Healthy Generations eNewsletter

September 2020

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Announcements

1. MCH Student Authors Gender Policy Report Article

In Beyond the ER: The Road to LGBTQ+ Health Equity, MCH student Olivia Sullivan shares how policy could improve healthcare outcomes for the LGBTQ+ population.

2. MCH Faculty Featured in UMN News for Research

This UMN news release shares key insights found in Rachel Hardeman’s research. Specifically, her study found that when Black infants were cared for by Black physicians, their mortality rates dropped by one third.

-To access the full article

3. Student Spotlight: How Did Madigan Knuth Help Provide Community Recommendations for Title V Grant Priorities?

Madigan shares how her work on strategy reviews of data briefs for the Minnesota Department of Health informed recommendations for community members.

-To read the full spotlight

4. Student Spotlight: How Did Morgan Collins and Lexie Adams use Quantitative and Qualitative Data to Understand the Needs of Hennepin County Residents?

In this combined Student Spotlight, Morgan and Lexie describe their deployment work with Hennepin County. Lexie analyzed and communicated MN Student Survey results and Morgan conducted interviews on WIC enrollment and retention barriers.

-To read the full spotlight


5. MCH Trainee Blog Competency 12: Policy

Deanna from Drexel University’s Maternal and Child Health Catalyst Program and Stephanie from the University of Illinois Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health describe how their work on a needs assessment at the Pennsylvania Department of Health can inform future policy and program planning.

-To read the full post

The Center is proud to co-sponsor the following event:

6. WellShare International Bridge to Health 2020

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 ┃8:30 - 9:00 AM, 12:00 - 12:30 PM, 6:00 - 6:30 PM CST

Join this virtual event to learn how WellShare International works to increase quality health care access by helping people overcome the health inequities that are the result of systemic racism.

-To learn more

Research

7. Well-being of Parents and Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Survey

This survey evaluated how parents and children have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Results show about ¼ of parents had a decrease in mental health and 14% of children declined in behavioral health since March 2020. Additionally, about 10% of families reported food insecurity since March 2020.

-To access the full article

Events

8. National Prenatal To Three Research Policy Summit: Building a State Policy Roadmap to Strengthen the Earliest Years

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 ┃11:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST

This summit will bring the early childhood field together to: learn about the newest findings on the science of the developing child, discuss how policy choices can lead to or reduce racial disparities, launch the 2020 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap, and hear from state leaders about using the evidence-driven roadmap to strengthen prenatal-to-3 systems of care in their state.

-To register and learn more

9. Attracting and Recruiting with Inclusiveness in Mind

Monday, September 21, 2020 ┃2:00 - 3:00 PM CST
Join the MN Department of Human Services (DHS) director of diversity recruitment and retention for a webinar that will explore inclusive strategies organizations can employ to attract and recruit qualified people with different backgrounds and identities.


-To learn more

10. National Maternal Health Innovation Symposium

Wednesday, September 23 & Thursday, September 24, 2020 ┃ 1:00 - 4:00 PM CST

The mission of the Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center is to foster collaboration and learning among diverse stakeholders to accelerate evidence-informed interventions advancing equitable maternal health outcomes through engagement, innovation, and policy.

-To learn more

11. Take a Pause–Put a Policy in Place: Digital Wellbeing for Home, School, and Workplace

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 ┃10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Schools and organizations have an opportunity to implement key policies and practices to support a more balanced relationship with technology and to promote well-being. LiveMore ScreenLess is listening with intention and leading the conversation about digital wellbeing in Minnesota. This webinar is part of MDH’s monthly Mental Well-Being and Resilience Learning Community sessions.
-To register

12. Systemic Racism, Health Disparities, and COVID-19: Leading through Complex Trauma with Resilience and Hope

Thursday, October 8, 2020 ┃2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST

Join this event and learn about the tools for supporting individuals as they develop healing and resiliency around complex trauma.

-To register

Resources

13. Certificate Program: Phoenix Learning Xchange

The Phoenix Learning Xchange (PLX) is an interactive, multidisciplinary, non-credit certificate program from the Department of Human Services and the UMN’s Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare. It’s designed for those who support and make vital decisions regarding youth/adolescents involved in systems such as child welfare or juvenile justice. Participants will broaden their knowledge of the development, challenges, positive engagement, and wellbeing of youth and adolescents involved in child welfare and other systems. The program begins October 30, and involves in-depth, interdisciplinary learning over an extended period of time. Visit here to learn more about the training components, eligibility, and dates.

14. Guide: Centering Equity in Health and Housing Partnerships in Times of Crisis and Beyond

This paper addresses how health centers, other health system providers, and housing partners can center considerations of equity in their shared work to address the needs of people most impacted by structural racism and its impact on health and social determinants of health, including Black people, people of color, and Indigenous people.

-To download the guide


15. Report: Cultivating a Health Equity Ecosystem–Lessons Learned from the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative

This report reflects on MN’s investment in the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) grant and its impact over the years.

-To access the report


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