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2019 Title V MCH Internship Program

The Title V MCH Internship helped me see the benefits to working in a state Title V agency. It also showed me how much work needs to be done in maternal and child health at the state-level and solidified my desire to work in MCH.
- Past Title V MCH Intern

The National Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Workforce Development Center will accept student applications for the Title V MCH Internship Program from January 7th, 2019 through February 8th, 2019. Eight teams of MCH Trainees will participate in internships in state Title V programs over the summer of 2019. Learn more about Title V.


Why should you apply to the Title V MCH Internship Program?

As a Title V MCH Intern within the state Title V program, you will receive the following opportunities:


Dates of the Program: The program will begin on June 3, 2019 and run 8-10 weeks. Students are expected to work full-time and to be on-site during the program. Please note that students who are on the quarter system may start on June 17.

Stipend: Student interns will receive a $4500 stipend to cover the cost of living and transportation.

logo National MCH Workforce Development Center, Advancing Health ReformProgram Sites: State Title V agencies are currently submitting ideas for student projects. By December 2018, state projects will be identified. A list of state agencies and projects will be released to students by January 2019. Students will be able to identify the top 3 sites where they would like to be placed.

Housing: Student interns are expected to secure their own housing and transportation.

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LCRN - Life Course Health Development: "Think Nutrition First"

Nov 28, 2018 1:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

This webinar presents evidence that nutrition may well be the most important environmental factor in the determination of life course health outcomes. The complex findings supporting this concept will be briefly explored, along with areas of current and future research. Changes in MCH public health policy will also be recommended.

Speakers include Marion Taylor Baer, PhD, RD and Dena R. Herman, PhD, MPH, RD.

Congratulations to Lois McCloskey, DrPH, MPH!

Winner of the 2018 Loretta P. Lacey Academic Leadership Award

Associate Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
Associate Professor, Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Community Health Sciences and Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Boston University School of Public Health

Dr. McCloskey has been a committed and dedicated leader to the field of MCH for the last 20 years. She is a highly sought-after consultant at the city and state level for a range of MCH issues, has served as a member of the national faculty advisory group for the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health, and has worked as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) on the topic of maternal mortality.

Dr. McCloskey persists in addressing complex issues without resorting to reductionism, and promotes reproductive justice and social equity in all aspects of her work.

ATMCH Loretta P. Lacey Academic Leadership Awards Exit Disclaimer

ATMCH Webinar Archive Ready for Viewing

From Generation to Generation: Building MCH Academic Leadership

ATMCH’s Lunch-and-Learn (10/18/2018) Webinar has now been archived on the ATMCH website Exit Disclaimer. This webinar featured a panel discussion moderated by Arden Handler, MPH, DrPH (University of Illinois at Chicago). Panelists included Marti Coulter, MSW, DrPH (University of South Florida); Lois McCloskey, MPH, DrPH (Boston University); and Christine Bozlak, MPH, PHD (University of Albany).

1.0 CPH credit is available for viewing the archived webinar.


  • Objective 1: To explore how one can have a successful career in MCH academe in Schools of Public Health.
  • Objective 2: To understand how one can balance the research demands of academe and of academic institutions while maintaining a commitment to MCH public health practice.
  • Objective 3: To encourage aspiring and current doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty interested in population maternal and child health to consider a career in MCH academe.

Webinar: Moving Postpartum Care from Screening to Treatment and Beyond


Join Harvard Chan's Center of Excellence in MCH virtually on November 28th from 12-1pm for our yearly joint webinar with our sister Center of Excellence at Boston University. In light of the growing attention rightfully paid to postpartum depression, we discuss the programmatic, policy, and research requirements to move postpartum mental health care from depression screening to treatment and beyond using the Massachusetts model as a case study. Featuring Dr. Nancy Byatt, founder of MCPAP for Moms and Lifeline4Moms; Dr. Deborah Cowley, mental health physician and faculty at the University of Washington Medical School; and Boston University's Dr. Emily Feinberg as a discussant. This webinar will be of special interest to public health or policy students, state Title V or other MCH practitioners, and those interested in maternal mental health.

This webinar is a joint project of the Centers of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health at Boston University and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Funding is provided by the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Grantee Orientation Webinar video, view now Exit Disclaimer

2018 DMCHWD Grantee Virtual Meeting

“How to Tell Your Program’s Story to Key Stakeholders”

This annual meeting was an opportunity for Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) grantees to convene and network around a cross-cutting topic of interest. The meeting was hosted by AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC).

What was the purpose of the meeting?

The meeting addressed how to compose and share your program’s story from a high-level perspective, emphasizing effectiveness, impact, and interaction with key audiences. It also underscored the value of building and establishing relationships with decision-makers, state agencies, community organizations, and more.

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logo for the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Big Orange.  Big Ideas.Save the Date! Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium 3.0: A Socio-Ecological Perspective - Policy at All Levels

Please save the date for Friday, March 29, 2019

This event will launch the third series of our biannual Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquia. This series will focus on promoting a healthy weight for the maternal and child health population using a socio-ecological lens. The upcoming colloquium will focus specifically on policy and how policy affects other levels of the socio-ecological model in the context of nutrition.

