Factsheets & Briefs

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Incarceration Resources

Incarcerated women and their children have complex health risks, yet addressing these risks presents new challenges for corrections systems and public health professionals. The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Health has supported the creation of several resources to address the unique health challenges presented with populations dealing with the incarceration system.

-(NEW) Clinical Care Available to Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders in Minnesota Jails–a report by MCH faculty member Dr. Rebecca Shlafer, MCH Program alumna Virginia Pendleton (MPH 2019), and colleagues–provides a summary of results from a statewide survey of correctional health care workers about their facilities’ treatment protocols and the challenges in providing care to pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD). Key findings include: (1) correctional health care providers in county jails are facing considerable challenges in meeting the needs of pregnant women with OUD; and (2) there are numerous barriers to providing reproductive health care and substance use disorder treatment to justice-involved women who are pregnant.

-(NEW) Sexual and Reproductive Health: Comparisons of Minnesota Youth in Public Schools and Juvenile Correctional Facilities summarizes the sexual and reproductive health of all Minnesota youth in 9th and 11th grades who took the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey (MSS) compared to the sample of 217 youth residing in juvenile correctional facilities (JCFs).

-(NEW) Physical, Mental, and Dental Health of Youth in Juvenile Correctional Facilities in Minnesota summarizes information about the health care needs—and how those needs are related to access to health care—for the sample of 217 youth (average age 16 years) residing in juvenile correctional facilities who took the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey.

-Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women Resources contains abstracts and is a supplement to the October 2014 Interdisciplinary Institute on the Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women in Minnesota.

-Incarcerated Women Brief is an executive summary of our Winter 2015 Healthy Generations publication Incarceration and Public Health. You’ll find research, facts, statistics and more in this short brief.

-Incarceration Resources Brief provides videos, publications, policy briefs, and other resources available.

CYSHCN State Profiles

Compiled by MCH students and short-term trainees taking Dr. Zobeida Bonilla’s course PubH 6613: Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Fall 2018). The purpose of this course is to examine the principles, programs, policies, and practices associated with identifying and meeting the needs of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) in the United States.

-Visit the state profiles page

Global MCH Infographics

Students in our Fall 2016 Foundations of Maternal and Child Health Leadership (MCH) (PubH 6630) researched and designed infographics on global MCH topics like C-section rates, teen pregnancy, infant mortality, and more.

-Visit the infographic page

Fact Sheets & Other Resources

-(NEW) Immigration and Birth Outcomes among Latinas in the US: This brief describes how social and cultural norms and practices around pregnancy and motherhood may serve as protective factors for Latinas immigrating to the US. However, these protective factors may erode as Latinas acculturate to American society.

-Why Breastfeed? Access a one-page brief with information about the benefits of breastfeeding for the mother and infant, as well as Healthy People 2020 objectives around increasing the number of infants who are breastfed.

-Human Trafficking Factsheet describes human trafficking definitions, prevalence, risk markers and health.


Our “Quick-Guides” are designed to help savvy health professionals use and take advantage of national observances to promote health messages, programs and policies, especially when using social media.

– Visit the Quick-Guide page to find one- and two-page adolescent health and MCH Quick-Guides for 26 specific national observances.