2021 Training Course in MCH Epidemiology

Training Course in MCH Epidemiology

The 2021 Training Course took place Virtually in July. Videos of the Training Course are now available on CityMatCH YouTube.

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 2021 Course Included:

  • Needs assessment and prioritization
  • Performance measurement and trend analysis
  • Program and policy evaluation
  • Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR)
  • Multivariable Analysis
  • Quality improvement analysis and reporting
  • Effective data presentation and translation
  • Social Determinants of Health

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 Basic to Intermediate 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.

STATE AGENCY EMPLOYEES: This application must be accompanied by a letter from your state MCH director indicating he or she is aware that you are applying for the training course. This letter helps to foster communication and awareness between state MCH directors, applicants, and MCHB. Email the letter of support to: ashleigh.sutphen@unmc.edu

If you have Intermediate to Advanced 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 2020 Intermediate to Advanced course. If you are a program manager, please see the training links below for data users.


  • Due to COVID-19 and current travel restrictions, safety measures, and the audience that this training course serves the 2021 training course will be offered virtually.
  • Virtual Training will begin Monday, July 12 with sessions continuing Monday, Wednesday and Fridays for three weeks, and will conclude July 30.
  • The virtual platforms that will be used will include: Zoom, Google Classroom, Google Drive, YouTube, and others.
  • Applications will be competitively reviewed, and acceptance notifications issued in April.

Additional Training Resources

ARCHIVE: Training Course in MCH Epidemiology

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