There will be onsite and webcast viewing available for those who wish to participate. Additionally, we will be applying for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES), Registered Dietitians (RD), and Nursing CEUs for this event, so be sure to mark your calendars!

Don't forget to add utphn@utk.edu to your address book so that our emails will arrive in your inbox! Please feel free to forward this announcement by clicking the "Forward email" link at the bottom of this email. To view the Save the Date flyer click here. Exit Disclaimer

If you are interested in viewing the Spring 2018 Promoting Healthy Weight 2.0 presentations on Breaking Down Silos through Interprofessional Collaborations, the archive and PowerPoint presentations are now available on our website. The Breaking Down Silos through Interprofessional Collaborations archive is approved for CEUs for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES), Registered Dietitians (RD), and Nurses who view and complete the evaluations for the archived colloquium for up to one year. Please click here to access the archive. Exit Disclaimer

Friday, March 29, 2019 12:50 PM - 5:00 PM EDST

Onsite check-in begins at 12:30 PM EDST.

Via webcast, log on by 12:45 PM EDST.

Conference begins promptly at 12:50 PM EDST

Preventing Childhood ObesityDeadline Extended for the Preventing Childhood Obesity Challenge - Easy Application!

The deadline for submitting your Phase 1 application to the Using Technology to Prevent Childhood Obesity Challenge has been extended. Your solutions are now due by Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:59 PM EST (4:59 PM PST). You need only a five-page description of your great idea that meets the Submission Requirements and Review Criteria. This challenge supports the creation of tech innovations to promote healthy weight for children and families within the context of their communities.

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is part of the Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Our Challenges are designed to inspire innovation, promote partnerships, and help families and care providers address some of today's most important health issues.

For more information or to upload an application, visit our website, For questions, please contact MCHBGrandChallenges@hrsa.gov

Webinar Archive Available:
"Working Together to Eradicate Pediatric Obesity"

HRSA Telehealth Learning Webinar Series

As part of its Telehealth Learning Webinar Series, HRSA hosted a webinar featuring experts from the University of Kansas Medical Center who developed treatment recommendations for pediatric obesity. Watch and listen to hear about the prevalence of pediatric obesity and the use of telehealth for the treatment of pediatric obesity. The webinar series aims to highlight successful projects/best practices as well as resources to promote and further the use of telehealth technologies for health care delivery, education, and health information services.

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HRSA's Behavioral Health Virtual Job Fair

October 17, 2018 7:00-10:15 p.m. ET

You are invited to participate in HRSA’s Behavioral Health Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 7:00-10:15 p.m. ET.  Virtual Job Fairs are online recruitment events that connect career-seeking clinicians with health care delivery organizations. This Virtual Job Fair will be specifically for behavioral health professionals, which includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses and Physician Assistants (specializing in psychiatry, mental health, or behavioral health).

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Grantee Orientation Webinar video, view now Exit Disclaimer

2018 Grantee Orientation Webinar

Archive is Now Available

On July 23, 2018 the Division of MCH Workforce Development hosted a New Grantee Orientation Webinar. The webinar covered the following information:

Presenters for this webinar were:

Hae Young Park, MPH 
Acting Director, Division of MCH Workforce Development

Cheryl Altice, MPH 
Public Health Analyst/Project Officer, Division of MCH Workforce Development

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Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency Conference “Policy, Practice, and Child Health Equity”

Continuing Education Seminar

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Each year the Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training organizes the Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency. The conference brings national speakers to present on the latest research and practice related to addressing and reducing socially determined health disparities.

Morning Session:

Afternoon Sessions:


MCH Program Proposals now being accepted for the CDC/Harvard Program Evaluation Practicum Opportunity

Accepting proposals until September 6, 2018

Each year in January, the CDC Division of Reproductive Health, Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs co-present a hands-on Program Evaluation Practicum course. HSPH students who apply and enroll in the course are matched with a MCH program in need of evaluation. During the course, teams meet for the first week in Atlanta, Georgia at the CDC, and then convene at the MCH Program’s site for the second week. The final deliverable is an evaluation plan developed by students with the guidance of MCH program staff and stakeholders.

MCH Program proposals are now being accepted until September 6th for the opportunity!

Please find below the 2019 Practicum opportunity announcement, which contains information in detail about the Practicum, and the proposal form that should be used to submit program information.

MCHB Grand Challenges

We need your innovative idea for a health issue affecting moms & kids! MCHB Grand Challenges will award up to $1.5 million in prize awards across four competitions:

Each Challenge has three phases with winners who advance to the next phase.

  1. Design: Seven to ten winners - up to $10,000
  2. Dev / Testing: Three to five winners - up to $25,000
  3. Scaling: One winner - up to $150,000

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is part of the Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Our Challenges are designed to inspire innovation, promote partnerships, and help families and care providers address some of today's most important health issues. Learn more and sign up for updates on the Challenges website, or contact MCHBGrandChallenges@hrsa.gov.


Preventing Childhood Obesity Challenge, Phase One Launch: July 23, 2018

Learn more and sign up for updates at the website

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