CityLights

CityLights is CityMatCH's quarterly newsletter, published under a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Health Resources and Services Administration and distributed nationwide by CityMatCH. Recent issues have included Building Communities through Collaboration, Tipping the Scales of Justice: Advancing Health Equity in America, and Underutilized MCH Data Sources. Regular features include data reports from our membership sites and national urban MCH partners, profiles of urban MCH programs, regional news, and articles from urban MCH program directors and leaders. To be added to the CityLights distribution list, please become an Associate Member (membership is free). For all questions, please contact our office at 402-552-9500 or citymch@unmc.edu.

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Featuring the 19th Annual CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership Conference, Reinventing MCH Practice: Rising to the Challenge, Committing to the Future

Volume: 
Vol. 18
Issue: 
No.1

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.

What's Hot in Public Health - 2009

Volume: 
Vol. 17
Issue: 
No.4

When we ponder the depth and diversity of critical issues affecting the public’s health, the experience can be very daunting. There is so much to do; so many complex issues require our immediate attention. Our budgets have been tight and feel even tighter as the calendar year winds down. Local health departments are deeply involved with preparation and response to the H1N1 pandemic, and although Health Care Reform is on the tip of everyone’s tongue, it is but one of the many hot topics of concern to local public health. Read more...

Health Care Reform 2009: No Time for Complacency

Volume: 
Vol. 17
Issue: 
No.3

Let there be no doubt – we are in the midst of a defining moment in our Nation’s history – the winds of change have begun this year. Now is the time for Health Care Reform in the United States – to begin to assure that everyone, particularly children, and those most vulnerable, has access to affordable, effective health care. What will reform look like? What will it mean for urban mothers, children and families?

We CAN Do Better: Reinventing Maternal & Child Health in America

Volume: 
Vol. 17
Issue: 
No.2

 Presented by Michael C. Lu, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, David Geffen
School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health

Viewed through the Lens: Urban MCH and the Life Course

Volume: 
Vol. 17
Issue: 
No.1

Many readers are familiar to varying degrees with "Life Course" models or perspectives which generally propose that unique combinations of biological, behavioral, psychological, and social protective and risk factors can impact health outcomes during the lifespan and perhaps even across generations. The September 2008 CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership Conference has been framed around this bold set of ideas.

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