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Highlighting MCH Title V Summer Interns

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Lorena Melendez-Chavez (L) and Sarah Dilday (R)

October 11, 2022

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) students Lorena Melendez-Chavez and Sarah Dilday were interviewed for Dornsife's Student and Alumni Stories blog about their experience completing Title V MCH Block Grant internships over the summer.

The Title V program is a partnership between the federal government and states that promotes the health and wellbeing of mothers, children, and families.

Melendez-Chavez worked with the Vermont Department of Health and developed a qualitative data collection plan to obtain feedback from participants about WIC services.

Dilday worked with the Florida Department of Health and created a communications plan for the electronic version of a state-wide prenatal risk screening system.

Read their full Q&A including why they chose Dornsife and their future career plans: Reflecting on a Title V Maternal and Child Health Internship

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