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Maternal and Child Health Promotion Program

The Maternal and Child Health Promotion (MCHP) Program advances the knowledge and practice of evidence-based maternal and child health (MCH) interventions globally. The MCHP Program is a platform for knowledge-sharing among Yale faculty conducting MCHP research, Yale students interested in MCHP research, and MCHP practitioners and researchers. The program fosters dialogue across these groups through a seminar series, journal club, and other opportunities for knowledge sharing. The program supports graduate student training in MCHP through the Yale School of Public Health’s MCHP track for Master in Public Health students. This track will be available to students in the 2021-2022 academic year.

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YSPH professor Pérez-Escamilla contributes to new American Journal of Public Health series: ‘Nutrition in the First 1000 Days’

YSPH Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla contributed an essay to the American Journal of Public Health's “Nutrition in the First 1000 Days,” a comprehensive special series of editorials, perspectives, and research and analysis about ways to improve nutrition in the crucial first 1,000 days of a child's development, from pregnancy through second birthday.

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  • Faculty Spotlight: Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

    Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life and a leading authority on breastfeeding and early childhood development.

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  • Maternal-Child Health Promotion & The Future of Global Health

    Gestation and the first years of life are the foundation for human development and arguably the development of nations and the future of our planet. Decades of research have documented the enormous harms that poor health, household food insecurity, malnutrition, a lack of early stimulation opportunities, and physical and psychological abuse can inflict in the bodies and minds of children.

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  • Snapshots

    Improving maternal and child health has long been a cornerstone of the Yale School of Public Health’s mission—from the pioneering poliomyelitis research of Drs. John Rodman Paul and Dorothy Horstmann to the groundbreaking indoor air quality studies of Brian Leaderer and community alliances for better health established by Jeannette Ickovics.

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  • Major Funding Award Supports Yale Efforts to Address Maternal Health Inequities

    A team of Yale researchers, working collaboratively with Yale New Haven Hospital, community partners and two regional hospitals, is exploring ways to improve health outcomes among pregnant and postpartum women in priority populations that have been historically underserved and experience systemic racism. A $18 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will support the study.

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  • Childhood development

    According to findings from ‘The Lancet’s Series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale’ an estimated 43 per cent—249 million—of children under five in low-and middle-income countries are at an elevated risk of poor development due to extreme poverty and stunting.

    Source: Guyana Times Inc.
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