Lauren Raskin Ramos
Director Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD)
Maternal & Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
Dear MCHB Trainees,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s (MCHB) Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD)!
The DMCHWD’s mission is to provide national leadership and direction in educating and training our nation’s current and future leaders in maternal and child health. DMCHWD supports Interdisciplinary Graduate Training and MCH Workforce Development programs. These programs work to assure that health professionals are trained in the unique needs of MCH populations. As MCHB trainees, you will help advance our mission.
Your acceptance as a trainee places you into a diverse network of MCH professionals around the country, with incredible clinical, academic, public health and policy expertise that will shape the future of MCH. The DMCHWD Training Programs are the only federal training programs dedicated to advancing exemplary practice and leadership in the field of maternal and child health, with an emphasis on the core principles of interdisciplinary training, diversity, family involvement, and support for Title V and other MCH systems.
DMCHWD encourages you to connect both with trainees in your program and also with trainees across the nation. This Trainee Toolkit is designed to provide current and former trainees, training programs, and MCH stakeholders with online and downloadable resources in one convenient location. It contains links to comprehensive, easy-to-use web pages; downloadable resources to orient you to the Training Program; and a list of frequently used acronyms relevant to trainees.
Through the trainee toolkit, we want to ensure that you know about resources available to support your development as an MCH professional and your continued connection to the Training Program as you navigate through your training program and beyond. We hope it will be a resource to you as you embark on a path to shape the health and care of our nation’s women, children, and families.
Lauren Raskin Ramos, Director Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) Maternal & Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)