MCH Student eNewsletter
3. MCH National Student Blog Post: Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Team Building
4. Student Spotlight: How did Rachel Uwimbabazi develop educational materials to improve birth outcomes for an OB program?
MCH student Rachel Uwimbabazi had the opportunity to work with Face2Face through a Community Health Initiative (CHI) position. Face2Face serves youth (ages 11-24 ) of color and of low socioeconomic status who have systematically experienced health disparities. Rachel’s main project was to develop pregnancy and parenting education sessions for youth receiving case management in their OB program.
5. Congratulations to MCH Students
Rachel Uwimbabazi accepted an internship with Blue Cross Blue Shield and will work on the new High Risk Pregnancy Food Rx program
Alyse Haven accepted a position as a COVID-19 vaccine distribution student worker paraprofessional at MDH
The PubH 6630 fall 2020 class updated various sections for the next edition of the MN Women’s Health Report Card (coming soon!). They presented their findings and suggestions to each other, class guests from MDH, and the Center. Thanks to each of them for their hard work, and to RA Laura Villareal and Professor Bonilla for arranging!
Do you have something to celebrate? Do you want to help us congratulate another MCH student? Are you doing COVID-related work or research? Tell us about it so we can share!
6. MPHA Policy Forum Series: “Environmental Health: Is There Justice For All… In The Places We Live?”
Friday, January 15, 2021 | 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM CST
Making sure that there is a fair distribution of the environmental resources needed for good health takes planning. Panelists will consider environmental health topics related to waste treatment and landfill properties, road and bicycle routes, and green space. Do people have equitable distribution of these resources? Co-sponsored by the Center.
MCH in the News
7. Release of USDA, HHS Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025
8. Rachel Hardeman named to the TCB 100 People to Know by 2021
Associate Professor Dr. Rachel Hardeman was named one of Twin Cities Business' (TCB) Top 100 People To Know by 2021. In the new year, she plans to establish a new center for anti-racist research in health care, with the goal of developing evidence-based methods for measuring the impact of racism on health outcomes.
9. Rachel Hardeman Named to Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN Board of Directors
MCH Competency Corner
10. Competency #5: Communication
Communication is the verbal, nonverbal, and written sharing of information. Health communication is vital for influencing behavior that can lead to improved health. MCH students and professionals should be able to demonstrate working knowledge of all communication modalities and ways to overcome challenges, such as literacy levels, disability, cultural meanings, language differences, professional terms, and acronyms.
11. Pro Tip: New Years Networking
Networking is a great way to learn about job opportunities, increase your interviewing confidence, obtain job search advice, gather pertinent industry information, and so much more. Why not kick off the new year with new (or old) connections through networking? Here are 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Strengthen Your Network:
Connect with your current network
Make a list of new people
Use social media to the fullest
Attend a networking event
Always follow up
To learn more about this topic follow these links:
Questions about this Career Tip? Contact Natalie in the SPH Careers Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. Adolescent Health and Primary Care Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity
13. Summer 2021 Title V MCH Internship Program
In summer 2021, the National Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Workforce Development Center will support at least 12 teams of MCH students to participate in internships in state and territorial Title V programs. Students will receive opportunities to work on MCH-related projects, network with MCH leaders and students, and receive training in systems, leadership, and team-building. Applications are being accepted beginning today, January 6, 2021.-Learn more
14. Yale Child Study Center Hiring Two Positions
15. MCHB Summer 2021 Internship
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration is hiring interns for the Summer 2021 Internship program. The program accepts applications from highly motivated graduate students in good standing at schools of public health or other health-related training programs in the US. Applications for the Summer 2021 Internship are due on January 25, 2021.-Learn more
16. AMCHP Policy Internship
The Association of MCH Programs (AMCHP) is looking to bring on a talented part-time intern to support their policy team for Winter/Spring 2021. The intern will assume responsibility for a wide range of projects and functions, requiring professionalism and task orientation. AMCHP offers a 100% virtual work/telework environment while our nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.
17. SPH Winter Crafternoon
Join the SPH Student Senate J-Term Crafting Series to connect with students and relax over winter break through decorating candles! Check out the list of essentials you may need and please reach out to the Senate if you need financial assistance to participate in the crafting series at email@example.com.
18. EpiCH Event: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Book Discussion
20. Coursera for UMN
21. Gender Policy Report: Minnesota's Native Communities Deserve Investments in Prenatal Care
22. Cervical Health Awareness Month
More than 13,000 women in the US are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening. HPV vaccines can help prevent infection from both high risk HPV types that can lead to cervical cancer and low risk types that cause genital warts. The CDC recommends all boys and girls get the HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12 as the vaccine produces a stronger immune response when taken during the preteen years.
23. Birth Defects Prevention Month
The theme for this year’s birth defects prevention month is “Best For You. Best For Baby.” Not all birth defects can be prevented. But individuals can increase their chances of having a healthy baby by doing what they can to be their healthiest self both before and during pregnancy.-Learn more
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.
You are receiving this message because you are subscribed to the UMN SPH MCH listserv.
Copyright © 2020 The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal & Child Public Health - University of Minnesota.
All rights reserved.