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 research, service systems, programs, and policies that support the health of women, children, and families in the United States.
Student, Faculty, Alumni News
Sarah Reed, MPH, (class of 2010) is first author of the article, "Weapon Carrying, Physical Fighting and Gang Membership Among Youth in Washington State Military Families," published in the January 2014 issue of the Maternal and Child Health Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10995-014-1430-2
Colleen Huebner, PhD, MPH, along with other members of the MCH Navigator team, was awarded the American Public Health Association's 2014 Effective Practice Award.
Wendy Ellis, MPH, (class of 2011) was named an inaugural Milken Scholar at George Washington University, Washington, DC, and will begin studies towards a DrPH in health policy summer 2014.
Tess Abrahamson-Richards (class of 2014) received the Department of Health Serivces' Outstanding Master's Student Award for 2014.
Maxine Hayes, MD, PhD, MPH, received the 2014 Hutchins Leadership Award from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP).
Avanthi Jayasuriya (class of 2014) received the 2014 Realityworks and Go Beyond MCH Graduate Student Scholarship Award from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP).
Melissa Schiff, MD, MPH, is senior author of the article, "Concussion Among Female Middle-School Soccer Players," published in the January 2014 issue of the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
Megan Shepherd-Banigan, PhD, MPH, was selected as an American Public Health Association MCH Section Outstanding Student Author for 2013 for her article "Paid leave benefits among a national sample of working mothers with infants in the United States."
Two students were awarded the 2013 APHA MCH Section Fellowships: Megan Shepherd-Banigan, a PhD student in the Department of Health Services, and Avanthi Jayasuriya, a second-year student in the MCH Program.
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.