Maternal and Child Health
In the wake of recent man-made and natural disasters, the US is placing a high priority on building up the nation's public health workforce. Since 2002, Federal funding has increased for public health preparedness, including scholarship and loan repayment programs, workforce development grants, and funding for bioterrorism preparedness. What does this mean for you? It means that with a degree in public health, you’ll be in high demand – and on a career path filled with advancement opportunities.
Providing information and access to information on family planning; promoting the health of a pregnant woman and her children; and increasing vaccination rates are part of maternal and child health. Professionals in maternal and child health focus on the complex public health problems affecting women, children, and their families.
Maternal and child health experts work to improve the health delivery system specifically for women, children, and families through advocacy, education, and research. They accomplish this by discovering and testing solutions through applied research and by developing, implementing, and/or evaluating health programs at the local, state, national, and international levels.
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All MPH students must take one course in each of the five core public health areas: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Services Administration, Environmental Health and Behavioral Sciences/Health Education. Additional courses are required to complete Master's degree.
A complete list of accredited programs can be found on the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) website.
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