MCH Student eNewsletter
Hello everyone, hope you are all enjoying your summers!
This will be the last newsletter before we start up in the Fall for the next school year. Keep your eyes on your inbox, though: around August 1st, we'll be sending you info about paid opportunities available only to MCH students!
On behalf of the Center for Leadership Education in MCH,
We Want Your Feedback!
Input on Timing of Fall MCH Alumni Panel
Last October we convened a panel of MCH alumna (watch the video here) and have plans to do so again. We hope to not only record it, but also to stream it for MCH distance learners and others who can’t attend in-person. When is a good time of the semester to have a panel? What are your preferences around timing? Weigh in here and we'll do our best with scheduling.
The survey closes on Friday, August 23.
Advice for Incoming MCHers
Now that you’ve had a year (or more!) as an MCH student under your belt, what advice or words of encouragement would you give incoming MCHers to help them get excited, organized or prepared for what’s ahead? What do you wish someone had told you? Do you have any tips about moving to MN from out of state, connecting with other distance learners or other suggestions?
Leave your comments in this form and we’ll include in the Fall welcome newsletter!
The survey closes on Friday, August 23.
1. Minnesota Women’s Health Report Card: A Snapshot of Minnesotan Women’s Health (2016-2017)
2. New MCH Trainee Blog Post!
The post features Channon M.L Campbell, a recent MCH graduate from University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health. She discusses her experiences attending the Global Reproductive & Sexual Health Summer Institute and how critical thinking (MCH competency #4) played a role in her MCH journey! Check out her post here.
3. Save the Date for the September Reproductive Health Update and Adolescent Sexual Health Summit!
The conferences take place on September 9 (Adolescent Sexual Health Summit) and September 10 (Reproductive and Sexual Health Update) on the St. Paul Campus.
What have MCHers said about these conferences?
“I thought it was a great experience to be able to hear about unique topics in public health that you might not get in the classroom (ex. masculinity in health, trafficking...), and to also be able to network with other professionals who are working in the MCH field!”
“The [Reproductive Health Update] Conference was an engaging opportunity to learn about health equity and access through the lens of reproductive justice...It was also a great space to make connections with professionals in service organizations and within the Department of Public Health. If you enjoy learning new things and networking, this is a great way to do it!”
These events are co-sponsored by the Center.
4. New PHR Feature: MCHer Jessie Austin
The Public Health Review (PHR) is a graduate student-led, online, peer reviewed, open access public health journal that is published by the University of Minnesota Libraries. MCH student Jessie Austin is the spotlight author for the recent March 2019 issue. Congrats, Jessie!
6. Title V Community Forums
The Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Title V MCH Needs Assessment team is hosting community forums to assure community input in establishing its statewide priorities. The in-person events are being held like an open house. You are free to come at any time but MDH will be providing a brief introduction in the first 15 minutes for those that are interested.
7. U of M Farmers Market
The U of M Farmers Market returns to campus every Wednesday from 11 am-2 pm on the Gateway Plaza, just outside McNamara Alumni Center, through September 25. The market features Twin Cities-area vendors who travel two hours or less to sell a variety of fresh flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
8. It's time to #GopherSummer
While the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities is a hive of activity and enlightenment from September through May, it takes on a different vibe during the summer. Traffic dwindles, parking spots abound,and the campus becomes a hot spot for fun and relaxation. Explore this sampling of places to go and things to do.
9. Updates on Immigration Changes
Multiple units and departments at the University are working to use their knowledge and expertise to aid immigrants in our local community and at the border. Learn more about your rights when interacting with law enforcement and available resources.
10. Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (Competency #6)
Every month we’ll send you information on MCH Navigator trainings 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 Negotiation which is a cooperative process where participants try to find a solution that meets the legitimate interests of involved parties; it is a discussion intended to produce an agreement.
11. Researcher Position Available
The diversitydatakids.org project, housed at the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, is seeking a creative applied researcher for the position of Research and Outreach Manager of the Child Opportunity Index.
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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