Maternal and Child Health Training Program
A nation’s social and economic health is closely tied to the health of its citizens. Providing healthful food and nutrition education to school children is one strategy to ensure short- and long-term benefits including better health and learning outcomes. While recent legislative efforts, such as the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, contributed to strong federal child nutrition programs that support healthier school food environments, there are no specific federal requirements regarding nutrition education in schools.
Too much time sitting in front of the television or watching a phone or tablet is linked to poor school performance, childhood obesity and attention problems. Starting in 2015, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has partnered with the Louisiana Department of Education (DOE), LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center and the Tulane School of Public Health to participate in a project to test strategies on going screen-free. DHH and these partners are working with six child care centers in the state on the project, which is funded by the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists. Centers are provided with education materials, lesson plans and activity suggestions... Click here for the full press release.
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:
A 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
The Northwest Bulletin: Family & Child Health focuses on National Performance Measure (NPM) 1: The Well-Woman Visit.
On August 3, 2016 the Division of MCH Workforce Development held a Grantee Orientation Webinar.
CMV: Interprofessional and Interagency Collaboration in Utah - Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus affecting individuals of all ages, but most healthy children and adults don’t realize they have it, noticing little or no symptoms. However, if a pregnant woman...... Read More
The MCH Interdisciplinary Pipeline Training Program (PTP) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is designed to address four critical needs in undergraduate personnel training in maternal and child health (MCH) professions ... Read More
Boston Children’s Hospital Down Syndrome Program provides medical and neurodevelopmental care for children with Down syndrome from birth through age 22 years. From birth to age 3 years, our program provides interdisciplinary services in which the family and child meet with ..... Read More
Dr. Renee Sieving, PhD, RN, FAAN, FSAHM, Nursing Faculty with the LEAH Training Program at the University of Minnesota, is working in tandem with community partners and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-funded Healthy Youth Development -Prevention Research Center at ... Read More
The fields of maternal and child health, public health, and health care itself are in a period of rapid change, both in terms of the needs of target populations and in the way that professionals must navigate new and evolving systems to ensure services to those who need them most. Change management builds on the MCH Leadership Competencies as a foundation while utilizing a new framework and set of management competencies to establish skills on a personal and organizational level to address a changing work environment. Learn More
The MCH Navigator is pleased to support the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Division of MCH Workforce Development in focusing on goals from the Strategic Plan that are being highlighted in 2016. To complement this theme, The MCH Navigator has created a list of trainings specific to MCH Workforce Development.
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.