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Chronic/MCH/Oral Health: MCH

Name of Subcommittee Chair: Melissa Baker

 CSTE Staff Contact: Nikka Sorrells  


Mission/About paragraph: The mission of the MCH Epidemiology Subcommittee is to promote the use of public health surveillance and epidemiologic analysis to guide public health practice and improve Maternal Child Health. The subcommittee offers training, capacity development, and peer networking. The goals of the subcommittee are to:

  1. Promote and improve communication among peers.
  2. Assist in strengthening applied epidemiology capacity in the MCH workforce.
  3. Advocate positions and recommendations that strengthen MCH.

The members of the Subcommittee include MCH epidemiologists and professionals with training in epidemiology and statistics who work with MCH data in state, local, and territorial health departments as well as private sector academic settings.  



Recent Subcommittee activity/news/meetings/etc.:

  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Workgroup
Co-chairs: Laurin Kasehagen (VT), Luigi Garcia Saavedra (NM) The focus of this group will be to develop clinical and surveillance case definitions for NAS. This workgroup meets monthly on every 3rd Tuesdays at 2 pm ET. If you are interested in joining this workgroup please complete the CSTE NAS Workgroup Interest Form.  
  • 12 Question Marijuana and Prescription Drug Supplement with PRAMS Survey

CDC awarded eligible jurisdictions currently funded through the CDC Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) cooperative agreement to implement the 12-Question Marijuana and Prescription Drug Supplement with the PRAMS survey. The funded jurisdictions are Alaska, Maine, New York, New Mexico, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.  


Subcommittee resources/toolkits/etc.:

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