About the Center of Excellence

TheĀ UIC Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CoE-MCH) builds and strengthens the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) workforce by: 1) training graduate and undergraduate public health students and working professionals in MCH; and, 2) by advancing MCH science, research, practice, and policy. The Center emphasizes multi-level approaches to understanding and addressing the complex factors that affect the health and well-being of women, children, and families. An essential ingredient is the partnerships we have with public and private sector agencies serving the MCH population and the communities in which MCH problems are prevalent. The Center is committed to scientific rigor, evidence-based public health practice, and the principles of participatory and collaborative research and practice.

Mission
The mission of the UIC-SPH CoE-MCH is to provide graduate students and working professionals with rigorous evidence-informed curricula and programs steeped in social justice, practical experience, and collaboration with Title V, its partners, and local communities. The program is designed to develop leaders with vision, creativity, and a commitment to life-long learning and action, to improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families including children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

Vision
To be a maternal and child health center of academic excellence that builds public health capacity fosters health equity and racial, social, and economic justice, and develops leaders across the workforce continuum in order to strengthen individuals, families, and communities and cultivate a culture of health and well-being for all.

Contact Us
Email:coemch@uic.edu
Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health
University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences Division
1603 W. Taylor Street (MC 923)
Chicago, IL 60612