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MCH Navigator Evaluation Learning Bundle Exit Disclaimer

The MCH Navigator’s new 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 Workforce Development Center: Recent Publications

Since 2013, the MCH Workforce Development Center (the Center) has been offering Title V leaders and their partners training, collaborative learning, coaching and consultation in implementing health transformation using a variety of learning platforms. The Center has recently published several articles highlighting their work.

Online Course Available: Applied Methods for Health Transformation Implementation in MCH

The National MCH Workforce Development Center offers an online, interdisciplinary course designed to prepare participants to contribute successfully to state and national health transformation. The course, “Applied Methods for Health Transformation Implementation in MCH”, is open to any MCH professional interested in lifelong learning AND to students enrolled in any of the MCHB-funded Graduate Education Programs to Educate the Next Generation of MCH Leaders (CoE, Catalyst, LEND, LEAH, DBP, MCH Nutrition, and PPC Programs). Course participants may elect to earn graduate credit (1 or 3-credits) or a certificate of completion.

Flyer: Applied Methods for Health Transformation Implementation in MCH Exit Disclaimer

ASPHN Brief on Maternal Mental Health

The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) has released a brief titled "Supporting Maternal Mental Health in Public Nutrition Practice."Exit Disclaimer The publication provides insight into maternal depression, including post-partum depression, and the effects it can have on mothers, families, and children.

MCH Navigator Public Health Pronto Exit Disclaimer

Public Health Pronto is the MCH Navigator’s newest 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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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...

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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:

Links to join the email list, view a calendar of monthly topics, add your content, and a video tour of division website

Division Highlights

Highlighting MCH Workforce Development

The Division of MCH Workforce Development (DMCHWD) addresses MCH workforce needs by educating, engaging, and supporting future MCH leaders, meeting the identified leadership development needs of practicing MCH professionals, and facilitating mutually beneficial partnerships between state Title V programs and MCH training programs. This month, DMCHWD is pleased to share program, grantee, and trainee highlights on workforce development.

The DMCHWD Welcomes the 2018 Trainee Ambassador Group!

The 2018 Trainee Ambassador Group (TAG) includes current and former MCH trainees Alyssa Bosold, Erika Dennis, Christina Gebel, Kiana Hardy, Samantha Hill, Sandhyaa Iyengar, Natasha Ludwig, Marissa McElrone, Sabrin Rizk, and Suzanne Stern-Brant. The 2018 TAG is focused on further engaging trainees from all MCH Training Programs, including through the MCH Connects mentoring platform.

Trainee and Faculty Diversity Data

Key Trends:

  • In fiscal year (FY) 2015, the percentage of long-term trainees from an underrepresented racial group (24.7%) was higher than the percentage of the US population from an underrepresented racial group (21.4% - 2010 US Census).
  • The percentage of faculty and staff from an underrepresented racial group (15.3%) has increased by 2.3% from FY 2014 (13%).
  • The percentage of faculty and staff from an underrepresented ethnic group (6.2%) has increased by 1.1% from FY 2014 (5.1%)


Delivering MCH Education to the Hard-to-Reach Workforce in the Rocky Mountain Region: The MCH-Link Program

The MCH-Link Program is an innovative public health scholarship program that offers graduate-level... READ MORE

Pediatric Nutrition Training Modules

The Center of Excellence in MCH Education Science & Practice at UAB School of Public Health has teamed up with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services/Children’s Rehabilitation Service to create... READ MORE


MCH Nutrition Peer Mentoring Network

Making Lifelong Connections

Johns Hopkins LEAH Nursing

Boston LEND

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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