Fieldwork Highlights in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
Sarah Bergen completed her Applied Practice Experience at the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago in Chicago. She worked mainly on school-based programming for adolescent youth called the School Health Access Collaborative. She created a data-sharing toolkit that healthcare providers could use to initiate a data sharing agreement with CPS, evaluated grant projects from community-based organizations in the Little Village Student Health Initiative and researched legislation on calling for inclusive curriculum in schools on LGBTQ individuals throughout history and current events.
Angelica Cabrera’s applied practice experience took place at PrimeCare Community Health, a federally qualified health center in Chicago. She created a quality improvement project aimed at sustainably increasing child vaccination rates. She collected data on children’s visits to the clinic, distributed surveys to families of pediatric patients visiting the center for well-child visits and researched evidence-based interventions to be implemented at the center at the conclusion of data analysis.