ATMCH began as a liaison committee of the Association of Directors of Maternal & Child Health and Children with Special Health Care Needs Programs, now known as the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP). In this forum, MCH faculty met with MCH directors from the states to discuss curricula, important events, and the academic structure of MCH programs. In 1972, the members of this committee decided to form their own association, separate from AMCHP. ATMCH was consequently formed.

1988501c3 status approved
1989ATMCH Secretariat established & housed at the National Center for Education in Maternal & Child Health
1989Identity Campaign developed new logo
1989New by-laws approved & implemented
1990ATMCH Leadership Award established
1993MCH Competencies developed by ATMCH Education Committee
1995ATMCH Leadership Award changed to Loretta P. Lacey Academic Leadership Award
1999ATMCH Secretariat transferred to the Association of Schools of Public Health
1999Survey of MCH graduates conducted
2000ATMCH website launched
2000MCH Competencies revised
2001Survey of potential & current ATMCH members’ needs conducted
2001MCH Syllabi Project launched
2002ATMCH Mentorship Project launched
2014ATMCH Secretariat transferred to the University of Alabama at Birmingham
2014 ATMCH website revised
2014ATMCH membership became free of charge
2016Standing Committees formed: Education & Mentoring, Workforce Development, Membership & Engagement
2017Constitution & By-Laws Revised
2019Mission, Target Audience, Leadership, Scope of Work, Constitution & By-Laws Revised
2021Operation of ATMCH activities incorporated into a partnership with the MCH Navigator at Georgetown University’s National Center for Education in Maternal & Child Health

ATMCH Presidential Leadership History

2018-2019Edmond Shenassa
2016-2018Alice Richman
2014-2016Martha Wingate
2012-2014Ellen Daley
2010-2012Doug Taren
2008-2010Russell Kirby
2006-2008Marti Coulter
2004-2006Jose Gorrin-Peralta
2002-2004Gene Declercq
2000-2002Arden Handler
1998-2000Pierre Buekens