Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology is...
The systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of population-based and program-specific health and related data in order to assess the distribution and determinants of health, status, and needs of the maternal-child population for the purpose of planning, implementing, and assessing effective, science-based strategies and promoting policy development.
Purpose of Awards
To recognize individuals, teams, institutions, and leaders of institutions for making significant contributions to one or more aspects of this definition with the aim of improving the health of women, children, and families by
- Advancing public health knowledge through epidemiology and applied research,
- Improving public health practice through effective use of data and epidemiology and training in the field, and
- Enhancing the political will to support practice and advance knowledge through effective use of data, epidemiology, and applied research.
Award Categories, Descriptions, and Nomination Process
The Coalition for Excellence in MCH Epidemiology
No one organization represents MCH Epidemiology as a profession from both an academic and practice perspective. MCH Epidemiology, however, is a major contributor and participant in many health organizations and professional groups. To better recognize the field as a whole and to promote excellence in MCH Epidemiology, 16 national health organizations have formed the Coalition for Excellence in MCH Epidemiology to sponsor the National MCH Epidemiology Awards.
Questions about nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Ekwutosi Okoroh, MD
Chair, National MCH Epidemiology Awards Committee
Division of Reproductive Health
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Hwy. NE. MS-K22
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717