School of Public Health

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 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