counties have disproportionately worse maternal and child health (MCH)
outcomes than national averages. Public health professionals serving these
populations have identified the need for training in MCH epidemiology. To
increase the capacity in MCH epidemiology of health workers serving in rural,
isolated, and underserved Indian Health Service regions and Appalachian
counties, this project will develop and implement a 15-credit online Graduate
Certificate in MCH Epidemiology, using innovative internet technologies and
delivery approaches that surpass the face-to-face classroom experience.