The Northwest Bulletin: Family and Child Health provides timely, relevant information about the health and health care of children and their families to public health professionals practicing in the Northwest region (Region X) of the United States.
These webinars provide up-to-date information on topics related to Title V MCH national performance measures.There are 18 of these performance measures that describe a specific health need that, when successfully addressed, can lead to better outcomes.
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Training Program provides interdisciplinary, graduate-level training in maternal and child public health research and practice, including epidemiology, biostatistics, program planning and management, policy development, and advocacy.
Students graduate from our program with the skills to become leaders in improving the systems, programs, and policies that support the health of women, children, and families in the United States.
Watch the Prezi below to find out what our students and students in other MCH training programs around the nation are doing to make a difference in the lives of women and children.
Student, Faculty, Alumni News
Two MCH students were accepted into the 2013 Graduate Student Epidemiology Program: Tess Abrahamson-Richards (class of 2014) and Avanthi Jayasuriya. This 12-week program, sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, allows students to enhance their skills in data analysis and MCH epidemiology, and provide assistance to state and local health agencies with data-related projects.
Tess Abrahamson-Richards (class of 2014) was chosen as a finalist for the Native Graduate Health Fellowship. This award will allow her to participate in professional development activities at the National Congress of American Indian's office in Washington DC the summer of 2013.
Libby Brockman (class of 2013) received the 2013 Outstanding Student Community Service Award from the University of Washington's School of Public Health. The award is given to a student who has shown dedication and commitment to community service and volunteerism by building bridges between the school and the community.
Lisa Callegari, MD , (class of 2013), is first author of the article, "Perceptions of intrauterine contraception among women seeking primary care," published in the February 2013 issue of the journal Contraception. She gave an oral presentation on her paper at a meeting of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Her paper also received national media attention.
Paige Wartko, (class of 2015), is first author of the article, "Recent changes in endometrial cancer trends among menopausal-age US women," published in the April 2013 issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology.
Libby Brockman (class of 2013) received the 2013 Realityworks and Go Beyond MCH Graduate Student Scholarship Award from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. She received this award for demonstrating leadership involvement through academic excellence and practical experience at the association's annual conference.
Megan Kloetzel (MPH, HServ 2010), Colleen Huebner, PhD, MPH, and Peter Milgrom (HServ) are the 2012 recipients of the Best Review Article Award from the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health for the article Referrals for Dental Care During Pregnancy. All three also authored the editorial for the winter 2010 issue of the Northwest Bulletin, Laying the Foundation for a Healthy Life: Preventive Oral Health Care.
Help Support Your MCH Program!!
Alumni and others who wish to donate to the University of Washington can now designate their dollars to directly support the Maternal and Child Public Health Leadership Training Program. To do so, visit the MCH Program Fund for Excellence.