MCH Student eNewsletter

October 2019

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Center Announcements

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1. Meet the 2019-2020 Center RAs!

The Center’s leadership team has a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Learn more about the current MCH students who are behind the work of the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health!

-View RA info here

2. MCH Alumna Panel

Friday, October 4th, 2019 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm CST

Jackson Hall, 2-137

We are delighted to be hosting an MCH Alumna Panel on October 4th. The panel will be hosted during Professor Slaughter-Acey's Women's Health class. Attend this panel to learn about three MCH alumna's journeys to their career in public health. All MCH students are welcome!


-To View Panelist Bios

-To View Event Flyer

3. Deployment Update: Minneapolis Public Schools Local Convening on Vision Health

Friday, October 4th, 2019 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CST

Minneapolis Public Schools, 1250 West Broadway Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55411

Interested in MCHer Bianca Zarder's deployment to Minneapolis Public Schools? The Minneapolis Early Childhood Vision Health Task Force, which Bianca is deployed to, is one of eight teams selected to be a National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) Better Vision Together Community of Practice. The Task Force invites you to attend a gathering with Donna Fishman, Director of NCCVEH (and alumna of our program!), who will be in town Friday to discuss national strategies to advance a comprehensive system of vision care and eye health for young children. You will also hear about the great work taking place locally. Light refreshments will be provided.

-RSVP here

4. Join the New MCH Student Group!

This new student group will serve as a campus community for any student who is interested in MCH. The group will organize community service projects, and hold monthly meetings for discussions about MCH related content. If you are interested in participating or becoming an officer please fill out this short form.

5. MCH 2nd Year Student Meeting Brown Bag

Thursday, October 25, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST

Moos Tower 2-118

Check on your MCH progress, and learn more about how you should be preparing for your ILE. The information will be presented by Shelley Cooksey and Ellen Demerath. This is a brown bag event, so feel free to bring your own lunch and beverage.

6. MCH 1st Year Student Meeting

Thursday, October 31st, 2019 | 1:30 - 2:30 PM CST

D-199 Mayo Memorial Building

Learn more about class scheduling and your APEX! The information will be presented by Shelley Cooksey, Marlin Farley, and Ellen Demerath.

7. WellShare International Bridge to Health Luncheon

Thursday, October 10, 201911:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom (Golden Valley, MN)

Join WellShare International to learn how they have helped increase access to quality healthcare for millions of people who have faced inequities in health status and access to health services.

-To learn more and RSVP

8. New MCH Trainee Blog Post!

The post features Stephanie, a recent graduate of the University of Washington MPH Program. Learn more about her experiences attending the 2019 Making Life Connections Conference here.

9. Dana-Ain Davis on Reproductive Injustice

Thursday, October 17, 20193:30 PM CST
Northrop (Crosby Seminar Room), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, East Bank (Minneapolis, MN)

Feminist anthropologist Dana-Ain Davis has a forthcoming book Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy and Premature Birth (NYU Press) and she is planning to give a book talk as part of the Institute for Advanced Study speaker series. This event will include an author-meets-critics session with faculty and graduate students from UMN Twin Cities.

-For more information


10. EpiCH Fall Seminar Series

All students are invited to attend EpiCH Seminars, held on Fridays from 10am - 11am in WBOB room 364. Upcoming MCH-focused seminars are:

10/4/19: Zobeida Bonilla, Advancing our Public Health Research in Africa Forum

12/6/19: Jaime Slaughter-Acey, Shades of Color and Body Mass Index at Age 18 yrs and Adulthood

12/13/19: Ruby Nguyen, Phthalate Exposure in Pregnancy and Early Childhood: The Infant Development and Environment Study (TIDES)

-For more upcoming seminars

11. SPH 75th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, December 5th, 2019 | 5:00 - 8:30 pm

McNamara Alumni Center

The 75th Anniversary Gala will celebrate the SPH’s rich history and how it's transformed health for 75 years. The Gala welcomes all faculty, staff, students, community partners, and friends.

- To register for the Gala

Competency Corner

12. 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

-Learn more about self-reflection

Career & Professional Development Pro-Tip

13. Prioritizing: Urgency versus Importance

It can be easy to get distracted when projects and tasks are flying in from every direction. This

makes it hard to determine what to list as a priority and what can be pushed to the back of our

minds for a day or two. Stephen D. Covey in his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective

People, presents a model that can help with this. This model consists of 4 quadrants which will

help determine how to identify what is or isn’t urgent and what is or isn’t important.

Quadrant 1–Emergencies and Crises: Urgent and Important

Quadrant 2–Long-Term Goals: Not urgent but important

Quadrant 3–Interruptions: Urgent but not important

Quadrant 4–Distractions: Not urgent and not important

The best way to utilize this model is to start by tracking what you do on a daily/weekly

basis. Make a list of projects and tasks that you do throughout that day and write down

what quadrant each task falls under. Next to the quadrant number, write down how much

time you spend working on that task throughout the week. This will allow you to go back

and look at how much time and effort you put into each quadrant. It will help you

determine which quadrant/tasks you need to focus more time on and ultimately help you

prioritize your work life.

-by Bobbie Morelli, career services intern


14. Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC)

Opening in 2020, the new HSEC is a state-of-the-art facility designed to transform health education in Minnesota. As one of the most comprehensive interprofessional education facilities in the country, HSEC will provide a unifying space for health science students and faculty, and promote teamwork across schools.

-To learn more about the HSEC

15. Graduate Minors

Thinking about getting a graduate minor in public health? The SPH minors give students an opportunity to integrate a foundation in public health theories and practice. The SPH offers minors in: American Indian Health and Wellness, Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Public Health, Health Equity, Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, and Sexual Health.

-To explore our minors

16. Boynton Health Flu Clinics

Vaccination is the best defense against the flu for you and everyone else, too. Do it for the herd!

-To schedule your flu shot

17. Nutritious U Food Pantry

The Nutritious U Food Pantry provides fresh and healthy food to students that struggle to get enough to eat. The Nutritious U Food Pantry is located in Coffman Memorial Union, room 210.

It will be open from 12-6 p.m. on the following dates:

-October 29th

-October 30th

-October 31st

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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