Maternal and Child Health

The Maternal & Child Health Section of APHA was organized in 1921 with the mission of developing innovative and creative approaches to addressing the health needs of mothers, children, adolescents and families.

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The Goals of the Section are to:

  • Influence national policy development related to maternal and child health.
  • Develop leaders among MCH Section members and student fellows; and
  • Keep the MCH Section membership informed about national legislation, budget issues and policy related to maternal and child health.

Join us as we share, discuss and debate public health planning and policy developments in MCH. We invite you to get involved in Section activities focused on policy development, leadership development and membership engagement. Your participation is vital to our continued success!