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Links to video "MCH and Health Reform in the States: Activities and Opportunities"

10/24/13: MCH and Health Reform in the States: Activities and Opportunities

This seminar focuses on the activities and opportunities that exist around MCH and health reform in the states. It also includes information on the National Governor's Association (NGA). The presenter discusses the NGA's work related to MCH and related to health reform/transformation.

The presenter for this seminar was:

  • Michael D. Miller, MD
    Physician-In-Residence
    National Governors Association Center for Best Practices

Effective Advocacy for Maternal and Child Health Issues - Presenation Video

12/1/11: Effective Advocacy for Maternal and Child Health Issues

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)

(L to R): Dr. Anne Turner-Henson, Dr. Martha Wingate, Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Glenda Smith, Dr. Julie Preskitt, and Dr. Fred Biasini

Pictured are (L to R): Dr. Anne Turner-Henson, Dr. Martha Wingate, Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Glenda Smith, Dr. Julie Preskitt, and Dr. Fred Biasini.

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. The intensive 9-month collaborative peer learning process provided a small number of highly motivated grantees a structured and safe environment in which to address challenges to racial and ethnic diversity within their Training Programs through learning opportunities, technical assistance, and collaboration with peers.

Click here to access the updated UAB Diversity Resource Inventory, developed in 2011 and revised in 2014 by members of the Diversity Training Peer Collaborative.

Visit the MCH Training Program web site for more information on the Diversity Training Peer Collaborative.

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