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 assignement deadlines and funding, learning, and networking opportunities please explore the menu on the left. 

MORE RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

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

MCH Webinar
Building Vaccine Confidence
Oct 24 / Noon to 1pm

This one-hour webinar will review why some interventions that successfully promote vaccinations work in certain settings but fail in others. Based on research conducted in British Columbia and beyond, this presentation will describe ways to address vaccine hesitancy by understanding community context and responding with culturally appropriate messages and tailored services. Register today.

Coming soon...IMPACT - a public health database of expanded experiential learning opportunities
This fall students in the School of Public Health will have access to a new database for service learning, internships, applied learning, practica, and capstones. Students will also be able to use this new system to search for jobs and connect with alumni. Learn more...

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 epcourse@uw.edu or (Health Services) Suzanne Yates hservmph@uw.edu.

Student Resources

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

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.

LOCAL RESOURCES

Student Annex We have a quiet study space in Health Sciences T-341E with computers and printers. Email Meena at meenac@uw.edu 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).

LISTSERVS, VIDEO,   WEBSITES

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