School of Public Health

Current Students

This section of the website is continually updated with essential information for MCH students. See below for announcements, events, and student resources. For more detailed information about assignment deadlines and funding, learning, and networking opportunities please explore the menu on the left. 


How to Publish in Scholarly Journals is a useful and comprehensive guide for students who would like to publish their research, but aren't sure how to get started.

Safe At Every Stage is a free online training from Northwest Center for Public Health Practice about developmentally appropriate injury and violence prevention efforts.

MCH Trainee Toolkit links to online resources

MCH Training Handbook is a guide to MCH acronyms, graduate programs and practice

MCH Orientation Video (13 min): Learn the history and function of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the Division of MCH Workforce Development with insights from former trainees

Announcements & Events

Manuscript Writing Workshop
December 16-18, 2019 | 8:30am-3:30pm 
Ninth and Jefferson Building, 908 Jefferson Street, Seattle, WA 98104, Room 1360

This intenvisve 3-day workshop, led by Dr. Anna Wald, will help you prepare your manuscript for submission. Data analyses must be complete (or nearly so) by the time you attend the workshop. For more information visit the UW/Fred Hutch Center for Aids Research (CFAR) website or email

UW MCH Consortium Annual Fall Kickoff Meeting
Friday, November 1, 2019 | 8am-10:30am (check-in table opens at 7:45am)
UW Waterfront Actiities Center at 3710 Montlake Blvd NE

SAVE THE DATE: Making Lifelong Connections
April 1-3, 2020 | Nashville, TN 
Students who attend this interactive MCH career development and netwoking event gain presentation experience, enhace their leadership skills, and get help reaching professional goals.  Applications and additional information will be released at the end of October. Students may be eligible for financial help.  

UW MCH Consortium Seminars and Trainee Opportunities
We collaborate with three other MCHB-funded training programs on-campus to provide shared opportunities for our trainees: UW LEAH (Leadership Education in Adolescent Health), UW LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities), and the Pediatric Pulmonary Center. Opportunities include seminars on topics related to developmental disabilities, adolescent, and pediatric health, a monthly MCH Leadership Workshop, and clinical observations. Click here to get fall/winter schedules and registration instructions

Tutoring is available
If you are struggling in your quantitative courses these Epi and Biostats tutors are available to help for an hourly fee. If you need help paying for a tutor, the SPH Dean's Office has some funds available for limited tutoring sessions. Email your student services advisor to find out if you qualify: (Epidemiology) Kevin Schuda or (Health Services) Suzanne Yates

Student Resources


Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies is a list developed by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) for students in MCH training programs.

MCH Leaders: A Self Assessment All first-year students should complete the Self-Assessment tool during fall quarter to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Students and their faculty advisors should review the competencies to develop a plan for coursework and experiential learning opportunities to gain these leadership skills during their time in the program.

MCH Navigator is an online portal to competency-based learning tools for students and professionals.


Student Annex We have a quiet study space in Health Sciences T-341E with computers and printers. Email Meena at to set up a time to pick up your keys from the MCH office F-351.

Pediatric Grand Rounds Weekly discussions on children's health with experts at Seattle Children's Hospital. Attend in person or watch webcast.

OB GYN Grand Rounds Weekly discussions on women's health topics with experts at UW. Attend in person or watch webcast.

MCH Seminar Series on Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Weekly seminars sponsored by UW Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) and the Center of Human Development and Disability (CHDD).


The MCH Training Program Orientation is a 13-minute video is that gives an overview of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the Division of MCH Workforce Development and includes insights from former MCH trainees.

MCH Workforce Development Trainee Listserv connects you to current and former MCH trainees across the country and keeps you up-to-date on learning and funding opportunities, training products, recently released publications, and upcoming events.

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner and advocate for public health leaders

Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH) forum where faculty, professionals, and students can share knowledge, ideas, and skills