Buying, Selling, & Leasing Can Support the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health
At the University of Illinois at Chicago, the UIC Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (The Center) is educating students to support the health and well being of children, women, and families. As a member of Investing In Communities®, the Center can receive funding as a result of any brokered real estate transaction – home sales, home purchases, and commercial leases. $2,500 has already been raised. As more supporters use this platform, at no cost to them, before engaging a real estate agent, the Center will have more resources to offer their students the academic, hands on education experience they need to become leaders in maternal, child, and family healthcare.
Headed by Dr. Arden S. Handler, The Center is a premier education program for undergraduate and graduate students with a desire to provide women, children, and families with high quality healthcare. The program is designed to help students apply their education to actual field work, with great service and internship experiences available through their community and Title V partnerships.
Students at The Center can choose to focus their learning on Maternal and Child Health or Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology. Either track can be pursued all the way through the PhD level. Regardless of their concentration though, all students involved in The Center will gain knowledge on:
- Community Health Assessment;
- Program planning, development, and evaluation;
- Program management, advocacy, and policy development;
- Health promotion;
- Epidemiology; and
Internship and Applied Practice Learning Opportunities
Every student in the UIC Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Program is required to complete at least 3-5 credit hours of practical, hands on experience in the field, giving them the valuable opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom and develop skills and relationships with community and Title V partners. Some graduate students receive a $4,000 stipend to pursue applied practice learning opportunities all over the world. Some of the organizations that regularly work with students at The Center include:
- National MCH Workforce Development Centers;
- EverThrive Illinois;
- Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children;
- Voices for Illinois Children; and
- Health and Medicine Policy Research Group.
The Center is dedicated to fostering leaders that will make a difference in their field and in their communities. They use strengths-based leadership development to help students understand their strengths as individuals and how to use those strengths. In addition to personal leadership training and management training, students also are paired with program alumni with at least two years of work experience in the field to be their personal mentor for the school year. This mentor relationship not only provides a great resource and support to the student, but also fosters a community among current and past participants in the program.
Your Purchase, Sale, or Lease Promotes Maternal and Child Health and Well-being
At no cost to themselves, anyone who wants to support the education of tomorrow’s maternal and child healthcare leaders can turn virtually any brokered real estate transaction into funding for the UIC Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health. For example, the purchase or sale of a $300,000 home can result in about $1,300 of free funding. Support their mission by using IIC’s free platform to make arrangements with an agent you already have in mind. Or use IIC to find and choose among real estate agents that are appropriate for the specifics of your residential or commercial real estate needs. Ready to start?
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