Maternal and Child Health Training Program
As a University of Minnesota graduate public health student and MCH nutrition trainee I had the opportunity to complete my field experience practicum with the Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD). It was an honor to have had the opportunity to work so closely with the division staff on projects dedicated to improving .... Read More
The DMCHWD welcomes the following ten (10) current and former trainees to serve on the inaugural 2015-2016 Trainee Ambassador Group (TAG)!
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...
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:
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…
Preparing and empowering MCH leaders from diverse communities to promote health equity, wellness, and reduce disparities in health and health care.
NICHQ Highlights Mark Wolraich’s Work on the Vanderbilt Assessment Scale
The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) recently invited Dr. Mark Wolraich, the creator of the Vanderbilt Rating Scales to share the story of the scales’ development, utility and their... Read More
Moving Toward Alignment of Early Childhood Systems: On-site with Guam
As part of their work with the National MCH Workforce Development Center (the Center) Cohort 2 intensive training and adaptive consultation, Guam is seeking to develop... Read More
Healthy Tomorrows Success Stories: Youth & Family Services, Inc. Boys' Health Advocacy Program
Who would have thought that mentoring could be so critical to a boy's health? When the Boys' Health Advocacy Program began... Read More
UIC Awarded Grant for Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health
The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago was awarded a five-year $1.75 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau to fund a Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health... Read More
The MCH Navigator is pleased to support the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Division of MCH Workforce Development (DMCHWD) in focusing on goals from the Strategic Plan that are being highlighted in 2015. To complement this theme, The MCH Navigator has created a list of trainings specific to Diversity and Health Equity.
In Fiscal Year 2015, 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. In addition, grantees in community practice often support the development of family-centered, culturally competent pediatric clinicians and public health professionals. Currently, Healthy Tomorrows funds 38 grants across 22 states.