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18th Annual UIC MCH National Leadership Conference

Making Change Happen:

Translating Research into MCH Public Health Practice

 

18th Annual Maternal and Child Health
Leadership Conference

Making Change Happen:
Translating Research into MCH Public Health Practice

Conference Archives Now Available!

May 16-17, 2005
Hyatt Lodge
Oak Brook, IL
(just west of Chicago, close to O'Hare and Midway airports)

Coordinated by:
Maternal and Child Health Program
Arden Handler, DrPH, Co-Director
Noel Chavez, PhD, Co-Director

Community Health Sciences
School of Public Health
University of Illinois at Chicago

The 2005 National MCH Leadership Conference is the 18th annual conference organized by the Maternal and Child Health Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. This conference is the first in a second three-year series with the theme Translating Research into MCH Public Health Practice. Funding for the conference is made in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.This conference is designed by and for MCH professionals. The conference brings together interdisciplinary experts to share new research findings important for MCH as well as information about the effectiveness of programs to improve MCH. The conference includes an exciting keynote address, plenary sessions, and three workshop tracks: 1) Skills-Building, 2) Translating/Disseminating Research Findings, and 3) Effective/Innovative MCH Programs. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to connect with diverse MCH researchers and practitioners from across the nation and to learn about emerging MCH issues, cutting-edge research, and innovative programs designed to improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dynamic keynote address and plenary sessions
  • Thought-provoking and educational workshop sessions
  • Forum devoted to sharing methods for the design, implementation, translation, and dissemination of research findings
  • Opportunities to network with MCH experts from across the nation

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Multidisciplinary MCH public health and health care professionals are encouraged to attend this conference. Participants may include health department employees, community advocates, physicians, nurses, nutritionists, oral health professionals, health educators, social workers, administrators, policy advocates, researchers, MCH program planners, child and family advocates, graduate students and private sector professionals concerned with the health and well-being of children and families.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Application for granting continuing education credit for professional groups has been made. The conference program will provide learning objectives, a time schedule, and faculty credentials. This information should be retained with your continuing education records.

FACULTY

The conference faculty includes national, regional, state, and local multidisciplinary MCH professionals. They are representative of the leadership and target audience for whom this conference has been developed.

PLANNING COMMITTEE

  • GREG ALEXANDER
    Department of Maternal and Child
    School of Public Health
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • JENNIFER M. CERNOCH
    Family Voices
  • MARYLOU ENGLAND
    Kane County Health Department
    Geneva, IL
  • CAPRI-MARA FILLMORE
    Milwaukee Health Department
  • KRIS GUPTA
    Maternal and Child Health Program
    Community Health Sciences
    School of Public Health
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • ARDEN HANDLER
    Maternal and Child Health Program
    Community Health Sciences
    School of Public Health
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • JOHN HUBBS
    Department of Health and Senior Services
    Jefferson City, MO
  • MICHELE ISSEL
    Maternal and Child Health Program
    School of Public Health
    Community Health Sciences
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • JOAN KENNELLY
    Maternal and Child Health Program
    Community Health Sciences
    School of Public Health
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • RUSSELL KIRBY
    Department of Maternal and Child Health
    School of Public Health
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • NAOMI KISTIN
    New Mexico Department of Health
  • RON MARKWARDT
    School of Public Health
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • STEPHANIE McDANIEL
    Center for Best Practices
    Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
  • JERRY NIEDERMAN
    Division of General Pediatrics
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • KATHY NORR
    College of Nursing
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • CHARLES ONUFER
    Division of Specialized Care for Children
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • JOHN RAU
    Riley Child Development Center
    Indianapolis, IN
  • BILL SAPPENFIELD
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • RALPH SHUBERT
    Office of Family Health
    Illinois Department of Human Services
  • KRISTINE SIEFERT
    NIMH Research Center on Poverty, Risk, and Mental Health
    School of Social Work
    University of Michigan
  • JENNIFER SKALA
    CityMatCH
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Department of Pediatrics
  • ERIC J. SLORA
    Division of Primary Care Research
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    Elk Grove Village, IL
  • JAMIE STANG
    Epidemiology
    University of Minnesota
  • KRISTIN TEIPEL
    State Adolescent Health Resource Center
    Konopka Institute for Best Practices in Adolescent Health
    University of Minnesota
  • PEGGY TROUBA
    Nebraska WIC Program
  • SAMARA VINER-BROWN
    Division of Family Health
    Rhode Island Department of Health
  • PAMELA XAVERIUS
    Missouri Division of Community Health 

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