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Healthy Tomorrows for Teens Featured by Salud! America

Salud America!, in cooperation with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, profiled the Healthy Tomorrows for Teens project in New Britain, CT. Exit Disclaimer For over a decade, youth in the project have employed Photovoice in youth-led advocacy initiatives that support programs and policies for a healthier New Britain. Healthy Tomorrows for Teens demonstrates that Photovoice’s power is two-fold. It can be used to investigate public health problems in a community and help youth and community members find solutions. In addition, Healthy Tomorrows for Teens was featured in a recently released impact case study Exit Disclaimer - one of three innovative Healthy Tomorrows projects examined for the series.

Webinar: Strategies for Developing Engaging Online Learning

From the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health and the MCH Navigator

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 1 :00-2:00 pm ET

An engaging discussion presented by:

Rebecca Greenleaf, MPH
Training Coordinator & Pipeline Team Lead,
National MCH Workforce Development Center
Adjunct Faculty,
Department of Maternal & Child Health,
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Learn key considerations & recommended guidelines to create a quality online course
  • Consider different strategies for teaching & learning online
  • Discuss & share examples of online courses to get inspira- tion for your digital learning

Registration is limited to 125 participants.

Receive 1.0 CPH credit for participating in either the webinar or webinar archive.


GRANT OPPORTUNITY: MCH Interdisciplinary Education in Pediatric Pulmonary Centers Program

Original Closing Date for Applications: Jan 21, 2020

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Maternal and Child Health Interdisciplinary Education in Pediatric Pulmonary Centers program (PPC program). The purpose of the PPC program is to improve the health status of infants, children, and adolescents1 with chronic respiratory conditions, sleep issues, and other related special health care needs. The specific objectives of the PPC program are to: (1) Provide interdisciplinary leadership training at the graduate and post-graduate levels in pediatric pulmonary medicine, nursing, nutrition, social work, and at least one additional discipline; (2) Engage with families as full partners to support family-centered practice, policies, and research; (3) Increase access to health services through innovative methods, such as telehealth, collaborative systems of care (i.e., medical homes), and distance-learning modalities; (4) Provide technical assistance, consultation, continuing education (CE), and subject matter expertise to facilitate academic-practice partnerships; and (5) Support diverse and underrepresented trainees and faculty, and increase the cultural competence and skills of trainees and faculty to address health disparities in underserved communities.

View Opportunity at GRANTS.GOV

WEBINAR: E-cigarettes, Vaping & JUUL: What Schools Need to Know

Pediatric Pulmonary Center Training Grant


The following webinar lectures and presentations are given by healthcare professionals targeting areas of interest for both professionals and families.


Vivek Balasubramaniam, MD

Pediatric Pulmonologist & Brian Williams MD, Pediatric Hospitalist
American Family Children's Hospital
Madison, WI


Maternal Health Case Series – Free Continuing Education Opportunity

Harvard’s Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) is currently accepting maternal health professional applicants for its free, online case series in maternal health: Tackling Thorny Problems in Maternal Health. Cases cover topics such as equity in doula access, breastfeeding promotion, and long-acting reversible contraceptives. This case series is meant to catalyze creative problem-solving and dynamic teamwork across disciplines. Participants will not only develop skills in science-driven thinking for maternal health, but will also learn about emerging topics in the field and network with other maternal health professionals, Harvard faculty, and Harvard students. During the case series, taking place over four dates in November and December (approximately 8-9 hour time commitment - including three 90-minute classroom sessions and four additional hours to prepare for the two assigned case study discussions), Harvard graduate students and professional participants will form teams to respond to two cases (applicants will rank cases depending on their interest in the topic).

For more information and to apply click here. Exit Disclaimer Nurses, doulas, lactation educators, social workers, public health practitioners, dietitians, midwives and other allied health professionals are especially encouraged to apply. No particular degrees or certifications are required, but applicants should not be current students and should have at least 2 years of experience post-training either full- or part-time.

Join us for MCHB Grand Challenges Demo Days

HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau is hosting the Grand Challenges Demo Days on September 12-13, 2019.

Through the Grand Challenges, MCHB solicited innovative ideas to address critical maternal and child health issues using technology.

The top entries from Phase 1 of the four Challenges each won a share of a $100,000 prize per Challenge. Now thesePhase 1 winners are coming to HRSA to demonstrate their innovations to a panel of Federal Judges and compete for a share of a $125,000 prize per Challenge and an opportunity to move to the third and final phase of the competitions. The format is a lot like the reality show, Shark Tank, where contestants have just a few minutes to make a pitch to a panel of judges.

Grand Challenges Demo Days

As you can see in the full agenda for Demo Days, in addition to the Phase 1 winner demonstrations, you will hear from HRSA and MCHB leadership and leaders in the fields of health technology innovation and commercialization.

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Spots are limited, so if you have many interested staff members, please consider completing one registration and watching as a group in a shared space or conference room.

The Grand Challenges are catalyzing creative thinking, collaboration and problem solving among tech start-ups, health systems, academics, private citizens, and experts in maternal and child health. Final Phase 3 winners will receive a prize of up to $150,000 per Challenge.

Learn more about the MCHB Grand Challenges:

WEBINAR: Health Promotion Approach to Postpartum Health


Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 12 to 1 PM Eastern

A free panel discussion, moderated by Edmond Shenassa, ScD, MA, Associate Professor, Family Science, University of Maryland School of Public Health



Limited to 125 participants, so register early!

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Online Course: Applied Methods for Health Transformation Implementation in MCH

Available in Fall 2019

The National MCH Workforce Development Center offers an online, interdisciplinary course designed to prepare students to contribute successfully to state and national health transformation. The course, “Applied Methods for Health Transformation Implementation in MCH”, is open to students enrolled in any of the MCHB-funded Graduate Education Programs to Educate the Next Generation of MCH Leaders (CoE, Catalyst, LEND, LEAH, DBP, MCH Nutrition, and PPC Programs). Participation in this course supports the objectives for MCH training programs by helping to ensure students have the foundation necessary to work within a variety of professional settings, assume leadership roles, and apply knowledge and skills to improve health care delivery systems.

Course participants may elect to earn graduate credit (1 or 3-credits) or a certificate of completion.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Greenleaf, MPH, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of MCH at UNC-CH.

Registration is open now on the Center’s website.

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National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2019

Monday, May 6 at 3 p.m. EDT

Suicide is a serious public health problem that causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide. Everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. That’s why the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is making suicide prevention the focus of its National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2019 event. “Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work,” will showcase evidence-based strategies that can save lives, and will connect those in need to information, services, and supports. The SAMHSA event will include suicide prevention experts and senior government officials, along with a family member and youth who will share evidence-based practices that help save lives. The engaging format will provide an opportunity to educate state agency personnel; primary care and mental health care providers; child-serving professionals; and families, youth, and young adults across the country about the latest evidence-based practices and resources for suicide prevention. Tune in on Monday, May 6 at 3 p.m. EDT to watch the live webcast through this link:

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