Maternal and Child Health Interest Group (MCHIG)


The Maternal & Child Health Interest Group (MCHIG) was created for students to have a space to discuss MCH related topics and issues, and get involved with community service. This interest group was recently recognized for the 2020 Tony Diggs Excellence in Community Building award.

Any UMN undergrad or graduate student with an interest in MCH is welcome to join! If you’re interested in joining the student group, sign up for our list-serv, follow us on Instagram @sphmchig, and join us on Slack

Want to share MCHIG with someone else? Use our MCH Student Group Flyer!


Visit the MCHIG webpage for meeting dates. Other sponsored events occur throughout the month. 

What is Maternal and Child Health (MCH)?

MCH is multifaceted. Read on to learn what students, professionals, alumni, and faculty have to say about MCH:  

  • Check out this awesome video one our former officers, May Seo (MPH ’20), created to promote MCH!
  • MCH students are doing amazing things! Read short Student Spotlights to learn about their diverse interests, skills, reflections, passions, and more. 
  • You can also visit the national MCH Trainee Blog, which highlights the work of MCH students across the nation and demonstrates how they’re actively building their MCH Leadership Competencies
  • Watch one of these two MCH professional panels about how MCH alumni are improving public health and working with MCH populations at the local, state, national, and global levels.
  • This post on MCH from the former MCH Program Chair reflects a professional approach and a way of thinking about public health.

Contact us if you or your student group wants to know more!