LEAP - Undergraduate Program

MCAH LEAP Training Program

The second cohort of Advanced LEAP Scholars (2022-2024) taking a picture together while standing in front of the Berkeley SPH sign

The goal of the UCB MCAH Leadership, Education, and Advancement in Undergraduate Pathways (LEAP) Training Program is to develop and equip the next generation of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) leaders and professionals to solve the health challenges of the 21st century facing women, children and families. The field lacks professionals of color, and families in the community do not see themselves in their providers. The LEAP Program aims to diversify the field and train undergraduate students.

The UCB MCAH LEAP Training Program seeks to provide MCAH hands-on training, research, and academic support for undergraduate students who are underrepresented including those who come from educationally and economically disadvantaged and/or racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

LEAP is federally funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). Program activities during the academic year include outreach and engagement events, MCAH panels/film screenings, MCAH academic advising open to all undergraduate students. LEAP activities are conducted in collaboration with academic centers, scholar programs, and student groups serving diverse and underrepresented students.

Join our undergraduate student listserv: The LEAP Student Affiliates listserv is open to all undergraduate students whowant to learn more about the field of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) and upcoming LEAP events! Click here to sign-up for the LEAP Student Affiliate Listserv

Visit our https://linktr.ee/ucb.leap, or follow us on social media @ucberkeleyleap on Instagram for more information and resources. For any questions about leap, please contact Tina Lu at leap_program@berekeley.edu.