The MCH Training Program of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) funds public and private non-profit institutions of higher learning to provide leadership training in maternal and child health (MCH) to achieve this vision. The MCH Training Program seeks to ensure excellent health services for families through workforce preparation. Specifically, it supports:
Trainees who show promise to become leaders in the MCH field through teaching, research, clinical practice, and/or administration and policymaking
Faculty who mentor students in exemplary MCH public health practice, advance the field through research, develop curricula particular to MCH and public health, and provide technical assistance to those in the field
Continuing education and technical assistance for those already practicing in the MCH field to keep them abreast of the latest research and practices
MCH Training Program support MCH single discipline training projects, MCH interdisciplinary training projects, and short-term training initiatives.
MCH Timeline: History, Legacy and Resources for Education and Practice, traces the history of maternal and child health in the U.S., provides in-depth modules on topics such as MCH 101, MCH Systems of Care, Infant Mortality and MCH Performance and Accountability, and allows you to search for topical areas of interest. We hope that the site will be used as an orientation tool for those new to the MCH profession, for grantees of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and MCH students. We also hope that those with experience in the field will find it a rich resource and a source of inspiration. This site will be continuously updated. Planned enhancements include: interviews of MCH leaders about historical events, links to digitized historical documents in the MCH Library, and additional in depth modules. Please contact Laura Kavanagh, email@example.com, with any suggestions.