Our division supports and educates leaders in maternal and child health (MCH). We provide leadership for state- and community-level programs to support the development of the MCH workforce.
- In FY 2019, we awarded 186 grants totaling about $57 million.
- In FY 2019, our MCH training programs trained:
- 2,479 long-term trainees,
- 7,091 medium-term trainees,
- 21,089 short-term trainees, and
- More than 385,441 continuing education participants.
- In FY 2019, 88% of MCH training program graduates demonstrated leadership within the clinical, advocacy, academic, research, public health, public policy, or governmental realms.
- 90% of former Healthy Tomorrows grantees have sustained their projects five or more years after our funding ended.
- There are Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Programs in 45 states and jurisdictions. In FY 2020, pediatric primary care providers who contacted the pediatric mental health care team in their state or jurisdiction served approximately 3,000 children and adolescents.
Programs We Manage
- MCH Workforce Development Programs, including work specific to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Developmental Disabilities (DD)
- Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program
- Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) Program
- Children's Healthy Weight State Capacity Building Program
- MCH Navigator
- MCH Workforce Development Center
We integrate training into our Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant programs.
Training We Support
- Centers for Excellence in MCH Education, Science, and Practice
- Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP)
- Leadership, Education, and Advancement in Undergraduate Pathways (LEAP)
- Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)
- Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)
- MCH Nutrition
- MCH Public Health Catalyst Program
- Pediatric Pulmonary Centers (PPC)
Lauren Ramos, M.P.H.