Center of Excellence in MCH Education, Science & Practice
Maternal & Child Health Policy & Leadership Program
Department of Health Care Organization & Policy
School of Public Health
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The UAB MCH Policy & Leadership Program has been continuously funded since 1983. Since 2014, an average of 29 students per semester have been trained and, of those, an average of 62% have received supplemental funding in the form of stipends, tuition assistance, and travel assistance. Paid Graduate Research Assistantships and Teaching Assistantships are available to students, as well.
To prepare present and future MCH leaders to promote, preserve, and enhance the health of children, families, and communities.
Online and in-person training opportunities are available for masters- and doctoral-level studies in maternal and child public health, with a focus on developing and integrating skills from maternal and child health, health policy, and leadership to solve problems and develop systems.
Faculty and students pursue research topics such as preterm/low birthweight, racial and ethnic disparities in MCH outcomes, early childhood development, children with disabilities and special health care needs and their families. Opportunities for hands-on, practical research experiences are available.
Opportunities exist for student participation in on-site consultation and technical assistance provided to national, state, and local MCH-related organizations and agencies. In addition, the student-led MCH SAGE organization (Student Association for Graduate Education) provides opportunities to participate in MCH-related seminars, community service activities, fundraising, and social events.
- MCH Schools of Public Health: A Collaborative Website of the MCH Trainee Grantee Network
- UAB MCH SAGE (Student Association for Graduate Education)