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National MCH Workforce Development Center and MCH Navigator – Strategies for Promoting Health Equity in Your State Exit Disclaimer 

The MCH Navigator and the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center have developed an innovative resource to ensure that professionals have the knowledge and tools to incorporate principles of health equity into all aspects of their work by answering a question frequently raised by state and jurisdictional Title V agencies: “What strategic steps can we take to advance health equity in our health departments?”


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.


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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Division Highlights

Highlighting Science, Innovation, and Quality Improvement

The Division of MCH Workforce Development (DMCHWD) supports the generation and translation of new knowledge for the MCH field in order to advance science-based practice, innovation, and quality improvement in MCH programs. This month, DMCHWD shares science, innovation, and quality improvement highlights from across the network.


NEW - DMCHWD 2018 Highlights (PDF 418 KB)

Each year, DMCHWD releases an infographic to highlight program impact. In 2018, DMCHWD engaged 30+ disciplines in interdisciplinary training, reached 270,000+ professionals through continuing education activities, and supported the development of 2,600+ peer-reviewed publications. In addition, DMCHWD supported innovative approaches to address childhood obesity and nutrition through the Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN, Childhood Obesity Enhancement Projects, and Preventing Childhood Obesity Challenge.


NEW – HRSA MCHB 21st Century Cures Act Programs Infographic (PDF 1.7 MB)

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is pleased to share an infographic highlighting HRSA MCHB 21st Century Cures Act Programs:


Trainee Ambassador Group

The Trainee Ambassador Group (TAG) is a virtual trainee work group, designed to foster connections between trainees across MCH Training Programs and to strengthen the link between trainees and MCHB. The TAG is composed of 10 trainee representatives from DMCHWD’s graduate and undergraduate education programs.


MCH Timeline

The MCH Timeline highlights significant scientific achievements in MCH history, including improved infant incubators in 1938, the Apgar method in 1949, and the Guthrie Test in 1961. Learn about these scientific points in history and more on the MCH Timeline.


GRANTEE HIGHLIGHTS

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  • Boston LEAH Uses PHQ-9 for Depression Screening for New Medicaid Accountable Care Organization
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham – Experiencing the Road to Recovery at the 2019 National LEAH Meeting
  • University of Minnesota LEAH and Center of Excellence – Clinical Care Available to Pregnancy Women with Opioid Use Disorders in Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota Center of Excellence and Leadership, Education, and Training Program in Child Nutrition – Qualitative Mini-Lab
  • Healthy Tomorrows Adolescent Health Initiative – Building the Capacity for Adolescent-Centered Health Care
  • Healthy Tomorrows - Innovations and Community Impact Data Placemat
  • University of Minnesota Center of Excellence – Minnesota Women’s Health Report Card
  • University at Albany School of Public Health Maternal and Child Health Program - Tackling Maternal Mortality

TRAINEE HIGHLIGHTS

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  • Indigo Miller, CoE Fellow, Boston University
  • UMN LEAH Trainees Lead LARC QI Project
  • Amy Weinstock, 2004-2005 LEND Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Allie Atkeson and Laura Powis, CoE Trainees, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Ngozi Ejiofor, MCH Catalyst Trainee, Florida International University
  • Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health Trainees
    • Deanna Marshall, Former MCH Catalyst Trainee
    • Kiana Hardy, Former MCH Catalyst Trainee
  • Karol Silva, LEAH Psychology Fellow, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Emily Denight Kelly, Former LEAH Fellow, “Time With TAG”

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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