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MCH Student Elisabeth Seburg ‘LEND’s an ear at AMCHP

Elisabeth Seburg is a second year MPH student at the University of Minnesota School Of Public Health. She is in the Maternal and Child Health program as well as a fellow in the University of Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program. As a trainee in two MCHB funded programs, Elisabeth tells […]

Guest post: reflections on AMCHP from MCH student Annie Fedorowicz

I have been told many times by people working outside the field of public health that my MPH degree in maternal and child health will only be useful as a supplemental degree for my future career. Explaining that I wish to be a public health practitioner is too abstract for people to grasp: “Public health, […]

Guest post: Nicole Steffens on AMCHP

First year MCH student Nicole Steffens tells us about her experience at AMCHP this year: Adolescent health and public health frameworks, such as the life course model, framed the majority of my experience at AMCHP this year. On Saturday, the Preconception Health Symposium covered various states’ strategies of introducing a preconception framework into state health […]

More data, please! Ezra Klein on the investment deficit (and why numbers matter)

A column by Ezra Klein in last week’s Washington Post should provide some comfort to recent (and soon-to-be!) graduates of public health programs around the country. The bad news first: along with the staggering federal budget deficit, Americans face an investment deficit that will have repercussions for decades. Americans need to invest more money into […]

Greetings from the other side: a recent grad discusses the future

After five years of taking classes part-time, I recently completed my MPH in Maternal and Child Health. What began as the profound personal experience of giving birth to my eldest son ten years ago became a career path. I became involved in the local birth community, becoming a volunteer doula and certified breastfeeding educator. I […]

MCH Leadership Competencies

Earlier this summer, the MCH Leadership Competencies Workgroup announced the release of Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies, version 3.0. As you explore the materials available in this document you will find useful tools, resources and frameworks–including a definition of MCH Leadership, a conceptual framework for how MCH Leaders develop, and a list of the […]