Maternal/Child Health Resources:
*USET MCH Certificate Program
This is a rigorous twelve month 15-credit online graduate certificate program developed by the University of Kentucky and the University of Arizona that is open to all individuals that have completed a four year degree. These credits may be transferred from the University of Arizona if a student chooses to seek a master in public health degree. Interested individuals will be applying for admission to the University of Arizona. A limited number of scholarships will be available to qualified individuals currently working in Tribal or rural health settings.
To find out how to apply, view the current brochure or for more information, please go to The University of Arizona’s webpage http://www.mch-epitraining.arizona.edu/ and click on the MCH Certificate Program link or contact Christy Duke, MPH at email@example.com
*Penobscot Nation MCH Program
Penobscot Indian Nation and United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc, with a grant from the National Library of Medicine developed an innovative approach to improving breastfeeding rates within their community: Harness the power of mothers and grandparents!
• An innovative grandparents prenatal curriculum that updates grandparents on the newest health and safety recommendations and as well as strategies to support a breastfeeding family. This curriculum can be adapted for use by others in their own community. Click below to access the PowerPoint presentations, complete with talking points!
*Keeping Grandchildren Safe
Trailer for "Mothers, Grandparents, Fathers: Breastfeeding, Support, Tradition
and the Penobscot Nation"
The film is about a new program to facilitate and support breastfeeding and infant safety in indigenous communities, in this case, the Penobscot Nation, located on Indian Island, Maine. The program involved three workshops held this past summer focused on educating caregivers, including grandparents, about the latest information on breastfeeding, infant safety and supporting breastfeeding mothers, as well as a peer counselor component where women from the community are available to breastfeeding mothers for information and support. The goal of the program is to reduce the incidence of diabetes and obesity and to assist indigenous communities in reclaiming healthy traditions and good health.
Passing on Healthy Traditions Through Breastfeeding
Workshop for caregivers and peer counselors re. breastfeeding.
Penobscot Indian Nation, Indian Island, Maine. July 17, 2012
Infant Safety Workshop for Caregivers
Program for caregivers focused on infant safety. Penobscot Nation, Indian Island, Maine. August 9, 2012
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