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Highlighting MCH Workforce Development 2016

Division Highlights

Title V Training Collaboration Fact Sheet (PDF 381KB)

A key component of each DMCHWD Training Program is to partner with state Title V programs to address regional, state, and local MCH needs and priorities. This fact sheet provides an overview of the Training Programs, outlines their distinctive expertise and experience in providing TA and consultation relative to supporting Title V transformation, and shares examples of recent collaborative activities with state Title V programs.

Grantee Highlights

National MCH Workforce Development Center meets with agency, community partners to plan improvements in health of NC’s children

More than 300 state and local public agency leaders and community partners gathered in Raleigh, N.C., on Jan. 6-7 to plan ways to improve the health of North Carolina’s maternal and child population. The group, hosted by the N.C. Division of Public Health, was facilitated by the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center, which is based in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, and by FSG, a consulting firm for leaders in search of large-scale, sustainable social change. Public agency leaders and community partners gathered in Raleigh, N.C., recently to plan ways to improve the health of North Carolina’s women and children. The meeting brought together... Read More Exit Disclaimer

New MCH Health Transformation Planning Tool

Links to the Planning ToolIntroducing a new MCH health transformation planning tool! Health transformation is everywhere. During this critical period, MCH leaders have the opportunity to address both technical and adaptive challenges, consider systems integration, and lead strategic action and innovation. Built on the framework of the MCH pyramid, this tool is designed for MCH practitioners at all levels to heighten learning capacity and leadership skills in relation to health reform and system transformation. The first component of the tool is a five-step planning process using an adaptive problem-solving approach. Rather than just provide the tool and instructions, you will be guided through examples where much of the background work has been provided for you. Your team completes the analysis for your context and strategic thinking to arrive at a solution. The entire tool is available online and can be completed with a small team. A brief registration is required so that answers may be saved and printed in a report to share with others. Click here to access the planning tool.  Exit Disclaimer

Grantee Spotlights

Mark Wolraich, MD Let’s Get Healthy California
The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced, in January, 23 community-based health...... Read More

Links to AMCHP Pulse full articleThe Hospital to Medical Home Program
As part of their work with the National MCH Hospital to Medical Home is a Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) in Toledo, Ohio that... Read More

Links to AMCHP Pulse full articleAn Interview with Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program Grantees
Medical Care Management for Complex Prenatal Patients is a Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) facilitated through St John's Well Child and Family Center in ... Read More Exit Disclaimer

Dr. Arden HandlerSeeing Clearly
Partnership between Healthy Tomorrows grantee, Prevent Blindness Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Coalition for Reach Out and Read, is featured in the MA AAP winter newsletter. The article gives several tools for clinicians to use in connecting parents to... Read More Exit Disclaimer


Program and Trainee Spotlight

The MCH Pipeline Training Program (“Pipeline”) is wrapping up another successful five-year project period. During the past five years, the four Pipeline programs at Alabama State University, UCLA, Howard University, and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee have trained over 1500 short- and medium-term trainees. Approximately 80% of Pipeline graduates (students who received Pipeline financial support) have entered graduate programs preparing them to work with the MCH population.

DMCHWD would like to shine the spotlight on the following star Pipeline graduates:

The Alabama State University (ASU) Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program (MCHPTP), is currently in its 10th year. The program, which began in 2006, was established with the goals of: (a) addressing the identified need to support efforts at the local.... Read More

The experience that I have obtained from Pathways for Students into Health Professions Program has shaped my desire to further my career in the field of health. After graduating UCLA in 2013 .... Read More

Vanessa is a first year student in the Masters Entry in Clinical Nursing (MECN) program at UCLA that prepares students to be Registered Nurses, Clinical Nurse Leaders, and Public Health Nurses. She is currently .... Read More

Trainee Ambassador Group (TAG)

The Trainee Ambassador Group (TAG), composed of 10 trainee representatives from the range of the DMCHWD’s graduate and undergraduate education programs, held its first meeting in September 2015. The goal of the TAG is to foster connections between trainees across the MCH Training Program, provide trainees with leadership development opportunities, and strengthen the link between trainees and MCHB. Trainee ambassadors have been attending monthly meetings collaborating virtually and conceptualizing, developing, and leading trainee engagement activities.

During the first 6 months of the inaugural 15-month cohort, trainee ambassadors have worked on two projects to be implemented during the April 2016 Making Lifelong Connections (MLC16) conference: 1) a training program video created for trainees by trainees; and, 2) an interactive plenary session, presented and conducted by 3 trainee ambassadors attending the MLC16 meeting, on making connections in a real and virtual world and to inform a third TAG project related to mentoring that the TAG will begin working on in May.

To learn more about the TAG, CLICK HERE


Title V Training Collaboration Fact Sheet PDF 381KB
Title V Training Collaboration Fact Sheet (PDF 381KB)

Public agency leaders and community partners gathered in Raleigh, N.C., to plan ways to improve the health of North Carolina’s women and children.

The Trainee Ambassador Group:  Leadership, Networking, and Career Development for MCH Trainees

Trainee Ambassador Group


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