About Our Training Grant
Marie C. McCormick, M.D., ScD.
Sumner and Esther Feldberg
Professor of Maternal and Child Health
Department of Society, Human Development and Health
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-6028
About our Training Grant:
MCH/CYF is supported in part through a training grant (MC00001) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.
Goals of the Training Grant:
The activities under the training grant are designed to address the need for skilled leaders in MCH to address the needs of children, women and families in the 21st century. Evidence for the need for such professionals can be derived from a variety of sources, not the least is the dismal ranking of the United States in child health among industrilalized countries. To address these concerns, our training grant has five general goals:
- To recruit and support a diverse student group for masters and doctoral education in leadership in MCH.
- To provide masters and doctoral education for leadership in MCH.
- To provide MCH content areas and leadership skills to existing MCH professionals.
- To provide technical assistance to enhance the capacities of community-based organizations.
- To develop and disseminate new knowledge.
To achieve these goals, the training grant offers support to students in several degree programs. These include:
- Doctor of Science/Doctor of Public Health (Epidemiology, Global Health and Population, Nutrition, and Society, Human Development and Health)
- Masters Programs (all above departments except Nutrition)-one-year and two-year programs
- Masters of Public Health (Health and Social Behavior Concentration only)
- Dual MS/MSN Program with the Simmons School of Nursing
- Integrated Masters Program between Simmons Schoolf of Social Work and HSPH
Types of Student Support:
- Partial and limited tuition support to US citizens and permanent residents
- One student stipend
- Travel funds to attend professional meetings, especially if presenting at the meeting
- Awards for working on specific practica with MCH/CYF collaborators
Other activities to address the general goals are:
- Weekly seminar open to the public (Click here for Seminar Schedule)
- Annual Symposium (Click here for past Symposiums)
- Technical assistance and practica by faculty and students
- Research (Click here for Publications list)
- Maintenance of a catalog of MCH databases (Click here for MCH DataConnect)
- Collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control in program evaluation