MCH Leads Health Equity Edition – In order to advance health equity for MCH populations, beginning January 2023, MCH Leads will feature trainees’ health equity-focused work. We look forward to highlighting trainees’ experiences supporting the health and well-being of vulnerable and underserved populations and communities. Also, their work assessing and addressing the underlying causes of health disparities–and their efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion–ultimately improving MCH outcomes. In addition, we encourage trainees to reflect on how the MCH Leadership Competencies are applicable to their health equity-focused stories.

Childhood Immunization Acquisition


About MIIC – Minnesota Dept. of Health. (n.d.).

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CDC. (2023, February 10). Birth-18 years immunization schedule. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CDC.

Health officials confirm two cases of measles in Hennepin County siblings – MN Dept. of Health. (n.d.).

ImmuLink. (n.d.). Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Place matters: The environment we create shapes the foundations of healthy development – Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. (2023, April 24). Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.

Su, Z., Cheshmehzangi, A., Cheshmehzangi, A., McDonnell, D., Da Veiga, C. P., & Xiang, Y. (2022). Mind the “Vaccine fatigue.” Frontiers in Immunology, 13.

Funding provided by the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota and the University at Albany School of Public Health Maternal and Child Health Public Health Catalyst Program, which are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This information or content and conclusions of related 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.