Author: Rachel Lauren Bacon

8/3/20 Webinar Event by the HHS OASH: “Advancing Maternal Health: Breastfeeding Support and Oral Health”

External event announcement: “Advancing Maternal Health: Breastfeeding Support and Oral Health,” hosted by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Regions 1-10. This webinar, on Monday, August 3, from 2 to 3:15 p.m., will focus on how providing breastfeeding support and oral health improves maternal health throughout the life course and reduces […]

Massachusetts Public Health Association Virtual Breakfast Honoring Dr. Camara Jones September 18, 9:00am-10:00am

*Event Announcement* Massachusetts Public Health Association Virtual Breakfast Honoring Dr. Camara Jones September 18, 9:00am-10:00am About: “MPHA is thrilled to announce our Virtual Breakfast on September 18th to honor Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones! During the event, we will hear from this public health luminary and present her with MPHA’s Paul Revere Award for her unwavering […]

MCH Center of Excellence Offers New Training, Research, and Practice Opportunities

Original article by Jillian McKoy on June 26th 2020 – BUSPH “MCH Center of Excellence Offers New Training, Research, and Practice Opportunities” The School of Public Health’s Center of Excellence in MCH Education, Science, and Practice (MCH CoE), one of only 13 such centers nationwide, has received its sixth round of funding through 2025 from the Maternal and Child […]

Youth Mental Health Access during COVID-19

Original Article by Michelle Samuels, July 15th 2020 – BUSPH “Youth Mental Health Access during COVID-19” The coronavirus closed schools, contracted the economy, and is disproportionally devastating communities of color. In this pandemic and its aftermath, helping youths with mental health issues navigate decentralized services and stay out of the juvenile justice system may be […]

Bill H.4818

MA Senate, Bill H. 4818 An Act to Reduce Racial Inequities in Maternal Health July 14th 2020 – Sign the petition here Petition introduction by Nneka Hall: Racial inequities in maternal mortality are staggering, with Black women experiencing mortality rates three times that of White women, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  In […]

Social Media Ambassador – MCH Training Network

The goals of the Trainee Ambassador Group (TAG) are to connect trainees across Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Programs, provide opportunities for trainees to develop leadership skills, and strengthen the link between the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and trainees. We are looking for motivated trainees who are interested […]

Pride 2020

The Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science, and Practice (MCH CoE) is committed to health justice for LGBTQIA communities. Everyone deserves equitable access and freedom from discrimination when accessing reproductive, family planning, and parenting resources. The gay rights movement was born out of the revolutionary acts of resistance in June of […]

Massachusetts COVID-19 Perinatal Coalition Mission To develop policy recommendations for equitable and evidence-based perinatal health care in the Commonwealth during the COVID-19 Pandemic, to promote systemic, consistent best practices and standards of care and support for pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum, and to address racial inequities in perinatal outcomes. Situation The current situation for birthing people in the Commonwealth […]