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The Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (MCH EPI) conference allowed MCH professionals to o share experiences, enhance knowledge, and generate new ideas for promoting and improving the health of women, children and families. Hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Health Services and Resources Administration (MCHB/HRSA) and CityMatCH, this event will offer sessions led by researchers, federal officials, advocates, health care providers and staff of state MCH programs. Conference discussions will focus on the application of MCH EPI methodology to improve maternal and child health outcomes.

Conference Goals:

  • Discuss the nature and future direction of MCH epidemiology.
  • Establish new professional contacts through formal and informal networking, as potential collaborators on future projects that impact women, children and families.
  • Improve the epidemiological and analytical techniques to apply to their everyday work.
  • Understand how protective risk factors can promote resilience for child well-being.
  • Understand how new developments in genetics and related fields will affect MCH epidemiology in the analysis of risk factors.
  • Discuss the challenges of childhood obesity in the U.S. and identify evidence-based and promising approaches to prevent the problem.
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