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Dornsife Maternal and Child Health Program Newsletter

Dornsife’s Maternal and Child Health Program compiles a weekly newsletter for students and a monthly newsletter for the larger MCH community.

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Featured MCH News

HRSA MCHB Trainee Highlight: Lawryn Fowler

Sept. 21, 2021 - Dornsife student Lawryn Fowler was featured as a MCH Trainee in the HRSA MCHB Division of MCH Workforce Development's themed website this quarter. She discussed her research with Irene Headen, PhD, MS and the Title V Summer Internship. "Being [an MCH trainee at Dornsife] has given me the leverage to participate in a multitude of MCH related opportunities towards enhancing diversity and health equity. I am passionate about dedicating my future career to advocate for Black mothers and lessen the inequities that exist in the maternal mortality rates in the United States," said Fowler.

Drexel's Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication Helps Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs Prepare for Disasters

Aug. 30, 2021 – Dornsife’s Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication (CPHRC) recently completed a set of tools and guidance documents to help special needs families prepare for disasters, based on their research findings. The four-year project was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who were also collaborators.

HRSA Names Dornsife a Maternal and Child Health Public Health Catalyst Program Grant Recipient

Aug. 25, 2020 - Dornsife School of Public Health is a recipient of a Track 2 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Public Health Catalyst Program grant. The project runs through May 2025. "“We are thrilled to be partnering with HRSA MCHB to continue this important MCH work at Dornsife with our students, faculty, and community partners, said principal investigator and MCH program manager Renee Turchi, MD, MPH.

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