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Student Spotlight Series: How Did Alexandra Gowdy-Jaehnig Create a Toolkit to Provide Health to Justice Involved Youth?

Alexandra is a UMN second-year MPH Maternal and Child Health student with a minor in Health Equity. Children and adolescent health is her main academic and research interest. She is currently a research assistant on a UMN SPH study, ECHO-TIDES II, which examines the effects of environmental exposures on children’s health and development. About MDH’s […]


Spotlight Series: Batey Relief Alliance (Dominican Republic)

MCH Students Gain International Experience and Broaden Perspectives of Public Health During Time in the Dominican Republic The Batey Relief Alliance is a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization that works to create a safe, productive and self-sufficient environment, through health care, food security, education, disaster relief, and community development programs, for children and their families severely […]


Student Spotlight Series: How is Jeanette Fernandez-Baca Helping to Develop Women’s Health Literacy Curriculum in a Minnesota Correctional Facility?

This Student Spotlight series highlights the course experiences of students in the Incarceration & Health Course taught by Dr. Rebecca J. Shlafer. Other parts of the series include reflections from: Bri Warren, Hannah McNamee, Martha Johnson, and Rachael Mills. following piece is a reflection written by Jeanette Fernandez-Baca about her MCH experiences and what she learned in the course. […]


Student Spotlight Series: How did the UMN Incarceration & Health Class Enhance Rachael Mill’s MCH Experience?

This Student Spotlight series highlights the course experiences of students in the Incarceration & Health Course taught by Dr. Rebecca J. Shlafer. Other parts of the series include reflections from: Bri Warren, Hannah McNamee, Jeanette Fernandez-Baca, and Martha Johnson. The following piece is a reflection written by Rachael Mills about her MCH experiences and what she learned in the course. […]


Resource: Video Training on Children’s Mental Health

The Ramsey County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative worked within the community for a year and half to create a special project. Children’s Mental Health: The Whole Story is a locally-produced, documentary-style training film about children’s mental health and trauma. The film is narrated by a teen with mental illness and uses real stories from families […]


Resource: HRSA 2017 Health Equity Report

Persistent and emerging patterns of health disparities exist throughout the United States at the national, state, and local level.  The Office of Health Equity, a sector of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),  created the 2017 Health Equity Report, which presents a comprehensive assessment of programs aimed to reduce those disparities and promote health equity. The report addresses […]


Resource: Title V Transformation Tools

The MCH Navigator provides maternal and child health professionals competency-based learning and tools to improve the field of Maternal and Child Health.  In order to effectively address the 15 National Performance Measures (NPMs), the MCH Navigator created the Title V Transformation Tools Portal.  The portal encourages professionals to consider evidence and strategies to create change in the […]


Resource: Disparities in the Health and Well-Being of U.S. Children and Youth in Rural Areas Webinar

The health of children and youth in rural areas remains an Maternal and Child Health (MCH) public health concern.  This population faces health disparities, especially within access to healthcare and health outcomes.  The U.S. Maternal & Child Health Bureau (MCHB) released an hour-long webinar training to share the most recent national data on access, health status, and mortality patterns for youth and children in rural […]


Resources: Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea

Recent developments suggest that gonorrhea may be beginning to outsmart the last recommended treatment from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Use these new CDC tools, including a video and local data profiles, to ensure your communities are aware of the emerging threat of drug-resistant gonorrhea. Bookmark CDC’s antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea page where you can find […]


Resources: MN Cancer Resources

The Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System (MCSS) is Minnesota’s statewide, population-based cancer registry. The MCSS systematically collects demographic, diagnostic and treatment information on all Minnesota residents with newly diagnosed cancers. The primary objectives of the Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System are to monitor the occurrence of cancer in Minnesota and describe the risks of developing cancer; inform […]