2020 Training Course in MCH Epidemiology

Training Course in MCH Epidemiology

Announcement 3/24/2020:

In light of COVID-19, the 2020 Training Course in MCH Epidemiology will be conducted virtually. Applicants, we will work to keep you in the loop, as we have more details available. Here are details that we can share at this time:

  • We recognize that as public health professionals you are likely involved in your agency’s efforts to protect your community. We are discussing the option of moving the virtual training course later in 2020. We will communicate definitive dates for the virtual training course when we communicate with you about the status of your application.
  • The competitive review process continues as planned, and there will be a cohort of applicants who are accepted into this year’s intermediate to advanced training course. We will communicate about your application status by the end of April.  
  • Faculty members are working to adapt the onsite model into a virtual model. The goal is to ensure that the course is meaningful and engaging, but not exhausting. We will communicate more details as they become known.

Thank you for your interest in the training course, and your patience with us as we work through the details.


Planning Team
Training Course in MCH Epidemiology

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and CityMatCH are offering a Training Course in MCH Epidemiology as part of their ongoing effort to enhance the analytic capacity of state and local health agencies. The training course is an intensive program, combining lectures, discussion, hands-on exercises, and opportunities for individualized technical assistance. Several post-training webinars will serve to build upon and extend the content of the in-person training.

Content for the 2020 Course Will Include:

  • Needs assessment and prioritization
  • Specialized multivariable regression methods
  • Performance measurement and trend analysis
  • Program and policy evaluation
  • Quality improvement analysis and reporting
  • Effective data presentation and translation

Who Should Apply?

This national 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 statistics and epidemiologic methods, preferably in MCH or a related field.

Note: Only applicants who work domestically and regularly analyze data rather than manage programs, will be considered.

If you have Basic to Intermediate skills (mostly generate descriptive statistics with limited application of regression analysis), we welcome you to apply to next year’s course, and to review the online archived course materials from the 2019 Basic to Intermediate course. If you are a program manager, please see the training links below for data users.


  • Training will begin mid-day June 22, 2020 and conclude mid-day June 26, 2020.
  • Hotel room lodging is included in the training.
  • A limited number of scholarships for airfare are available.
  • Applications will be competitively reviewed, and acceptance notifications issued by late April.

Additional Training Resources

ARCHIVE: 2019 Training Course in MCH Epidemiology (Basic to Intermediate)

MCH Navigator Trainings For Data Makers (Epidemiologists) And Data Users (Program Managers)
AMCHP And MCH Epidemiology Conference Data Skills Trainings