MCH Student eNewsletter
2. Student Spotlight: Meet Your Center RAs!
This month’s spotlight features our three Center RAs: Emily Reimer, Laura Villarreal and Alyse Haven. Read their spotlight to learn about their time working with the Center and how their roles and lives have adjusted to COVID-19. Thank you RAs for your hard work!
3. New MCH Blog Post: Ethics
4. MPHA Policy Forum Series: “Environmental Health: Is There Justice for All?”
Friday, December 4, 2020 | 7:45 - 9:30 AM CST
This MPHA forum's panelists and participants will address the equal distribution of MN's water resources. Is there equal access to clean water? Where is the greatest impact of water pollution felt? This event is co-sponsored by the Center.
7. Save the Date: UMN Women’s Health Research Conference
Tuesday, January 26, 2020 | 2:00 - 4:30 PM CST
OnlineThe Women’s Health Research Conference features presentations, panels and poster sessions on women’s health research, drawing interdisciplinary researchers, healthcare providers, students and public health professionals for a day of learning and networking. This year’s theme is “Stigma, Racism and Women’s Health” and features Center faculty member Dr. Rachel Hardeman. This virtual event is co-sponsored by the Center. Registration information coming soon.
MCH in the News
8. Health In All Matters Podcast: Race and Incarceration
Some believe the “cradle-to-prison pipeline” for black men is a forgone conclusion; others push back. What’s undeniable is that going to prison has a devastating impact on the health of individuals and their families. This episode explores how to change the incarceration trajectory for Black youth and increase opportunities for health. This episode features Center faculty member Dr. Rebecca Shlafer.
MCH Competency Corner
9. Competency #4: Critical Thinking
Complex challenges faced by MCH populations and the systems that serve them necessitate critical thinking. Critical thinking is the ability to identify an issue or problem, frame it as a specific question, consider it from multiple perspectives, evaluate relevant information and develop a reasoned resolution.
10. Pro Tip: Applying the Meyers-Briggs Test to Your Career
SPH Career Intern Natalie Mallak wants to help us understand what our Myers-Briggs assessments can mean for us. The Myers-Briggs Test is a personality assessment that can be used to help you better understand your personal strengths and weaknesses. Here are 4 steps you can take to help you consider your Myers-Briggs personality type when choosing a career:
Study your personality type
Research jobs that fit with your personality type
Find your career passion(s)
Set SMART goals to align with your career type
11. SEARCH Institute is Hiring
12. MCHB is Seeking Input on the MCHB Strategic Plan
13. The Minnesota Society for Public Health Education (MN SOPHE) is looking for a Student Representative
14. EpiCH Webinar: Momma! An Exploration of the Intersections of Police Brutality and Black Motherhood
Friday, December 4, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CST
Center faculty member Dr. Rachel Hardeman and MCH alumna J’Mag Karbeah, PhD Candidate, will discuss the role we all play in transforming this unprecedented time into a movement that shows that Black Lives Matter in reproductive health.
16. Child and Teen Checkups Resources
17. The Cliff of Good Health Video
“Everyone should have the opportunity to achieve good health. But, as Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones explains through her cliff analogy, that’s often not the case. We can reduce health disparities and better connect people to high-quality medical care, but to really make a difference, we need to address the social determinants of health and equity that protect some people and push others off the cliff.” Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, is a senior fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and the Cardiovascular Research Institute in the Morehouse School of Medicine, and she is a past (2015–16) president of the American Public Health Association (APHA). The Urban Institute collaborated with Jones to illustrate her analogy of the cliff of good health.–Watch the 5-minute video
19. UMN Digital Accessibility Core Skill
The Cultivate Inclusion campaign for digital accessibility strives to increase awareness of digital accessibility and help members of the University community gain skills. This month’s core skill is writing good link text. Research shows that people typically scan pages for links to help them find what they are looking for. Good links provide context to help people make informed decisions about what links to follow.
20. AIDS Awareness Month
21. National Human Rights Month
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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