MCH Student eNewsletter
1. Student Spotlight: How did Amanda Neubauer’s Experience with the Lactation Advocacy Committee Help Build Her Skills in Advocacy and Policy?
2. Response to the Needs of Mothers and Children in the Dominican Bateyes: A Human Rights Approach
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM CST
This maternal and child public health lecture features Ulrick Gaillard of Batey Relief Alliance in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. An attorney, inspirational author and founder of this humanitarian agency, Ulrick will share his insights and the Alliance's humanitarian approach to the needs of the Haitian migrant community in the Dominican Republic.
Refreshments provided. Cosponsored by the MCH Student Interest Group.
-If you have questions for Ulrick, enter them here!
3. Policy Forum: Environmental Health–Is There Justice for All...in the Water We Use?
New Brighton Community Center (New Brighton, MN)
This forum's panelists and participants will address the equal distribution of Minnesota's water resources. Is there equal access to clean water? Where is the greatest impact of water pollution felt?
The Center has two spots available for students to attend for free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 18.
4. Radical Roots: Indigenous Women and Women of Color Student Symposium
Carlson School of Management
This one-day, biennial symposium is a space for indigenous women and women of color students to learn from each other, network, and explore leadership, personal, and professional development. The symposium prioritizes and centers the voices and experiences of indigenous women and women of color students.
5. Centering Black and Indigenous Mamas: The Right to Live and Thrive
Penumbra Theater (St. Paul, MN)
This community conversation takes place during Black Maternal Health Week, and centers Black and Indigenous mamas with change-making health professionals, Minnesotan government representatives and community leaders. Attendees will engage in maternal health equity, network, and learn about change happening in the field.
MCH in the News
6. How Might Yoga Counter Excessive Cultural Importance Placed on Body Image?
8. Tulane Hosts First-Ever Sex Week
9. Graduate Assistantship with the Robina Institute
To view the position, go the the Find a Student Job, click "Online postings" and click "View all job postings" and filter by graduate students, or enter Job ID 335846 in the search bar.
10. 2020 Hawkinson Scholarship Application
11. Human Rights Initiative Research Symposium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Room 50B
The Human Rights Initiative is a joint effort of the College of Liberal Arts and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to support interdisciplinary engaged research in the field of human rights. This symposium will showcase a selection of work from past grantees and will include an in-depth discussion of research design, methodology, and implementation.
12. Annual UMN Spring Powwow
Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM CST
Minneapolis American Indian Center (Minneapolis, MN)
The American Indian Student Cultural Center is hosting its annual spring powwow! Admission is free. Like the Facebook event page for more info.
13. Health Disparities Round Table: Advancing Health Equity–Public Health Solutions for Climate Change
Friday, April 17, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Climate change doesn’t affect everyone equally. We know that some populations and groups will be more adversely affected than others by climate change. The Health Disparities Round Table 2020 examines the effects of climate change on health inequities and identifies ways to build capacity to address this issue.
14. MCH Competency #7: Cultural Competency
Every month we will 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 #7: Cultural Competency. Cultural competence is a developmental process that occurs along a continuum and evolves over an extended period. It broadly represents knowledge and skills necessary to communicate and interact effectively with people regardless of differences, helping to ensure that the needs of all people and communities are met in a respectful and responsive way in an effort to decrease health disparities and lead to health equity.
Career & Professional Development Pro-Tip
15. Cultural Competence in Health Care
Written by Bobbie Morelli, Career Services Intern
The American Hospital Association created a packet cultivated for health care professionals. Cultural competency is described as a form of communication that uses skills, values, and principles that work towards understanding respect and empathy for diverse cultures and ethnicities. The packet discusses three steps to become culturally competent:
1. Community Survey: Understand the principles that characterize cultural competence. Examine data and relationships in the organization.
2. Community Engagement: Relate findings to the community to determine what needs to be improved.
3. Staff Education: Create a lasting awareness within the organization.
To learn more, head to the following links:
16. WHO: World Failing to Provide Children with a Healthy Life and a Climate fit for their Future
This report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that the health and future of every child and adolescent worldwide is under immediate threat from ecological degradation, climate change, and exploitative marketing practices that push heavily processed fast food, sugary drinks, alcohol, and tobacco at children.
17. Seeing with Fresh Eyes: Our DNA in Action
18. Trading Sex and Sexual Exploitation
19. HRSA MCH Training and Research Alert
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA's) monthly alert from the Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development provides updates on new research programs, assessment tools, reviews and evaluations, and trainings to help develop the best MCH workforce.
20. DeStress: Making Time for You
21. New LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Resources
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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