We at the MCH CoE send our wishes for you and your families to remain safe and well during this difficult time. The global COVID-19 pandemic is taking a harsh toll on women, men,  and families of color, with low-incomes or no income, or insecure housing and food.  Within public health, MCH is a field that will for a long time be finding ways to respond, applying the lessons of the pandemic to our core mission: to promote strength and wellness among women and all pregnant and parenting people and their families, especially those that bear the brunt of systemic racism, community disinvestment, and social marginalization.

We hope you will join us in the mission and finding ways to respond in our personal and professional lives, as individuals and as a field. Please contact us if you would like to contribute.

CoE Blog:

COVID-19 Citations: 

External Resources:

  1. American Public Health Association (APHA)
  2. Health Care Toolbox – Addressing the Psychological and Emotional Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Children, Families, and Healthcare Staff
  3. COVID-19 Food Assistance
  4. COVID-19 Mutual Aid Resources
  5.  Ariadne Labs COVID-19 Response
  6. UC Berkely MCAH
  7. Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)
  8. University of Minnesota Center of Leadership Education in MCH
  9. Massachusetts COVID-19 Perinatal Coalition
  10. Tell Young Children How COVID-19 Is Transmitted
  11. Parents, this burnout is real. Give yourself grace
  12. How to engage preschoolers on Zoom when social bonding is more important than ever
  13. A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development
  14. Protesting? Here’s How To Help Keep Your Family Safe From COVID-19 When You Go Home

COVID-19 and Inequities:

  1. Massachusetts COVID-19 Maternal Equity Coalition: Giving Birth in a Pandemic
  2. Coronavirus And Racism Are Dual Public Health Emergencies
  3. A Snapshot of How COVID-19 Is Impacting the LGBTQ Community
  4. How to protest during a pandemic and still keep everyone safe from coronavirus: 6 questions answered
  5. How is COVID-19 Impacting Refugee and Immigrant Communities?
  6. Asian Americans, racism, and antiracism in the COVID Era
  7. You have the right to an interpreter