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Implementing the MCH Leadership Competencies: Stories from the Field

In an effort to learn from one another and share best practices for teaching, we are beginning a new series - Implementing the MCH Leadership Competencies: Stories from the Field.  These stories describe how MCHB-funded training programs are teaching the MCH Leadership Competencies

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 Diversity and Health Equity

The Division of MCH Workforce Development (DMCHWD) supports programs that address disparities and inequities, and their underlying causes, through development of curricula, research, learning and practice environments. This month, DMCHWD is pleased to share grantee and trainee highlights related to diversity and health equity.

Congratulations to 2019 MCHB Award Recipients LEAH Director Charlie Irwin and LEND Directors Maria Mercedes Avila, Jeffrey Brosco, and Louise Kido Iwaishi!

Dr. Michael Warren, Associate Administrator for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), presented MCHB awards at a ceremony during the annual Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Federal-State Partnership Meeting, which was co-hosted with the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) on October 22, 2019, in Arlington, VA.

Accepting DMCWHD Summer 2020 Internship Applications – DUE 1/25

DMCHWD is seeking highly motivated graduate students to apply for the division’s summer 2020 internship! Questions? Find your answers on the DMCHWD Student Internship Opportunities webpage. Completed applications should be submitted by 11:59 PM on January 25.

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.


See all the Grantee Highlights here

  • Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program: 30 years of creating access to health care for vulnerable children, families
  • Healthy Tomorrows – East Tennessee State University - ReadNPlay in Appalachian Tennessee
  • University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Center - Diversity and Health Equity
  • 9th Annual Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency held at Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Healthy Tomorrows - Maimonides Children’s Hospital - Building Resilience in Children, Families, Infants and Toddlers (BRIC-FIT) Program expands Social Determinants of Health Screening and Referrals while Partnering with Community Based Organizations


See all the Trainee Highlights here

  • Stephanie Stover, Former CoE Trainee, University of Washington
  • Vana Noncent Jabouin, Boston LEND Trainee
  • Liz Andes, MSW, Former PPC Trainee, University of Washington
  • Julianne Evans, MCH Nutrition Trainee, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Ramya Palaniappan, CoE Trainee, University of Minnesota
  • Sa’Nealdra Wiggins, MCH Nutrition Trainee, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Zoila Jarquin Martinez, Former PPC Social Work Trainee, University of Florida
  • Anna Peare, DMCHWD Summer 2019 Intern
  • Emily Young, DMCHWD 2018-2019 Intern
  • Indigo Miller, CoE Fellow, Boston University
  • Lauren Schwerzler “Time With TAG”
  • Suzanne Stern-Brant “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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