhood Mental Health:  Translating the science of early experiences […]

Edward Ehlinger appointed Health Commissioner

More news in the good-for-Minnesotans (and GREAT for MCH) category… Edward Ehlinger — former medical director at the University of Minnesota’s Boynton Medical Center and adjunct faculty at the School of Public Health — was recently appointed Commissioner of Health by Governor Mark Dayton. Ehlinger is a stalwart proponent of public health, one who regularly […]

World AIDS Day 2010

Today is World AIDS Day 2010 and the U.S. is joining more than 200 countries around the globe to call attention to the worldwide epidemic. Roughly 33 million people are estimated to be living with HIV or AIDS around the globe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 56,300 new HIV cases […]

Is Inequality Making Us Sick? Unnatural Causes – Free screening at UMN April 29, 2010

FACT: The average U.S. life expectancy, at 78.2 years, remains far below that of other developed nations. FACT: Even after adjusting for behaviors and access to health care, middle-class Americans live an average of three fewer years than their upper-class counterparts. FACT: African Americans, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders have consistently poorer health outcomes than […]

“Unhealthy Influences” this Friday

This Friday, November 13, marks the first in our 2009 series of public health forums sponsored by the Minnesota Public Health Association. Friday morning’s discussion, focusing on “Unhealthy Influences: The Impact of Advertising on the Health of Children,” will be moderated by Dean John Finnegan, the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, and include […]