This is Maternal and Child Health

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Date Developed: May 2013. Source: CityMatCH. Presenter(s): Molly Schlife Isacco, MPH; Chad Abresch, MEd; Hani Atrash, MD, MPH; Holly Grason, MA; Laura Kavanagh, MPP; William Sappenfield, MD, MPH; Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, MD, MPH. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 18 minutes.


This self-paced presentation introduced concepts, terms, frameworks, programs and activities that comprise “Maternal and Child Health (MCH).” Two basic questions are addressed: 1) What does “MCH” mean? And 2) What roles do MCH professionals play to assure a healthy American public? Commentary from a panel of seasoned MCH advisors combine to explore key aspects of MCH including the population health perspective, programmatic components, emphasis on lifespan approach and health disparities, and history and legacy of the field.

Learning Objectives

• Describe the meaning of MCH.

• Understand the role of MCH professionals in the field of public health.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.