Grant Status: Active
Grant Title: Centers of Excellence in MCH with MCH Academic Postdoctoral Ehnancement
Julianna Deardorff, PhD
School of Public Health
Regent of the University of California
50 University Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Achieving optimal health outcomes for MCH populations requires a workforce of practicing and future MCH professionals and leaders who are 1) prepared to address the complex needs of increasingly diverse populations, 20 able to adapt to a rapidly changing health systems environment, & 3) trained to lead transformative efforts that promote the needs and concerns of all MCH populations. The mission of the MCH Program at UC Berkeley is to develop the next generation of leaders equipped to solve the health challenges facing women, children, adolescents, and families of the 21st century. All program activities are designed to be interdisciplinary and responsive to newly emerging issues in MCH and Title V, and to the unique needs of the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area and the state of California, as well as nationally and globally. Quantitative and qualitative research and interventions are utilized to direct our efforts and address the social determinants of health across the life span.