UIC Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Title V of the Social Security Act

October marks the 75th Anniversary of Title V of the Social Security Act.  This Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant provides the strong foundation for ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of our nation’s women and children.  For additional information about Title V, please visit http://mchb.hrsa.gov/about/understandingtitlev.pdf.

In conjunction with this milestone anniversary, the UIC Maternal and Child Health Program is engaging in a variety of MCH-related activities.  These activities include the following:

MCH Story Campaign
We encourage you to share a 1-3 page story about why and how you became involved in your MCH work.  What do you do in the field of MCH?  What inspires you?  How did you get involved in this field?  If you have a story to share, write it up and send it to Amanda Giese (agiese2@uic.edu), Chair of the MCH student planning committee, and she will post it on our blog!  Please remember, it’s your stories that will inspire the next generation of MCH professionals.  Please don’t be shy about sharing your story!!  We will be accepting stories between September 13, 2010 and December 20, 2010!

Infant Mortality and Racism Town Hall Meeting
In honor of national efforts to recognize 75 years of MCH programming and future visioning, the  UIC MCHP and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IL Title V program) will sponsor a Town Hall Meeting entitled Infant Mortality and Racism:  What is Holding Us Back and How Do We Move Forward?  This event will take place at the UIC School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor Street, Friday, October 29 from 8:30am-1:30pm.  Join us for a presentation of the current state of affairs in Illinois and discussion about infant mortality and racism in Illinois, an exercise about cultural sensitivity, and a candid discussion about what is holding us back and possible next steps.

75th Anniversary of Title V: UIC MCH Seminar Series
Date:  September 15, 2010
Time: 12pm-1pm
Location:  UIC School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor St., Chicago, Room 932
Title:  Children’s Savings Accounts – Creating Financial Stability for Illinois’ Children
Speaker:  Chris Giangreco, Senior Policy Associate, Heartland Alliance Needs & Human Rights

Date:  November 10, 2010
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location:  UIC School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor St., Chicago, Room 932
Title: Dancing Around the Body: Sex, Gender, and Intersexuality
Speaker:  Georgiann Davis, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago

For more information visit our website at http://www.uic.edu/sph/mch/events.htm