This seminar focuses on effective advocacy for maternal and child health issues. It also includes tips and strategies for influencing maternal and child health policy on national, state, and local levels. The presenter discusses critical elements that are necessary to be a successful advocate and provides examples of successful advocacy.
The presenter for this seminar was:
- Rylin Rodgers, BA
Training Director, Family Leadership Coordinator
Riley Child Development Center (LEND)
Dr. Temple Grandin Visits UAB Campus
Alabama MCH Network faculty meet with Dr. Temple Grandin during her recent visit to the UAB campus. Dr. Grandin, who provided a keynote lecture to entering freshman related to her book "My Life in Pictures," is a noted author, speaker, and animal scientist. She has used her experience as a person with autism to focus her career on the design of humane livestock handling facilities. She is a respected expert who also provides insight to individuals with autism and Asperger's Syndrome as well as their families on treatment, learning, and socialization.
Diversity Training Peer Collaborative
The Maternal and Child Health Training Program selected The University of Alabama at Birmingham to participate in Diversity in MCH Training: A Peer Collaborative. This intensive 9-month collaborative peer learning process in which a small number of highly motivated grantees will be provided a structured and safe environment to address challenges to racial and ethnic diversity within their Training Program through learning opportunities, technical assistance, and collaboration with peers.
Check back soon for resources developed by members of the Diversity Training Peer Collaborative.
Visit the MCH Training Program web site for more information on the Diversity Training Peer Collaborative.