ATMCH launched the Mentorship Project in 2002. Since then, several MCH programs have received expert mentorship focused on growing and strengthening programs and/or addressing specific programmatic challenges. Examples of past Mentorship Project Mentors, Mentee Programs, and activities/accomplishments are listed below.
Applications are now open for the ATMCH 2022 Mentorship Project. Rather than support in-person visits between matched Mentors and Mentee Programs, as in the past, ATMCH will instead pay a $1000 consultation fee to Mentors for a customized, multi-month (February through June of 2022) Mentor-Mentee Program engagement. Funds are available for two Mentor-Mentee Program matches in 2022.
Becoming a Mentee
To apply for mentorship on behalf of an MCH program, complete this online application by 8:00 am CT Monday, January 10th, 2022: Mentee Program Application. Applicants must be ATMCH members & can apply for membership free of charge at https://www.atmch.org/join/.
Becoming a Mentor
ATMCH is looking to identify expert Mentors willing and able to be matched to Mentee Program applicants and available to provide mentorship from February through June of 2022. Email your interest, availability, areas of expertise, curriculum vitae, and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. ATMCH will develop a “bank” of potential Mentors and work with accepted Mentee Program applicants to match them to a Mentor who best fits their programmatic needs. The exact nature of the mentorship will be negotiated between ATMCH, the Mentor, and the Mentee Program applicant. Mentors must be ATMCH members & can apply for membership free of charge at https://www.atmch.org/join/.
Funded Mentorship Project Examples
|CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy||Trude Bennett, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill||Exploring all aspects of expanding a Maternal, Child, Reproductive & Sexual Health specialization into a degree program|
|University of North Texas Health Science Center||Eugene Declercq, Boston University, School of Public Health||Strengthening the MPH program with a concentration in MCH|
|Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Center of Excellence in MCH Education, Science & Practice||John Richards, MCH Navigator||Creating an enhanced web presence to strengthen student recruitment|
|University of Albany, School of Public Health, MCH Catalyst Program||Arden Handler, University of Illinois, School of Public Health||Developing a full MCH track/degree, beginning with the creation of a MCH certificate program|
|University of Kentucky, College of Public Health||Eugene Declercq, Boston University, School of Pubic Health||Creating a concentration/track in MCH|
|University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health||Greg Alexander & Russell Kirby, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health||Strengthening MCH academic curriculum|
|University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health||Eugene Declercq, Boston University, School of Pubic Health||Developing a new MCH program, beginning with the creation of a core MCH course|
|St Louis University, School of Public Health||Carol Hogue, Emory University||Strategic planning to develop collaborative MCH training with Washington University|
|University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health||Lew Margolis, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill||Further developing a new MCH track/program|