MCH/CYF in the Community

MCH/CYF in the Community

The Concentration has initiated student support for targeted practica activities with our collaborators. In  past years, the following activities have included work with the following agencies:

Centers for Disease and Control (CDC)

Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch

MCH/CYF has had a longstanding collaboration with this branch in which students spend a week in an intensive didactic session on program evaluation and then accompany a CDC Officer to one or more states helping them with evaluating their programs. This year we began formal support of student travel and the supported students (enter Toks’ info here)

Division of Reproductive Health

This year we shifted the program above to include the Division of Reproductive Health. Two students developed an evaluation of the New Orleans program to reduce sudden and unexpected death in infancy.

Children’s Hospital Boston

Program for Patient Safety and Quality

Students worked with staff at the Program for Patient Safety and Quality (PPSQ) at the Childern’s Hospital Boston (CHB). The students worked with the staff there to gather information regarding health care services for children in the state of Massachusetts in the areas of availability, quality, and current measurement of quality of services.

Examples of  Student Practica

Joslin Center developing educational programs, materials and methods for successful, long-term diabetes management and self-care

UNICEF, Compilation and analysis on the nutritional requirements of women living HIV during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Simmons College assisting with two ongoing research projects, both focusing on intimate partner violence (IPV)

Managing Expectations in Pediatric Weight Management: A Pilot Study in Focus on a Fitter Future III Hospitals

Program evaluation of a primary care delivery: innovation involving a depression‑specialized care manager at BIDMC.

Bilingual health educator on the Boston area obesity prevention project happy homes which targets low income minority families.

Mass School Based Health Center Coalition – Advocacy/program development -school-based sex education and reproductive health services

Safe Motherhood Project, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco

Harvard Tobacco Control Center – youth tobacco use in Nigeria
Codman Square Health Center – perinatal health programs -evaluation,development of initiative focused on Haitian women

Department of Mental Health – programs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Boston Public Health Commission – interventions to prevent pre-term labor

Mass Eating Disorders Association – eating disorders in adolescent girls -qualitative investigation of body image and attitudes towards eating

Cambridge Health Alliance – interventions for homeless adolescents

Bird Street community Center pre-K/K nutrition and healthy eating – intervention and program evaluation

Children’s Hospital – QI initiatives

Children’s Hospital – qualitative investigation – use of long-acting
contraceptives among teenage girls

Children’s Hospital – implementation of an STI prevention intervention (national study)