Maternal and Child Health Training Program
Addressing health challenges faced by women and girls is essential for healthy communities and a healthy society. Doing so requires concerted efforts to train the next generation of public health leaders. Schools of public health are working to integrate women’s health into their core curricula. The Maternal and Child Health Bureau, in collaboration with the HRSA Office of Women’s Health, competitively funded 5 schools of public health to supplement their 5-year MCHB Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Health Training grant. The supplemental funding supported programs to develop and test innovative, mentored women’s health-related projects aimed at improving graduate student understanding of women’s health, and supporting institutional commitment to women’s health. This brief offers a snapshot of the processes and outcomes of the 5 projects, with the hope that their experiences might inform efforts at other schools of public health in advancing women’s health within their curriculum.