This issue of CityLights includes a farewell from CityMatCH's Executive Director, Patrick Simpson; an article on the importance of collaborations, particularly those national in scope, by CityMatCH's Brenda Thompson; Angela Diaz of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center's take on the "culture of adolescence;" an article on visual media consumption and its impact on adolescents; an article on medical-legal partnerships for better health outcomes; and the Graduate Student Internship Program (GSIP). Following is an excerpt from the publication:
This issue of CityLights takes a look back and a look forward into the past and future of CityMatCH; the beginnings of the Baby Blossoms Collaborative in Omaha; a new partnership between CityMatCH, the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), and the National Healthy Start Association; the state of urban MCH according to survey results from CityMatCH's Annual Membership Survey; a focus on the CityLeaders program and an interview with a past CityLeader; an in-depth training on evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention by City
This issue of CityLights focuses on Addressing Entrenched Reproductive Health Challenges. It includes an article about the HP2010 goals related to reproductive health and how we did as a nation achieving them; shares information about the recently released National Urban Reproductive Health Agenda; an update on the HPV Vaccine and reported adverse effects; and describes barriers to achieving better reproductive health, including consent and confidentiality of services and access to health care and insurance coverage. Following is an excerpt from the issue:
This issue of CityLights featured highlights from the 19th Annual CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership Conference, "Reinventing MCH Practice: Rising to the Challenge, Committing to the Future," which took place in New Orleans from August 23-25, 2009. The issue featured articles by Leah Jepson, Julie Driscoll, and Anna Benson of the City of Milwaukee Health Department on inspiring learning through service; by Dr.
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