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Laura Kavanagh and Holly Grason were honored with the MCH Effective Practice Award, given by the MCH Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) at the 2014 Martha May Eliot Luncheon. The award recognized the vision and dedication that they, and the original design team, showed in the development of the MCH Navigator.

The MCH Navigator is a one stop shot for pursuing continuous learning in MCH and is designed to help emerging and established MCH professionals map professional growth pathways. The MCH Navigator provides a searchable web-based inventory of learning opportunities, and provides assessment tools and learning guides to assist practicing and emerging MCH professionals assess their strengths in leadership MCH competencies. Visit the MCH Navigator

What's New

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JUST PUBLISHED: Incarceration and Public Health - Healthy Generations, Winter 2015
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EVENT: 2014-2015 - Hot Topics in Pediatric Nutrition: Departments of Pediatrics and Nutrition Sciences, University Of Alabama at Birmingham - February 23 – 25, 2015
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EVENT: Nutrition for Infants, Children & Adolescents: Departments of Pediatrics and Nutrition Sciences, University Of Alabama at Birmingham - February 23 – 25, 2015
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EVENT: Webinar: Introducing the MCH Measurement Research Network - Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm (ET)
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EVENT: LEAH Health Disparities Conference 2014 - December 5, 2014, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ET
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EVENT: Effects of the Built Environment on Maternal and Child Health - November 10 from 2:30pm - 3:30pm ET
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EVENT: Promoting Healthy Weight 2.0 Colloquium Series: Maternal Obesity. Friday, September 19, 2014 from 12:30 pm-5:00 pm EDST
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EVENT: 2014 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course. October 8-10; University of Minnesota; in-person and distance education options.


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Discretionary Grant Information System
Maternal and Child Health Discretionary Grants fund more than 900 projects through 88 programs each year. The Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS) collects program and performance measure data...

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In Trainees' Words

Rebecca Graves Ellison

My name is Rebecca Graves Ellison, and I am a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) nutrition trainee at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  I am pursuing a dual master’s degree to receive a Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition and a Master of Public Health with a Health Policy and Management concentration... Read More

Vision for the 21st Century

Click to learn more about about the Division's 2012-2020 National GoalsA Strategic Plan for the Division of MCH Workforce Development:

The Division of MCH Workforce Development uses a nationally focused multiyear strategic plan to guide its work and offer guidance to other entities invested in the MCH workforce. Four major themes drive our 2012-2020 National Goals: MCH Workforce Development, Diversity and Health Equity, Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional Training and Practice, and Science, Innovation and Quality Improvement. Read more about our current investments and core values


HRSA-15-074: The MCH Interdisciplinary Education in Pediatric Pulmonary Centers
» Also see the archived webinar TA session for HRSA-15-074

HRSA-15-097: Centers of Excellence in MCH Education, Science and Practice
» Also see the archived webinar TA session for HRSA-15-097

HRSA-15-133: The MCH Public Health Catalyst Program
» Also see the archived webinar TA session for HRSA-15-133

Division Highlights

Focus on Data and Performance Measurement!

Click here to see a collection of recent highlights from the Division’s programs, grantees, and trainees.

Connect with us!

The Division of MCH Workforce Development is excited to launch our new website! We welcome any feedback you may have. In addition, we’d like to highlight a few ways to engage:

Links to join the email list, view a calendar of monthly topics, add your content, and a video tour of division website

Training Investments

MCH Training Grants Map

In Fiscal Year 2013, the Division of MCH Workforce Development awarded 151 grants, an investment of $47 million. Grants are awarded to develop trainees for leadership roles in the areas of MCH teaching, research, clinical practice, public health administration and policy making, and community-based programs.

Welcome Video

Laura Kavanagh, Director of MCH Workforce Development, provides a welcome and overview of the Training Program for Trainees.

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