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The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) gratefully acknowledges the work of the following people, without whom this web site would not have been possible.

Greg Alexander RS, MPH, ScD, Professor of Pediatrics & Public Health and Director of the MCH Leadership Skills Training Institute at the University of South Floridaparticipated on the planning committee which conceptualized the site, led the team that developed the content for the timeline, authored the Infant Mortality module, and provided insightful comments on drafts of the site. His dedication to the study of MCH history and to this project are deeply appreciated.

Alice R. Richman, MPH (currently a PhD student)
Sun Hee Rim, MPH
Bonnie Means Lane, BS (currently a MPH student)

These three graduate students at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health worked with Dr. Alexander to develop the content of the MCH History Timeline. Thank you for your diligence in researching the historical markers and writing compelling summaries was remarkable.

Colleen E. Huebner, PhD, MPH, Director, Maternal and Child Health Program and Associate Professor, Department of Health Services, University of Washington and Holly Grason, MA, Associate Professor, Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, participated on the planning committee which conceptualized the site, developed in depth modules (Dr.Huebner wrote the MCH 101 module and Ms. Grason, with the assistance of Rebecca Barson,MPH authored the MCH Systems module) and commented on draft versions of the site. Thank you for your vision.

Jack Neuner, Manager, Web Design and Development Group, Center for the Advancement of Distance Education, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, took the planning committee's vision for the web site and made it a reality. Thank you for your commitment to making this site compelling and accessible to a wide variety of audiences.

Maribeth Badura, RN, MS Director of the Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Systems, MCHB provided funding for this site and the original idea for an MCH History web site.

Laura Kavanagh, MPP, Training Branch Chief, Division of Research, Training and Education, MCHB. Thank you for chairing the planning committee, authoring the Performance and Accountability module, and keeping the project on track.

This site was updated in the summer of 2009 through the leadership of
Holly Grason at Johns Hopkins University and the able researching and writing of
Jenelle Partelow, MPH, and
Winnie Tsang, MS.