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WEBINAR: Promoting Healthy Weight 2.0 Colloquium Infant Feeding, Part 1 from the University of Tennessee. Archived webinar available now.
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EVENT: The Blue Zones Approach to Healthy Living Thursday, April 16, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CT
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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:

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

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

A colorful ribbon with puzzle pieces representing Autism AwarenessApril is Autism Awareness Month!
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photo of mother, child and Health Tomorrows Program staffFocus on Family Involvement:
DMCHWD is excited to share a new resource on our website: our new Family Involvement page, which highlights the importance of family involvement and family-centered care within the MCH field.

See more highlights from the Division’s programs, grantees, and trainees.

Grantee Spotlight

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program, Hawaii

photo of mother, child and Health Tomorrows Program staff Q: What is the focus of your project? Kokua Kalihi Valley Health Center (KKV) is in a unique position because it is located at the doorstep of a community that has a high concentration of Pacific Islander, Asian, immigrant and local families. Through Maternal Child Health (MCH) services, and the Healthy Tomorrows Hawaii project, KKV strives to address health determinants, such as, poverty, low-literacy rates, poor health outcomes, homelessness, and cultural and language barriers. Healthy Tomorrows Hawaii works to identify needs and gaps in services, and bring collaborative partners together to increase resources and services focused on child and family strengthening, health and wellbeing like CenteringPregnancy and parenting programs...... Read More

MCH Navigator

MCH Navigator online assessment and training spotlightsThe MCH Navigator has developed a new online self-assessment tool to support the Title V workforce in the states and the MCH community broadly. This tool helps identify your strengths and learning needs in the 12 MCH Leadership Competencies, matches your learning needs to appropriate trainings, and provides a customized learning plan to track your progress over time and guide you, your staff, and/or department in professional development activities. Visit the MCH Navigator Exit Disclaimer

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.

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