Healthy Generations eNewsletter

February 24, 2016
The Center is proud to cosponsor the following events:

Health Disparities Roundtable - Discrimination in Healthcare: What Can Be Done?
Friday, April 8, 2016 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM 
Coffman Memorial Union Theater, UMN - Twin Cities, East Bank Campus
Listen to keynote speakers discuss discrimination in healthcare. Speakers include Gilbert C. Gee, PhD, Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA whose research focuses on the social determinants of health inequities among racial, ethnic, and immigrant minority populations; Monica Hurtado, MD, a racial justice and health equity organizer with Voices for Racial Justice; and Michelle van Ryn, PhD, a Professor of Health Services Research at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Director of the Research Program on Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare in the Division of Health Care Policy and Research and Founder, and Owner of partners in Equity and Inclusion. A light breakfast and brief networking session at 9:00AM are offered before the program begins at 9:30AM. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
- For more information and to register

Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA) Annual Conference
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - Thursday, May 26, 2016
UMN Continuing Education and Conference Center, UMN - Twin Cities, St. Paul Campus 
The theme of this year's conference is "Health Equity: Many Voices, Shared Vision." The Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance is a collaborative partner and will be holding morning sessions highlighting the work of community health workers in greater Minnesota.
- For more information 
1. Zika Virus and Pregnancy 
Friday, February 26, 2016 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn about the epidemiology of the Zika virus, the suspected link between Zika infection and microcephaly, and testing for the virus in this free webinar, hosted by the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC). The webinar will be presented by Dee Quinn, MS, CGC of MotherToBaby Arizona. If you cannot tune in to the live presentation, a copy of the webinar will be available on the NSGC website. 
- To register for the webinar
- To visit the NSGC website 

2. 2016 Women's Economic Security Summit   
Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 7:00AM - 2:00PM 
Minnesota Senate Building, St. Paul, MN 

The Summit addresses disparities in economic equality among Minnesota women, particularly women of color. The three core panels, "Why Race and Disaggregated Data Matter," "Gender, Race, Class, and Immigration: At the Intersections of Asian American Women's Lives," and "Financial Ramifications of Intimate Partner Violence" will be followed by smaller panels focusing on specific policy issues, including childcare in Minnesota, and women and workplace policies. Registration is free. Lunch and a light breakfast will be provided.
- For more information and to register 

3. HCRC Brown Bag Research Seminar: Other Sides(S) of Poverty and Social Class-Sensitive Teaching
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, UMN - Twin Cities, West Bank Campus

Mark Vagle, PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Department Chair of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) will be discussing the five principles for social class-sensitive change. Vagle will be reanalyzing poverty as a symptom of social, political, and economic policies, histories, and environments and will offer implications of this re-imagining of poverty for educational systems, structures, policies, and practices.
- For more information

4. Using a Health Equity Model to Promote Environmental Approaches to Violence, Alcohol, and Other Drug Prevention 
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM 
This one-hour, live-streamed lecture is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR) 2015-2016 Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Lecture series. Debra Furr-Holden, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will discuss the role of built and social environments in shaping health outcomes.
- For more information and to register  
5. Iowa Governor's Conference on Public Health   
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 
Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines, IA 
This two-day conference, titled "Navigating a Changing Landscape: Partnerships for Population Health," covers a wide range of pressing topics in public health. Interested in presenting your research? The final deadline to submit a research proposal is Tuesday, March 1, 2016. 
- For more information and to register
- To submit a poster abstract 

6. 6th Annual Diversity Conference: Innovative Strategies for Health Equity 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 7:30AM - 3:45PM
Windfeldt Room, CentraCare Health Plaza, St. Cloud, MN  

Sharpen skills and learn best practices in providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health care. Health inequities due to race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation will be topics of special focus. MCH alumni Rosemond Sarpong Owens, MPH, is a Health Literacy/Cultural Competency Specialist at CentraCare Health and serves on the Conference Planning Committee. Register by Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
- For more information and to register 

7. UMN School of Public Health Summer Public Health Institute 2016 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - Friday, June 10, 2016 
School of Public Health, UMN - Twin Cities, East Bank Campus 

The Summer Public Health Institute offers intensive and interactive courses for students and professionals in public health and other related fields in three one-week sessions. Sharpen expertise and explore a new area of interest in small class sizes with opportunities for field trips, case studies, hands-on labs, and simulations. All courses are eligible for CPH re-certification credit. Credit hours vary by course. 
- For more information and to register

8. XX Biennial International Congress of Infant Studies
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - Saturday, May 28, 2016
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, LA 

The biennial conference offers three days of research presentations and speakers, focusing on four themes: learning, culture and context, technology, and emotion.
- For more information and to register

9. MCH Competency 8: Family Centered-Care 
Family centered-care requires a respectful family-professional partnership with shared decision making between family members and MCH professionals. Though important for all families, families of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) are a focus of family-centered care initiatives. 
  • Directory of Resources: The Youth and Children with Special Health Care Needs Knowledge Path compiled by the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH) at Georgetown University is an invaluable compendium of resources for professionals serving CSHCNs and their families. Topic areas include, "Core Components of an Effective System of Care," "Advocacy," and "General Health, Wellness, and Safety Resources". - For more information 
  • Website: The National Center for Medical Home Implementation website provides tools and resources to assist medical care facilities in practicing family centered-care. - To visit the website 
  • Webinar: Produced by the Alabama Public Health Training Network (APHTN), "Family Advocacy and Involvement in Title V Programs" discusses the role of family advocates and strategies for effective partnerships between family advocates and Title V programs.  - To view the webinar 

10. Training Module: Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new online training module, "Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources." The module, designed to educate participants about the causes of climate change and potential impacts on water resources, is one of the core modules for the Watershed Academy Certificate Program, a free, self-paced certificate program to earn a Watershed Management Training certificate.
- To access the training module  
- To learn more about the Watershed Academy Certificate program 
11. Guidelines: Evaluation and Testing of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection - United States, 2016 
Stay up-to-speed with research developments surrounding the Zika virus and its hypothesized connection to the rare birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome. The CDC interim guidelines offer guidance to U.S. healthcare professionals preparing to test and manage care of infants born to mothers who may have been exposed to the virus. 
- To read the guidelines  
12. News Release: Video Parent Feedback Program Improves School Readiness of Children in Poverty  
A study published in the February 2016 volume of Pediatrics documented positive effects in improving lower-income parents' interactions with their infants and toddlers through reading and play. The study, authored by Adriana Weisleder, PhD, and colleagues, suggested that videotaping parents reading or playing with their child and reviewing this interaction with a child development specialist improved the child's attention span and decreased rates of problem behaviors by three years of age.
- To read the news release  

13. Informational Video: Support, Birth Plans, and Your Legal Rights
This video offers evidence-based advice and information surrounding the realities of hospital-based births and ways women and their families can advocate for themselves to have the birthing experience and outcomes they desire.
- To watch the video 

14. Research: Lancet Series on Breastfeeding 
The two-paper series released by the Lancet examines current breastfeeding research and provides ways to improve breastfeeding practices. 
- To access the series  
15. Directory of Resources: MDH Breastfeeding Continuing Education 
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) maintains a list of local, regional, and online lactation conferences, trainings, and resources.
- To view the index
Interested in Earning an MPH? 
The Maternal and Child Health program offers three types of programs: an online MPH program for advanced students, a standard MPH, and a program for MCH epidemiologists.
Click here for more information. 
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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