This course will discuss and examine the history and organization of MCH related services in the U.S. and explore the changing paradigm in the field with a focus on the life course perspective, health equity, and social determinants of health. This will be accomplished through a review of current issues central to maternal and child health, discussions of the organization and financing of MCH health services, reviewing existing data sources and scientific knowledge and their use to improve maternal and child health, analyzing the ways in which the political context in the U.S. and internationally affects the health and well-being of families, and critically examining the ways in which knowledge about an issue, an understanding of the social strategies to address that issue, and political will are leveraged to influence the creation of MCH policy.
Chopak-Foss, Joanne, "PUBH 7090 - Foundations of Maternal and Child Health" (2021). Public Health Syllabi. 514.