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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 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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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

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.

Division Highlights

Highlighting Diversity and Health Equity

The Division of MCH Workforce Development (DMCHWD) prepares and empowers maternal and child health leaders from diverse communities to promote health equity and wellness, and reduce disparities in health and health care. This month, DMCHWD is pleased to share highlights from across the MCH Training network on Diversity and Health Equity.

The Division is also pleased to release the DMCHWD Diversity and Cultural Competency Fact Sheet, which provides information on DMCHWD’s strategic investments and data collection.

Preventing Childhood Obesity Challenge - Phase 1 Winners Announced!

DMCHWD is proud to announce the 10 winners for Phase 1 of MCHB’s Using Technology to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Families and Communities Challenge. Winners were awarded $10,000 and will move on to Phase 2 to develop their innovative ideas. Using different approaches and technology platforms, winning designs aim to empower low-income families to achieve healthy lifestyles and improve the health of communities across the U.S.

Virtual Grantee Meeting Exit Disclaimer

DMCHWD recently held the 2018 DMCHWD Grantee Virtual Meeting on “How to Tell Your Program’s Story to Key Stakeholders.” The meeting addressed how to compose and share program stories from a high-level perspective, emphasizing effectiveness, impact, and interaction with key audiences.

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

  • Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC (Healthy Tomorrows) – Paper Published Highlighted Transportation Issues Faced by Latino Children with Medical Complexity
  • The Nemours Foundation of Wilmington, DE (Healthy Tomorrows) – Pediatric Scholars Program
  • Guidelines and Health Conditions Related to Timing of Early Infant Feeding: A Review
  • Children's Healthy Weight CoIIN – Highlight on Physical Activity Team in Indiana
  • University of Minnesota LEAH – We're All Human: Examining Unconscious Bias
  • University of Miami School of Medicine LEND – A Community-Based Approach to Training Tomorrow's Leaders to Improve Health at the Intersection of Disability and Other Minority Status
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute (LEND) - Embedding Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute (LEND) – The 8th Annual Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency Conference


See all the Trainee Highlights here

  • Azucena Perry and Bianca Demara, ArizonaLEND Fellows
  • Aseel Al-Jadiri, MD; Fellow, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Center for Children with Special Needs at Tufts Medical Center
  • Rebecca Hutcheson, MSW, LICSW; LEAH Doctoral Student, University of Washington School of Public Health
  • Boston LEND
    • Asha Abdullahi, Diversity Fellow
    • Charlene Flynn
    • Carlyn N. Harris, PT, DPT
    • Raquel Quezada
  • Yetunde Akingbemi and Noelle Yeo
  • Leila Raminpour, DMCHWD Summer 2018 Intern
  • Kiana Hardy “Time With TAG”
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