380.624.01 MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH LEGISLATION AND PROGRAMS
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.
This course is taught for students who intend to work in the system of maternal and child health and related social service agencies.
Upon completing this course, student will be able to:
1. using a systems framework, identify how MCH service can influence the health of women, children and families.
2. describe the structure of the health care system that provides services for women and children, with a special focus on the public sector that serves those of low income in the United States and in developing countries.
3. describe the body of federal legtislation that mandates in the United States and provides funds for the delivery of services to women and children.
4. apply strategies to influence the legislative, budget, and administrative processes nationally, regionally and at the state and community levels.
5. apply tools and strategies to manage MCH services and related programs.
6. identify key issues related to the implementation and evaluation of maternal and child health policy and programs.
7. construct administrative memos to convey information regarding maternal and child health.
- Tuesday 1:30 - 3:20
- Thursday 1:30 - 3:20