MCH Student eNewsletter
1. Did You Help with the MN Women’s Health Report Card? Let Us Know!
2. Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity
To combat racism and enact lasting change, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota donated $5 million to the UMN School of Public Health (SPH) to establish the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity. Associate Professor Dr. Rachel Hardeman created the vision for the center and will serve as its founding director. Congratulations, Dr. Hardeman!
4. New Social Ecological Model for Mental Health and Well-Being
The Center is proud to present a new socio-ecological model on mental health and well-being (PDF). This visual illustration reflects what is known from the research about the individual, family, organization, community, societal, and other factors that positively or negatively influence individual mental health and well-being.This socio-ecological model was created through a partnership between the Center, UMN Extension Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC), UMN Office of Human Resources, and the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Child and Family Health Division.
5. National MCH Trainee Blog: Competency 11–Working with Communities
6. MPHA Policy Forum Series | Environmental Health: Is There Justice For All?
Friday, March 5, 2021 | 7:45 - 9:30 AM CST
The Minnesota Public Health Association invites you to join in an engaging discussion about environmental health for our vulnerable populations. The featured panelist is Sharon Day, Executive Director of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force. Co-sponsored by the Center for MCH.
8. MCH Alumni Job Panel
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM CST
OnlineThe Maternal and Child Health Interest Group is excited to invite you to the spring MCH Alumni Job Panel! The 90 minute Zoom webinar will feature MCH alumni Sierra Hill, Mi Lee, Abhismitha Ramesh, and Kaying Vang-Lor, who will speak about their experiences post-graduation along with a Q&A. Please click this link to join the webinar (passcode: N2SaDu) or join by telephone: 651-372-8299 (webinar ID: 960 8042 1511 | passcode: 725441). More details to come. Co-sponsored by the Center for MCH.
The MCHIG has also created a Slack space to connect and share events/resources informally. Please consider joining!
9. 2021 Health Disparities Roundtable–Disparities in COVID-19: Social Justice, Policy, and Ethical Considerations in Vaccinating the US Population
Friday, April 16, 2021 | 9:00 - 10:30 AM CST
The Health Equity Work Group is pleased to host Dr. Rachel Hardeman, Dr. Michael Osterholm and Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones for the 2021 Health Disparities Roundtable. They will discuss social justice, policy and ethical considerations in the context of COVID-19. This event is co-hosted by the Center.
MCH in the News
10. Culture in Medicine
Associate Professor Dr. Zobeida Bonilla gave a talk with three other speakers on Minority Populations in Minneapolis on February 17, 2021 as part of the UMN's Gold Humanism Honor Society Culture in Medicine Seminar Series. She discusses Latina MCH, specifically around birth outcomes.
11. Jaime Slaughter-Acey Weighs in on Spring Break Travel
MCH Competency Corner
12. MCH Competency 7: Cultural Competency
Cultural competency skills focus on understanding and responding to diverse needs, assessing organizational cultural diversity and competence, assessing effects of policies and programs on different populations, and taking action to support a diverse public health workforce.–Practice using the Competencies with the MCH Navigator
14. Job Opening: CEARCH Assistant Director (Research Project Specialist 3)
The UMN - Twin Cities is seeking an Assistant Director (Research Project Specialist 3) in the Office of Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) within the Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI). The CTSI at the UMN, established in 2011, exists to accelerate discoveries toward better health by improving the way clinical and translational research is conducted.
15. 2021 Public Health Institute
The Summer Public Health Institute offers courses for students and practicing professionals in public health and related fields. Participants can build or expand their professional expertise, learn best practices, broaden career options, network with other professionals, or explore a new area of interest.
16. Research Day
Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM CST
School of Public Health Research Day is an annual event that provides our faculty and students an opportunity to showcase their research activities, integrative learning projects, or applied practice experiences with the University community.
17. First Fridays Coffee Break
Friday, March 5, 2021 | 4:00 - 4:30 PM CST
Take a coffee break with the Community Indicators Consortium on the first Friday of each month as they feature the latest research projects, data tools, and developments in the practice and effective use of community indicators to improve health and well-being.
19. Celebrating the UMN 2020 Community-Engaged Scholars: Featuring Dr. Ruby Nguyen
Monday, March 15, 2021 | 12:00 PM CST
Spend a virtual lunch hour in celebration with the recipients of the 2020 Community-Engaged Scholar Awards and learn firsthand about groundbreaking UMN scholarship that has advanced the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and the environment throughout Minnesota and beyond.
20. Virtual Gathering: Groundbreakers–Featuring Three Visionary Women
21. Webpage: Avenues to Black History by the UMN Libraries
The UMN Libraries want to help you investigate Black history every month, not just in February. This resource discusses how we can explore primary source materials and special collections available through the libraries to learn more about African American history.
22. Recording: Advocacy in Public Health–Closing Inequities for Latine/x Community through Policy and Research
On February 12, 2021 Associate Professor Dr. Zobeida Bonilla facilitated a discussion with Rosa Tock (Executive Director, MN Council on Latino Affairs) and Rodolfo Gutierrez (Executive Director, Hispanic Advocacy through Community Empowerment and Research).–Watch the recording
24. UMN Service: The Student Parent HELP Center
25. National Nutrition Month
During March, we’re celebrating National Nutrition Month®, which is an annual nutrition education and information campaign sponsored by the Academy. It focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month® is Personalize Your Plate, which supports the philosophy that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes! Sign up for free nutrition check ups with SNAC at Boynton Health to receive practical, accurate information to help you eat healthy—even on a budget!
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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