380.624.81 Maternal and Child Health Legislation and Programs
- Population, Family and Reproductive Health
- 2nd term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2014 - 2015
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.
Analyzes the structure, organization, administration and management of social and health service programs serving the maternal and child health populations. Lectures, discussions, and analysis of current research and practice present the goals and impact of national programs such as Title V MCH/CSHCN, Medicaid/CHIP, Head Start, Family Planning, WIC/Nutrition, community/migrant health centers, child welfare, and of privately sponsored programs.
- Learning Objectives:
- Using a systems framework, identify how MCH service can influence the health of women, children, adolescents, and families
- Describe the structure of the health care system that provides services for women, children, and adolescents with a special focus on the public sector that serves those of low income in the United States and in developing countries
- Describe the body of United States federal legislation that mandates and provides funds for the delivery of services to women and children
- Apply strategies to influence the legislative, budget, and administrative processes at the federal, state, regional, and community levels
- Apply tools and strategies to manage MCH services and related programs
- Identify key issues related to the implementation and evaluation of maternal and child health
- Construct administrative memos to convey information regarding maternal and child health
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on individual written assignments, and a written examination.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required