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Funded Projects by Program

Programs for the Practicing MCH Workforce

  • Children's Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network
    The purpose of the Children's Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) is to partner with and support states to adopt evidence-based or evidence-informed policies and practices related to nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding, with the goal of increasing the proportion of children and young adults ages 0 to 21 years, including those with special health care needs, who fall within a healthy weight range. This program will support implementation of the Title V Block Grant transformation by strengthening states' efforts to address the National Performance Measures (NPMs) related to obesity management and prevention.
  • Collaborative Office Rounds (COR)
    Supports community discussion groups to address mental health aspects of pediatric care. Pediatricians and child psychiatrists jointly lead these meetings, and participants may include community practitioners, fellows, and residents.
  • Healthy Tomorrows
    The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program promotes maternal and child health by encouraging community-based programs to enhance prevention strategies and to make health care for pregnant women, infants, children and youth more accessible.
  • MCH Navigator
    The MCH Navigator, a cooperative agreement with Georgetown University, is a learning portal for maternal and child health professionals, students, and others working to improve the health and well being of women, children, and families.
  • MCH Workforce Development Center
    The purpose of the MCH Workforce Development Center Program is to support workforce development for State Title V program leaders and staff to meet current public health MCH policy and programmatic imperatives around health transformation, including ongoing transformation of the Title V Block Grant. The MCH Workforce Development Center (the Center) will focus on three key topic areas around health transformation: (1) systems integration; (2) change management and adaptive leadership; and (3) evidence-based decision making. One (1) national workforce development center, based in an institution of higher education, will coordinate training efforts around the key topic areas to enhance the capacity of the MCH workforce to lead and/or engage in ongoing health transformation activities.
  • Reaching Practicing MCH Professionals in Underserved Areas Through Education and Training Program
    Enhances the skills of the existing public health workforce by using innovative strategies to address the special educational needs of health professionals who live in isolated geographic communities or are from underserved or underrepresented populations.


Graduate Education Programs to Educate the Next Generation of MCH Leaders

  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
    Enhances the behavioral, psychosocial, and developmental aspects of general pediatric care. The programs support fellows in behavioral pediatrics to help prepare them for leadership roles as teachers, researchers, and clinicians.
  • Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)
    Prepares professionals from a variety of health care disciplines to be leaders in clinical care, research, public health policy, and advocacy as it relates to adolescent health.
  • Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)
    Trains future leaders in a variety of disciplines to improve the health of children who have or are at risk of developing neurodevelopmental disabilities or other similar conditions such as autism and intellectual disabilities.
  • MCH Public Health Catalyst Program
    Provides an increased focus on fundamental MCH content and competencies within schools of public health where no concentration currently exists, and Provides MCH content exposure to an increased number of public health students, introducing students to careers in the maternal and child health field.
  • MCH Nutrition
    Promotes public health nutrition for children, adolescents, women, and families by providing graduate training to nutritionists and registered dietitians. In addition, short-term training focused on clinical and public health approaches to maternal and child nutrition is provided to professionals from a variety of fields.
  • MCH Pipeline
    Promotes the development of a culturally diverse and representative health care workforce by recruiting, training, and retaining students from under-represented minorities into maternal and child public health professions.
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Centers
    Prepares health professionals to develop or improve community-based, family-centered health care for children with chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma.
  • Centers of Excellence in MCH Education, Science and Practice (Schools of Public Health)
    Prepares students for careers in maternal and child public health practice, research, planning, policy development, and advocacy. Programs emphasize leadership training, applied research, and technical assistance to communities, states, and regions.


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