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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.

MCH Workforce Development Center - Now Accepting Student Applications for the 2019 Title V Internship Program! Exit Disclaimer

The National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center is accepting student applications for the Title V MCH Internship Program from January 7th, 2019 through February 8th, 2019. The aim of the Title V MCH Internship Program is to provide future MCH professionals with experience working in state Title V agencies, with mentorship and guidance from Title V agency preceptors.

MCH Navigator Evaluation Learning Bundle Exit Disclaimer

The MCH Navigator’s 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 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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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 current and emerging MCH workforce needs by engaging with and providing support to MCH leaders in practice, academics, and policy. This month, DMCHWD is pleased to share highlights on MCH Workforce Development.

MCH Timeline

DMCHWD is pleased to announce that MCHB has launched an updated version of the MCH Timeline, which traces the history of maternal and child health in the U.S. The MCH Timeline can be used as an orientation tool for those new to the MCH profession, MCHB grantees, and MCH trainees and students. It has been designed as a rich resource and source of inspiration.

The DMCHWD Welcomes the 2019 Trainee Ambassador Group!

The 2019 Trainee Ambassador Group (TAG) includes current and former MCH trainees Marissa Black, Breanna Chachere, Emily Denight Kelly, Sandhyaa Iyengar, Seun Kutse, Bella Mazzetti, Sabrin Rizk, Lauren Schwerzler, Suzanne Stern-Brant, and Catherine Yount. The 2019 TAG is focused on further engaging trainees from all MCH Training Programs, including through the newly created Connection and Engagement Leader role.

DMCHWD Internship

The Division contributes directly to workforce development by hosting interns in the winter/spring, summer, and fall. Applications for the 2019 summer internship should be received by 11:59 P.M. on January 25, 2019.

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.

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

  • Michigan Child Collaborative Care Program (MC3)-Connect Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) Program
  • Developing a Pediatric Telemental Health Network for Rural Alabama (PMHCA)


See all the Trainee Highlights here

  • Julie Miller, Nutrition Trainee, University of California, Berkeley
  • Erika Dennis “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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