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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 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 Autism Awareness Month

DMCHWD is pleased to highlight Autism Awareness Month in April by highlighting the work of our grantees and trainees, as well as upcoming autism-related events.

Report Released – Efforts to Improve Autism Spectrum Disorder Service Delivery Under the Autism CARES Act

HRSA has released a final report to provide an update on grant-funded activities and MCHB grantees’ progress in improving services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DDs) through training, research, and systems change initiatives.

Updated HRSA Autism Infographic

From Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 to FY 2016, over 340,000 children received diagnostic evaluations through MCHB’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) Training Programs. Learn more about how HRSA works to address autism through the recently updated HRSA Autism Infographic.

MCH Timeline

The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support (CARES) Act of 2014 reauthorized existing federal autism programs through 2019. Learn more about autism-related points in history and more on the MCH Timeline.


See all the Grantee Highlights here

  • Wisconsin Hosts 2019 State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC) Peer-to-Peer Exchange
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) LEND 2019 Update for Autism Awareness Month
  • University of Kansas LEND – Development Matters!


See all the Trainee Highlights here

  • University of Minnesota Trainees
    • Sarah Garcia, MNLEND Trainee - Project Explores Low NDD Prevalence Rates in Hispanic/Latino Children in U.S.
    • Doaa Elgaali, MNLEND Trainee - Supporting Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Families across Minnesota Muslim Communities
    • Nasteha Mohamed, MNLEND Trainee
    • Tera Girardin, MNLEND Trainee - Developing Podcast for Families
  • Catherine Yount “Time With TAG”
  • Sandhyaa Iyengar “Time With TAG” – already online
  • Former LEND Trainees
    • Angela Panagos, Former Speech-Language Pathology LEND Trainee, Westchester Institute for Human Development
    • Margaret Souders, Ph.D., CRNP, 2001-2002 Nursing LEND Trainee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
    • Amy Weinstock, 2004-2005 LEND Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical School

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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