Founded in 2015, the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program seeks to strengthen the capacity of emerging public health professionals to support MCH populations. The program provides a wide range of academic and professional development opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community partners. We offer MCH-related courses, fund student practica and internships, host brown bag seminars and networking events, and support students and faculty participation in MCH conferences locally and nationally.
MCH Program Highlights
- Secured $1.65 million in funding for the program from federal, state, and community partners. This includes a second five-year commitment (2020-2025) from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
- Developed and launched a new Graduate Certificate in MCH in January 2020.
- Provided foundational “Introduction to MCH” coursework to over 130 graduate students and nearly 40 undergraduate students.
- Secured 34 MCH-related student internship and practicum opportunities in community settings, and another 37 at the New York State Department of Health.
- Regularly hosts MCH-related Brown Bag seminars, networking events, and other professional development events for current students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
- Awarded travel scholarships to more than 20 students and faculty to attend national, state, and local MCH-related conferences.