Dr. Carol Hogue, Director, EPI Dr. Silke Von Esenwein, Co-Director, HPM Dr. Jessica Sales, Co-Director, BSHE Dr. Aimee Webb-Girard, Co-Director, GH Alexa Freedman, PhD student, EPI, TA Members of MCH Certificate Cohort Three ◦ WHO: “Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. While motherhood is often a positive and fulfilling experience, for too many women it is associated with suffering, ill-health and even death.” ◦ http://www.who.int/topics/maternal_health/en/ ◦ Children represent the future, and ensuring their healthy growth and development ought to be a prime concern of all societies. Newborns are particularly vulnerable and children are vulnerable to malnutrition and infectious diseases, many of which can be effectively prevented or treated. ◦ http://www.who.int/topics/child_health/en/index.html “WHO/RHR’s work is premised on the need to achieve access to and quality of sexual and reproductive health, in order to meet the needs of diverse populations, particularly the most vulnerable. It is shaped around the five components of WHO’s Global reproductive health strategy: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. improving antenatal, perinatal, postpartum and newborn care; providing high-quality services for family planning, including infertility services; eliminating unsafe abortion; combating sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, reproductive tract infections, cervical cancer and other sexual and reproductive health morbidities; promoting sexual health.” http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/about_us/en/ There is no agreed-upon definition. We use the following approach: Maternal and Child Health professionals work to reduce problems that are either unique to reproduction and life course development; more common in women, infants, children, or adolescents; more serious in women, infants, children, or adolescents; or have manifestations, risk factors, or interventions that are different in women or during life course development. Women’s Health (pregnancy, lactation) Infant Health Child Health Adolescent and Young Adult Health Women’s health (non-pregnant, non lactating) Building on Emory’s strengths in methods and in-depth instruction in the life course, MPH graduates with an MCH Certificate will have mastery in at least one methodological approach and one aspect of MCH life course, as well as general grounding in the larger arena of MCH. 8-12 hours of course work: • Foundations in MCH, spring year one (3 credits) • Intro to Healthcare Management (2 credits) • Quantitative or Qualitative Methods elective • Life course elective A culminating experience on an MCH topic • Additional course for HPM MPH students A practicum related to MCH 20 MCH students are chosen to represent the top applicants from all departments Syllabus includes overview lectures and assignments Most of the coursework is incorporated into semesterlong team projects Multi-disciplinary teams with 5 students per team work with a designated faculty member and a community-based MCH leader • e.g., Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Southeast Group projects for this course are community-based, with extensive contact outside class in the community and with the designated agencies for whom the project teams are working. Each team is comprised of students from each discipline and meets weekly with their in-house faculty advisory, the teaching assistant, and/or their field faculty advisor. Some projects are extended into more than one semester (either to another group project or to a practicum/thesis opportunity for MCH Certificate students) PLANNED PARENTHOOD PROJECT, SPRING 2014 THE CHALLENGE PPSE needed to relocate the Administrative Headquarters and the Downtown Atlanta Health Center. DELIVERABLES Students researched locations based on potential demand, access to public transportation, etc., and prepared a written report to PPSE’s senior management team and a 15 minute PowerPoint presentation to the PPSE Board of Directors. Using a mixed methods approach, this group partnered with Dr. Melissa Kottke, an Emory OB/GYN and Medical Director of the Grady Teen Health Clinic, to assess the impact of a new intimate partner violence screener they have recently started using in the Teen Clinic and the Family Planning Clinic at Grady Hospital. BACKGROUND Helms Prison is a medical / diagnostic prison in Atlanta that provides care for ill inmates and pregnant women prisoners After delivery, newborns are placed with alternative caregivers DELIVERABLES 1. Curriculum for Childbirth Education Programming at Helms Facility 2. Monitoring Database 3. Grant proposal to support research and programming in prison-based childbirth education and childcare BACKGROUND A perinatal care hospital is one with labor and delivery services. There are 84 perinatal care hospitals in Georgia. Each is selfdesignated as a Level I, II, III, or IV hospital. (Level I indicates the least capacity to care for high-risk women and infants; Level IV indicates the most capacity.) DELIVERABLE Our students helped produce a survey that assigns an appropriate perinatal capacity rating Any first year student enrolled in the MPH or MSPH at Rollins is eligible to apply. Full time students must apply during September within their first year. Part time students must apply before completing 15 credit hours. Applicants must be committed to the development and promotion of the MCH field, as well as having demonstrated leadership and team player capabilities. Applications will be open beginning September 4 and will be due September 26, 2014 by 5pm. Application forms will be distributed by email and also available on the MCH Certificate website. For more information, talk with an MCH faculty member, your ADAP, and check the website: http://www.sph.emory.edu/academic_programs/nond egree_programs/maternal_child_cert.html QUESTIONS?