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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Tipping the Scales of Justice: Advancing Health Equity in America

Volume: 
Vol. 20
Issue: 
No.1

The 2011 CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership Conference focused on the theme of JUSTICE in all communities. This issue of CityLights highlights the key content and speakers of the conference. It aims to answer the question: what is social justice? How do we define it for ourselves? Following is an excerpt from the issue:

Underutilized MCH Data Sources

Volume: 
Vol. 19
Issue: 
No.2

This issue of CityLights features articles that focus on the factors that lead to the underutilization of data sources; the role of the MCH Epidemiology Program at the Centers for Disease Control; the role of schools in promoting health and how the CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health has been promoting school health programs; and an interview with Rita Beam of the Tri-County Health Department of Englewood, CO, on using PPOR analysis to address a significant health disparity. Authors include Laurin Kasehagen, the CDC-assigned Epidemiologist to CityMatCH; Charlan D.

Celebrating 20 Years, A CityMatCH Story

Volume: 
Vol. 19
Issue: 
No.1

This edition of CityLights highlights the featured speakers and events of CityMatCH's 20th anniversary conference in Chicago, Illinois, which took place from September 17-20, 2011. Articles include a summary of storytelling guru Andy Goodman's keynote address at the conference; defining moments in MCH by Cheri Pies; defining moments in CityMatCH's history; Ed Ehlinger's description of an MCH "choir" at the conference; updates on the work being done at the national level around Life Course theory; connections between place and health, as told through the eyes of Drs.

Farewell, Patrick

Volume: 
Vol. 18
Issue: 
No.4

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:

What's NEW at CityMatCH?

Volume: 
Vol. 18
Issue: 
No.3

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

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