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Grantee Spotlights

Dr. Kara Gerger and child State House Advocacy DayHealthy Tomorrows grantee Dr. Kira Gerger at the State House Advocacy Day. The objectives outlined for the Healthy Eyes Healthy Futures Massachusetts project will result in earlier identification and treatment of vision problems in young children that may lead to developmental delay... Read More


Dr. Kara Gerger and child State House Advocacy Day

AAP Ohio Chapter Receives Healthy Tomorrows Grant to Support Quality Improvement Initiative. The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics has a history of using quality improvement methodology to address important issues in child health, such as asthma, childhood obesity, and autism. Now, with the support of a Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children grant... Read More

In Trainees' Words

Rebecca Graves EllisonMy 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

What's New

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EVENT: IACC Workshop on Under-Recognized Co-Occurring Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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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NEWS: Solving a Puzzle in the Brain - NICHD Junior Researchers Make Senior Contributions to Neuroscience Research
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Webinar Archive: DMCHWD MCH 3.0 Virtual Town Hall now available!
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Video: Maternal & Child Health: Reach Out & Help Families Enroll video message from Associate Administrator for MCH Michael Lu, MD, MS, MPH
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Event: 2013-2014 - HOT TOPICS IN PEDIATRIC NUTRITION Through September 30, 2014

MCH Navigator

Link to the MCH Navigator, a training portal for MCH Professionals

The NEW MCH Navigator -- This newly relaunched resource provides training topics and bundles for the Title V professionals as well as a searchable, resource inventory of learning opportunities that bolsters the knowledge and skills needed to address the needs of MCH populations.

  • Course bundles like MCH 101 & Needs Assessment Trainings
  • Free online learning opportunities
  • Trainings to support MCH 3.0 & the new vision of the MCH Block Grant
  • Ways to stay current with your professional MCH development

Visit the MCH Navigator

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

Division Highlights

This month the focus is on Strategic Plan Goal #4: Advancing Science, Innovation, and Quality Improvement!

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

Did You Know?

Did you know that in 2012 to 2014, 92% of Healthy Tomorrows’ programs were sustained after federal funding ended?

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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 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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