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Do you know a public health or community nutritionist who is employed with a state or local public health agency or in a community-based program that you feel will be a future leader in the field of maternal and child health (MCH) /public health nutrition? Let them know about the Emerging Nutrition Leaders in MCH Training Institute!
To qualify for the program, the applicant must:
There is specific interest in recruiting individuals from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds in addition to other underrepresented minoritized backgrounds. There is no fee to participate. Upon completion, participants can receive up to 70 hours of continuing professional education credits. The application packet and more details are available here.
Contact Heidi Church at 773-459-3700 or email@example.com with any questions. Applications are due May 5, 2021.
Although many pregnant people have extensive contact with health care providers, too few transition into ongoing primary and specialty care after they give birth— and Black, Latina, and Native American women are particularly likely to face barriers to seamless, high-quality care. To address these problems, the Bridging the Chasm (BtC) Collaborative created a National Agenda for Research and Action. The team identified strategic priorities based on equity, innovation, effectiveness, and feasibility. BtC, a diverse group of women with lived experience, researchers, advocates, clinicians, health care innovators, and policy experts, reports its results in a new article.
Bridging the Chasm between Pregnancy and Health over the Life Course: A National Agenda for Research and Action: This article reports on six key strategic areas:
It’s Time to Eliminate Racism and Fragmentation in Women’s Health Care: This commentary highlights three overlapping public health crises: deeply rooted systemic racism; the COVID-19 pandemic, which is particularly devastating to Black, Hispanic, and Native American populations; and the fact that Black and Native women face a risk of death from pregnancy-related conditions three times that of white women.