Department of Health Care Organization and Policy

The Center of Excellence in MCH Education, Science & Practice

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Policy and Leadership Program at UAB, often referred to as "the MCH Training Grant", has been identified as a CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN MCH EDUCATION, SCIENCE & PRACTICE by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration. Established in 1983, its purpose is to provide excellent education and preparation for present and future MCH leaders from diverse backgrounds for leadership roles in MCH so that the health of children, families, and communities is promoted, preserved, and enhanced. Interdisciplinary training focuses not only on core public health and MCH skills, with a unique focus on policy, but also on leadership development and advocacy with a view to achieving optimal MCH outcomes and advancing MCH science, research, practice, and policy. For more information about MCH or our academic MCH programs, click the corresponding links below.

Funding for tuition assistance, stipends, and conference travel assistance is available to students in the MCH concentration (pursuing one of our academic MCH programs). Students have the opportunity to participate in and benefit from MCH SAGE, THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION. An internship is required of students pursuing a MPH and some students choose to concurrently pursue a global health certificate through the UAB Sparkman Center
The MCH faculty is committed not only to excellence in teaching but also to excellence in research. The MCH Policy & Leadership Program, through its faculty and students, provides continuing education and technical assistance to our MCH practice partners, including state Title V and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) agencies in the Southeast/Public Health Region IX. 
For information about applying to the MCH Policy & Leadership Program, contact Brenda Campbell.
For general information about the MCH Training Grant, contact Julie McDougal (Program Manager) or Dr. Martha Wingate (Program Director).

“This website was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health Program, grant number T76MC00008. Its content and information should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsement be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”