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Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CEMCH)

Funded by the HRSA Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau, the Tulane CEMCH seeks to improve the health of women, infants, children, youth and their families through development of the MCH workforce. We provide opportunities for training and experience for students at the School of Public Health, as well as current public health practitioners.  Our program, guided by the twelve MCH leadership competencies, also collaborates with other members of the wider community.

Mission: Expand and strengthen the MCH workforce in the state of Louisiana and beyond,

Purpose: Improving the health status of women, infants, children, youth, and families in Louisiana and the United States.


  1. Strong MCH-focused academic program for student preparation into the MCH workforce, consistent with MCH national and program competencies
  2. Innovative leadership training and professional and career development
  3. Personal development workshops focused on attributes important for personal and professional growth and success
  4. Opportunities for MCH student exposure to research projects and translation of research to practice, with a strong emphasis on evaluation and accountability
  5. Mutually beneficial partnerships with MCH-related community organizations and MCH governmental agencies

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For More Information Contact:

Shokufeh Ramirez, PhD, MPH, Associate Director
504-988-3539; sramirez@tulane.edu
Alessandra N. Bazzano, PhD, MPH, Director
504-988-2338, abazzano@tulane.edu 


The Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T76MC04927 and title Maternal and Child Health Public Health Training Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.