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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.

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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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.

The DMCHWD Welcomes the 2020 Trainee Ambassador Group!

The 2020 Trainee Ambassador Group (TAG)  is composed of the following ten (10) current and former MCH trainees:

  1. Alexandra Trautman, MCH Public Health Catalyst

  2. Vanessa Vassall, MCH Public Health Catalyst

  3. Breanna Chachere, Centers of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CoE)

  4. Alicia Reynolds, Centers of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CoE)

  5. Jessica Garcia, Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)

  6. Katherine O’Bar, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)

  7. Catherine Yount, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)

  8. Rachel Klenzman, MCH Nutrition

  9. Michelle Ubah, MCH Pipeline

  10. Brittany Crollett, Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC)


Accepting DMCWHD Summer 2020 Internship Applications Through Extended Due Date on 2/2

DMCHWD is seeking highly motivated graduate students to apply for the division’s summer 2020 internship! Questions? Find your answers on the DMCHWD Student Internship Opportunities webpage. Completed applications should be submitted by 11:59 PM on February 2.


See all the Grantee Highlights here

  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Conference 2019
  • International Experts in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Trauma Present Workshop for South Dakota FASD Clinic Teams and LEND Program
  • Using Strengths-Based Assessment to Increase UAB LEND Trainee Leadership Opportunities
  • Virginia is for Access: Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) Launches



See all the Trainee Highlights here

  • Sarah Bowler, MCH Catalyst Trainee, Drexel University
  • Audrey Christiansen, MD, DBP Fellow, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Julianne Evans, MCH Nutrition Trainee, University of Tennessee
  • Rebecca Naab, MCH Nutrition Trainee, University of Minnesota
  • Alexandra Trautman, MCH Nutrition Trainee, Drexel University
  • Margaret (Meg) Versteegen, MCH Catalyst Trainee, University at Albany


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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