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NEWS: Applied Methods for Health Transformation Course - MCH Workforce Development Center
NEWS: The Coffee Talk Series -- Don't Miss the Final Presentation! - MCH Workforce Development Center
NEWS: New Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Maternal and Child Health -- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
EVENT: AUCD2015 Conference Registration Is Open! The AUCD Conference provides opportunities to share, learn, and network.
WEBINAR: Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Thursday, September 17th, Noon - 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
WEBINAR: Bright Futures - New Webinar Video Ensuring Bright Futures for Our Nation's Children: Health Plan Strategies for Improving Pediatric Preventive Care
TOOLS: Updated AAP Immigrant Child Health Toolkit -- with new clinical screening recommendations and mental health resources
WEBINAR: Webinar: An Overview of Three Models of Family Peer Support August 26, 2015; 3 PM - 4PM EDT
NEWS: Building Mental Wellness training modules Ohio AAP Launches Building Mental Wellness Learning Modules
EVENT: 2015 Chronic Illness and Disability Conference - October 1 – 2, 2015
NEWS: Family Engagement Inventory Website Survey ACF seeks input on its new Family Engagement Inventory (FEI) website.
NEWS: AAP Immigrant Child Health Toolkit Resources: New information to support pediatricians in caring for immigrant children
NEWS: New Grantee Orientation Webinar: July 23rd, 2-3pm EST
NEWS: APHA Learning Institute on How to Evaluate Public Health Programs Save the Date: 11/1/2015 8:00 am –11:30 am
WEBINAR: Promoting Healthy Weight 2.0 Colloquium Infant Feeding, Part 1 from the University of Tennessee. Archived webinar available now.
EVENT: The Blue Zones Approach to Healthy Living Thursday, April 16, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CT
JUST PUBLISHED: Incarceration and Public Health - Healthy Generations, Winter 2015


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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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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:

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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

Welcome Video

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

Division Highlights

Science, Innovation, and Quality Improvement!

Q: Are long-term training graduates engaged in work related to MCH populations?

YES! LEAH, LEND, DBP, MCH Nutrition, PPC, and School of Public Health program graduates are engaged in work related to MCH populations. A composite score of nearly 80% was reported in fiscal year 2013 data.  

GRANTEE Spotlight

Healthy Tomorrows info booth at a public park “Clinic in the Park” a One Stop Shop for Health.
“Clinic in the Park” is an innovative community-based program which integrates community health and primary care to provide preventive health care services to children and youth in Orange County, California. ... Read More

Healthy Tomorrows info booth at a public parkStarting a Community Healthy Weight Clinic : Holyoke Health Center.
In 2008, Dr. Vincent Biggs started a healthy weight clinic, located at the Holyoke Health Center, in the Pediatrics Department. As a result, hundreds of families in this culturally and economically diverse town have benefited from nutritional counseling, physical activity recommendations and referrals to community.... Read More

MCH Navigator

5 minute MCHAs busy MCH professionals, we recognize the value of time and the importance of receiving quality, tailored information and resources quickly. With that in mind, we have designed a new program to improve your knowledge and skills of the 12 MCH Leadership Competencies. Beginning in July 2015, the MCH Navigator will conduct a monthly series that explores each competency, provides learning opportunities and implementation strategies, and culminates in an interactive learning session with an expert from the field. Register Today! Exit Disclaimer

Training Investments

MCH Training Grants Map

In Fiscal Year 2014, the Division of MCH Workforce Development awarded 152 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.

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