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Current Issues and Leadership Challenges in Maternal and Child Health

October 25, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Dr. Michael Fraser provides an overview of the current issues, trends and challenges facing public health leaders.

Quick Facts

Topics: Leadership & Management, Maternal and Child Health, Chronic Disease

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." for public health leaders. In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Dr. Michael Fraser provides an overview of the current issues, trends and challenges facing public health leaders. Taking both a historical approach as well as a forward-looking perspective, Dr. Fraser shares thoughts on the role of public health leaders in advocacy, policy development, and program implementation with an eye towards what students, faculty, and partners can do to make change happen for America's women, children, and families. A specific focus on maternal and child health programs and implementation of the Affordable Care Act are also included.

Air date: October 25, 2011

Learning Objectives

  • Describe current issues, trends and challenges facing public health leaders, with a specific focus on maternal and child health
  • Discuss how public health advocacy is a core function of maternal and child health leadership
  • Provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act and its implementation and impact on state and local health agencies

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; State and local public health personnel working with maternal and child populations

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Leadership & Management, Maternal and Child Health, Chronic Disease

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

Michael Fraser, PhD, has over 14 years of public health agency and national association experience supporting and serving federal, state, and local public health agencies. Dr. Fraser is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs in Washington, DC. Dr. Fraser has been CEO of AMCHP since August, 2007. In 2009 he received a "Young and Aspiring CEO" award from Association Trends magazine and in 2010 he earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. During his tenure, AMCHP has been nationally recognized for its work in supporting state maternal and child health programs, most recently by receiving the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Director's Award in October 2010 and the American Public Health Association's MCH Section "Outstanding Leadership and Advocacy" award in November 2010.

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