Healthy Generations eNewsletter

December 2020

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1. Student Spotlight: Meet the Center Research Assistants!

In this Student Spotlight, the three Center Research Assistants (RAs) describe the work they do for the Center, how COVID-19 has impacted their work and studies and what Center resources they think could be better utilized.

2. MCH Trainee Blog Competency #3: Ethics

In this blog post, Valerie Raziano, a DrPH candidate at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University, focuses on ethics in vaccinations and prenatal care.

The Center is proud to sponsor the following event:

3. UMN Women’s Health Research Conference: Stigma, Racism, and Women’s Health

Tuesday, January 26, 2021┃2:00 - 4:30 PM CST
This half-day event features plenary presentations, panel discussion, and a poster session on women’s health research. It draws interdisciplinary women’s health researchers, health care providers, students, and community public health professionals for a day of virtual learning, networking and research dissemination. Center faculty member Dr. Rachel Hardeman will be a featured panelist.

-To learn more


4. Cesarean Delivery and Gender of Delivering Physicians

This systematic review and meta-analysis considered studies that used odds ratios (or provided data to calculate odds ratios) on cesarean deliveries by physician sex (male or female). The results showed that female-identified physicians are less likely to prefer and/or perform cesarean deliveries than male-identified physicians.

-To access the full article


5. Supporting the Wellness and Needs of School Staff

Friday, December 11, 2020 ┃2:00 PM CST

Join Child Trends, the National Center for School Mental Health, the Division of Adolescent and School Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Center for Health and Health Care for a discussion about building school mental health systems that support the teachers, nurses, and school administrators on the front lines of keeping our children healthy and safe during COVID-19.
-To register

6. The Pandemic and Social Isolation: Considerations to Support LGBT Older Adults

Monday, December 15, 2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Join Sherrill Wayland, MSW, for a discussion regarding LGBT older adults. Considerations for social service providers will be shared, along with ideas for how family and friends can be supportive during this unique time.
-To register


7. Blog Post: AMCHP Looks at Impacts of COVID-19 on Adolescent Mental Health

This post considers the two surveys featured in a New York Times article, which highlighted how adolescents have been impacted by COVID-19. The blog post also evaluates how these findings should apply to Title V MCH programs.

8. Art Challenge: NIMHD’s Envisioning Health Equity

Public Health is for Everyone is an online toolkit which serves as a one-stop resource to increase the capacity of public health professionals to create programs that benefit entire communities, including people who have disabilities. It provides public health professionals with resources to enhance their planning efforts in key issue areas.

9. Guide: Preventative Care for Justice Involved Youth

This tool from MDH is meant to serve as a guide for a spectrum of community and public programs that provide services to high-risk youth and young adults. It outlines the challenges that justice involved youth (JIY) face in regards to accessing appropriate preventive health services. It also provides an overview of JIY in MN and information about healthy youth development and opportunities to provide positive strength based support. There are service provider specific recommendations and resources to optimize care and address the special health needs and challenges of the JIY population. The focus of this guide is on youth who are potentially eligible for Medicaid and Child and Teen Checkups services. This Guide was made possible through the hard work of MCH students Alexandra Gowdy-Jaehing and Mai Vue.

10. Fellowship: Wisconsin Population Health Services Graduate/Doctoral Fellowship

The WI Population Health Service Fellowship Program is a two-year service and training program designed for early career individuals in public health and allied sciences. Fellows are placed in practice-based settings in community, non-profit, governmental, and/or health service organizations around Wisconsin. Through a curriculum focused on health equity and collaborative leadership, Fellows leave the program with a health equity lens applied to their practice as well as tangible skills in public health programming and management. Apply by January 4, 2021.

-To learn more and apply

11. Fellowship: CDC Maternal Mortality Prevention Team Graduate Fellowship

The CDC Division of Reproductive Health’s Maternal Mortality Prevention Team is seeking Masters’ level graduates who are interested in a fellowship opportunity. The goal of this fellowship is to build capacity of recent graduates to address MCH challenges through contributing to the team’s maternal mortality surveillance and prevention activities. Interested candidates should send a resume and scientific writing sample to Amy St. Pierre, by Friday, December 11, 2020.

12. Report Card: March of Dimes Health of Moms and Babies Report Card

This report card, created by March of Dimes, assigns a grade to each US state and territory for maternal and newborn health through an interactive map.

13. Call for Proposals: Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA) Annual Conference

MPHA's 2021 Annual Conference “Bold and Humble: Engaging in Anti-Racist Public Health"

takes place virtually from April 29-30, 2021. The conference will elevate MN-based initiatives on racial justice work and its intersectionality with a variety of public health topics such as disabilities and accessibility, LGBTQ, chronic disease, aging, injury and violence prevention, mental health, environmental, maternal and child health, and other timely topics. Proposals are due Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 11:59 pm CST.

-Submit a proposal

-View pdf of proposal questions

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