Below are the currently funded projects of the MCHB Training Program categorized by program. Select a program name below to view associated projects.
Certificate in MCH Public Health Enhances the skills of the existing public health workforce by using innovative strategies to address the special educational needs of health professionals who live in isolated geographic communities or are from underserved or underrepresented populations.
Collaborative Office Rounds Supports community discussion groups to address mental health aspects of pediatric care. Pediatricians and child psychiatrists jointly lead these meetings, and participants may include community practitioners, fellows, and residents.
Communication Disorders Trains speech-language pathologists and audiologists to provide comprehensive services to children and their families, and promotes the advancement of the field through information and knowledge dissemination.
Continuing Education (Knowledge to Practice) Offers short-term programs to update and improve the knowledge and skills of professionals serving mothers and children. Distance learning projects enhance the reach through videoconferencing, satellite linkages and the World Wide Web.
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Enhances the behavioral, psychosocial, and developmental aspects of general pediatric care. The programs support fellows in behavioral pediatrics to help prepare them for leadership roles as teachers, researchers, and clinicians.
Distance Learning Enhances the reach of traditional continuing education offerings through videoconferencing, satellite linkages and the World Wide Web.
LEAH Prepares professionals from a variety of health care disciplines to be leaders in clinical care, research, public health policy, and advocacy as it relates to adolescent health.
LEND Trains future leaders in a variety of disciplines to improve the health of children who have or are at risk of developing neurodevelopmental disabilities or other similar conditions such as autism and intellectual disabilities.
MCH Pipeline Promotes the development of a culturally diverse and representative health care workforce by recruiting, training, and retaining students from under-represented minorities into maternal and child public health professions.
Nursing Provides post-professional graduate training in nurse-midwifery and pediatric and adolescent nursing to assure MCH nursing leadership in academia and community-based health programs. These projects also provide continuing education for nurses in the field.
Nutrition Promotes public health nutrition for children, adolescents, women, and families by providing graduate training to nutritionists and registered dietitians. In addition, short-term training focused on clinical and public health approaches to maternal and child nutrition is provided to professionals from a variety of fields.
Pediatric Dentistry Provides postdoctoral training for pediatric dentists designed to foster leadership in administration, education, public health, and oral health services. Attention is devoted to children with special health care needs, including children with behavioral problems.
Pediatric Pulmonary Centers Prepares health professionals to develop or improve community-based, family-centered health care for children with chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma.
Schools of Public Health Prepares students for careers in maternal and child public health practice, research, planning, policy development, and advocacy. Programs emphasize leadership training, applied research, and technical assistance to communities, states, and regions.
Social Work Establishes MCH Centers of Excellence that promote public health training for social workers. Masters and doctoral training are supported. Also, these centers offer continuing education and educational materials to other social work programs across the nation.