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

Private announcements of matched Mentors and Mentee Programs will be made by January 31st, 2022. Email any questions to

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 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

Funded Mentorship Project Examples

Mentee ProgramMentorProject
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health PolicyTrude Bennett, University of North Carolina Chapel HillExploring all aspects of expanding a Maternal, Child, Reproductive & Sexual Health specialization into a degree program
University of North Texas Health Science CenterEugene Declercq, Boston University, School of Public HealthStrengthening the MPH program with a concentration in MCH
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Center of Excellence in MCH Education, Science & PracticeJohn Richards, MCH NavigatorCreating an enhanced web presence to strengthen student recruitment
University of Albany, School of Public Health, MCH Catalyst ProgramArden Handler, University of Illinois, School of Public HealthDeveloping a full MCH track/degree, beginning with the creation of a MCH certificate program 
University of Kentucky, College of Public HealthEugene Declercq, Boston University, School of Pubic HealthCreating a concentration/track in MCH
University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public HealthGreg Alexander & Russell Kirby, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public HealthStrengthening MCH academic curriculum
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public HealthEugene Declercq, Boston University, School of Pubic HealthDeveloping a new MCH program, beginning with the creation of a core MCH course 
St Louis University, School of Public HealthCarol Hogue, Emory UniversityStrategic planning to develop collaborative MCH training with Washington University
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Fay W. Boozman College of Public HealthLew Margolis, University of North Carolina Chapel HillFurther developing a new MCH track/program