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Dr. Nora Lee Selected as the Inaugural Title V Academic Fellow at the National MCH Workforce Development Center

September 28, 2022

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The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program is delighted to announce that Nora Lee, PhD, Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has been selected as the inaugural Title V Academic Fellow with the National MCH Workforce Development Center.

Title V is a partnership with the federal government and state MCH and Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) programs. State Title V programs receive federal funding through the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant, administered through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Block grant funding is used to support the health and well-being of mothers, children, and families.

The National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center (Center), based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, works closely with state and territorial Title V leaders and their partners throughout the country to address complex challenges through training, collaborative learning, coaching, and consultation. Through the new Title V Academic Fellowship, the Center aims to support and strengthen partnerships between academia and Title V MCH agencies.

During this 12-month funded fellowship, Dr. Lee will work with the Title V team at the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Family Health to develop a collaborative project focused on infant safe sleep. Learn more about Dr. Lee's project and the fellowship.

The long-term goal of the fellowship is to expand and strengthen the partnership between Drexel and PA Title V team to leverage the joint resources and expertise for a greater impact on improving maternal and child health. The MCH Program is excited for Dr. Lee and the PA Title V team to have this opportunity to collaborate and learn from each other.

"We are looking forward to Dr. Lee sharing her experience with our Drexel MCH Program trainees and faculty as we continue to enhance their understanding of Title V programming and the MCH public health workforce needs," stated Renee Turchi, MD, MPH, FAAS, Drexel MCH Program Director.

Learn more about Dornsife's MCH program and upcoming MCH events including an Overview of Title V Maternal and Child Health Services in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 10 am.

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