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Life Course Perspective Training Modules Exit Disclaimer

The University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health’s Center of Excellence has created a free, open-source, self-directed, training module series on Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Life Course Perspective, Practice, and Leadership. This resource provides access to high-quality training for working healthcare clinicians, public health practitioners, students, and professionals from across disciplines, locations, and backgrounds to expand their knowledge of key MCAH concepts in research and practice.

The MCH Navigator Has Relaunched Its Online Self-Assessment! Exit Disclaimer

The MCH Navigator Self-Assessment was updated to track knowledge and skills across the 2018 MCH Leadership Competencies. The new tool guides users through a streamlined process and provides a more focused learning plan than the previous version.

MCH Navigator Evaluation Learning Bundle Exit Disclaimer

The MCH Navigator’s Evaluation Learning Bundle presents introductions to the six steps of program evaluation in short video podcasts.

Title V Transformation Tools Portal Exit Disclaimer

The new Title V Transformation Tools Portal, developed by the MCH Navigator in collaboration with the National MCH Workforce Development Center, crosswalks each National Performance Measure (NPM) and its corresponding knowledge and skills sets with specific learning opportunities and resources.

MCH Navigator Public Health Pronto Exit Disclaimer

Public Health Pronto is a microlearning project that allows you to participate in short bursts of learning through the year to improve your public health skills.  This program focuses on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals through short, ongoing bursts of learning that encourage learners to proceed at their own pace, all while being engaged in a collaborative environment.


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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:

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Division Highlights

Highlighting Nutrition and Childhood Obesity Prevention

MCH Nutrition is vital to the healthy development and well-being of infants, children, youth, and adults, including those with special health care needs. This month, the Division of MCH Workforce Development (DMCHWD) is pleased to share grantee and trainee highlights focused on nutrition and childhood obesity prevention.

MCH Timeline

Did you know that the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) was created as an amendment to the Children’s Nutrition Act of 1966? Have you heard about the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health that took place in 1969? Learn about these nutrition-related points in history and more on the MCH Timeline.

MCH Leadership Competencies

DMCHWD has released the fourth edition of the MCH Leadership Competencies, which have supported current and future MCH leaders since their initial release in 2007.


See all the Grantee Highlights here

  • MCH Training Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Reaching Practicing MCH Professionals)
  • University of Tennessee MCH Nutrition Leadership Trainees and Faculty Work with Community Partners to Improve Access to Healthy Food
  • Dr. Pia Chaparro – Tulane University (Nutrition)
  • Choosing Health and Active Lifestyles for Kids (CHALK): Leveraging Community Resources to Increase Family Engagement in Well-Being (Healthy Tomorrows)
  • University of Tennessee MCH Nutrition Trainee and Faculty Members Assess and Address Food Insecurity Among College Students
  • University of California, Berkeley Center of Excellence – Life Course Perspective Training Modules


See all the Trainee Highlights here

  • University of Minnesota Nutrition Trainees
    • Yetunde Akingbemi and Melanie Birtell
    • Samantha and Jessica
    • Lucy Berman
  • Sandhyaa Iyengar “Time With TAG”
  • Kalia Thor
  • Veronica Rubio

Training Investments

MCH Training Grants Map

In Fiscal Year 2016, 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 39 grants across 22 states.

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