MCH Student eNewsletter
1. Celebrating the Center’s 65th Year of Funding!
Congratulations to the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health for reaching its 65th year of funding! The Center is one of thirteen Centers of Excellence in MCH in Education, Science and Practice, and one of the longest funded.
2. First Maternal and Child Health Interest Group Meeting and Announcing New Executive Board!
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM CST
The Maternal and Child Health Interest Group is a by-students, for-students group to discuss current MCH topics and issues. All students of any degree, program or background are welcome to join!
We are also excited to introduce our new executive board, consisting of the following MCH students:
Nicollette Moore, Logistics
Taylor Lees, Events
Bridget Lasswell, Marketing
Delaine Anderson, Recruitment
Alyse Haven, Center Liaison
Emily Reimer, Center Liaison
Laura Villareal, Center Liaison
If interested in joining the MCHIG as a general member, please email email@example.com.
Follow the MCHIG on Instagram @ sph_mchig.
3. Student Spotlight: How did Sam Stern Address Physical and Mental Health Care in Workplace Settings?
Sam's deployment with the Minnesota Health Action Group allowed him to work on the Mental Health Guiding Coalition, which focuses on addressing gaps in mental health in the workplace.
4. National MCH Blog: New Post and Editor!
Alexis is an online MCH student who has joined the Center team as editor of the MCH Trainee Blog! As an editor, Alexis will help guest authors showcase their research and practice skills.
This month's blog post features Vanessa Rivero, a Graduate student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Vanessa writes about her experience with self-reflection and the importance of self-awareness in the MCH field.
5. MCH Qualitative Mini-Lab Presents: The Learning Lab
Friday, October 16, 2020 | 1:30 PM CST
The Learning Lab is dedicated to introducing MCH students and practitioners to the principles of qualitative data collection techniques. Join speaker Junia N. De Brito to learn more about qualitative research techniques and methods in this first event. This session is the first of three sessions scheduled this fall.
MCH Competency Corner
6. Competency #2: Self-Reflection
Every month we’ll send you information on MCH Navigator training organized around the 12 MCH Leadership Competencies. Each competency sits within one of three larger foci areas: self, others, and the community. This month we will focus on Competency #2: Self-Reflection.
Self-reflection is the process of assessing the impact of personal values, beliefs, communication styles, cultural influences, and experiences on one’s personal and professional leadership style.
7. Family Planning and Reproductive Strategic Communications and Outreach Intern
The Family Planning and Reproductive Health Strategic Communications Intern will support the Bureau for Global Health’s (GH) Office of Population and Reproductive Health. They will have the opportunity to work alongside USAID’s leading technical experts as well as engage with external partners and stakeholders to promote the Agency’s family planning and reproductive health programming and partnerships.
8. Public Health Review is Hiring Editors!
9. Money Talks: Leveraging the Power of Business and Philanthropy in Pursuit of Racial Justice
Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 11:00 AM CST
As part of the College of Liberal Arts’ “What’s Next?” series, this event brings together three panelists to discuss the role that businesses play in answering calls for racial justice and how they should support the dismantling of systemic and institutional racism.
10. EpiCH Webinars
The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health will host regularly-scheduled webinars from faculty and experts in the field.
Racism as a Public Health Issues: A Legislator’s Perspective | Ruth Richardson
Friday, October 9, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CST
Transmission Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2: Model Inference and Projection | Jeff Shaman
Friday, October 23, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CST
Quantitative Methods for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in Public Health | Miguel Mariano
Friday, October 30, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CST
11. Indigenous Culture Week: Indigenous People’s Day
Monday, October 12, 2020 | 2:00 PM CST
U of MN’s Circle of Indigenous Nations kicks off Indigenous Culture Week on Monday with celebration speakers, songs and stories.
Monday: Indigenous People’s Day; Tuesday: Art & Film Day; Wednesday: Global Perspectives Day; Thursday: Social Justice Day; Friday: Connection & Comedy Day
12. Gender Equity and Media Discussion Group
Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST
Open to all U of MN staff and students, this group reads, listens to or watches short selections of different media.
13. Health Equity Work Group Fall General Meeting
Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 9:00 - 10:15 AM CST
The Health Equity Work Group has the pleasure of hosting Department of Sociology Associate Professor Michelle Phelps and Department of Sociology PhD student Chris Robertson to discuss their research on the limits of 21st century policing reform.
14. Feminist Friday: Indigenous Feminist Futurism ft. Sammie Ardito Rivera
Friday, October 16, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Join local activist Sammie Ardito Rivera for a facilitated conversation on Indigenous feminist futurism and building a relationship to land.
15. Aurora Center
16. Register to Vote!
17. Immigration Response Team
The U of MN's Immigration Response Team (IRT) supports individuals and those affected by immigration policy changes and provides information to the UMN community. You can join the IRT’s email group to stay up to date about immigration policies, news and events. Get email updates by clicking "Sign Up Now" on the home page.
19. Adapting and Innovating to Promote Mental Health and Emotional Well-being of Young People of Color
The Steve Fund Crisis Response Task Force has released commentary and recommendations for higher education institutions and employers on promoting the health and well-being of their students of color.
20. Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This month is dedicated towards bringing advocates together from across the nation to bring awareness to and end domestic violence. The UMN Aurora Center has resources for those looking for help, support and education regarding domestic violence.
The aims of the Center include providing continuing professional education in maternal and child health (MCH) and support for students in online and in-person MCH graduate programs at the University of Minnesota. Center and MCH Program faculty are involved in research and training in infant and child health, adolescent health, family health, health disparities, reproductive health, and women's health.
The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T76MC00005 for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health in the amount of $1,725,000. This information or content and conclusions of our outreach products are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
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