Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Program
The MCHEP mission is to promote and improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families by building capacity at state, local, and tribal levels and to use and apply sound epidemiologic research and scientific information to maternal and child health programs and policies. This mission is accomplished domestically and internationally by developing Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology leaders, promoting peer exchange forums, supporting continued education and training, and providing fellowship opportunities.
MCHEP’s many partners in this effort include organizations that provide direct services or influence policy and practice guidelines, state health departments, tribes, local universities, and others.
We also support work to reduce long-standing and substantial MCH disparities between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) and other U.S. populations. The MCHEP mission lays the groundwork for improving reproductive and MCH among AI/AN communities throughout the United States.