Dear Alums, Students and Friends of the Center,
Needless to say, our Annual Alumni Award Reception, scheduled for April 17th, will not be held this year. Like so many gatherings that are part of all of our daily, weekly, monthly, and annual rituals, we will miss getting together to renew connections and forge new ones. And we will miss the chance to honor our 2020 awardee, Rahel Getachew, MD, MPH (SPH 2002), Vice Dean of Student Affairs (2012-2018) at Myungsung Medical College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Next year, Rahel will be honored alongside the 2021 awardee.
For now, Covid-19 is giving us other ways to gather and care for ourselves, our loved ones, those we work with, and for many- those who are suffering. We honor you and all of the work you are doing to promote wellness and safety among women, children, families and people in communities in the U.S. and beyond. We’d like to hear about it if you have the bandwidth and desire to share with us. If you have messages you’d like to get out about how you are doing and MCH work in the time of Covid-19, please send them: email@example.com. Remember to let us know if you’d like us to push your message out on MCH CoE social media:
- Follow us on:
- twitter (@BUmchcenterofex)
- facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BUSPHCenterOfExcellenceInMaternalAndChildHealth/)
- LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3134431/)
Warmly and with wishes for your health and safety,
Director, Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science and Practice
Department of Community Health Sciences
Boston University School of Public Health
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"Birthing is one of the most impactful experiences in a person’s life. It transforms you, awakening a profound sense of self and fulfillment. However, for many people in marginalized communities, it is often the opposite. A traumatic experience with detrimental side effects."
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Our work focuses on improving birth outcomes, especially where inequities and disparities are higher. We serve birthing people that otherwise wouldn't have the means or support during this significant moment in their lives. Offering cultural and linguistic appropriate services that address communication and cultural barriers.
Congratulations to our 2019 Alumni Award recipients! We are so proud of all the work you do for maternal and child health.
Christina Gebel, MPH '14, birth doula and Elaine Fitzgerald Lewis, DrPH '12, MIA
Boston University School of Public Health Alum, Fatima Dainkeh, is fighting the maternal mortality crisis in America by giving a voice to the people experiencing inequity.