The Well-Woman: Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

Volume: 
Vol. 23
Issue: 
No.1

The well-woman is found at the intersection of reproductive health, rights, and justice. To improve women’s health and health outcomes, the MCH field must begin to focus on the health of the whole woman and ensure a woman-friendly health system for all women at the local, state and federal level. In order to create a woman-friendly health system, the focus must be placed equally on reproductive justice, health and rights. Addressing the complex health issues and health systems issues will require a complex solution. Simply addressing one component of women’s health will not be enough.

CityLights January 2016: Natural Place to Address Early Adversity

It's becoming more common knowledge and less break-through finding. Early-in-life exposure to an adverse or traumatic experience is linked to poor later-in-life health outcomes and these experiences are far more common than we once knew.

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Join the CityMatCH Equity Action Group Call

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-03-25

CityMatCH is inviting its members to join an upcoming call to discuss a leading strategy in CityMatCH's 2013 Strategic Work Plan. The Equity Action Group call will take place on Tuesday, May 14 at 10:00 am CST and participants are invited to dial-in using 1-866-740-1260, passcode 5617579.

CityMatCH Summer 2013 Externship Opportunities

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29

CityMatCH and the University of Nebraska Medical Center are pleased to offer one or two externship opportunities to MSPH students at Meharry Medical College during the summer of 2013. This 10-week externship will take place in Omaha, Nebraska where students will have an unparalleled opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in maternal and child health.

CityMatCH Releases 2013 Strategic Work Plan

CityMatCH’s 2013 Strategic Work Plan is part of the organization’s three-year strategic plan, which builds

Racial Disparities in Fetal and First-Day Mortality Rates Persist

Published Date: 
Fri, 2012-07-13

"Despite general improvements in fetal and early infant mortality, racial disparities persisted and improvements in fetal mortality over time among Blacks, when adjusted for maternal characteristics, were not significant," write the authors of an article published in the American Journal of Public Health. The study examined how changes in maternal, sociodemographic, and medical risk factors over time influence changes in fetal, first day, and combined fetal-first day (fetal plus first day) mortality.

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