School-Based Mental Health Services Save Lives

An SPH study found that rates of attempted suicide decreased by 15% in schools using school-based mental health services, averting approximately 260 self-reported suicide attempts per year.

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Celebrating Two Years of Progress

In 2021, we launched our Strategic Plan for Antiracism (SPAR). In the past two years, we’ve worked hard to create and advance inclusive and supportive work and learning environments; hiring processes; salary adjustments; community-building events; and new training opportunities, among many other efforts.

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Protecting Children

A new study looks at how, when, and why healthcare providers should report child neglect and avoid subjectivity and the potential for unconscious bias.

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SPH Welcomes Dean Pettigrew

Melinda Pettigrew becomes the eighth dean of the UMN School of Public Health.

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New Cannabis Research Center

SPH launched the Cannabis Research Center to assess the effect of adult-use cannabis legalization and inform future Minnesota cannabis policies and practices.

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Students of SPH

Jaidyn Probst grew up in Redwood Falls and the Lower Sioux Indian Community in southwestern Minnesota. She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary psychology, with a minor in ethnicity, migration, and rights. She’s interested in studying and promoting the mental health of Indigenous youth and working towards incorporating culturally grounded adaptations into Western treatments.

Why did you choose to come to the School of Public Health? I wanted to come back home to Minnesota, and that was a big deciding factor. The University of Minnesota has a unique relationship with the tribes and urban Native communities in the state and that is a relationship I wish to build upon, especially within the framework of community health promotion.

— Jaidyn Probst, Community Health Promotion MPH

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SPH Behind the Scenes

Our new video series, SPH Behind the Scenes, shines a spotlight on the people and places that make the U of M School of Public Health (SPH) such an amazing school. Join Interim Dean Tim Beebe as he tours some of the 30+ nationally and internationally recognized SPH centers.

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