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The Global Alliance for Maternal and Child Health (GLAM): A Pioneer Organization for MCH Students

Authors
  • Harris, Kiydra1, 2
  • Dongarwar, Deepa3
  • Roshan, Tasha2
  • Onyenaka, Collins2
  • Enwerem, Collins2
  • Olaleye, Omonike1, 2
  • Salihu, Hamisu M.2, 3, 4
  • 1 College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, USA
  • 2 Maternal and Child Health Student Training Program, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, USA
  • 3 Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
  • 4 Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Maternal and Child Health and AIDS
Publisher
Global Health and Education Projects, Inc
Publication Date
Dec 30, 2020
Volume
10
Issue
1
Pages
66–69
Identifiers
DOI: 10.21106/ijma.463
PMID: 33442493
PMCID: PMC7792748
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Notes from the Field | Mch Student Association
License
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Abstract

Currently, there is an insufficient representation of racial/ethnic minority groups in the maternal and child health (MCH) workforce. A student-run outreach organization, the Global Alliance for Maternal and Child Health (GLAM), seeks to address this disparity by increasing the representation of racial/ethnic minority groups in MCH workforce. Founded by students at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, United States, GLAM, seeks to establish productive alliances and create programs that would help improve the well-being of mothers, infants, and children locally, nationally, and internationally by engaging an active cadre of students passionate about MCH. Through community outreach and global engagement using evidence-based strategies, GLAM is committed to the elimination of health disparities plaguing the MCH population.

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