Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of women, families, and children both regionally and nationally through:

  • rigorous academic training in the core public health functions of epidemiology, program evaluation, and policy development as they relate to MCH population groups
  • interdisciplinary, community-based educational experiences that develop skills to work effectively with culturally and geographically diverse populations
  • mentored research experiences in which students pose a research question, design and conduct a quantitative or qualitative study
  • professional mentorship that seeks to identify each individual's strengths and promotes professional leadership development in the MCH field

In addition, through collaborations with state Title V agencies, experts in maternal and child health, and the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, we provide education and technical assistance to the MCH workforce through: