Maternal and Child Health - Certificate

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Texas A&M School of Public Health provides a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) certificate to increase MCH competencies to graduate-level students. This is an interdisciplinary certificate that partners with departments across the Texas A&M School of Public Health. Additionally, the MCH certificate offers electives from the College of Education and Human Development and the Bush School of Government and Public Service. The need for MCH public health professionals has been documented widely throughout the United States, as well as throughout the world. The United States ranks low on several health indicators for MCH populations. Most notability is the high rate of preterm birth. A summary of Title V national workforce needs emphasizes that quality MCH training is critical to strengthen the nationwide workforce given the shortage in this area. This certificate will develop student MCH competencies enabling graduates to improve health service delivery to all mothers, children and families. This certificate will focus on the foundations of MCH, such as understanding Title V programs, health disparities in MCH, life-course approach and general knowledge about MCH populations and common public health concerns. There is a special focus on program evaluation and community grant writing. Finally, we offer a number of electives from several departments in areas ranging from reproductive and perinatal epidemiology to the impact of policy and security on women’s health.

HPCH 613Program Evaluation3
HPCH 665Proposal Writing and Grants Management3
PHEB 621Foundations of Maternal and Child Health3
Select one of the following:3
Women’s Health
Women and Nations
Reproductive And Perinatal Epidemiology
Introduction to Environmental Health Disparities
Total Semester Credit Hours12