, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp 822-826
Date: 24 Aug 2010

Recognizing Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (MCH): 2009 National MCH Epidemiology Awards

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Since 2000, the Coalition for Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology has recognized the significant contributions of individuals and organizations to improve the health of women, children, infants, and families by giving the National MCH Epidemiology Awards. The awards are presented annually at the MCH Epidemiology Conference. These awards are supported each year by sixteen national health organizations, and all should be commended for recognizing and promoting continuing excellence in the field of MCH epidemiology (TableĀ 1) The Coalition for Excellence in MCH Epidemiology defines MCH Epidemiology in the following way:

The systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of population-based and program-specific health and related data in order to assess the distribution and determinants of the health status and needs of the maternal child population for the purpose of planning, implementing, and assessing effective, science-based strategies and promoting policy de ...

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