Women’s and Children's Health Section



The WCH section membership includes diverse professions which include dental providers, nurses, social work, physicians, mid-level providers, nutritionists, health educators, and other public health professionals.  These professionals all share a focus on a variety of issues impacting the health of children and families using the life course perspective.  Examples of these health focus areas for the section include oral health, environmental health, pregnancy, and immunizations, preconception health, reproductive health, and developmental and psychosocial screening for infants, children and adolescents. The section's goals are to improve awareness of critical health issues for families, including training and access to information and promotion of collaboration between multi-disciplinary public health professionals to improve health outcomes. The section provides opportunity for individual professionals to share and leverage their specialty knowledge and develop partnerships which can impact public health at the local and state level.





Section Leadership 2020-2021


Gerri Mattson

Vice Chair:
Jacquie Simmons

Stacy Rosser

Allison Beam 

Fall Educational Conference Planning Committee Representative:
Michaela Penix

Advocacy Committee Representative:
Leigh Yount

Public Awareness Committee Representative:
Ainsley Johnson

Michaela Penix

Leigh Yount