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Training Course In Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
MCHB/CDC Training Course in MCH Epidemiology is part of an ongoing effort to enhance the analytic capacity of state and local health agencies. This program is aimed primarily at professionals in state and local health agencies who have significant responsibility for collecting, processing, analyzing and reporting MCH data. This year, the course is geared to individuals with intermediate to advanced skills in using statistical and epidemiologic methods, preferably in MCH or a related field. The training curriculum is designed to build conceptual, technical and analytic skills for using data effectively, and focuses on applications that are relevant to the day-to-day work of participants. The course will be held May 29-Jun. 2 in Denver, Colorado. Lodging, breakfast, and luncheon costs of trainees are covered. A limited number of scholarships for airfare are available. Completed applications must be submitted to Positive Outcomes, Inc. by 5 p.m. EST, Friday, Mar. 2. For more information, click here.

Save the Date! UIC MCH Retreat – Leading in Challenges Times: Innovations & Inspiration
This year’s retreat will focus on Leading in Challenging Times; however, this concept will be talked about ways that you may expect. Participants will share personal stories of their journey and work with women, men, children and families. AMCHP CEO Dr. Michael Fraser will lead this process. We also will explore and practice various leadership concepts including challenging the assumption that these are indeed challenging times. The leadership training will be facilitated by Dr. Stephen Bogdewic, PhD, Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The retreat will be held Jul. 22-24 at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, IL. For more information visit our website.

Scholarships Available for Univ. of Arizona Graduate Certificate in MCH Epidemiology
HRSA has full tuition scholarships for up to 15 participants in the Graduate Certificate Program in MCH Epidemiology at the University of Arizona. In addition to obtaining the certificate, credits from the program are transferable to graduate programs in public health. Deadline for 2012 intake is Mar. 1. Full details and application can be found on the program website.