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CIGNAL for Maternal & Child Health in Rural Communities

April 26, 2022

The Change Ideas to Grow, Nurture, and Lift (CIGNAL) for MCH in Rural Communities webinar aimed to enhance and strengthen the capacity of Healthy Start grantees to identify and execute strategies to improve MCH services in rural communities. During the webinar, we discussed key issues and strategies around MCH in rural communities; highlighted stories from Healthy Start grantees doing work in rural communities; and provided participants with resources and tools for testing these strategies in their own communities.


Andrew D. Williams, PhD, MPH, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Joanah Wischmeier, BSN, RN, Healthy Start Communities that C.A.R.E.

Cynthia Dean, Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium Inc

Charles Stephenson, Powerhouse Community Development

Victoria (Vicky) Tsai, HRSA Rural Maternity & Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program

Kathryn Umali, HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy