New MCH Leader
Maternal and Infant Health Programs
Illinois Department of Human Services
AMCHP Welcomes New Staff: Kate Howe and Cristina Sciuto
Kate joins AMCHP as a Program Manager for Child Health. She will assume the lead staff role on major issues surrounding child health, including early childhood development, childhood obesity, oral health, mental health and injury prevention. She will also work to implement the Innovation Station, AMCHP’s Best Practices initiative. Kate recently received her Masters of Public Health degree with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from George Washington University, and had completed an internship with AMCHP as part of her Master’s practicum experience. Kate previously worked as a Program Coordinator at the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), supporting ATMCH and the ASPH Maternal and Child Health Council. Kate also has coordinated the Child Fatality Review Team in Suffolk County, MA and has experience in children’s mental health, as well as violence prevention.
Cristina joins AMCHP as the new Program Associate for the Women’s and Infant Health Team. As such, Cristina will support the various action learning collaboratives, the women’s health information series, and other Women’s and Infant Health program activities. Cristina recently graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health. She has always had a strong interest in maternal and child health and is looking forward to supporting AMCHP members.