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Guest post: Nicole Steffens on AMCHP

First year MCH student Nicole Steffens tells us about her experience at AMCHP this year: Adolescent health and public health frameworks, such as the life course model, framed the majority of my experience at AMCHP this year. On Saturday, the Preconception Health Symposium covered various states’ strategies of introducing a preconception framework into state health […]

Public health in Alaska: some thoughts

Greetings, MCH readers! Laura Andersen here, a master’s student at the University of Minnesota’s Maternal and Child Health program. I’m writing you from Alaska, where I am currently about halfway through one of the most interesting internships I’ve ever held – at the State of Alaska’s Section of Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health. Alaska is […]

In the news: local MCH outreach

Clarence Jones, a MCH graduate student and director of community outreach at Southside Community Health Services, recently took part in a forum on minority health sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Program in Health Disparities Research. As Jones noted, the need for organ donation among minorities is high. Certain diseases that can cause organ failure […]

MCH Leadership Competencies

Earlier this summer, the MCH Leadership Competencies Workgroup announced the release of Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies, version 3.0. As you explore the materials available in this document you will find useful tools, resources and frameworks–including a definition of MCH Leadership, a conceptual framework for how MCH Leaders develop, and a list of the […]

CYFHealth Listserv

The Children, Youth and Family Health Listserv shares resources and enhances networks among multidisciplinary professionals who work to improve the health and well-being of children, adolescents, families, and communities. To sign up for this list, send a message to: Leave the subject line blank. In the body of the text write: sub cyfhealth YOUR […]